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Berryite

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Leonard Gascoigne Berry
Formula:
Cu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16
Formely considered to be Pb3(Ag,Cu)5Bi7S16.
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
Bluish-grey, white, ...
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
Name:
Named in honor of Leonard Gascoigne Berry (1914-1982), Canadian mineralogist, Professor of Mineralogy and Crystallography at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario (1945-1979), who first investigated the mineral from the Swedish type locality (TL2), in 1939. Berry was the founding editor of Canadian Mineralogist (1957-1975).
An orthorhombic polytypic variant has been postulated (Topa et al., 2006).

Classification of Berryite

Approved
2.HB.20d

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
H : Sulfosalts of SnS archetype
B : With Cu, Ag, Fe, Sn and Pb
3.6.15.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
6 : 2 < ø < 2.49
5.7.41

5 : Sulphosalts - Sulpharsenites and Sulphobismuthites (those containing Sn, Ge,or V are in Section 6)
7 : Sulpharsenites etc. of Pb and other metals
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First Recorded Occurrence of Berryite

Year of Discovery:
1965

Occurrences of Berryite

Geological Setting:
Hydrothermal veins

Physical Properties of Berryite

Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Colour:
Bluish-grey, white, grey-white.
Hardness (Mohs):
Hardness (Vickers):
VHN100=131 - 152 kg/mm2
Cleavage:
Poor/Indistinct
Density:
6.7 g/cm3 (Measured)    6.83 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Berryite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 12.703(3) Å, b = 4.0305(7) Å, c = 28.925(5) Å
β = 102.484(2)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 3.152 : 1 : 7.177
Unit Cell Volume:
V 1,445.93 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
Lath-like aggregates and crystals.
Twinning:
Repeated
Comment:
Formerly considered cell: 12.72, 4.02, 58.07 A, beta = 102.6.

Optical Data of Berryite

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Distinct to strong; from gray-white to red-brown and green
Colour in reflected light:
White to gray white
Pleochroism:
Weak

Chemical Properties of Berryite

Formula:
Cu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16

Formely considered to be Pb3(Ag,Cu)5Bi7S16.
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Berryite to other Species

2.HB.05aAikinitePbCuBiS3
2.HB.05aFriedrichitePb5Cu5Bi7S18
2.HB.05aGladitePbCuBi5S9
2.HB.05aHammaritePb2Cu2Bi4S9
2.HB.05cJaskólskiitePb2+xCux(Sb,Bi)2-xS6 (x = 0.2)
2.HB.05aKrupkaitePbCuBi3S6
2.HB.05aLindströmitePb3Cu3Bi7S15
2.HB.05bMeneghinitePb13CuSb7S24
2.HB.05aPekoitePbCuBi11(S,Se)18
2.HB.05aEmilitePb2.7Cu2.7Bi5.3S12
2.HB.05UM2000-46-S:BiCuPbCu0.33Pb0.33Bi7.67S12
2.HB.05aSalzburgitePb1.6Cu1.6Bi6.4S12
2.HB.05UM1990-54-Se:BiCuPbCuPb(Ni,Co)0.3Bi3Se6
2.HB.05aPaaritePb1.7Cu1.7Bi6.3S12
2.HB.10cEclarite(Cu,Fe)Pb9Bi12S28
2.HB.10bGiessenitePb27Cu2(Bi,Sb)19S57
2.HB.10bIzoklakeitePb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57
2.HB.10aKobellitePb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69
2.HB.10aTintinaitePb22Cu4(Sb,Bi)30S69
2.HB.15BenavidesitePb4MnSb6S14
2.HB.15JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
2.HB.20bBuckhorniteAuPb2BiTe2S3
2.HB.20aNagyágite[Pb3(Pb,Sb)3S6](Au,Te)3
2.HB.20eWatkinsoniteCu2PbBi4(Se,S,Te)8
2.HB.20cMuseumite[Pb2(Pb,Sb)2S8][(Te,Au)2]
2.HB.20eLitochlebiteAg2PbBi4Se8
5.7.1SeligmannitePbCuAsS3
5.7.2BournonitePbCuSbS3
5.7.3MeneghinitePb13CuSb7S24
5.7.4GladitePbCuBi5S9
5.7.5LindströmitePb3Cu3Bi7S15
5.7.6KrupkaitePbCuBi3S6
5.7.7HammaritePb2Cu2Bi4S9
5.7.8FriedrichitePb5Cu5Bi7S18
5.7.9AikinitePbCuBiS3
5.7.10NuffielditeCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7
5.7.11JaskólskiitePb2+xCux(Sb,Bi)2-xS6 (x = 0.2)
5.7.12TintinaitePb22Cu4(Sb,Bi)30S69
5.7.13KobellitePb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69
5.7.14ProuditeCuPb7.5Bi9.33(S,Se)22
5.7.15NordströmiteCuPb3Bi7(Se4S10)
5.7.16WatkinsoniteCu2PbBi4(Se,S,Te)8
5.7.17PekoitePbCuBi11(S,Se)18
5.7.18PetroviciteCu3HgPbBiSe5
5.7.19Eclarite(Cu,Fe)Pb9Bi12S28
5.7.20MarriteAgPbAsS3
5.7.21Baumhauerite-2aPb11Ag(As,Sb)18S36
5.7.22AndoritePbAgSb3S6
5.7.23Ramdohrite(Cd,Mn,Fe)Ag5.5Pb12Sb21.5S48
5.7.24RoshchiniteAg19Pb10Sb51S96
5.7.25OurayiteAg3Pb4Bi5S13
5.7.26EskimoiteAg7Pb10Bi15S36
5.7.27FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48
5.7.28OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
5.7.29FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3
5.7.30DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8
5.7.31SterryiteAg2Pb10(Sb,As)12S29
5.7.32VikingiteAg5Pb8Bi13S30
5.7.33ZoubekiteAgPb4Sb4S10
5.7.34SchirmeritePbAgBi3S6 - Pb3Ag1.5Bi3.5S9
5.7.36GustaviteAg3Pb5Bi11S24
5.7.37KitaibeliteAg10PbBi30S51
5.7.38TreasuriteAg7Pb6Bi15S32
5.7.39Benjaminite(Ag,Cu)3(Bi,Pb)7S12
5.7.40Lengenbachite Ag4Cu2Pb18As12S39 ·
5.7.42NeyiteAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68
5.7.43Larosite(Cu,Ag)21(Pb,Bi)2S13
5.7.44CupropavoniteAgCu2PbBi5S10
5.7.45PadĕraiteCu5.9Ag1.3Pb1.6Bi11.2S22
5.7.46RayitePb8(Ag,Tl)2Sb8S21
5.7.47RathitePb8Pb4-x(Tl2As2)x(Ag2As2)As16S40
5.7.48HatchiteAgTlPbAs2S5

