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Mereheadite

Halide

Mereheadite is a rare oxychloride that can be found with Mendipite at Merehead quarry, in the United Kingdom , mendipite or hydrous cerussite in the Manganese pods on vein two at torr works quarry (merehead quarry). This mineral is associated with symesite which is also light yellow to orange. Symesite is found in small blotches on the calcites or mendipites; Mereheadite does not, as it is most often found in veins.

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow

Density ( specific gravity )

2.19
2.28

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous
Resinous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic