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Livingstonite

Sulfosalt mineral

Livingstonite is a mercury sulfosalt. It occurs in low-temperature hydrothermal, stibnite.

It was first described in 1874 for an occurrence in Huitzuco de los Figueroa, Mexico. It was named to honor Scottish of Africa, David Livingstone

Its crystal structure was determined in 1957 and redetermined in 1975.

Identification

Color of mineral

Grey
Black
White
Red

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine
Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic