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Cupropolybasite

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Formula:
[Cu
 
6
Sb
 
2
S
 
7
][Ag
 
9
CuS
 
4
]
System:Trigonal
Member of:Pearceite Group

Classification of Cupropolybasite

IMA status:Approved 2008
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.GB.15

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
G : Sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites
B : Neso-sulfarsenites, etc. with additional S
Dana 8th edition ID:3.1.7.3

3 : SULFOSALTS
1 : ø > 4
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Type Occurrence of Cupropolybasite

Type Locality:Silbak Premier Mine, Stewart, Skeena Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

Crystallography of Cupropolybasite

Crystal System:Trigonal
Class (H-M):3m - Ditrigonal Pyramidal
Space Group:P3 1m
Cell Parameters:a = 7.341Å, c = 11.805Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 1.608
Unit Cell Volume:V 550.94 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
11.81 (44)
3.069 (44)
2.951 (100)
2.799 (52)
2.473 (43)
2.355 (40)
2.163 (43)
1.835 (46)

Chemical Properties of Cupropolybasite

Formula:
[Cu
 
6
Sb
 
2
S
 
7
][Ag
 
9
CuS
 
4
]
Simplified for copy/paste:[Cu6Sb2S7][Ag9CuS4]
All elements listed in formula:Ag, Cu, S, Sb

Relationship of Cupropolybasite to other Species

Member of:Pearceite Group
Other Members of Group:

- +
Cupropearceite
[Cu
 
6
As
 
2
S
 
7
][Ag
 
9
CuS
 
4
]
Pearceite
[(Ag,Cu)
 
6
(As,Sb)
 
2
S
 
7
][Ag
 
9
CuS
 
4
]
Polybasite
[(Ag,Cu)
 
6
(Sb,As)
 
2
S
 
7
][Ag
 
9
CuS
 
4
]
Selenopolybasite
[(Ag,Cu)
 
6
(Sb,As)
 
2
(S,Se)
 
7
][Ag
 
9
Cu(S,Se)
 
2
Se
 
2
]
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
2.GB.05Argentotennantite
Ag
 
6
[Cu
 
4
(Fe,Zn)
 
2
]As
 
4
S
 
13
2.GB.05Freibergite
Ag
 
6
[Cu
 
4
Fe
 
2
]Sb
 
4
S
 
13-x
2.GB.05Giraudite
Cu
 
6
[Cu
 
4
(Fe,Zn)
 
2
]As
 
4
Se
 
13
2.GB.05Goldfieldite
Cu
 
12
(Te,Sb,As)
 
4
S
 
13
2.GB.05Hakite
Cu
 
6
[Cu
 
4
Hg
 
2
]Sb
 
4
Se
 
13
2.GB.05Tennantite
Cu
 
6
[Cu
 
4
(Fe,Zn)
 
2
]As
 
4
S
 
13
2.GB.05Tetrahedrite
Cu
 
6
[Cu
 
4
(Fe,Zn)
 
2
]Sb
 
4
S
 
13
2.GB.10Selenostephanite
Ag
 
5
Sb(Se,S)
 
4
2.GB.10Stephanite
Ag
 
5
SbS
 
4
2.GB.15Pearceite
[(Ag,Cu)
 
6
(As,Sb)
 
2
S
 
7
][Ag
 
9
CuS
 
4
]
2.GB.15Polybasite
[(Ag,Cu)
 
6
(Sb,As)
 
2
S
 
7
][Ag
 
9
CuS
 
4
]
2.GB.15UM2003-14-S:AgBiFeTe
Ag
 
16
FeBiTe
 
3
S
 
8
2.GB.15Selenopolybasite
[(Ag,Cu)
 
6
(Sb,As)
 
2
(S,Se)
 
7
][Ag
 
9
Cu(S,Se)
 
2
Se
 
2
]
2.GB.15Cupropearceite
[Cu
 
6
As
 
2
S
 
7
][Ag
 
9
CuS
 
4
]
2.GB.15UM1979-17-S:BiCuFe
Cu
 
18
Fe
 
4
BiS
 
16
2.GB.20Galkhaite
(Cs,Tl)(Hg,Cu,Zn)
 
6
(As,Sb)
 
4
S
 
12

Other Names for Cupropolybasite

Synonyms:
IMA2008-004
Other Languages:

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 Cupropolybasite

Reference List:

- +
Bindi, L., M.Evain, P.G.Spry, K.T. Tait, & S. Menchetti:Structural role of copper in the minerals of the pearceite-polybasite group: the case of the new minerals cupropearceite and cupropolybasite: Mineralogical Magazine 71,641-650(2007)

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  • Localities for Cupropolybasite

    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.
    Canada
     
    • British Columbia
      • Skeena Mining Division
        • Stewart
    Bindi, L.,et al., Mineralogical Magazine 71,641-650(2007)
    Czech Republic
     
    • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
      • Central Bohemia Region
        • Příbram
          • Vrančice
            • Alexander Shaft (Alexander Mine)
    Sejkora, J., Pauliš, P., Litochleb, J., Novák, F. (2010): Příspěvek k chemickému složení minerálů skupiny pearceit-polybazit z Vrančic u Příbrami (Česká republika) [Contribution to chemical composition of the minerals of pearceite-polybasite group from Vrančice near Příbram (Czech Republic). Bulletin mineralogicko-petrologického oddělení 18 (2), 23-31. [containing minor Cl]
    Indonesia
     
    • Sulawesi Island (Celebes Island)
      • Sulawesi Selatan Province (South Sulawesi Province)
        • Gowa
    Nur, I., Idrus, A., Pramumijoyo, S., Harijoko, A., Watanabe, K., Imai, A., ... & Irfan, U. R. (2012). Elemental Mass Balance of the Hydrothermal Alteration Associated with the Baturappe Epithermal Silver-Base Metal Prospect, South Sulawesi, Indonesia.
    Switzerland
     
    • Wallis (Valais)
      • Bagnes Valley
        • Bruson
    Cuchet, S., Ansermet, S. & Meisser, N. (2012): Die kupferhaltige Mineralisierung am Six Blanc im Wallis. Schweizer Strahler 46 (4), 2-16 (in German and French).
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