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Saddlebackite

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Formula:
Pb2Bi2Te2S3
System:
Hexagonal
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
2 - 2½
Member of:
Name:
Named after its locality.

Classification of Saddlebackite

Approved
2.GC.40d

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
G : Sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites
C : Poly-sulfarsenites
2.2.7.

2 : SULFIDES
2 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:1
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First Recorded Occurrence of Saddlebackite

Physical Properties of Saddlebackite

Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Hardness (Mohs):
2 - 2½

Crystallography of Saddlebackite

Crystal System:
Hexagonal

Chemical Properties of Saddlebackite

Formula:
Pb2Bi2Te2S3
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Saddlebackite to other Species

Member of:
Other Members of Group:
AleksitePbBi2Te2S2
BabkinitePb2Bi2(S,Se)3
KochkaritePbBi4Te7
PoubaitePbBi2(Se,Te,S)4
Rucklidgeite(Bi,Pb)3Te4
2.GC.05HatchiteAgTlPbAs2S5
2.GC.05Wallisite(Cu,Ag)TlPbAs2S5
2.GC.10SinneriteCu6As4S9
2.GC.15WatanabeiteCu4(As,Sb)2S5
2.GC.20SimoniteTlHgAs3S6
2.GC.25QuadratiteAg(Cd,Pb)AsS3
2.GC.25ManganoquadratiteAgMnAsS3
2.GC.30SmithiteAgAsS2
2.GC.35TrechmanniteAgAsS2
2.GC.40aAleksitePbBi2Te2S2
2.GC.40bKochkaritePbBi4Te7
2.GC.40cPoubaitePbBi2(Se,Te,S)4
2.GC.40cRucklidgeite(Bi,Pb)3Te4
2.GC.40eBabkinitePb2Bi2(S,Se)3
2.GC.45TvalchrelidzeiteHg3SbAsS3
2.GC.50MutnovskitePb4As2S6ICl

Other Names for Saddlebackite

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 Saddlebackite

Reference List:
Mineralogical Record: 29: 476-477.

Australian Journal of Mineralogy (1997): 3: 119-124.

Internet Links for Saddlebackite

Localities for Saddlebackite

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.
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Boddington Shire
      • Boddington
[MinRec 39:476]; AJM 1997, 119-24
Romania
 
  • Hunedoara Co.
    • Deva
Cook, N. J., Ciobanu, C. L., Capraru, N., Damian, G., & Cristea, P. (2005). Mineral assemblages from the vein salband at Sacarimb, Golden Quadrilateral, Romania: II. Tellurides. Geokhimiia, Mineralogiia i Petrologiia, 43, 56-63.
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