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Uytenbogaardtite

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Formula:
Ag
 
3
AuS
 
2
System:TetragonalColour:Greyish-white
Lustre:MetallicHardness:2
Name:Named in 1978 by M. D. Barton, C. Kieft, E. A. J. Burke, and I. D. Oen in honor of Willem Uytenbogaardt (July 18, 1918 Amsterdam, The Netherlands - May 25, 2012 Aalsmeer, The Netherlands), professor of geology, Technical University of Delft (The Netherlands).


May form as exsolutions in (originally Au-bearing) acanthite.

Classification of Uytenbogaardtite

IMA status:Approved 1977
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/B.07-20
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.BA.75

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
A : With Cu, Ag, Au
Hey's CIM Ref.:3.3.4

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

Co-type Localities:Tambang Sawah, Rejang Lebong District (Rediang Lebong District), Bengkulu Province (Benkoelen Province; Benkulen Province), Sumatera Island (Sumatra Island), Indonesia
Zmeinogorsk Mine (Zmyeinogorsk Mine; Snake Mountain Mine; Schlangenberg Mine), Zmeevka Stream, Korbalikha River, Alei River Basin, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Krai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
Comstock District, Storey Co., Nevada, USA
Year of Discovery:1977

Physical Properties of Uytenbogaardtite

Lustre:Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Opaque
Colour:Greyish-white
Hardness (Mohs):2

Crystallography of Uytenbogaardtite

Crystal System:Tetragonal
Cell Parameters:a = 9.75Å, c = 9.85Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 1.01
Unit Cell Volume:V 936.37 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Uytenbogaardtite

Formula:
Ag
 
3
AuS
 
2
Simplified for copy/paste:Ag3AuS2
Essential elements:Ag, Au, S
All elements listed in formula:Ag, Au, S
Common Impurities:Cu,Se,Te

Relationship of Uytenbogaardtite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
2.BA.05Chalcocite
Cu
 
2
S
2.BA.05Djurleite
Cu
 
31
S
 
16
2.BA.05Geerite
Cu
 
8
S
 
5
2.BA.05Roxbyite
Cu
 
9
S
 
5
2.BA.10Anilite
Cu
 
7
S
 
4
2.BA.10Digenite
Cu
 
9
S
 
5
2.BA.15Bornite
Cu
 
5
FeS
 
4
2.BA.20Bellidoite
Cu
 
2
Se
2.BA.20Berzelianite
Cu
 
2
Se
2.BA.25Athabascaite
Cu
 
5
Se
 
4
2.BA.25Umangite
Cu
 
3
Se
 
2
2.BA.30Rickardite
Cu
 
7
Te
 
5
2.BA.30Weissite
Cu
 
2-x
Te
2.BA.35Acanthite
Ag
 
2
S
2.BA.40Mckinstryite
Ag
 
5-x
Cu
 
3+x
S
 
4
2.BA.40Stromeyerite
AgCuS
2.BA.40dUM2003-13-S:AgAuCu
Ag
 
6
AuCu
 
2
S
 
5
2.BA.45Jalpaite
Ag
 
3
CuS
 
2
2.BA.45Selenojalpaite
Ag
 
3
CuSe
 
2
2.BA.50Eucairite
AgCuSe
2.BA.55Aguilarite
Ag
 
4
SeS
2.BA.55Naumannite
Ag
 
2
Se
2.BA.60Cervelleite
Ag
 
4
TeS
2.BA.60Hessite
Ag
 
2
Te
2.BA.60Chenguodaite
Ag
 
9
Fe
3+
 
Te
 
2
S
 
4
2.BA.65Henryite
Ag
 
3
Cu
 
4
Te
 
4
2.BA.65Stützite
Ag
 
5-x
Te
 
3
, x = 0.24-0.36
2.BA.70Argyrodite
Ag
 
8
GeS
 
6
2.BA.70Canfieldite
Ag
 
8
SnS
 
6
2.BA.70Putzite
(Cu
 
4.7
Ag
 
3.3
)GeS
 
6
2.BA.75Fischesserite
Ag
 
3
AuSe
 
2
2.BA.75Penzhinite
(Ag,Cu)
 
4
Au(S,Se)
 
4
2.BA.75Petrovskaite
AuAg(S,Se)
2.BA.75Petzite
Ag
 
3
AuTe
 
2
2.BA.80Bezsmertnovite
(Au,Ag)
 
4
Cu(Te,Pb)
2.BA.80Bilibinskite
PbCu
 
2
Au
 
3
Te
 
2
2.BA.80Bogdanovite
(Au,Te,Pb)
 
