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Buckhornite

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Formula:
AuPb
 
2
BiTe
 
2
S
 
3
System:OrthorhombicColour:Black
Lustre:MetallicHardness:
Name:Named for the type locality at the Buckhorn mine, Jamestown, Colorado, USA.
This page provides mineralogical data about Buckhornite.

Classification of Buckhornite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/D.15-30
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.HB.20b

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:2.11.11.1

2 : SULFIDES
11 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
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Type Occurrence of Buckhornite

Type Locality:Buckhorn Mine (Bigthing), Jamestown, Jamestown District, Boulder Co., Colorado, USA
Year of Discovery:1992

Physical Properties of Buckhornite

Lustre:Metallic
Colour:Black
Streak:Grey
Hardness (Mohs):

Crystallography of Buckhornite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:a = 4.09Å, b = 12.24Å, c = 9.32Å
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.334 : 1 : 0.761
Unit Cell Volume:V 466.57 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Buckhornite

Formula:
AuPb
 
2
BiTe
 
2
S
 
3
Simplified for copy/paste:AuPb2BiTe2S3
Essential elements:Au, Bi, Pb, S, Te
All elements listed in formula:Au, Bi, Pb, S, Te
Common Impurities:Cu

Relationship of Buckhornite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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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.20dBerryite
Cu
 
3
Ag
 
2
Pb
 
3
Bi
 
7
S
 
16
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

Other Names for Buckhornite

Synonyms:
IMA1988-022
Other Languages:
German:Buckhornit
Russian:Букхорнит
Simplified Chinese:硫碲铋铅金矿
Spanish:Buckhornita

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 Buckhornite

Reference List:

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New Mins. (1997), New Minerals 1990-1994.

Canadian Mineralogist: 30: 1039-1047.

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  • Localities for Buckhornite

    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.
    Armenia
     
    • Kotayk' Province
      • Hrazdan
    extraLapis no. 2, Gold, p. 52
    Bulgaria
     
    • Pazardzhik Oblast (Pazardjik Oblast)
      • Panagyurishte (Panagurishte) Obshtina
        • Levski
    Bogdanov, K., Tsonev, D., Popov, K. (2004): Mineral assemblages and genesis of the Cu-Au epithermal deposits in the southern part of the Panagyurishte ore district, Bulgaria. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress, Thessaloniki, April 2004.
    China
     
    • Henan Province
      • Sanmenxia Prefecture
        • Lingbao Co.
    Shuzhang Tian, Jingyu Chen, and Xiumei Li (1994): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 14(3), 241-246
    • Jiangxi Province
      • Ganzhou Prefecture
        • Yudu Co.
          • Yinkeng polymetallic ore field
    Mingxing Shi and Guirong Gao (2006): Resources Survey and Environment 27(2), 164-172
    Czech Republic
     
    • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
      • Central Bohemia Region
        • Jílové (Eule)
          • Jílové Gold mining District
            • Bohuliby
    Lapis 2000(4), 13-30
            • Studené (Kaltengrund)
    Lapis 2000(4), 13-30
    Norway
     
    • Finnmark
      • Kautokeino
    Cook, N.J. (1999): Telluride minerales in the Proterozoic Bidjovagge Au-Cu deposit, Finnmark, Norway and their formation conditions. Abstract volume, Gold ’99 Trondheim, Norway, 60-62.
    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.
    USA
     
    • Colorado
      • Boulder Co.
        • Jamestown District
          • Jamestown
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
    • Montana
      • Jefferson Co.
        • Whitehall District (Cardwell District)
    Spry, P.G., Foster, F., Truckle, J.S., and Chadwick, T.H. (1997): Mineralogy and Petrology 59, 143-164.; Economic Geology,(1996) Vol. 91-3, pp.507-526
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