moschellandsbergite

moschellandsbergite

[‚mō·shə′lanz·bər‚gīt]
(mineralogy)
Ag2Hg3 A silver-white mineral consisting of a silver and mercury compound; occurs in dodecahedral crystals and in massive and granular forms.
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According to Spencer, the crystal shows "brilliant metallic lustre with silver-white colour, much resembling the crystals of amalgam (silver-amalgam) from the Palatinate (Rhenish Bavaria)"--by which Spencer was probably referring to the mineral moschellandsbergite, which was not named until 1938.
They're all here, in multiple samples ranging in quality from "study grade" to absolutely superb: Freiberg acanthite and stephanite, Schneeberg proustite and erythrite and roselite and uranium-bearing species, Andreasberg pyrargyrite and dyscrasite and fluorite and pink apophyllite, Siegerland malachite and anglesite and millerite and galena, Schwarzwald fluorite and barite and silver, Obermoschel cinnabar and moschellandsbergite, Ems pyromorphite and cerussite, Johanngeorgenstadt mimetite, Ohrenstock hausmannite, Fichtelgebirge topaz and microcline and herderite, Ehrenfriedersdorf cassiterite and fluorapatite, Ilfeld manganite, Ronneburg whewellite, Hagendorf phosphates .
Associated minerals are tennantite, moschellandsbergite, cinnabar, mercury, perroudite and iltisite (Szakall and Sarp, 2000).
Kolymite occurs as metallic, silvery xenomorphic grains 10-40 [micro]m across, in copper and closely associated with moschellandsbergite.
Moschellandsbergite is rare, found only in the siliceous limonite in the Adolf mine section.
5 mm long, and as thin crusts and coatings, associated with capgarronite, mercury, cinnabar and moschellandsbergite (Szakall and Sarp, 2000).
5 cm in diameter); moschellandsbergite from Germany (many crystals to 1 cm covering a 7-cm matrix); silver from Michigan (an electric-white arborescent tree 12 cm high); elbaite from Afghanistan (an 8 x 10 x 12 cm blue-pink polished-treestump lookalike on matrix).