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Kleinite

Mineral

Kleinite is a rare mineral that has only been found in the United States and Germany that occurs in hydrothermal mercury It occurs associated with calcite or calomel Its color can range from pale yellow/canary yellow to orange, and it is transparent to translucent As a photosensitive

It has been hypothesized that kleinite formed through a "reaction of cinnabar ", with this reaction being the source of kleinite's nitrogen

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow
Orange

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3.5

The streak

Yellow

Density ( specific gravity )

2.19
2.21

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine
Greasy

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Hexagonal