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Patrónite

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Formula:
VS
 
4
System:MonoclinicHardness:2
Name:Named after Antenor Rizo-Patrona, who discovered the ore.
This page provides mineralogical data about Patrónite.

Classification of Patrónite

IMA status:Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/F.01-10
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.EC.10

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
E : Metal Sulfides, M: S <= 1:2
C : M:S = 1:>2
Dana 8th edition ID:2.16.21.1

2 : SULFIDES
16 : Miscellaneous
Hey's CIM Ref.:3.7.1

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
7 : Sulphides etc. of V, As, Sb and Bi
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Type Occurrence of Patrónite

Type Locality:Ragra Mine (Minasragra), Huayllay District, Pasco Province, Pasco Department, Peru
Year of Discovery:1906

Physical Properties of Patrónite

Hardness (Mohs):2

Crystallography of Patrónite

Crystal System:Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:a = 12.11Å, b = 10.42Å, c = 6.78Å
β = 100.8°
Ratio:a:b:c = 1.162 : 1 : 0.651
Unit Cell Volume:V 840.39 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Patrónite

Formula:
VS
 
4
Simplified for copy/paste:VS4
Essential elements:S, V
All elements listed in formula:S, V

Relationship of Patrónite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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2.EC.05Kieftite
CoSb
 
3
2.EC.05Nickelskutterudite
NiAs
 
2-3
2.EC.05Skutterudite
(Co,Fe,Ni)As
 
2-3
2.EC.05Ferroskutterudite
(Fe,Co)As
 
3
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

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3.7.2Duranusite
As
 
4
S
3.7.3Dimorphite
As
 
4
S
 
3
3.7.4Realgar
As
 
4
S
 
4
3.7.5Pararealgar
As
 
4
S
 
4
3.7.6Alacránite
As
 
8
S
 
9
3.7.7Uzonite
As
 
4
S
 
5
3.7.8Orpiment
As
 
2
S
 
3
3.7.9Jeromite
3.7.10Laphamite
As
 
2
(Se,S)
 
3
3.7.11Getchellite
AsSbS
 
3
3.7.12Wakabayashilite
[(As,Sb)
 
6
S
 
9
][As
 
4
S
 
5
]
3.7.13Pääkkönenite
Sb
 
2
AsS
 
2
3.7.14Stibnite
Sb
 
2
S
 
3
3.7.15Metastibnite
Sb
 
2
S
 
3
3.7.16Tellurantimony
Sb
 
2
Te
 
3
3.7.17Bismuthinite
Bi
 
2
S
 
3
3.7.18Nevskite
Bi(Se,S)
3.7.19Guanajuatite
Bi
 
2
(Se,S)
 
3
3.7.21Ikunolite
Bi
 
4
(S,Se)
 
3
3.7.22Laitakarite
Bi
 
4
Se
 
2
S
3.7.23Poubaite
PbBi
 
2
(Se,Te,S)
 
4
3.7.24Tellurobismuthite
Bi
 
2
Te
 
3
3.7.25Součekite
PbCuBi(S,Se)
 
3
3.7.26Tsumoite
BiTe
3.7.27Pilsenite
Bi
 
4
Te
 
3
3.7.28Hedleyite
Bi
 
7
Te
 
3
3.7.29Tetradymite
Bi
 
2
Te
 
2
S
3.7.30Joséite
Bi
 
4
TeS
 
2
3.7.31Joséite-B
Bi
 
4
Te
 
2
S
3.7.32Ingodite
Bi
 
2
TeS
3.7.33Sulphotsumoite
Bi
 
3
Te
 
2
S
3.7.34Kawazulite
Bi
 
2
Te
 
2
Se
3.7.36Skippenite
Bi
 
2
TeSe
 
2
3.7.37Kochkarite
PbBi
 
4
Te
 
7
3.7.38Rucklidgeite
(Bi,Pb)
 
3
Te
 
4
3.7.39Aleksite
PbBi
 
2
Te
 
2
S
 
2
3.7.40Junoite
Cu
 
2
Pb
 
3
Bi
 
8
(S,Se)
 
16

Other Names for Patrónite

Synonyms:
Rizopatronite
Other Languages:
German:Patronit
Rizopatronit
Russian:Патронит
Simplified Chinese:绿硫钒矿
Spanish:Patronita
Rizopatronita

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 Patrónite

Reference List:

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Hewett (1906) Engineering and Mining Journal: 82: 385.

Bravo (1906), Informaciones y Memorias Soc. Eng., Lima: 8: 171.

Hillibrand (1907), American Journal of Science: 24: 141.

Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 347.

Nature: 51: 263-264.

Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte (1972): 339-345.

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  • Localities for Patrónite

    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.
    Finland
     
    • Eastern Finland Region
    Peltola,Esko 1960. On the black schists in the Outokumpu region in eastern Finland. Bulletin de la Commission Géologique de Finlande 192. 107 s.
    Kazakhstan
     
    • Southern Kazakhstan Province (Ongtüstik Qazaqstan Oblysy; Yuzhno-Kazakhstanskaya Oblast')
      • Karatau Range
    Bernard & Hyrsl (2004) Minerals and their Localities.
    Namibia
     
    • Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto)
      • Tsumeb
    Gebhard, G. (1999): Tsumeb II. A Unique Mineral Locality. GG Publishing, Grossenseifen, Germany
    Peru
     
    • Pasco department
      • Pasco province
        • Cerro de Pasco
    Hewett, D. F. (1910) Vanadium Deposits in Peru. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical Engineering 40:274-299
        • Huayllay District
    Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 438, 498; Engineering and Mining Journal (1906): 82: 385.
    Russia
     
    • Far-Eastern Region
      • Amurskaya Oblast'
    Vakh, A. S., Moiseenko, V. G., Stepanov, V. A., & Avchenko, O. V. (2009, March). The Berezitovy gold-base metal deposit. In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 425, No. 1, pp. 253-255). MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica.
    • Western-Siberian Region
      • Polar Urals
        • Nenetskiy Autonomous Okrug
          • Yugorskii Peninsula
            • Pai-Khoi Range (Paikhoi; Pay Khoy)
              • Middle Silova-Yakha River
    Koval'chuk, N.S., and Makeev, A.B. (2008): Geology of Ore Deposits 50(7), 503-517.
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