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Andorite IV

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Formula:
Pb
 
18
Ag
 
15
Sb
 
47
S
 
96
System:MonoclinicColour:grey
Name:Named for the relationship to andorite.


Ramdohrite-Lillianite Group

Classification of Andorite IV

IMA status:Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/E.0-
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.JB.40a

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
J : Sulfosalts of PbS archetype
B : Galena derivatives, with Pb
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Type Occurrence of Andorite IV

Type Locality:Les Cougnasses mine, Orpierre, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Occurrences of Andorite IV

Geological Setting:subvolcanic hydrothermal Ag-Sn-bearing veins

Physical Properties of Andorite IV

Lustre:Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Opaque
Colour:grey
Streak:black

Crystallography of Andorite IV

Crystal System:Monoclinic
Class (H-M):2 - Sphenoidal
Space Group:P2 {P1 1 2} {P2} {P1 2 1}
Cell Parameters:a = 13.04Å, b = 17.07Å, c = 10.18Å
β = 90°
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.764 : 1 : 0.596
Unit Cell Volume:V 2,265.99 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:1

Chemical Properties of Andorite IV

Formula:
Pb
 
18
Ag
 
15
Sb
 
47
S
 
96
Simplified for copy/paste:Pb18Ag15Sb47S96
Essential elements:Ag, Pb, S, Sb
All elements listed in formula:Ag, Pb, S, Sb
Analytical Data:(First analysis given is on Pirquitas material, second for Oruro material.)
Pb (27.27) (25.46)
Ag (11.18) (10.87)
Cu (0.06) (0.23)
Bi (0.88)
Sb (39.63) (40.36)
S  (21.51) (22.23)
Common Impurities:Bi,Cu

Relationship of Andorite IV to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
2.JB.05Diaphorite
Ag
 
3
Pb
 
2
Sb
 
3
S
 
8
2.JB.10Cosalite
Pb
 
2
Bi
 
2
S
 
5
2.JB.15Freieslebenite
AgPbSbS
 
3
2.JB.15Marrite
AgPbAsS
 
3
2.JB.20Cannizzarite
Pb
 
4
Bi
 
6
S
 
13
2.JB.20Wittite
Pb
 
9
Bi
 
12
(S,Se)
 
27
2.JB.25aJunoite
Cu
 
2
Pb
 
3
Bi
 
8
(S,Se)
 
16
2.JB.25iNeyite
Ag
 
2
Cu
 
6
Pb
 
25
Bi
 
26
S
 
68
2.JB.25cNordströmite
CuPb
 
3
Bi
 
7
(Se
 
4
S
 
10
)
2.JB.25gNuffieldite
Cu
 
1.4
Pb
 
2.4
Bi
 
2.4
Sb
 
0.2
S
 
7
2.JB.25dProudite
CuPb
 
7.5
Bi
 
9.33
(S,Se)
 
22
2.JB.25hWeibullite
Pb
 
5
Bi
 
8
Se
 
7
S
 
11
2.JB.25bFelbertalite
Cu
 
2
Pb
 
6
Bi
 
8
S
 
19
2.JB.25jRouxelite
Cu
 
2
HgPb
 
23
Sb
 
27
S
 
65.5
2.JB.25fÁngelaite
Cu
 
2
AgPbBiS
 
4
2.JB.25iCuproneyite
Cu
 
7
Pb
 
27
Bi
 
25
S
 
68
2.JB.30aGeocronite
Pb
 
14
(Sb,As)
 
6
S
 
23
2.JB.30aJordanite
Pb
 
14
(As,Sb)
 
6
S
 
23
2.JB.30bKirkiite
Pb
 
10
Bi
 
3
As
 
3
S
 
19
2.JB.30cTsugaruite
Pb
 
4
As
 
2
S
 
7
2.JB.35cPillaite
Pb
 
9
Sb
 
10
S
 
23
ClO
 
0.5
2.JB.35aZinkenite
Pb
 
9
Sb
 
22
S
 
42
2.JB.35bScainiite
Pb
 
14
Sb
 
30
S
 
54
O
 
5
2.JB.35dPellouxite
(Cu,Ag)Pb
 
10
Sb
 
12
S
 
27
O(Cl,S)
 
0.6
2.JB.35fTubulite
Ag
 
2
Pb
 
22
Sb
 
20
S
 
53
2.JB.35eChovanite
Pb
 
15-2x
Sb
 
14+2x
S
 
36
O
 
x
(x ~ 0.2)
2.JB.40bAschamalmite
Pb
 
6
Bi
 
2
S
 
9
2.JB.40aBursaite
Pb
 
5
Bi
 
4
S
 
11
(?)
2.JB.40bEskimoite
Ag
 
7
Pb
 
10
Bi
 
15
S
 
36
2.JB.40aFizélyite
Ag
 
5
Pb
 
14
Sb
 
21
S
 
48
2.JB.40aGustavite
Ag
 
3
Pb
 
5
Bi
 
11
S
 
24
2.JB.40aLillianite
Pb
 
3-2x
Ag
 
x
Bi
 
2+x
S
 
6
2.JB.40cOurayite
Ag
 
3
Pb
 
4
Bi
 
5
S
 
13
2.JB.40aRamdohrite
(Cd,Mn,Fe)Ag
 
5.5
Pb
 
12
Sb
 
21.5
S
 
48
2.JB.40aRoshchinite
Ag
 
19
Pb
 
10
Sb
 
51
S
 
96
2.JB.40dSchirmerite
PbAgBi
 
3
S
 
6
- Pb
 
3
Ag
 
1.5
Bi
 
3.5
S
 
9
2.JB.40aTreasurite
Ag
 
7
Pb
 
6
Bi
 
15
S
 
32
2.JB.40aUchucchacuaite
AgMnPb
 
3
Sb
 
5
S
 
12
2.JB.40eUstarasite
Pb(Bi,Sb)
 
