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Patrónite

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Formula:
VS4
System:
Monoclinic
Hardness:
2
Name:
Named after Antenor Rizo-Patrona, who discovered the ore.
This page provides mineralogical data about Patrónite.

Classification of Patrónite

Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
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
2.16.21.1

2 : SULFIDES
16 : Miscellaneous
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

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:
VS4
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Patrónite to other Species

3.7.2DuranusiteAs4S
3.7.3DimorphiteAs4S3
3.7.4RealgarAs4S4
3.7.5PararealgarAs4S4
3.7.6AlacrániteAs8S9
3.7.7UzoniteAs4S5
3.7.8OrpimentAs2S3
3.7.9Jeromite
3.7.10LaphamiteAs2(Se,S)3
3.7.11GetchelliteAsSbS3
3.7.12Wakabayashilite[(As,Sb)6S9][As4S5]
3.7.13PääkköneniteSb2AsS2
3.7.14StibniteSb2S3
3.7.15MetastibniteSb2S3
3.7.16TellurantimonySb2Te3
3.7.17BismuthiniteBi2S3
3.7.18NevskiteBi(Se,S)
3.7.19GuanajuatiteBi2Se3
3.7.21IkunoliteBi4(S,Se)3
3.7.22LaitakariteBi4Se2S
3.7.23PoubaitePbBi2(Se,Te,S)4
3.7.24TellurobismuthiteBi2Te3
3.7.25SoučekitePbCuBi(S,Se)3
3.7.26TsumoiteBiTe
3.7.27PilseniteBi4Te3
3.7.28HedleyiteBi7Te3
3.7.29TetradymiteBi2Te2S
3.7.30JoséiteBi4TeS2
3.7.31Joséite-BBi4Te2S
3.7.32IngoditeBi2TeS
3.7.33SulphotsumoiteBi3Te2S
3.7.34KawazuliteBi2Te2Se
3.7.36SkippeniteBi2TeSe2
3.7.37KochkaritePbBi4Te7
3.7.38Rucklidgeite(Bi,Pb)3Te4
3.7.39AleksitePbBi2Te2S2
3.7.40JunoiteCu2Pb3Bi8(S,Se)16

Other Names for Patrónite

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 Patrónite

Reference List:
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.

Internet Links for Patrónite

Localities for Patrónite

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.
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.
  • Northern Region
    • 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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