Cochise College          Photos of Minerals

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                          Roger Weller, geology instructor

                                  copyright 2006-R.Weller

Mineral Information on:

Chemical Group:    sulfide

Chemical Formula:   
CdS  (cadmium sulfide)

Color: honey-yellow, citron-yellow, orange-yellow            

Streak:  between orange-yellow and brick red      Luster: adamantine to resinous

Transparency:  nearly transparent


Hardness:  3 to 3.5           Specific Gravity:  4.9 to 5                

Fracture: conchoidal 

Cleavage:  distinct 


Crystal Forms and Habits:  Hexagonal system, hemimorphic
     Often found as a coating.

Mineral Associations:

Identifying Characteristics: 

Uses:  cadmium ore  


Toxicity:      when-swallowed-          when inhaled-

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