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Parajamesonite

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System:
Orthorhombic
Colour:
grey
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
2½ - 3
Name:
For the relation to jamesonite.
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

Discredited 2007
2/.-

2 : Sulphides
:
:
3.6.9.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
6 : 2 < ø < 2.49
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

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

Crystallography of Parajamesonite

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic

Relationship of Parajamesonite to other Species

5.8.1SamsoniteAg4MnSb2S6
5.8.2UchucchacuaiteAgMnPb3Sb5S12
5.8.3BenavidesitePb4MnSb6S14
5.8.4BerthieriteFeSb2S4
5.8.5JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
5.8.7GaravelliteFeSbBiS4
5.8.8IzoklakeitePb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57
5.8.9MiharaiteCu4FePbBiS6
5.8.10Sakharovaite
5.8.11ArsenohauchecorniteNi18Bi3AsS16
5.8.12TučekiteNi9Sb2S8
5.8.13BismutohauchecorniteNi9Bi2S8
5.8.14ParkeriteNi3Bi2S2
5.8.15HauchecorniteNi9BiSbS8
5.8.16TellurohauchecorniteNi9Bi(Te,Bi)S8
5.8.17LapieiteNiCuSbS3
5.8.18MückeiteNiCu(Bi,Sb)S3
5.8.19Vozhminite(Ni,Co)4(As,Sb)S2

Other Names for Parajamesonite

Name in Other Languages:

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 Parajamesonite

Reference List:
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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Localities for Parajamesonite

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(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.
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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