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About ChrisstanleyiteHide

Chris Stanley - 1994
Silvery grey
Specific Gravity:
8.30 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Named by W.H. Paar, A.C. Roberts, A.J. Criddle, and D. Topa in 1998 in honor of Chris J. Stanley (1954, Nottingham, UK - ), mineralogist with the Natural History Museum (London), in recognition of his contributions to ore mineralogy.
Silver analogue of jagüéite.

Classification of ChrisstanleyiteHide

First published:

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
C : With Rh, Pd, Pt, etc.

Pronounciation of ChrisstanleyiteHide

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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of ChrisstanleyiteHide

Silvery grey
VHN100=395 kg/mm2 - Vickers
8.30 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of ChrisstanleyiteHide

Moderate; rose-brown, gray-green, pale bluish gray, dark steel-blue
Weak to moderate
Pale buff to slightly gray-green buff

Chemical Properties of ChrisstanleyiteHide


Crystallography of ChrisstanleyiteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.350(6) Å, b = 10.387(4) Å, c = 5.683(3) Å
β = 114.90(5)°
a:b:c = 0.611 : 1 : 0.547
Unit Cell V:
339.99 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Anhedral crystals to several hundred microns.
Fine polysynthetic and parquetlike

Crystal StructureHide

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0006090ChrisstanleyiteTopa D, Makovicky E, Balic-Zunic T (2006) The crystal structures of jagueite, Cu2Pd3Se4, and chrisstanleyite, Ag2Pd3Se4 The Canadian Mineralogist 44 497-5052006El Chire, La Rioja, Argentina0293
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X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
5.18 Å(5)
4.62 Å(5)
4.534 Å(10)
3.621 Å(10)
2.868 Å(50b)
2.742 Å(100)
2.688 Å(80)
2.582 Å(3)
2.521 Å(20)
2.496 Å(10)
2.448 Å(3)
2.367 Å(50)
2.328 Å(10)
2.309 Å(10)
2.265 Å(5)
2.068 Å(10)
1.990 Å(10)
1.956 Å(100)
1.918 Å(20)
1.861 Å(3)
1.846 Å(3)
1.829 Å(30)
1.807 Å(10)
1.766 Å(5)
1.749 Å(3)
1.731 Å(10)
1.719 Å(3)
1.639 Å(10)
W. H. PAAR, A. C. ROBERTS, A. J. CRIDDLE,and TOPA, D. (1998) A new mineral, chrisstanleyite, Ag2Pd3Se4,from Hope’s Nose, Torquay, Devon, England. Mineralogical Magazine, April 1998, Vo l. 662(2), pp. 257–264.

Type Occurrence of ChrisstanleyiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Holotype: Institut für Mineralogie, University, Salzburg, Austria (catalogue number ll/A 1070).

Cotype samples (four polished sections: E.1534; E.1527; E.1538 and E.1537) are registered as BM 1997,59 at The Natural History Museum in London.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
In gold bearing veins
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of ChrisstanleyiteHide

Other Language Names for ChrisstanleyiteHide

Simplified Chinese:硒钯银矿
Traditional Chinese:硒鈀銀礦

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
1 photo of Chrisstanleyite associated with FischesseriteAg3AuSe2
1 photo of Chrisstanleyite associated with TischendorfitePd8Hg3Se9
1 photo of Chrisstanleyite associated with AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
1 photo of Chrisstanleyite associated with ClausthalitePbSe
1 photo of Chrisstanleyite associated with TiemanniteHgSe
1 photo of Chrisstanleyite associated with StibiopalladinitePd5Sb2

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.BC.ColdwellitePd3Ag2SIso. 4 3 2 : P43 3 2
2.BC.05PalladseitePd17Se15Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
2.BC.15JagüéiteCu2Pd3Se4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.BC.35LuberoitePt5Se4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.BC.50TemagamitePd3HgTe3Trig. 3m : P3m1

Fluorescence of ChrisstanleyiteHide

Not known to fluoresce in UV.

Other InformationHide

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 ChrisstanleyiteHide

Reference List:
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Stanley, C. J. and Criddle, A. J. (1990) Precious and base metal selenide mineralization at Hope's Nose, Torquay, Devon, Mineralogical Magazine, v. 54, pp. 485-493.
Paar, W.H., Roberts, A.C., Criddle, A.J., Topa, D. (1998) A new mineral, chrisstanleyite, Ag2Pd3Se4, from Hope's Nose, Torquay, Devon, England. Mineralogical Magazine, v 62, 257-264.
Jambor, J. L., Grew, E. S., Roberts, A. C. (1998) New mineral names. American Mineralogist, v. 83, p. 1347-1352.
Topa, D., Makovicky, E., Balić-Žunić, T. (2006) The crystal structures of jaguéite, Cu2Pd3Se4, and chrisstanleyite, Ag2Pd3Se4. The Canadian Mineralogist, v. 44, 497-505.
Locock, A.J., Ercit, T.S., Kjellman, J., Piilonen, C. (2006) New mineral names. American Mineralogist, v. 91, 1945-1954.
Vymazalová, A., Chareev, D.A., Kristavchuk, A.V., Laufek, F., Drábek, M. (2014) The Ag-Pd-Se System: phase relations involving minerals and potential new minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist, v. 52, 77-89.

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Localities for ChrisstanleyiteHide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • La Rioja Province
    • General Lamadrid department
Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 42, 1745-1755 (2004).; Grundmann, G., & Förster, H. J. (2018). The Sierra de Cacheuta Vein-Type Se Mineralization, Mendoza Province, Argentina. Minerals, 8(4), 127.
  • Western Australia
    • East Pilbara Shire
      • Rudall River District
Nickel, Ernest H. (2002): An Unusual Occurrence of Pd, Pt, Au, Ag, and Hg Mineralisation in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. Canadian Mineralogist. 40: 419-433.
  • Minas Gerais
    • Barão de Cocais
Cabral, A. R. (2006). Palladiferous gold mineralisation (ouro preto) in Brazil: Gongo Soco, Itabira and Serra Pelada. Sonderhefte Reihe D - Geol. Jahrb., Heft 8
Czech Republic
  • South Bohemian Region
    • Písek District
      • Kovářov
        • Předbořice
W. H. Paar, D. Topa, E. Makovický, F. J. Culetto: "Milotaite, PdSbSe, a new palladium mineral, from Předbořice, Czech Republic", The Canadian Mineralogist 43, 689-694 (2005); Bindi, L., Förster, H. J., Grundmann, G., Keutsch, F., & Stanley, C. (2016). Petříčekite, CuSe2, a New Member of the Marcasite Group from the Předbořice Deposit, Central Bohemia Region, Czech Republic. Minerals, 6(2), 33.
  • Saxony-Anhalt
    • Mansfeld-Südharz
      • Mansfeld
        • Tilkerode Mining District
Lapis 2002(11), 42-43; Stanley, C. J., Criddle, A. J., Förster, H. J., & Roberts, A. C. (2002). Tischendorfite, Pd8Hg3Se9, a new mineral species from Tilkerode, Harz Mountains, Germany. The Canadian Mineralogist, 40(2), 739-745.
  • England
    • Devon
      • Torbay
        • Torquay
Mineralogical Magazine(1998) 62, 257-264
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