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Carducciite

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Formula:
(Ag
 
2
Sb
 
2
)Pb
 
12
(As,Sb)
 
16
S
 
40
System:Monoclinic
Member of:Sartorite Group


Sb-rich isotype of rathite.
Very closely related to barikaite.

Classification of Carducciite

IMA status:Approved
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Type Occurrence of Carducciite

Type Locality:Pollone Mine, Valdicastello Carducci, Pietrasanta, Apuan Alps, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
Place of Conservation of Type Material:Type material is deposited in the collections of the collections of the Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Universita` di Pisa, Calci (Pisa), Italy, catalogue number 19646

Crystallography of Carducciite

Crystal System:Monoclinic
Class (H-M):2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:P21/b {P1 1 21/b} {P21/c} {P1 21/c 1} {P21/a}
Space Group Setting:P21/c
Cell Parameters:a = 8.4909(3) Å, b = 8.0227(3) Å, c = 25.3957(9) Å
γ = 100.382(2)°
Ratio:a:b:c = 1.058 : 1 : 3.165
Unit Cell Volume:V 0.00 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
3.689(
3.416(
3.125(
2.989(
2.894(
2.753(
2.250(
Comments:From Type Description.

Chemical Properties of Carducciite

Formula:
(Ag
 
2
Sb
 
2
)Pb
 
12
(As,Sb)
 
16
S
 
40
Simplified for copy/paste:(Ag2Sb2)Pb12(As,Sb)16S40
Essential elements:Ag, As, Pb, S, Sb
All elements listed in formula:Ag, As, Pb, S, Sb

Relationship of Carducciite to other Species

Member of:Sartorite Group
Other Members of Group:

- +
Barikaite
Ag
 
3
Pb
 
10
(Sb
 
8
As
 
11
)S
 
40
Baumhauerite
Pb
 
12
As
 
16
S
 
36
Baumhauerite-2a
Pb
 
11
Ag(As,Sb)
 
18
S
 
36
Boscardinite
TlPb
 
4
(Sb
 
7
As
 
2
)S
 
18
Dufrénoysite
Pb
 
2
As
 
2
S
 
5
Guettardite
PbAsSbS
 
4
Parapierrotite
Tl(Sb,As)
 
5
S
 
8
Philrothite
TlAs
 
3
S
 
5
Pierrotite
Tl
 
2
Sb
 
6
As
 
4
S
 
16
Rathite
Pb
 
8
Pb
 
4-x
(Tl
 
2
As
 
2
)
 
x
(Ag
 
2
As
 
2
)As
 
16
S
 
40
Sartorite
PbAs
 
2
S
 
4
Twinnite
Pb
 
0.8
Tl
 
0.1
Sb
 
1.3
As
 
0.8
S
 
4
Veenite
Pb
 
2
(Sb,As)
 
2
S
 
5

Other Names for Carducciite

Synonyms:
IMA2013-006
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 Carducciite

Reference List:

- +
Biagioni, C., Orlandi, P. and Moëlo, Y. (2013): Carducciite, IMA 2013-006. CNMNC Newsletter No. 16, August 2013, page 2702; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 2695-2709.

Biagioni, C., Orlandi, P., Moëlo, Y. & Bindi, L. (2014) Lead-antimony sulfosalts from Tuscany (Italy). XVI. Carducciite, (AgSb)Pb6(As,Sb)8S20, a new Sb-rich derivative of rathite from the Pollone mine, Valdicastello Carducci: occurrence and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine (in press).

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  • Localities for Carducciite

    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.
    Italy
     
    • Tuscany
      • Lucca Province
        • Apuan Alps
          • Pietrasanta
            • Valdicastello Carducci
    Biagioni, C., Orlandi, P. and Moe¨lo, Y. (2013) Carducciite, IMA 2013-006. CNMNC Newsletter No. 16, August 2013, page 2702; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 2695-2709.
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