mosesite

mosesite

[′mō·zə‚zīt]
(mineralogy)
Hg2N(SO4,MoO4)·H2O A mineral composed of a hydrous nitride of mercury and various anions.
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Other mercury-bearing minerals identified from the mineralized veins include montroydite, schuetteite, calomel, gianellaite, mosesite, terlinguaite, eglestonite, metacinnabar, cinnabar, native mercury and the second world occurrence of donharrisite.
Although the composition and crystal structure of gianellaite are similar to that of mosesite, the two minerals have not been observed together.
It is generally associated with cinnabar, edgarbaileyite, eglestonite, montroydite, mosesite, szymanskiite and wattersite.
Mosesite is a very rare mineral and is found only at the lower workings.
This mineral is almost always associated with CCUK-18, the iodine analog of mosesite, but postdates it.
This unknown has the X-ray powder diffraction pattern closely resembling mosesite but chemically is rich in I by EDS.
The nitrides mosesite and CCUK-18 are associated with mercury/montroydite but gianellaite with cinnabar, which suggests that an ammonium-bearing fluid also reacted with both metal/oxide cavities and with sulfide cavities.
The association of CCUK-10 and vasilyevite with mosesite and its I-dominant analog CCUK-18 suggest that the iodide fluid postdates the ammonium fluid, and that CCUK-18 may have formed from [Cl.