Comancheite R060734

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Name: Comancheite
RRUFF ID: R060734
Ideal Chemistry: Hg2+55N3-24(NH2,OH)4(Cl,Br)34
Locality: Terlinguia, Texas, USA
Source: Bob Jenkins [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Radiating sprays of reddish-brown prismatic crystals associated with colorless calcite
Status: The identification of this mineral is not yet confirmed.
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R060734
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 40% of 150mW
REFERENCES for Comancheite

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

Roberts A C, Ansell H G, Dunn P J (1981) Comancheite, a new mercury oxychloride-bromide from Terlingua, Texas, The Canadian Mineralogist, 19, 393-396   [view file]

Fleischer M, Cabri L J, Chao G Y, Mandarino J A, Pabst A (1982) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 67, 621-624   [view file]

Cooper M A, Abdu Y A, Hawthorne F C, Kampf A R (2013) The crystal structure of comancheite, Hg2+55N3–24(OH,NH2)4(Cl,Br)34 and crystal-chemical and spectroscopic discrimination of N3– and O2– anions in Hg2+ compounds, Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 3217-3237

Williams P A, Hatert F, Pasero M, Mills S J (2013) IMA Commission on new minerals, nomenclature and classification (CNMNC) Newsletter 16. New minerals and nomenclature modifications approved in 2013, Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 2695-2709   [view file]