3
(Cu,Fe)
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
3.3.1Calaverite
AuTe
 
2
3.3.2Krennerite
(Au,Ag)Te
 
2
3.3.3Kostovite
CuAuTe
 
4
3.3.5Fischesserite
Ag
 
3
AuSe
 
2
3.3.6Petrovskaite
AuAg(S,Se)
3.3.7Petzite
Ag
 
3
AuTe
 
2
3.3.8Muthmannite
AuAgTe
 
2
3.3.9Sylvanite
(Au,Ag)
 
2
Te
 
4
3.3.10Penzhinite
(Ag,Cu)
 
4
Au(S,Se)
 
4
3.3.11Bezsmertnovite
(Au,Ag)
 
4
Cu(Te,Pb)
3.3.12Bilibinskite
PbCu
 
2
Au
 
3
Te
 
2
3.3.13Bogdanovite
(Au,Te,Pb)
 
3
(Cu,Fe)
3.3.14Montbrayite
(Au,Sb)
 
2
Te
 
3

Other Names for Uytenbogaardtite

Synonyms:
IMA1977-018Liujinyinite
Other Languages:
German:Uytenbogaardtit
Simplified Chinese:乌顿布格矿
沃登堡矿
硫金银矿
Spanish:Uytenbogaardtita

Other Information

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References for Uytenbogaardtite

Reference List:

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Canadian Mineralogist (1978): 16: 651-659.

American Mineralogist (1980): 65: 209.

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  • Localities for Uytenbogaardtite

    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.
    Argentina
     
    • La Rioja
      • Sierra de Famatina
        • La Mejicana District
    Brotkorb (2002): las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina
    • Mendoza
    Ana Cecilia Mugas-Lobos, María Florencia Márquez-Zavalía, Miguel Ángel Galliski (2011) Selenium and precious metal-bearing minerals at Don Sixto mining project, Mendoza, Argentina. SGA2011_0062.pdf
    • Santa Cruz
    DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
    Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); FERNANDEZ, Raúl R. et al. Gold and silver deposits related to Jurassic Patagonian volcanism: review and perspectives for exploration. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.4, pp. 665-681.
    Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); FERNANDEZ, Raúl R. et al. Gold and silver deposits related to Jurassic Patagonian volcanism: review and perspectives for exploration. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.4, pp. 665-681.
    Bolivia
     
    • Potosí Department
      • Antonio Quijarro Province
    Dill, H.G. (1998): Mineralium Deposita 33, 359-378.
    China
     
    • Heilongjiang Province (Manchuria; Dongbei Region)
      • Daxing'anling Prefecture
        • Huma Co.
    Zhiguo Zhang, Jiuhai Hu, and Tao Liu (2008): Gold Science and Technology 16(1), 43-47
    Indonesia
     
    • Jawa Island (Java Island)
      • Banten Province
        • Cikotok Gold District
    Econ Geol (1994) 89:227-245
      • Jawa Barat Province (West Java Province)
        • Bogor District
    The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 41, pp. 185-200 (2003)
    • Sumatera Island (Sumatra Island)
      • Bengkulu Province (Benkoelen Province; Benkulen Province)
        • Rejang Lebong District (Rediang Lebong District)
    [Can.Min.(1978) 16, 651-659; MinRec 16:55]; Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 16, pp. 651-657 (1978)
    Malaysia
     
    • Borneo Island
      • Sarawak
        • Kuching
          • Bau
    Wolfram Dieter Schuh (1993) Geology, Geochemistry, And Ore Deposits Of The Bau Gold Mining District, Sarawak, Malaysia. PhD Thesis University of Arizona.
    New Zealand
     
    • North Island
      • Waikato
        • Thames-Coromandel
          • Hikuai
    Helen A. Cocker, Jeffrey L. Mauk and Stuart D. C. Rabone (2013): The origin of Ag–Au–S–Se minerals in adularia-sericite epithermal deposits: constraints from the Broken Hills deposit, Hauraki Goldfield, New Zealand. Mineralium Deposita 48, 249-266.
    Peru
     
    • Arequipa Department
      • Castilla Province
        • Shila-Paula District
    Chauvet, A., Bailly, L., André, A.-S., Monié, P., Cassard, D., Tajada, F.L., Vargas, J.R., and Tuduri, J. (2006): Mineralium Deposita 41, 387-410.
    Chauvet, A., Bailly, L., André, A.-S., Monié, P., Cassard, D., Tajada, F.L., Vargas, J.R., and Tuduri, J. (2006): Mineralium Deposita 41, 387-410.
    Romania
     
