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Boulangerite from
Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Boulangerite
Formula:Pb5Sb4S11
Comments:Boulangerite is much rarer here than collectors think, with many alleged "boulangerite" specimens being stibnite (Jensen, 2009).
Habit:Acicular fibrous crystals to 12 cm
Colour:Metallic silvery gray
Luminescent properties:Not fluorescent
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Bosheng Zhou, Guohua Zhang, Shuqing Gong, and Yousheng Zeng (2002): Geophysical & Geochemical Exploration 26(6), 436-438; Ottens, B., and Cook, R.B. (2005): Rocks & Minerals 80(1), 46-57; Jensen, M. (2009): Mineral News 25(4), 1-11, 14; Ottens, B. (2011): Lapis 36(9), 27-33; Ottens, B. (2011): Mineralogical Record 42, 557-603
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz30 photos of Boulangerite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Fluorite24 photos of Boulangerite associated with Fluorite at this locality.
Chalcopyrite24 photos of Boulangerite associated with Chalcopyrite at this locality.
Stannite9 photos of Boulangerite associated with Stannite at this locality.
Muscovite5 photos of Boulangerite associated with Muscovite at this locality.
Molybdenite4 photos of Boulangerite associated with Molybdenite at this locality.
Ferberite3 photos of Boulangerite associated with Ferberite at this locality.
Arsenopyrite2 photos of Boulangerite associated with Arsenopyrite at this locality.
Dolomite2 photos of Boulangerite associated with Dolomite at this locality.
Marcasite2 photos of Boulangerite associated with Marcasite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Boulangerite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Nearest other occurrences of Boulangerite
20.4km (12.7 miles) A Shizhuyuan Mine, Dongpo ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
174.5km (108.5 miles) B Donggangshan Ag-polymetallic deposit, Hengdong Co., Hengyang, Hunan, China
275.4km (171.1 miles) C Baiyunpu Pb-Zn deposit, Beita District, Shaoyang, Hunan, China
290.1km (180.3 miles) D Heqing Pb-Zn deposit, Lengshuijiang Co., Loudi, Hunan, China
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