Kleinite

Kleinite Humboldt Co., McDermitt, 8.0cm x 5.1cm © tigerminerals

Chemical Formula: (Hg2N)(Cl,SO4)·nH2O
Locality: Terlingua, Brewster Co., Taxas, USA.
Name Origin: Named for Carl Klein (1832-1907), German mineralogist, University of Berlin.

History

Discovery date: 1905
Town of Origin : TERLINGUA, BREWSTER CO., TEXAS
Country of Origin : USA

Optical properties

Optical and misc. Properties : Translucent to subtranslucent
Refractive Index : from 2,19 to 2,21

Physical Properties

Cleavage: {0001} Good
Color: Yellow, Orange.
Density: 8
Diaphaneity: Translucent to subtranslucent
Fracture: Brittle – Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Hardness: 3.5 – Copper Penny
Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Luster: Adamantine
Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Streak: yellow

Photos :

Kleinite Origin: McDermitt mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, U.S.A. Sample size 4 x 3 x 2 cm © John Veevaert, Trinity Mineral Co
Kleinite from McDermitt mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, United States © Dakota Matrix Minerals, Inc.
Kleinite Locality: McDermitt Mine, Opalite District, Humboldt County, Nevada Overall Size: 30x15x12 mm Crystals: 0.1-0.6 mm © JohnBetts-FineMinerals
Kleinite McDermitt Mine, Opalite District, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA Small Cabinet, 9.8 x 3.8 x 3.4 cm © irocks
McDermitt Mine (Cordero Mine; Old Cordero Mine), Opalite District, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA © Stephan Wolfsried
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