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Hutchinsonite

Sulfosalt mineral

Hutchinsonite is a sulfosalt , arsenic with formula (Tl,Pb) 2As 5S 9. Hutchinsonite is a rare hydrothermal mineral.

It was first discovered in a sample from Binnental , Switzerland in 1903 and named after Cambridge mineralogist Arthur Hutchinson, F.R.S. (1866–1937) in 1904.

Identification

Color of mineral

Red
Pink
Black

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

1.5

Density ( specific gravity )

3.078
3.176
3.188

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic