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Kenhsuite

Silphohalide mineral

Kenhsuite is a mercury sulfide with chloride ions. It was described as a species from specimens obtained at the McDermitt mine, in Opalite, Humboldt Nevada county, (USA). The name is a tribute to Dr. Kenneth Junghwa Hsu. Professor Emeritus of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (Switzerland).

Identification

Color of mineral

White
Orange
Pink

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2
3

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic