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Rouxelite

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Formula:
Cu2HgPb23Sb27S65.5
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
black
Name:
The name honors Jean Rouxel (1935–1998), solid state chemist, Professor and founder of the Institut des Matériaux, University of Nantes (France).
This page provides mineralogical data about Rouxelite.

Classification of Rouxelite

Approved 2002
2.JB.25j

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 Rouxelite

Geological Setting of Type Material:
Late extensional calcite veins embedded in dolomitic limestones.

Physical Properties of Rouxelite

Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Colour:
black

Crystallography of Rouxelite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
B2/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 43.113Å, b = 4.059Å, c = 37.874Å
β = 117.35°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 10.622 : 1 : 9.331
Unit Cell Volume:
V 5887 ų
Z:
2
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.84(31)
3.402(100)
3.369(74)
2.815(70)
2.756(36)
2.251(31)
2.116(31)
1.955(30)

Optical Data of Rouxelite

Type:
Anisotropic
Reflectivity:
460 nmR=39.0%
540 nmR=36.4%
580 nmR=35.2%
640 nmR=33.4%

Reflectance graph
Graph shows reflectance levels at different wavelengths (in nm). Top of box is 100%. Peak reflectance is 39.0%.
Colour in reflected light:
white
Internal Reflections:
red

Chemical Properties of Rouxelite

Formula:
Cu2HgPb23Sb27S65.5
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Rouxelite 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.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.40aAndorite IVPb18Ag15Sb47S96
2.JB.55GratonitePb9As4S15
2.JB.60MarrucciiteHg3Pb16Sb18S46
2.JB.65VurroitePb20Sn2(Bi,As)22S54Cl6

Other Names for Rouxelite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Rouxelit
Simplified Chinese:硫锑汞铜铅矿
Traditional Chinese:硫銻汞銅鉛礦

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.

References for Rouxelite

Reference List:
Orlandi, P., Meerschaut, A., Moëlo, Y., Palvadeau, P., Léone, P. (2005): Lead–antimony sulfosalts from Tuscany (Italy). VIII. Rouxelite, Cu2HgPb22Sb28S64(O,S)2, a new sulfosalt from Buca della Vena mine, Apuan Alps: definition and crystal structure. Canadian Mineralogist, 43, 919-933.

Internet Links for Rouxelite

Localities for Rouxelite

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.
Italy (TL)
 
  • Tuscany
    • Lucca Province
      • Apuan Alps
        • Stazzema
          • Ponte Stazzemese
Orlandi P., Meerschaut A., Moëlo Y., Palvadeau P., Léone P., 2005. Lead–antimony sulfosalts from Tuscany (Italy). VIII. Rouxelite, Cu2HgPb22Sb28S64(O,S)2, a new sulfosalt from Buca della Vena mine, Apuan Alps: definition and crystal structure. Canad. Mineral., 43: 919-933.
          • Sant'Anna di Stazzema
Biagioni, C., Moelo, Y. & Orlandi, P. (2014) Lead-antimony sulfosalts from Tuscany (Italy). XV. (Tl-Ag)-bearing rouxelite from Monte Arsiccio mine: occurrence and crystal chemistry. Mineralogical Magazine, 78(3), 651-661.
Slovakia
 
  • Žilina Region
    • Liptovský Mikuláš Co.
      • Liptovské Kľačany
Topa, D., Sejkora, J., Makovicky, E., Pršek, J., Ozdín, D., Putz, H., Dittrich, H. & Karup-Møller, S. (2012): Chovanite, Pb15-2xSb14+2xS36Ox (x ~ 0.2), a new sulphosalt species from the Low Tatra Mountains, Western Carpathians, Slovakia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 24, 727-740.
      • Partizánska Lupča
Orlandi P., Meerschaut A., Moëlo Y., Palvadeau P., Léone P., 2005. Lead–antimony sulfosalts from Tuscany (Italy). VIII. Rouxelite, Cu2HgPb22Sb28S64(O,S)2, a new sulfosalt from Buca della Vena mine, Apuan Alps: definition and crystal structure. Canad. Mineral., 43: 919-933.
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