6
S
 
10
(?)
2.JB.40aVikingite
Ag
 
5
Pb
 
8
Bi
 
13
S
 
30
2.JB.40aXilingolite
Pb
 
3
Bi
 
2
S
 
6
2.JB.40bHeyrovskýite
Pb
 
10
AgBi
 
5
S
 
18
2.JB.40UM1988-05-S:AgBiCuHgPb
(Hg,Ag,Cu,Pb)
 
5
Pb
 
5
Bi
 
11
S
 
27
2.JB.40UM1988-06-S:AgBiCuHgPb
(Pb,Hg)
 
12
(Cu,Ag)
 
3
(Bi,Sb)
 
10
(S,Te)
 
27
2.JB.55Gratonite
Pb
 
9
As
 
4
S
 
15
2.JB.60Marrucciite
Hg
 
3
Pb
 
16
Sb
 
18
S
 
46
2.JB.65Vurroite
Pb
 
20
Sn
 
2
(Bi,As)
 
22
S
 
54
Cl
 
6

Other Names for Andorite IV

Synonyms:
Quatrandorite
Other Languages:
German:Quatrandorit
Spanish:Quatrandorita

Other Information

Fluorescence in UV light:none
Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.
Industrial Uses:silver ore

References for Andorite IV

Reference List:

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Moelo, Y., Makowicky, E., & Karup-Moller, S., (1984): New data on the minerals of the andorite series. Neues Jahrbuch Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 4: 175-182.

Paar, W., Brodtkorb, M.K.de, Topa, D. & Sureda, R.J., (1996): Caracterizacion mineralogica y quimica de algunas especies metaliferas del yacimiento Pirquitas, provincia de Jujuy, Republica Argentina. Part 1. 3rd Congreso Geologico Argentino & 3rd Congreso de Exploracion de Hidrocarburos, 3: 141-158.

American Mineralogist (1954) 39:161-171

American Mineralogist 70:219 (1985)

Nespolo, M., Ozawa, T., Kawasaki, Y., Sugiyama, K. (2012): Structural relations and pseudosymmetries in the andorite homologous series. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences 107, 226-243.

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  • Localities for Andorite IV

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Argentina
     
    • Jujuy
      • Rinconada Department
    Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.
    Amer.Min.(2000) 85, 1066-1075; Paar, W. H., Moëlo, Y., Mozgova, N. N., Organova, N. I., Stanley, C. J., Roberts, A. C., ... & De Brodtkorb, M. K. (2008). Coiraite,(Pb, Sn2+) 12.5 As3Fe2+ S28: a franckeite-type new mineral species from Jujuy Province, NW Argentina. Mineralogical Magazine, 72(5), 1083-1101.
    Bolivia
     
    • Oruro Department
      • Cercado Province
        • Oruro City
    American Mineralogist (1954) 39:161-171
    France
     
    • Auvergne
      • Haute-Loire
        • Langeac
          • Marsanges
    P.G. Pélisson : "Etude Minéralogique et Métallogénique du District Filonien Polytype de Paulhaguet (Haute-Loire, Massif Central Français)", Doctorate Thesis, Orléans, France, 1989
    • Pays de Loire
      • Vendée
        • Les Herbiers
    Y. Moëlo, E. Makovicky and S. Karup-Moller : "Sulfures complexes plombo-argentifères : minéralogie et cristallochimie de la série andorite-fizelyite", Documents du BRGM N° 167, 1989.
    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
      • Hautes-Alpes
        • La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar
    Y. Moëlo, E. Makovicky and S. Karup-Moller : "Sulfures complexes plombo-argentifères : minéralogie et cristallochimie de la série andorite-fizelyite", Documents du BRGM N° 167, 1989.
        • Orpierre
    American Mineralogist, 70, 219 (1985)
    Romania
     
    • Maramureș Co.
      • Baia Mare (Nagybánya)
        • Chiuzbaia (Kisbánya)
    Papp, Gábor, Alan J. Criddle, Chris J. Stanley, László Kriston and Géza Nagy (2007): Parajamesonite revisited: background of the discreditation of an enigmatic mineral species. Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 100, 495-502.
    Slovakia
     
    • Žilina Region
      • Liptovský Mikuláš Co.
        • Dúbrava
          • Ludovít Mine
    Ozdín D. & Sejkora J. (2009): Andorit IV a Andorit VI z Dúbravy v Nízkych Tatrách (Slovenská republika). Bull. Min.-petrolog. Odd. Nár. Muz. (Praha), 17/1, 65-68.
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