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Buseckite

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Formula:
(Fe,Zn,Mn)S
Zn and Mn are probably needed for stabilisation.
System:HexagonalColour:Black
Member of:Wurtzite Group
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:
EnstatiteAlbite-Anorthite SeriesSinoiteTroiliteQuartz
TridymiteCristobaliteIronSchreibersiteKeilite
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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:
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: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:

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Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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2.CB.05aColoradoite
HgTe
2.CB.05aHawleyite
CdS
2.CB.05aMetacinnabar
HgS
2.CB.05cPolhemusite
(Zn,Hg)S
2.CB.05bSakuraiite
(Cu,Zn,Fe,In,Sn)S
2.CB.05aSphalerite
ZnS
2.CB.05aStilleite
ZnSe
2.CB.05aTiemannite
HgSe
2.CB.05UM1998-15-S:CuFeZn
Cu
 
2
Fe
 
3
Zn
 
5
S
 
10
2.CB.05aRudashevskyite
(Fe,Zn)S
2.CB.10aChalcopyrite
CuFeS
 
2
2.CB.10aEskebornite
CuFeSe
 
2
2.CB.10aGallite
CuGaS
 
2
2.CB.10bHaycockite
Cu
 
4
Fe
 
5
S
 
8
2.CB.10aLenaite
AgFeS
 
2
2.CB.10bMooihoekite
Cu
 
9
Fe
 
9
S
 
16
2.CB.10bPutoranite
Cu
 
9
(Fe,Ni)
 
9
S
 
16
2.CB.10aRoquesite
CuInS
 
2
2.CB.10bTalnakhite
Cu
 
9
(Fe,Ni)
 
8
S
 
16
2.CB.10aLaforêtite
AgInS
 
2
2.CB.15aČernýite
Cu
 
2
(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS
 
4
2.CB.15aFerrokesterite
Cu
 
2
(Fe,Zn)SnS
 
4
2.CB.15aHocartite
Ag
 
2
(Fe
2+
 
,Zn)SnS
 
4
2.CB.15aIdaite
Cu
 
5
FeS
 
6
2.CB.15aKesterite
Cu
 
2
(Zn,Fe)SnS
 
4
2.CB.15aKuramite
Cu
 
3
SnS
 
4
2.CB.15bMohite
Cu
 
2
SnS
 
3
2.CB.15aPirquitasite
Ag
 
2
ZnSnS
 
4
2.CB.15aStannite
Cu
 
2
(Fe,Zn)SnS
 
4
2.CB.15cStannoidite
Cu
+
6
Cu
2+
2
(Fe
2+
 
,Zn)
 
3
Sn
 
2
S
 
12
2.CB.15aVelikite
Cu
 
2
HgSnS
 
4
2.CB.15cUM2006-11-S:CuFeGeZn
Cu
 
8
(Fe,Zn)
 
3
Ge
 
2
S
 
12
(?)
2.CB.20Chatkalite
Cu
 
6
FeSn
 
2
S
 
8
2.CB.20Mawsonite
Cu
 
6
Fe
 
2
SnS
 
8
2.CB.30Colusite
Cu
 
26
V
 
2
(As,Sn,Sb)
 
6
S
 
32
2.CB.30Germanite
Cu
 
13
Fe
 
2
Ge
 
2
S
 
16
2.CB.30Germanocolusite
Cu
 
26
V
 
2
(Ge,As)
 
6
S
 
32
2.CB.30Nekrasovite
Cu
 
26
V
 
2
(Sn,As,Sb)
 
6
S
 
32
2.CB.30Stibiocolusite
Cu
 
13
V
 
4
(Sb,Sn,As)
 
3
S
 
16
2.CB.30Ovamboite
Cu
 
20
(Fe,Cu,Zn)
 
6
W
 
2
Ge
 
6
S
 
32
2.CB.30Maikainite
Cu
 
20
(Fe,Cu)
 
6
Mo
 
2
Ge
 
6
S
 
32
2.CB.35aHemusite
Cu
 
6
SnMoS
 
8
2.CB.35aKiddcreekite
Cu
 
6
SnWS
 
8
2.CB.35aPolkovicite
(Fe,Pb)
 
3
(Ge,Fe)
 
1-x
S
 
4
2.CB.35aRenierite
(Cu,Zn)
 
11
(Ge,As)
 
2
Fe
 
4
S
 
16
2.CB.35aVinciennite
Cu
+
7
Cu
2+
3
Fe
2+
2
Fe
3+
2
Sn(As,Sb)S
 
16
2.CB.35aMorozeviczite
(Pb,Fe)
 
3
Ge
 
1-x
S
 
4
2.CB.35bCatamarcaite
Cu
 
6
GeWS
 
8
2.CB.40Lautite
CuAsS
2.CB.45Cadmoselite
CdSe
2.CB.45Greenockite
CdS
2.CB.45Wurtzite
(Zn,Fe)S
2.CB.45Rambergite
MnS
2.CB.55aCubanite
CuFe
 
2
S
 
3
2.CB.55bIsocubanite
CuFe
 
2
S
 
3
2.CB.60Picotpaulite
TlFe
 
2
S
 
3
2.CB.60Raguinite
TlFeS
 
2
2.CB.65Argentopyrite
AgFe
 
2
S
 
3
2.CB.65Sternbergite
AgFe
 
2
S
 
3
2.CB.70Sulvanite
Cu
 
3
VS
 
4
2.CB.75Vulcanite
CuTe
2.CB.80Empressite
AgTe
2.CB.85Muthmannite
AuAgTe
 
2

Other Names for Buseckite

Synonyms:
IMA2011-070
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 Buseckite

Reference List:

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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

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    Poland
     
    • 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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