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Formula:
Cu
 
3
Ag
 
2
Pb
 
3
Bi
 
7
S
 
16
Formely considered to be Pb3(Ag,Cu)5Bi7S16.
System:MonoclinicColour:Bluish-grey, white, ...
Lustre:MetallicHardness:
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

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/E.33-50
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID: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
Dana 8th edition ID:3.6.15.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
6 : 2 < ø < 2.49
Hey's CIM Ref.: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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Type Occurrence of Berryite

Co-type Localities:Nordmark (Nordmarksberg), Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden
Missouri Mine, Hall Valley, Montezuma District, Park Co., Colorado, USA
Year of Discovery:1965

Occurrences of Berryite

Geological Setting:Hydrothermal veins

Physical Properties of Berryite

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

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:
Cu
 
3
Ag
 
2
Pb
 
3
Bi
 
7
S
 
16


Formely considered to be Pb3(Ag,Cu)5Bi7S16.
Simplified for copy/paste:Cu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16
Essential elements:Ag, Bi, Cu, Pb, S
All elements listed in formula:Ag, Bi, Cu, Pb, S

Relationship of Berryite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
2.HB.05aAikinite
PbCuBiS
 
3
2.HB.05aFriedrichite
Pb
 
5
Cu
 
5
Bi
 
7
S
 
18
2.HB.05aGladite
PbCuBi
 
5
S
 
9
2.HB.05aHammarite
Pb
 
2
Cu
 
2
Bi
 
4
S
 
9
2.HB.05cJaskólskiite
Pb
 
2+x
Cu
 
x
(Sb,Bi)
 
2-x
S
 
6
(x = 0.2)
2.HB.05aKrupkaite
PbCuBi
 
3
S
 
6
2.HB.05aLindströmite
Pb
 
3
Cu
 
3
Bi
 
7
S
 
15
2.HB.05bMeneghinite
Pb
 
13
CuSb
 
7
S
 
24
2.HB.05aPekoite
PbCuBi
 
11
(S,Se)
 
18
2.HB.05aEmilite
Pb
 
2.7
Cu
 
2.7
Bi
 
5.3
S
 
12
2.HB.05UM2000-46-S:BiCuPb
Cu
 
0.33
Pb
 
0.33
Bi
 
7.67
S
 
12
2.HB.05aSalzburgite
Pb
 
1.6
Cu
 
1.6
Bi
 
6.4
S
 
12
2.HB.05UM1990-54-Se:BiCuPb
CuPb(Ni,Co)
 
0.3
Bi
 
3
Se
 
6
2.HB.05aPaarite
Pb
 
1.7
Cu
 
1.7
Bi
 
6.3
S
 
12
2.HB.10cEclarite
(Cu,Fe)Pb
 
9
Bi
 
12
S
 
28
2.HB.10bGiessenite
Pb
 
27
Cu
 
2
(Bi,Sb)
 
19
S
 
57
2.HB.10bIzoklakeite
Pb
 
27
(Cu,Fe,Ag)
 
2
(Sb,Bi)
 
19
S
 
57
2.HB.10aKobellite
Pb
 
22
Cu
 
4
(Bi,Sb)
 
30
S
 
69
2.HB.10aTintinaite
Pb
 
22
Cu
 
4
(Sb,Bi)
 
30
S
 
69
2.HB.15Benavidesite
Pb
 
4
(Mn,Fe)Sb
 
6
S
 
14
2.HB.15Jamesonite
Pb
 
4
FeSb
 
6
S
 
14
2.HB.20bBuckhornite
AuPb
 
2
BiTe
 
2
S
 
3
2.HB.20aNagyágite
Pb
 
5
Au(Te,Sb)
 
4
S
 
5-8
2.HB.20eWatkinsonite
Cu
 
2
PbBi
 
4
(Se,S,Te)
 
8
2.HB.20cMuseumite
[Pb
 
2
(Pb,Sb)
 
2
S
 
8
][(Te,Au)
 
2
]
2.HB.20eLitochlebite
Ag
 
2
PbBi
 
4
Se
 
8
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
5.7.1Seligmannite
PbCuAsS
 
3
5.7.2Bournonite
PbCuSbS
 
3
5.7.3Meneghinite
Pb
 
13
CuSb
 
7
S
 
24
5.7.4Gladite
PbCuBi
 
5
S
 
9
5.7.5Lindströmite
Pb
 
3
Cu
 
3
Bi
 
7
S
 
15
5.7.6Krupkaite
PbCuBi
 
3
S
 
6
5.7.7Hammarite
Pb
 
2
Cu
 
2
Bi
 
4
S
 
9
5.7.8Friedrichite
Pb
 
5
Cu
 
5
Bi
 
7
S
 
18
5.7.9Aikinite
PbCuBiS
 
3
5.7.10Nuffieldite
Cu
 
1.4
Pb
 
2.4
Bi
 
2.4
Sb
 
0.2
S
 
7
5.7.11Jaskólskiite
Pb
 
2+x
Cu
 
x
(Sb,Bi)
 
