Mineral Information and Data:

Comancheite
Hg13O9(Cl,Br)8 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named for the Comanche Indians, who were the first miners in the Terligua district, using cinnabar for war paint.

IMA status : Approved Species 1981 ()
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
10.05.05.01  
  (10) Oxyhalides and Hydroxyhalides
  (10.05) where Am (O,OH)p Xq
  (10.05.05)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
03.DD.65
  (03) Halides
  (03.D) Oxyhalides, Hydroxyhalides and Related Double Halides
  (03.DD) With Hg
  
Crystal system:  
Point group (H-M):
  
  
  

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