Other Names for Berryite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Berryit
Simplified Chinese:板硫铋铜铅矿
Spanish:Berryita

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 Berryite

Reference List:
NUFFIELD, E.W. & HARRIS, D.C. (1966): Studies of the mineral sulpho-salts: XX - Berryite, a new species. Canadian Mineralogist 8, 407-413.

Topa, D., Makovicky, E., Putz., H. and Mumme, W.G. (2006): The crystal structure of berryite, Cu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16. Can. Mineral. 44, 465-480.

Internet Links for Berryite

Localities for Berryite

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.
Argentina
 
  • San Juan
    • Caucete department
      • La Huerta Range
        • Marayes mining district
The Canadian Mineralogist; February 2009; v. 47; no. 1; p. 129-141
Bolivia
 
  • Potosí Department
    • Sud Lípez Province
      • Cerro Bonete
Bulgaria
 
  • Balkan Mts (Stara Planina)
http://www.bgd.bg/summanual_2003_5.htm; Mladenova, V., Kerestedjian, T., & Dimitrova, D. (2001). Ag-Cu-Pb-Bi mineralization from the Svishti Plaz gold deposit, Central Balkan Mountain, Bulgaria. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol, 38, 55-66.
China
 
  • Jiangsu Province
    • Nanjing Prefecture
      • Jiangning District
Xiangping, G., Watanabe, M., Ohkawa, M., Hoshino, K., Shibata, Y., and Desong, C. (2001): Canadian Mineralogist 39(6), 1641-1652.
  • Shaanxi Province
    • Weinan Prefecture
      • Tongguan Co.
Enkui Cao (1991): Geology Laboratory 7(5), 300-307
  • Shandong Province
    • Binzhou Prefecture
      • Zouping Co.
Licheng Tang (1989): Shandong Geological Information 1989(4), 15-21; Pingfu Li and Shurong Yuan (1991): Geology and Prospecting 27(1), 7-12
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Bad Rippoldsau
K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
      • Gengenbach
        • Haigerach valley
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
      • Schapbach
        • Wildschapbach valley
J. Gröbner: Neufunde von der Grube Katharina im Wildschapbach, Der Erzgräber 18 (2/2004), 34-37.
      • Wolfach
        • Oberwolfach
          • Rankach valley
Walenta, K. (1992): Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 336 pp. (in German); Blaß, G. & Graf, H. W. (1997): Neufunde von bekannten Fundorten (19. Folge). - Mineralien-Welt, 8 (5), 32-36; WALENTA, K. (1995): Neue Mineralfunde von der Grube Clara. 6. Folge, 1. Teil. - Lapis 20 (5), 33-38; Topa, D., Makovicky, E., Putz., H. and Mumme, W.G. (2006): The crystal structure of berryite, Cu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16. Can. Mineral. 44, 465-480.
Greenland
 
