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Niedermayrite

Sulfate mineral

Niedermayrite is a rare hydrated cadmium mineral with formula: Cu )6·4H2O system and occurs as encrustations and well formed vitreous blue-green prismatic crystals. It has a specific gravity of 3.36.

Niedermayrite was named for Gerhard Niedermayr (born 1941), an Austrian. It was first described in 1998 from a mine in the Lavrion District, Attica, Greece. It is also reported from the Ophir District, Tooele County, Utah The environment is in brecciated marble. The cadmium.

Identification

Color of mineral

Green

Density ( specific gravity )

1.599
1.642
1.661

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic