Minerals identify

Know how to recognize them

Hawleyite

Sulfide mineral

Hawleyite is a rare sulfide mineral in the sphalerite group, dimorphous and easily confused with greenockite, and occurs as a bright yellow coating on sphalerite or siderite in vugs

It was discovered in 1955 in the Hector-Calumet mine, Keno-Galena Hill area, Yukon Territory and named in honour of mineralogist (1897–1965), a professor at Queen's University in Ontario

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2.5
3

The streak

Yellow

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Cubic