Wattersite R060626

Name: Wattersite
RRUFF ID: R060626
Ideal Chemistry: Hg1+4Hg2+O2(CrO4)
Locality: Clear Creek claim, San Benito County, California, USA
Source: Michael Scott S100234 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Black metallic crystals associated with red cinnabar, white quartz, silver balls of liquid mercury. Crystals are twinned by a 2-fold rotation around [100].
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
Sample Description: Unoriented sample.

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RRUFF ID: R060626
Sample Description: Unoriented sample.
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060626.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 11.251(3)Å    b: 11.642(2)Å    c: 6.585(2)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 98.23(1)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 853.7(2)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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Calculated diffraction file.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Wattersite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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, Bonardi M, Erd R C, Criddle A J, Le Page Y (1991) Wattersite Hg+14Hg+2Cr+6O6 a new mineral from the Clear Creek claim San Benito Country, California, The Mineralogical Record, 22, 269-272   [view file]

Jambor J L (1992) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 77, 670-675   [view file]

Groat L A, Roberts A C, Le Page Y (1995) The crystal structure of wattersite, Hg1+4Hg2+Cr6+O6, The Canadian Mineralogist, 33, 41-46   [view file]