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Cupromakovickyite

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Formula:
Cu8Pb4Ag2Bi18S36
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
grayish white
Hardness:
4 - 4½
Name:
For its chemical relation to makovickyite
Pavonite Series.
Cu analogue of makovickyite.

Classification of Cupromakovickyite

Approved 2002
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

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

Physical Properties of Cupromakovickyite

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

Crystallography of Cupromakovickyite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
B2/m
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 Data:
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:
Cu8Pb4Ag2Bi18S36
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Cupromakovickyite to other Species

Structurally related to group(s):
2.JA.05eBenjaminite(Ag,Cu)3(Bi,Pb)7S12
2.JA.05gBorodaeviteAg5(Bi,Pb,Fe)8(Sb,Bi)2S17
2.JA.05aCupropavoniteAgCu2PbBi5S10
2.JA.05aKitaibeliteAg10PbBi30S51
2.JA.05iLivingstoniteHgSb4S6(S2)
2.JA.05dMakovickyiteCu1.12Ag0.81Pb0.27Bi5.35S9
2.JA.05fMummeite(Cu,Ag)3-4(Bi,Pb)7-8S13
2.JA.05aPavonite(Ag,Cu)(Bi,Pb)3S5
2.JA.05bGrumipluciteHgBi2S4
2.JA.05hMozgovaitePbBi4(S,Se)7
2.JA.05cKudriavite(Cd,Pb)Bi2S4
2.JA.05aCupromakopavoniteAg3Cu8Pb4Bi19S38
2.JA.05DantopaiteCu1.06Ag4.24Pb0.9Bi12.23S21.89Te0.11
2.JA.10aCuprobismutiteCu8AgBi12S24
2.JA.10cHodrušiteCu8Bi12S22
2.JA.10ePadĕraiteCu5.9Ag1.3Pb1.6Bi11.2S22
2.JA.10dPizgrischite(Cu,Fe)Cu14PbBi17S35
2.JA.10bKupčíkiteCu3.4Fe0.6Bi5S10
2.JA.15SchapbachiteAg0.4Pb0.2Bi0.4S
2.JA.15CuboargyriteAgSbS2
2.JA.20BohdanowicziteAgBiSe2
2.JA.20MatilditeAgBiS2
2.JA.20VolynskiteAgBiTe2

Other Names for Cupromakovickyite

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:硫铋银铅铜矿

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 Cupromakovickyite

Reference List:
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)

Internet Links for Cupromakovickyite

Localities for Cupromakovickyite

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.
Austria (TL)
 
  • 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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