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Terlinguaite

Halide mineral

Terlinguaite is the naturally occurring mineral with formula Hg. It is formed by the weathering of other mercury -containing minerals. It was discovered in 1900 in the Terlingua District of Brewster County Its color is yellow, greenish yellow, brown, or olive green.

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow
Green
Brown

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2.5

The streak

Yellow
Green

Density ( specific gravity )

2.35
2.64
2.66

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic