Mindat Logo

Annivite

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.



Formula:
Cu
 
6
[Cu
 
4
(Fe,Zn)
 
2
](As,Bi)
 
4
S
 
13
A variety of Tennantite

A Bi-rich variety of Tennantite.

Originally described from and named for the Anniviers valley (Val d'Anniviers), Wallis, Switzerland. This description, however, was based on a wrong chemical analysis. The name has also been applied to Bi-rich tetrahedrite from various localities in Argentina (6.3 to 9.2 wt% in La Mejicana) (Brodtkorb, 2002).

A Bi-dominant composition, which probably represents a new species, has been reported by Gołębiowska et al. (2012).

Classification of Annivite

IMA status:Discredited 2008
mindat.org URL:http://www.mindat.org/min-26713.html
Please feel free to link to this page.

Chemical Properties of Annivite

Formula:
Cu
 
6
[Cu
 
4
(Fe,Zn)
 
2
](As,Bi)
 
4
S
 
13
Simplified for copy/paste:Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2](As,Bi)4S13
Essential elements:As, Cu, Fe, S
All elements listed in formula:As, Bi, Cu, Fe, S, Zn

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 Annivite

Reference List:

- +
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 159-160.

European Journal of Mineralogy 20, 7-46(2008)

Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina

Gołębiowska, B., Pieczka, A. and Parafiniuk, J. (2012): Substitution of Bi for Sb and As in minerals of the tetrahedrite series from Rędziny, Lower Silesia, Southwestern Poland. Can. Mineral. 50, 267-279.

Internet Links for Annivite

Search Engines:
  • Look for Annivite on Google
  • Look for Annivite images on Google
  • Mineral Dealers:
  • Buy from David K Joyce minerals
  • DAKOTA MATRIX offers Cabinet and Rare Species from Worldwide Localities.
  • Buy from Dave Bunk Minerals
  • SpiriferMinerals.com - high quality low prices
  • Buy from McDougall Minerals
  • Lapis Mineral Magazin
  • Buy RARE Minerals from Rocks of Africa
  • Top quality minerals from Kristalle of California
  • Search for Annivite on Well-Arranged Molecules
  • Fabre Minerals - search for Annivite specimens
  • The Arkenstone - Fine Minerals
  • Rare and Unusual minerals at Mineralogical Research Company
  • Localities for Annivite

    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
     
    • Salta
      • Nevados de Palermo
    Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); Galliski, M. A. (1983). Distrito minero El Quemado, Deptos. La Poma y Cachi, provincia de Salta. II. Geología de sus pegmatitas. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argentina, 38, 340-380.
      • Organullo Mining District
    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.
    Canada
     
    • Ontario
      • Sudbury District
        • Denison Township
    K. Szentpeteri, Molnar,Watkinson & Jones (2003)
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Chugoku Region
        • Okayama Prefecture
          • Takahashi City
            • Bitchu-cho-shitouyouze (Bicchu-cho-shitouyouze)
    Matsueda, H. (1981) Journal of the Mining College, Akita University, Ser. A, Mining Geology, 6, #1, 1-43.
    Poland
     
    • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
      • Rudawy Janowickie Mts
        • Czarnów
          • Rędziny
    Gołębiowska, B., Pieczka, A. and Parafiniuk, J. (2012): Substitution of Bi for Sb and As in minerals of the tetrahedrite series from Rędziny, Lower Silesia, Southwestern Poland. Can. Mineral. 50, 267-279.
    Mineral and/or Locality  
    Search Google  
    Copyright © Jolyon Ralph and Ida Chau 1993-2014. Site Map. Locality, mineral & photograph data are the copyright of the individuals who submitted them. Site hosted & developed by Jolyon Ralph. Mindat.org is an online information resource dedicated to providing free mineralogical information to all. Mindat relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters. Mindat does not offer minerals for sale. If you would like to add information to improve the quality of our database, then click here to register.
    Current server date and time: June 10, 2014 00:24:40
    Mineral and Locality Search
    Mineral:
    and/or Locality:
    Options
    Fade toolbar when not in focusFix toolbar to bottom of page
    Hide Social Media Links
    Slideshow frame delay seconds