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|Zn and Mn are probably needed for stabilisation.|
|Name:||In honour of Prof. Peter Buseck, Arizona State University, for his work on the geochemistry and mineralogy of various types of meteorites, and his landmark high-resolution transmission electron microscopy work on minerals.|
This page provides mineralogical data about Buseckite.
Classification of Buseckite
|IMA status:||Approved 2011|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||2.CB.45|
2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
C : Metal Sulfides, M: S = 1: 1 (and similar)
B : With Zn, Fe, Cu, Ag, etc.
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Type Occurrence of Buseckite
|Type Locality:||Zaklodzie meteorite, Zamość, Lubelskie, Poland|
|General Appearance of Type Material:||Scattered irregular to subhedral crystals (4-20 μm in diameter) along grain boundaries.|
|Geological Setting of type material:||In an ungrouped enstatite-rich achondrite.|
|Associated Minerals at type locality:|
Physical Properties of Buseckite
Crystallography of Buseckite
|Class (H-M):||6mm - Dihexagonal Pyramidal|
|Cell Parameters:||a = 3.8357Å, c = 6.3002Å|
|Ratio:||a:c = 1 : 1.643|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 80.27 Å³|
|X-Ray Powder Diffraction:|
Chemical Properties of Buseckite
Zn and Mn are probably needed for stabilisation.
|Essential elements:||Fe, S|
|All elements listed in formula:||Fe, Mn, S, Zn|
Relationship of Buseckite to other Species
|Member of:||Wurtzite Group|
|Other Members of Group:|
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
Other Names for Buseckite
|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 Buseckite
Ma, C. (2011) Buseckite, IMA 2011-070. CNMNC Newsletter No. 11, December 2011, page 2891; Mineralogical Magazine, 75, 2887-2893.
Ma, C., Beckett, J.R. & Rossman, G.R. (2012): Discovery of buseckite, (Fe,Zn,Mn,)S, a new mineral in Zaklodzie, an ungrouped enstatite-rich achondrite. 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract # 1520.
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Localities for Buseckite
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.
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