2-x
S
 
6
(x = 0.2)
5.7.12Tintinaite
Pb
 
22
Cu
 
4
(Sb,Bi)
 
30
S
 
69
5.7.13Kobellite
Pb
 
22
Cu
 
4
(Bi,Sb)
 
30
S
 
69
5.7.14Proudite
CuPb
 
7.5
Bi
 
9.33
(S,Se)
 
22
5.7.15Nordströmite
CuPb
 
3
Bi
 
7
(Se
 
4
S
 
10
)
5.7.16Watkinsonite
Cu
 
2
PbBi
 
4
(Se,S,Te)
 
8
5.7.17Pekoite
PbCuBi
 
11
(S,Se)
 
18
5.7.18Petrovicite
Cu
 
3
HgPbBiSe
 
5
5.7.19Eclarite
(Cu,Fe)Pb
 
9
Bi
 
12
S
 
28
5.7.20Marrite
AgPbAsS
 
3
5.7.21Baumhauerite-2a
Pb
 
11
Ag(As,Sb)
 
18
S
 
36
5.7.22Andorite
PbAgSb
 
3
S
 
6
5.7.23Ramdohrite
(Cd,Mn,Fe)Ag
 
5.5
Pb
 
12
Sb
 
21.5
S
 
48
5.7.24Roshchinite
Ag
 
19
Pb
 
10
Sb
 
51
S
 
96
5.7.25Ourayite
Ag
 
3
Pb
 
4
Bi
 
5
S
 
13
5.7.26Eskimoite
Ag
 
7
Pb
 
10
Bi
 
15
S
 
36
5.7.27Fizélyite
Ag
 
5
Pb
 
14
Sb
 
21
S
 
48
5.7.28Owyheeite
Ag
 
3+x
Pb
 
10-2x
Sb
 
11+x
S
 
28
, -0.13 < x > +0.20
5.7.29Freieslebenite
AgPbSbS
 
3
5.7.30Diaphorite
Ag
 
3
Pb
 
2
Sb
 
3
S
 
8
5.7.31Sterryite
Ag
 
2
Pb
 
10
(Sb,As)
 
12
S
 
29
5.7.32Vikingite
Ag
 
5
Pb
 
8
Bi
 
13
S
 
30
5.7.33Zoubekite
AgPb
 
4
Sb
 
4
S
 
10
5.7.34Schirmerite
PbAgBi
 
3
S
 
6
- Pb
 
3
Ag
 
1.5
Bi
 
3.5
S
 
9
5.7.36Gustavite
Ag
 
3
Pb
 
5
Bi
 
11
S
 
24
5.7.37Kitaibelite
Ag
 
10
PbBi
 
30
S
 
51
5.7.38Treasurite
Ag
 
7
Pb
 
6
Bi
 
15
S
 
32
5.7.39Benjaminite
(Ag,Cu)
 
3
(Bi,Pb)
 
7
S
 
12
5.7.40Lengenbachite
Ag
 
4
Cu
 
2
Pb
 
18
As
 
12
S
 
39
·
5.7.42Neyite
Ag
 
2
Cu
 
6
Pb
 
25
Bi
 
26
S
 
68
5.7.43Larosite
(Cu,Ag)
 
21
(Pb,Bi)
 
2
S
 
13
5.7.44Cupropavonite
AgCu
 
2
PbBi
 
5
S
 
10
5.7.45Padĕraite
Cu
 
5.9
Ag
 
1.3
Pb
 
1.6
Bi
 
11.2
S
 
22
5.7.46Rayite
Pb
 
8
(Ag,Tl)
 
2
Sb
 
8
S
 
21
5.7.47Rathite
Pb
 
8
Pb
 
4-x
(Tl
 
2
As
 
2
)
 
x
(Ag
 
2
As
 
2
)As
 
16
S
 
40
5.7.48Hatchite
AgTlPbAs
 
2
S
 
5

Other Names for Berryite

Synonyms:
IMA1965-013
Other Languages:
German:Berryit
Simplified Chinese:板硫铋铜铅矿
Spanish:Berryita

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 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.

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  • Localities for Berryite

    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.
    Argentina
     
    • San Juan
      • 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.
        • Round Mountain District
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