Metacinnabar R060950

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Name: Metacinnabar
RRUFF ID: R060950
Ideal Chemistry: HgS
Locality: Ryan mine, Contra Costa County, California, USA
Source: Bob Jenkins [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Dark orange brown submetallic crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Group: [ Sphalerite (35) ]
Quick search: [ All Metacinnabar samples (2) ]
RRUFF ID: R060950.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Hg0.95Fe0.03S
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R060950
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060950.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 5.841(3)Å    b: 5.841(3)Å    c: 5.841(3)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 199.30(6)Å3    Crystal System: cubic
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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 Metacinnabar

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]

Moore G E (1870) Ueber das Vorkommen des amorphen Quecksilbersulfids in der Natur, Journal für Praktische Chemie, 110, 319-329   [view file]

Schrauf A (1892) Ueber Metacinnaberit von Idria und dessen Paragenesis, Jahrbuch der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Geologischen Reichsanstalt, 41, 349-400   [view file]

Potter R W, Barnes H L (1978) Phase relations in the binary Hg-S, American Mineralogist, 63, 1143-1152   [view file]

Biagioni C, Orlandi P (2009) Tiemannite e metacinabro della miniera Buca Della Vena (Alpi Apuane), Atti della Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie, Serie A, 114, 13-17

Borisov S V, Magarill S A, Pervukhina N V (2009) Characteristic features of crystal chemistry of natural mercury-containing sulfides and sulfosalts, Journal of Structural Chemistry, 50, 853-860

Ballirano P, Botticelli M, Maras A (2013) Thermal behavior of cinnabar, α-HgS, and the kinetics of the β-HgS (metacinnabar) → α-HgS conversion at room temperature, European Journal of Mineralogy, 25, 957-965