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Parajamesonite

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System:OrthorhombicColour:grey
Lustre:MetallicHardness:2½ - 3
Name:For the relation to jamesonite.
A Mixture Of:Freibergite, Jamesonite, Ramdohrite


Either jamesonite or a mixture of jamesonite and argentian tetrahedrite (freibergite) and/or ramdohrite. Cook and Damian (1997) could find no evidence of it. It was officially discredited by Papp (2007).

Originally described from Herja Mine (Kisbánya), Baia Mare (Nagybánya), Maramures Co., Romania.

Classification of Parajamesonite

IMA status:Discredited 2007
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/.-

2 : Sulphides
:
:
Dana 8th edition ID:3.6.9.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
6 : 2 < ø < 2.49
Hey's CIM Ref.:5.8.6

5 : Sulphosalts - Sulpharsenites and Sulphobismuthites (those containing Sn, Ge,or V are in Section 6)
8 : Sulpharsenites etc. of Mn, Fe, Co and Ni
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Physical Properties of Parajamesonite

Lustre:Metallic
Colour:grey
Streak:?
Hardness (Mohs):2½ - 3

Crystallography of Parajamesonite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic

Relationship of Parajamesonite to other Species

Related Minerals - Strunz Grouping):

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Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

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5.8.1Samsonite
Ag
 
4
MnSb
 
2
S
 
6
5.8.2Uchucchacuaite
AgMnPb
 
3
Sb
 
5
S
 
12
5.8.3Benavidesite
Pb
 
4
(Mn,Fe)Sb
 
6
S
 
14
5.8.4Berthierite
FeSb
 
2
S
 
4
5.8.5Jamesonite
Pb
 
4
FeSb
 
6
S
 
14
5.8.7Garavellite
FeSbBiS
 
4
5.8.8Izoklakeite
Pb
 
27
(Cu,Fe,Ag)
 
2
(Sb,Bi)
 
19
S
 
57
5.8.9Miharaite
Cu
 
4
FePbBiS
 
6
5.8.10Sakharovaite
5.8.11Arsenohauchecornite
Ni
 
18
Bi
 
3
AsS
 
16
5.8.12Tučekite
Ni
 
9
Sb
 
2
S
 
8
5.8.13Bismutohauchecornite
Ni
 
9
Bi
 
2
S
 
8
5.8.14Parkerite
Ni
 
3
Bi
 
2
S
 
2
5.8.15Hauchecornite
Ni
 
9
Bi(Sb,Bi)S
 
8
5.8.16Tellurohauchecornite
Ni
 
9
Bi(Te,Bi)S
 
8
5.8.17Lapieite
NiCuSbS
 
3
5.8.18Mückeite
NiCu(Bi,Sb)S
 
3
5.8.19Vozhminite
(Ni,Co)
 
4
(As,Sb)S
 
2

Other Names for Parajamesonite

Other Languages:
German:Parajamesonit
Russian:Параджемсонит
Spanish:Parajamesonita

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 Parajamesonite

Reference List:

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American Mineralogist (1949): 34: 133.

Cook N.J., Damian Gh. (1997): New data on "Plumosite" and Other Sulfosalt Minerals from the Herja Vein Deposit, Baia Mare District, Rumania. Geologica Carphathica, 48, 387-399.

Papp (2004): 76.

Gábor Papp, 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.

Burke, Ernest A.J. (2007) A Mass Discreditation of GQN Minerals. Canadian Mineralogist: 44(6): 1557-1560.

Draft sulfosalt report.

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.

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    Romania
     
    • Maramureș Co.
      • Baia Mare (Nagybánya)
        • Chiuzbaia (Kisbánya)
    [Cook N.J., Damian Gh., New data on "Plumosite" and Other Sulfosalt Minerals from the Herja Vein Deposit, Baia Mare Dist., Romania, Geologica Carphathica, (1997)]
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