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Capgaronnite

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Formula:
HgAgS(Cl,Br,I)
System:OrthorhombicColour:Black, gray, greenish, ...
Name:Named for the type locality, the Cap Garonne Mine, France.
This page provides mineralogical data about Capgaronnite.

Classification of Capgaronnite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/F.13-10
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.FC.20a

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
F : Sulfides of arsenic, alkalies; sulfides with halide, oxide, hydroxide, H2O
C : With Cl, Br, I (halide-sulfides)
Dana 8th edition ID:2.15.6.1

2 : SULFIDES
15 : Chlor-sulfides
Hey's CIM Ref.:6.5.6

6 : Sulphosalts - Sulphostannates, Sulphogermanates,Sulpharsenates, Sulphantimonates, Sulphovanadates and Sulphohalides
5 : Sulphohalides
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Type Occurrence of Capgaronnite

Type Locality:Cap Garonne Mine, Le Pradet, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Year of Discovery:1992

Physical Properties of Capgaronnite

Colour:Black, gray, greenish, yellow

Crystallography of Capgaronnite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:a = 6.8Å, b = 12.87Å, c = 4.52Å
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.528 : 1 : 0.351
Unit Cell Volume:V 395.57 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Optical Data of Capgaronnite

Type:Biaxial (-)
RI values: nα = 2.200 nγ = 2.300
Maximum Birefringence:δ = 0.100

Chart shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:Moderate
Dispersion:relatively strong

Chemical Properties of Capgaronnite

Formula:
HgAgS(Cl,Br,I)
Essential elements:Ag, Cl, Hg, S
All elements listed in formula:Ag, Br, Cl, Hg, I, S

Relationship of Capgaronnite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
2.FC.05Djerfisherite
K
 
6
(Fe,Cu,Ni)
 
25
S
 
26
Cl
2.FC.05Thalfenisite
Tl
 
6
(Fe,Ni,Cu)
 
25
S
 
26
Cl
2.FC.05Owensite
(Ba,Pb)
 
6
(Cu,Fe,Ni)
 
25
S
 
27
2.FC.10Bartonite
K
 
6
Fe
 
20
S
 
26
S
2.FC.10Chlorbartonite
K
 
6
Fe
 
24
S
 
26
(Cl,S)
2.FC.15aArzakite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
(Br,Cl)
 
2
2.FC.15aCorderoite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
Cl
 
2
2.FC.15cGrechishchevite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
(Br,Cl,I)
 
2
2.FC.15aLavrentievite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
(Cl,Br)
 
2
2.FC.15dRadtkeite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
ICl
2.FC.15bKenhsuite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
Cl
 
2
2.FC.20cPerroudite
Hg
 
5
Ag
 
4
S
 
5
(I,Br)
 
2
Cl
 
2
2.FC.20bIltisite
HgAgS(Cl,Br)
2.FC.25Demicheleite-(Br)
BiSBr
2.FC.25Demicheleite-(Cl)
BiSCl
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
6.5.1Corderoite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
Cl
 
2
6.5.2Arzakite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
(Br,Cl)
 
2
6.5.3Lavrentievite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
(Cl,Br)
 
2
6.5.4Grechishchevite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
(Br,Cl,I)
 
2
6.5.5Radtkeite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
ICl
6.5.7Perroudite
Hg
 
5
Ag
 
4
S
 
5
(I,Br)
 
2
Cl
 
2
6.5.8Ardaite
Pb
 
19
Sb
 
13
S
 
35
Cl
 
7
6.5.9Dadsonite
Pb
 
23
Sb
 
25
S
 
60
Cl
6.5.10Radhakrishnaite
PbTe
 
3
(Cl,S)
 
2
6.5.11Djerfisherite
K
 
6
(Fe,Cu,Ni)
 
25
S
 
26
Cl
6.5.12Thalfenisite
Tl
 
6
(Fe,Ni,Cu)
 
25
S
 
26
Cl

Other Names for Capgaronnite

Synonyms:
IMA1990-011
Other Languages:
German:Capgaronnit
Russian:Капгароннит
Spanish:Capgaronnita

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 Capgaronnite

Reference List:

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

American Mineralogist: 77: 197-200.

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  • Localities for Capgaronnite

    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.
    Australia
     
    • New South Wales
      • Yancowinna Co.
    Birch
    France
     
    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
      • Var
        • Le Pradet
    Amer.Min.(1992) 77, 197-200
    Trouvaille personnelle . In my collection CLAUDE. jean Marie
    Georges FAVREAU collection
    Germany
     
    • Rhineland-Palatinate
      • Palatinate
        • Rockenhausen
          • Stahlberg
    Witzke, T. & Hensel, H. (2000): Neue Mineralfunde von pfälzischen Quecksilberlagerstätten (Teil 2): Capgaronnit. Aufschluss, 51, 201-05; Lapis 2001(6), 13-40
      • Westerwald
        • Wied Iron Spar District
          • Neuwied
            • Dernbach
    Buchert, D.E. (2012) Die Grube Schöne Aussicht bei Dernbach im Westerwald. Mineralienwelt, 23(3), 36-53.
    Hungary
     
    • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Co.
      • Rudabányai Mtns
        • Rudabánya
    Szakáll: Minerals of Rudabánya, 2001
    Spain
     
    • Andalusia
      • Almería
        • Huércal-Overa
          • Cuesta Alta
            • Cerro Minado Mines
    VIÑALS, J., FAVREAU, G., and EYTIER C. & J.-R. (2010): Bobkingite, capgaronnite, juanitaite, gerhardtite, reevesite and other rare minerals from Cerro Minado, Huercal-Overa (Almería). Mineral Up, 4, 3, 6-23 Versions simultaneously published in Catalan (Mineralogistes de Catalunya); in Spanish version (Revista de Minerales).
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