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Capgaronnite

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

Classification of Capgaronnite

Approved
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)
2.15.6.1

2 : SULFIDES
15 : Chlor-sulfides
6.5.6

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

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
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.100
Image 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:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Capgaronnite to other Species

2.FC.05DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
2.FC.05ThalfenisiteTl6(Fe,Ni,Cu)25S26Cl
2.FC.05Owensite(Ba,Pb)6(Cu,Fe,Ni)25S27
2.FC.10BartoniteK6Fe20S26S
2.FC.10ChlorbartoniteK6Fe24S26(Cl,S)
2.FC.15aArzakiteHg32+S2(Br,Cl)2
2.FC.15aCorderoiteHg32+S2Cl2
2.FC.15cGrechishcheviteHg32+S2(Br,Cl,I)2
2.FC.15aLavrentieviteHg32+S2(Cl,Br)2
2.FC.15dRadtkeiteHg32+S2ICl
2.FC.15bKenhsuiteHg32+S2Cl2
2.FC.20cPerrouditeHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
2.FC.20bIltisiteHgAgS(Cl,Br)
2.FC.25Demicheleite-(Br)BiSBr
2.FC.25Demicheleite-(Cl)BiSCl
6.5.1CorderoiteHg32+S2Cl2
6.5.2ArzakiteHg32+S2(Br,Cl)2
6.5.3LavrentieviteHg32+S2(Cl,Br)2
6.5.4GrechishcheviteHg32+S2(Br,Cl,I)2
6.5.5RadtkeiteHg32+S2ICl
6.5.7PerrouditeHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
6.5.8ArdaitePb19Sb13S35Cl7
6.5.9DadsonitePb23Sb25S60Cl
6.5.10RadhakrishnaitePbTe3(Cl,S)2
6.5.11DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
6.5.12ThalfenisiteTl6(Fe,Ni,Cu)25S26Cl

Other Names for Capgaronnite

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 Capgaronnite

Reference List:
New Minerals (1997), New Minerals 1990-1994.

American Mineralogist: 77: 197-200.

Internet Links for Capgaronnite

Localities for Capgaronnite

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
 
  • 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 Mts
      • 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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