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Buseckite

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Formula:
(Fe,Zn,Mn)S
Zn and Mn are probably needed for stabilisation.
System:
Hexagonal
Colour:
Black
Member of:
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

Approved 2011
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

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.

Physical Properties of Buseckite

Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Colour:
Black

Crystallography of Buseckite

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Class (H-M):
6mm - Dihexagonal Pyramidal
Space Group:
P63mc
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.8357Å, c = 6.3002Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.643
Unit Cell Volume:
V 80.27 ų
Z:
2
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.322 (100)
3.150 (62)
2.938 (90)
2.286 (36)
1.918 (76)
1.775 (76)
1.638 (48)
1.078 (28)

Chemical Properties of Buseckite

Formula:
(Fe,Zn,Mn)S

Zn and Mn are probably needed for stabilisation.
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Buseckite to other Species

Member of:
Other Members of Group:
2.CB.05aColoradoiteHgTe
2.CB.05aHawleyiteCdS
2.CB.05aMetacinnabarHgS
2.CB.05cPolhemusite(Zn,Hg)S
2.CB.05bSakuraiite(Cu,Zn,Fe)3(In,Sn)S4
2.CB.05aSphaleriteZnS
2.CB.05aStilleiteZnSe
2.CB.05aTiemanniteHgSe
2.CB.05UM1998-15-S:CuFeZnCu2Fe3Zn5S10
2.CB.05aRudashevskyite(Fe,Zn)S
2.CB.10aChalcopyriteCuFeS2
2.CB.10aEskeborniteCuFeSe2
2.CB.10aGalliteCuGaS2
2.CB.10bHaycockiteCu4Fe5S8
2.CB.10aLenaiteAgFeS2
2.CB.10bMooihoekiteCu9Fe9S16
2.CB.10bPutoraniteCu9(Fe,Ni)9S16
2.CB.10aRoquesiteCuInS2
2.CB.10bTalnakhiteCu9(Fe,Ni)8S16
2.CB.10aLaforêtiteAgInS2
2.CB.15aČernýiteCu2(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS4
2.CB.15aFerrokësteriteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
2.CB.15aHocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4
2.CB.15aIdaiteCu5FeS6
2.CB.15aKësteriteCu2(Zn,Fe)SnS4
2.CB.15aKuramiteCu3SnS4
2.CB.15bMohiteCu2SnS3
2.CB.15aPirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4
2.CB.15aStanniteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
2.CB.15cStannoiditeCu6+Cu22+(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
2.CB.15aVelikiteCu2HgSnS4
2.CB.15cUM2006-11-S:CuFeGeZnCu8(Fe,Zn)3Ge2S12 (?)
2.CB.20ChatkaliteCu6FeSn2S8
2.CB.20MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8
2.CB.30ColusiteCu12VAs3S16
2.CB.30GermaniteCu13Fe2Ge2S16
2.CB.30GermanocolusiteCu26V2(Ge,As)6S32
2.CB.30NekrasoviteCu26V2(Sn,As,Sb)6S32
2.CB.30StibiocolusiteCu13V4(Sb,Sn,As)3S16
2.CB.30Ovamboite Cu20(Fe,Cu,Zn)6W2Ge6S32
2.CB.30MaikainiteCu20(Fe,Cu)6Mo2Ge6S32
2.CB.35aHemusiteCu6SnMoS8
2.CB.35aKiddcreekiteCu6SnWS8
2.CB.35aPolkovicite(Fe,Pb)3(Ge,Fe)1-xS4
2.CB.35aRenierite(Cu,Zn)11(Ge,As)2Fe4S16
2.CB.35aVincienniteCu7+Cu32+Fe22+Fe23+Sn(As,Sb)S16
2.CB.35aMorozeviczite(Pb,Fe)3Ge1-xS4
2.CB.35bCatamarcaiteCu6GeWS8
2.CB.40LautiteCuAsS
2.CB.45CadmoseliteCdSe
2.CB.45GreenockiteCdS
2.CB.45Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
2.CB.45RambergiteMnS
2.CB.55aCubaniteCuFe2S3
2.CB.55bIsocubaniteCuFe2S3
2.CB.60PicotpauliteTlFe2S3
2.CB.60RaguiniteTlFeS2
2.CB.65ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3
2.CB.65SternbergiteAgFe2S3
2.CB.70SulvaniteCu3VS4
2.CB.75VulcaniteCuTe
2.CB.80EmpressiteAgTe
2.CB.85MuthmanniteAuAgTe2

Other Names for Buseckite

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 Buseckite

Reference List:
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.

Internet Links for Buseckite

Localities for Buseckite

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.
Poland (TL)
 
  • Lubelskie
    • Zamość
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. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XLIII. LPI Contribution No. 1659, id.1520. (March 2012)
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