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Polybasite from
Husky Mine, Elsa, Galena Hill, Mayo mining district, Yukon, Canada

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Polybasite
Formula:[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Comments:Rosettes to 4cm and single xls to 3.5cm. When held at a certain angle under strong light the irridescence disappears and the basal face turns blood red. One small cabinet, a few miniatures and three dozen thumbnails were recovered from Stope 302. These ar
Habit:Pseudohexagonal rosettes
Colour:Irridescent (yellow to green to blue to purple) Gemmy Red
Luminescent properties:none
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Very Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Confirmed
Confirmation Methods:XRD
References
References: J. V. Gregory Lynch (1989) Large-scale hydrothermal zoning reflected in the tetrahedrite-freibergite solid solution, Keno Hill Ag-Pb-Zn district, Yukon Can Mineral 27:383-400; CATHRO, R.. Great Mining Camps of Canada 1. The History and Geology of the Keno Hill Silver Camp, Yukon Territory. Geoscience Canada, North America, 33, sep. 2006.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Stephanite4 photos of Polybasite associated with Stephanite at this locality.
Pyrite3 photos of Polybasite associated with Pyrite at this locality.
Acanthite1 photo of Polybasite associated with Acanthite at this locality.
Galena1 photo of Polybasite associated with Galena at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Polybasite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Husky Mine, Elsa, Galena Hill, Mayo mining district, Yukon, Canada
Nearest other occurrences of Polybasite
5.7km (3.6 miles) A Elsa Mine, Elsa, Galena Hill, Mayo mining district, Yukon, Canada
5.7km (3.6 miles) B Keno Hill, Mayo mining district, Yukon, Canada
9.0km (5.6 miles) C Galena Hill, Mayo mining district, Yukon, Canada
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