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Andorite IV

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Formula:
Pb18Ag15Sb47S96
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
grey
Name:
Named for the relationship to andorite.
Ramdohrite-Lillianite Group

Classification of Andorite IV

Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
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

Occurrences of Andorite IV

Geological Setting:
subvolcanic hydrothermal Ag-Sn-bearing veins

Physical Properties of Andorite IV

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

Crystallography of Andorite IV

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2 - Sphenoidal
Space Group:
P2
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:
Pb18Ag15Sb47S96
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
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

2.JB.05DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8
2.JB.10CosalitePb2Bi2S5
2.JB.15FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3
2.JB.15MarriteAgPbAsS3
2.JB.20CannizzaritePb4Bi6S13
2.JB.20WittitePb9Bi12(S,Se)27
2.JB.25aJunoiteCu2Pb3Bi8(S,Se)16
2.JB.25iNeyiteAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68
2.JB.25cNordströmiteCuPb3Bi7(Se4S10)
2.JB.25gNuffielditeCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7
2.JB.25dProuditeCuPb7.5Bi9.33(S,Se)22
2.JB.25hWeibullitePb5Bi8Se7S11
2.JB.25bFelbertaliteCu2Pb6Bi8S19
2.JB.25jRouxeliteCu2HgPb23Sb27S65.5
2.JB.25fÁngelaiteCu2AgPbBiS4
2.JB.25iCuproneyiteCu7Pb27Bi25S68
2.JB.30aGeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23
2.JB.30aJordanitePb14(As,Sb)6S23
2.JB.30bKirkiitePb10Bi3As3S19
2.JB.30cTsugaruitePb4As2S7
2.JB.35cPillaitePb9Sb10S23ClO0.5
2.JB.35aZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
2.JB.35bScainiitePb14Sb30S54O5
2.JB.35dPellouxite(Cu,Ag)Pb10Sb12S27O(Cl,S)0.6
2.JB.35fTubuliteAg2Pb22Sb20S53
2.JB.35eChovanitePb15-2xSb14+2xS36Ox (x ~ 0.2)
2.JB.40bAschamalmitePb6Bi2S9
2.JB.40aBursaitePb5Bi4S11 (?)
2.JB.40bEskimoiteAg7Pb10Bi15S36
2.JB.40aFizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48
2.JB.40aGustaviteAg3Pb5Bi11S24
2.JB.40aLillianitePb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6
2.JB.40cOurayiteAg3Pb4Bi5S13
2.JB.40aRamdohrite(Cd,Mn,Fe)Ag5.5Pb12Sb21.5S48
2.JB.40aRoshchiniteAg19Pb10Sb51S96
2.JB.40dSchirmeritePbAgBi3S6 - Pb3Ag1.5Bi3.5S9
2.JB.40aTreasuriteAg7Pb6Bi15S32
2.JB.40aUchucchacuaiteAgMnPb3Sb5S12
2.JB.40eUstarasitePb(Bi,Sb)6S10 (?)
2.JB.40aVikingiteAg5Pb8Bi13S30
2.JB.40aXilingolitePb3Bi2S6
2.JB.40bHeyrovskýitePb10AgBi5S18
2.JB.40UM1988-05-S:AgBiCuHgPb(Hg,Ag,Cu,Pb)5Pb5Bi11S27
2.JB.40UM1988-06-S:AgBiCuHgPb(Pb,Hg)12(Cu,Ag)3(Bi,Sb)10(S,Te)27
2.JB.55GratonitePb9As4S15
2.JB.60MarrucciiteHg3Pb16Sb18S46
2.JB.65VurroitePb20Sn2(Bi,As)22S54Cl6

Other Names for Andorite IV

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

Health Risks:
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:
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.

Internet Links for Andorite IV

Localities for Andorite IV

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 for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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 (La Chapelle-en-Valgaudémar)
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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