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Cuboargyrite

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Formula:
AgSbS2
System:
Isometric
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
3
Name:
The name alludes to the polymorphic relationship with miargyrite.
Polymorph of:
The isometric dimorph of Miargyrite (monoclinic) and Baumstarkite (triclinic).

Classification of Cuboargyrite

Approved
2.JA.15

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
J : Sulfosalts of PbS archetype
A : Galena derivatives with little or no Pb
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First Recorded Occurrence of Cuboargyrite

Physical Properties of Cuboargyrite

Metallic
Hardness (Mohs):
3

Crystallography of Cuboargyrite

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.650Å
Unit Cell Volume:
V 180.36 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.26 (90)
2.83 (100)
1.998 (80)

Optical Data of Cuboargyrite

Type:
Isotropic

Chemical Properties of Cuboargyrite

Formula:
AgSbS2
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Cuboargyrite to other Species

Structurally related to group(s):
2.JA.05eBenjaminite(Ag,Cu)3(Bi,Pb)7S12
2.JA.05gBorodaeviteAg5(Bi,Pb,Fe)8(Sb,Bi)2S17
2.JA.05aCupropavoniteAgCu2PbBi5S10
2.JA.05aKitaibeliteAg10PbBi30S51
2.JA.05iLivingstoniteHgSb4S6(S2)
2.JA.05dMakovickyiteCu1.12Ag0.81Pb0.27Bi5.35S9
2.JA.05fMummeite(Cu,Ag)3-4(Bi,Pb)7-8S13
2.JA.05aPavonite(Ag,Cu)(Bi,Pb)3S5
2.JA.05bGrumipluciteHgBi2S4
2.JA.05hMozgovaitePbBi4(S,Se)7
2.JA.05dCupromakovickyiteCu8Pb4Ag2Bi18S36
2.JA.05cKudriavite(Cd,Pb)Bi2S4
2.JA.05aCupromakopavoniteAg3Cu8Pb4Bi19S38
2.JA.05DantopaiteCu1.06Ag4.24Pb0.9Bi12.23S21.89Te0.11
2.JA.10aCuprobismutiteCu8AgBi12S24
2.JA.10cHodrušiteCu8Bi12S22
2.JA.10ePadĕraiteCu5.9Ag1.3Pb1.6Bi11.2S22
2.JA.10dPizgrischite(Cu,Fe)Cu14PbBi17S35
2.JA.10bKupčíkiteCu3.4Fe0.6Bi5S10
2.JA.15SchapbachiteAg0.4Pb0.2Bi0.4S
2.JA.20BohdanowicziteAgBiSe2
2.JA.20MatilditeAgBiS2
2.JA.20VolynskiteAgBiTe2

Other Names for Cuboargyrite

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 Cuboargyrite

Reference List:
Walenta, K. (1998): Cuboargyrit, ein neues Silbermineral aus dem Schwarzwald. Lapis, 23(11), 21–23. (in German).

Internet Links for Cuboargyrite

Localities for Cuboargyrite

(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.
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Haslach
        • Welschbollenbach
          • Baberast District
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
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