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Cupromakovickyite

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Formula:
Cu
 
8
Pb
 
4
Ag
 
2
Bi
 
18
S
 
36
System:MonoclinicColour:grayish white
Hardness:4 - 4½
Name:For its chemical relation to makovickyite


Pavonite Series.
Cu analogue of makovickyite.

Classification of Cupromakovickyite

IMA status:Approved 2002
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/E.09-70
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.JA.05d

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
J : Sulfosalts of PbS archetype
A : Galena derivatives with little or no Pb
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Type Occurrence of Cupromakovickyite

Type Locality:Western ore field, Scheelite deposit, Felben valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
General Appearance of Type Material:minute segregation lamellae in makovickyite
Geological Setting of type material:sulphosalt bearing quartz veins, hosted by paleozoic amphibolites, hornblendites and granite gneisses
Associated Minerals at type locality:
WitticheniteTetradymiteMakovickyiteKupčíkiteHodrušite
EmplectiteCuprobismutite

Physical Properties of Cupromakovickyite

Lustre:Metallic
Colour:grayish white
Hardness (Mohs):4 - 4½
Cleavage:None Observed
Density (calculated):6.78 g/cm3

Crystallography of Cupromakovickyite

Crystal System:Monoclinic
Class (H-M):2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:B2/m {B1 1 2/m} {C2/m} {C1 2/m 1}
Cell Parameters:a = 13.405(8) Å, b = 4.016(3) Å, c = 29.949(19) Å
β = 99.989(16)°
Ratio:a:b:c = 3.338 : 1 : 7.457
Unit Cell Volume:V 1587.8 ų
Z:1
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
3.478 (100)
2.842 (94)
3.646 (57)
3.486 (41)
3.345 (33)
2.964 (33)
2.282 (31)

Chemical Properties of Cupromakovickyite

Formula:
Cu
 
8
Pb
 
4
Ag
 
2
Bi
 
18
S
 
36
Simplified for copy/paste:Cu8Pb4Ag2Bi18S36
Essential elements:Ag, Bi, Cu, Pb, S
All elements listed in formula:Ag, Bi, Cu, Pb, S

Relationship of Cupromakovickyite to other Species

Structurally related to group(s):
Pavonite Series
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
2.JA.05eBenjaminite
(Ag,Cu)
 
3
(Bi,Pb)
 
7
S
 
12
2.JA.05gBorodaevite
Ag
 
5
(Bi,Pb,Fe)
 
8
(Sb,Bi)
 
2
S
 
17
2.JA.05aCupropavonite
AgCu
 
2
PbBi
 
5
S
 
10
2.JA.05aKitaibelite
Ag
 
10
PbBi
 
30
S
 
51
2.JA.05iLivingstonite
HgSb
 
4
S
 
6
(S
 
2
)
2.JA.05dMakovickyite
Ag
 
1.5
Bi
 
5.5
S
 
9
2.JA.05fMummeite
(Cu,Ag)
 
3-4
(Bi,Pb)
 
7-8
S
 
13
2.JA.05aPavonite
(Ag,Cu)(Bi,Pb)
 
3
S
 
5
2.JA.05bGrumiplucite
HgBi
 
2
S
 
4
2.JA.05hMozgovaite
PbBi
 
4
(S,Se)
 
7
2.JA.05cKudriavite
(Cd,Pb)Bi
 
2
S
 
4
2.JA.05aCupromakopavonite
Ag
 
3
Cu
 
8
Pb
 
4
Bi
 
19
S
 
38
2.JA.05Dantopaite
Cu
 
1.06
Ag
 
4.24
Pb
 
0.9
Bi
 
12.23
S
 
21.89
Te
 
0.11
2.JA.10aCuprobismutite
Cu
 
8
AgBi
 
12
S
 
24
2.JA.10cHodrušite
Cu
 
8
Bi
 
12
S
 
22
2.JA.10ePadĕraite
Cu
 
5.9
Ag
 
1.3
Pb
 
1.6
Bi
 
11.2
S
 
22
2.JA.10dPizgrischite
(Cu,Fe)Cu
 
14
PbBi
 
17
S
 
35
2.JA.10bKupčíkite
Cu
 
3.4
Fe
 
0.6
Bi
 
5
S
 
10
2.JA.15Schapbachite
Ag
 
0.4
Pb
 
0.2
Bi
 
0.4
S
2.JA.15Cuboargyrite
AgSbS
 
2
2.JA.20Bohdanowiczite
AgBiSe
 
2
2.JA.20Matildite
AgBiS
 
2
2.JA.20Volynskite
AgBiTe
 
2

Other Names for Cupromakovickyite

Synonyms:
IMA2002-058
Other Languages:
German:Cupromakovickyit
Simplified Chinese:硫铋银铅铜矿

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Cupromakovickyite

Reference List:

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L. Zak et al.: N. Jb. Mineral. Abh. 168:147-169 (1994)

D. Topa et al.: Can. Mineral. 40:849-869 (2002)

D. Topa et al.: Can. Mineral. 41:1155-1166 (2003)

Lapis 29(5):42 (2004)

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  • Localities for Cupromakovickyite

    (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.
    Austria
     
    • Salzburg
      • Hohe Tauern
        • Felben valley
          • Scheelite deposit
    D. Topa et al.: Can. Mineral. 40:849-869 (2002); D. Topa et al.: Can. Mineral. 41:1155-1166 (2003)
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Tohoku Region
        • Yamagata Prefecture
    Yuya Izumino, Kazuo Nakashima, Mariko Nagashima (2013) Makovickyite and cupromakovickyite from the Obari mine, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, #2 (April 2013), 94-100.
    Romania
     
    • Bihor Co.
      • Nucet
    L. Zak et al.: N. Jb. Mineral. Abh. 168:147-169 (1994)
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