    • Vâlcea Co.
    Udubaªa, S. S., Constantinescu, S., Popescu-pogrion, N., Grecu, N. M. & Udubaªa, G. (2006) Mössbauer (ngr), Xrd, Tem/saed And Esr Investigations On Some Sulphides From Costeªti, Valea Lui Stan And Jidoªtiþa Gold Ores (southern Carpathians, Romania). Acta Miner.-Petrograph.,Abstract Series 5, Szeged, p.123
    Russia
     
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
      • Tuva Republic
    Gas’kov, I. V., Akimtsev, V. A., Kovalev, K. R., & Sotnikov, V. I. (2006). Gold-bearing mineral assemblages of Cu-ore deposits in the Altai-Sayan folded area. Russian Geology and Geophysics (Geologiya i Geofizika), 47(9), 982-990.
    • Far-Eastern Region
      • Chukotskii Autonomous Okrug
    N.E. Savva, G.A. Pal’yanova, M.A. Byankin, (2012) The problem of genesis of gold and silver sulfides and selenides in the Kupol deposit (Chukotka, Russia), Russian Geology and Geophysics, Volume 53, Issue 5, May 2012, Pages 457-466
    • Urals Region
      • Southern Urals
        • Orenburgskaya Oblast'
          • Gay
    Sergeyev N.B., Laputina I.P., Kuz'mina O.V., Krinov D.I. (1996) Mineral Forms Of Gold And Silver In A Secondary-Enrichment Horizon At The Gay Deposit, South Urals Transactions (Doklady) of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Earth Science Sections 340:173-178.
    • Western-Siberian Region
      • Altaiskii Krai
        • Rudnyi Altai
          • Alei River Basin
            • Korbalikha River
              • Zmeevka Stream
    [MinRec 16:55]; Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 16, pp. 651-657 (1978); Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
    Slovakia
     
    • Banská Bystrica Region
      • Žarnovica Co.
    Majzlan, J. (2009): Mitt. Österr. Mineral. Ges. 155, 98. (Abs.); Majzlan, J. (2009): Mineralia Slovaca 41, 45-54.
    Majzlan, J. (2009): Ore mineralization at the Rabenstein occurence near Banská Hodruša, Slovakia. Miner. Slov., 41, 45-54.
      • Žiar nad Hronom Co.
    Ďuďa R., 1993 : Die mineralien der Gold und Silber - lagersttäte von Kremnitz ( Kremnica) in der Slowakei. Mineralien Welt /Haltern,Nemecko/,5, s. 20 - 32
    USA
     
    • Arizona
      • Cochise Co.
        • Dos Cabezas Mts
          • Dos Cabezas (Two Heads) District
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 409.
    • California
      • San Bernardino Co.
        • Mescal
    Ronald Wynn Sheets, James R. Craig, Robert J. Bodnar (1995) Composition And Occurrence Of Electrum At The Morning Star Deposit, San Bernardino County, California: Evidence For Remobilization Of Gold And Silver. Canadian Mineralogist 33:137-151
    • Colorado
      • Mineral Co.
        • Creede District
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; Foley, N. K.; Caddey, S. W.; Byington, C. B.; Vardiman, D. M. (1993) Mineralogy, mineral chemistry, and paragenesis of gold, silver, and base-metal ores of the North Amethyst vein system, San Juan Mountains, Mineral County, Colorado. USGS Professional Paper: 1537
    • Nevada
      • Lander Co.
        • Lewis District
    NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada
      • Nye Co.
        • Beatty
          • Bullfrog Hills
            • Bullfrog District
    NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
        • Bullfrog District
    Castor, S.B. and Sjoberg, J.J. (1993) Uytenbogaardtite, Ag3AuS2, in the Bullfrog mining district, Nevada. Canadian Mineralogist, 31, 89-98.
    NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    [MinRec 23:425]; Weiss S. (2004) The Mineralogy of Gold - A Review. Extra Lapis English No. 5 pp 60-73.
        • Tolicha District
    NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada
      • Storey Co.
    [MinRec 16:55]
    Uzbekistan
     
    • Tashkent Viloyati (Toshkent)
      • Angren Region
        • Chatkal-Kuraminskii Range
    Eleonora A. Dunin-Barkovskaya, Umid K. Aripov, L.A. Tsoy, M.A. Kim (2005) Mineralogical features and ore-forming conditions of goldbearing deposits of Uzbekistan. GEOCHMISTRY, MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY 43 SOFIA pp 69-74
    GEOCHMISTRY, MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY • 4 3 • SOFIA pp 69-74
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