  • Sermersooq
    • Arsuk Fjord
      • Ivittuut (Ivigtut)
Petersen, O. V and K Secher (1993) The Minerals of Greenland. Mineralogical Record 24:36; Karup-Møller, S. (1977). Mineralogy of some Ag-(Cu)-Pb-Bi sulphide associations. Bulletin Geological Society Denmark, 26, 41-68.
Iran
 
  • South Khorasan Province
    • Nehbandan
Karimpour, M.H., Zaw, K., and Huston, D.L. (2005): Journal of Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran 16(2), 153-168.
Norway
 
  • Sør-Trøndelag
    • Trondheim
      • Bymarka
Selbekk R.S. (2010): Norges mineraler. En revidert utgave av Norges mineraler (Neumann 1985). Tapir-NGU-NHM. 552p
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Rudawy Janowickie Mts
      • Czarnów
        • Rędziny
Gołębiowska B., Pieczka A., Parafiniuk J. 2006: Cu(Ag)-Pb-Bi(Sb) sulphosalts from Rędziny (Western Sudetes, Poland). Mineralogia Polonica - Special Papers, vol. 28, 78-80
Romania
 
  • Bihor Co.
    • Nucet
www.minerals-of-the carpathians.eu (2009)
  • Maramureș Co.
    • Baia Borsa
Mitt. .Österr. Miner. Ges. 143 (1998)
    • Băiuț
Mitt. .Österr. Miner. Ges. 143 (1998); Cook, N. J. Mineralogisches Institut der Universität Würzburg Am Hubland, D-97074 Würzburg Lecture to the Austrian Mineralogical Society 23 rd June 1997 in Salzburg.
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Chitinskaya Oblast'
Kovalenker, V. A., Kiseleva, G. D., Krylova, T. L., & Andreeva, O. V. (2011). Mineralogy and ore formation conditions of the Bugdaya Au-bearing W-Mo porphyry deposit, eastern Transbaikal region, Russia. Geology of Ore Deposits, 53(2), 93-125.
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
Ďuďa R.,Kotuľak P., Káňa R., 1993: Bergbau und Mineralien von Banská Štiavnica (Schemnitz), Slowakei. Emser Hefte, 14, 3, 1-70, Haltern
    • Žarnovica Co.
      • Hodruša-Hámre (Hodritsch)
Jeleň, S., Pršek, J., Kovalenker, V. A., Topa, D., Sejkora, J., Števko, M., & Ozdín, D. (2012). Bismuth Sulfosalts Of The Cuprobismutite, Pavonite And Aikinite Series From The Rozália Mine, Hodruša–Hámre, Slovakia. The Canadian Mineralogist, 50(2), 325-340.
  • Košice Region
    • Trebišov Co.
Kaličiak, M., Ďuďa, R., 1996: Geolgický vývoj, stavba a metalogenéza neovulkanitov na Východnom Slovensku. Manuskript, Archív Geofond, Bratislava, 83p
Sweden
 
  • Värmland
    • Filipstad
NUFFIELD, E.W. & HARRIS, D.C. (1966): Studies of the mineral sulpho-salts: XX - Berryite, a new species. Canadian Mineralogist 8, 407-413.
Tajikistan
 
  • Viloyati Sogd (Viloyati Sughd; Viloyati Khodzhent; Viloyati Leninabad)
    • Adrasman
Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
UK
 
Tindle, A.G. (2008) Minerals of Britian and Ireland
Ukraine
 
  • Zakarpats'ka Oblast' (Transcarpathian Oblasť; Zakarpattia)
    • Berehivskyi Raion
      • Berehove
Biruk, S., & Skakun, L. (2012). Bismuth minerals of the Beregovo ore field: mineral assemblages and spatial zonation (Transcarpathian, Ukraine). Geological Quarterly, 44(1), 39-46.
USA
 
  • Colorado
    • Clear Creek Co.
      • Montezuma (Summit Co.)
        • Cinnamon Gulch
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
    • Park Co.
      • Montezuma District
        • Hall Valley
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
    • San Juan Co.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
    • Summit Co.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
  • Missouri
    • Madison Co.
      • Fredericktown District
R&M 73:2 pp 98-117
  • Nevada
    • Nye Co.
      • Toquima Range
        • Round Mountain District
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