Minerals identify

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Mosesite

Halide mineral

Mosesite is a very rare mineral found in few locations. It is a mercury mineral found as an accessory in deposits of mercury, often in conjunction with limestone. It is known to be found in the U.S. states and Nevada and Querétaro. It was named after Professor Alfred J. Moses (1859–1920) for his contributions to the field of mineralogy in discovering several minerals found alongside mosesite. The mineral itself is various shades of yellow and a high occurrence of spinel when heated to 186 °C (367 °F).

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3.5

The streak

Yellow

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Cubic