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Danielsite

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Formula:
(Cu,Ag)14HgS8
Colour:
Grey
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
1½ - 2
Specific Gravity:
6.541 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named in 1987 by Ernest H. Nickel in honor of Dr. John L. Daniels (1931– ), geologist with Geoscan Pty. Ltd. who collected the material in which the mineral was found. He was also Supervisor for the Regional Geological Mapping Division of the Geological Survey of Western Australia and was the first person to investigate the Giles Complex.
Compare balkanite.


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Classification of DanielsiteHide

Approved
2.BD.15

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
D : With Hg, Tl
2.16.7.2

2 : SULFIDES
16 : Miscellaneous
3.5.7

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
5 : Sulphides etc. of Hg and Tl

Physical Properties of DanielsiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Grey
Hardness:
1½ - 2 on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN10=38 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Tenacity:
Brittle
Density:
6.541 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of DanielsiteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Moderate in shades of gray
Colour in reflected light:
Gray

Chemical Properties of DanielsiteHide

Formula:
(Cu,Ag)14HgS8

Crystallography of DanielsiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.644 Å, b = 9.180 Å, c = 18.156 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.051 : 1 : 1.978
Unit Cell V:
1,607.39 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
20 micron masses in anglesite

Type Occurrence of DanielsiteHide

Geological Setting of Type Material:
Weathering product in quartz vein.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of DanielsiteHide

Other Language Names for DanielsiteHide

German:Danielsit
Simplified Chinese:银铜硫汞矿
Spanish:Danielsita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.BD.UM2004-33-S:AgCuHgSe(Ag,Cu)8Hg3(S,Se)7
2.BD.05ImiteriteAg2HgS2Mon.
2.BD.10GortdrumiteCu18FeHg6S16Orth.
2.BD.15BalkaniteCu9Ag5HgS8Mon. 2/m : P2/m
2.BD.20DonharrisiteNi3HgS3Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.BD.25CarliniteTl2STrig. 3 : R3
2.BD.30BukoviteTl2(Cu,Fe)4Se4Tet.
2.BD.30MurunskiteK2(Cu,Fe)4S4Tet.
2.BD.30ThalcusiteTl2Cu3FeS4Tet.
2.BD.35Rohaite(Tl,Pb,K)2Cu8.7Sb2S4Orth.
2.BD.40ChalcothalliteTl2(Cu,Fe)6SbS4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
2.BD.45SabatieriteCu6TlSe4Orth.
2.BD.50CrookesiteCu7(Tl, Ag)Se4Tet.
2.BD.55BrodtkorbiteCu2HgSe2Mon. 2/m : P21/m

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

2.16.7.1BalkaniteCu9Ag5HgS8Mon. 2/m : P2/m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

3.5.1CinnabarHgSTrig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
3.5.2HypercinnabarHgSHex.
3.5.3MetacinnabarHgSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
3.5.4ImiteriteAg2HgS2Mon.
3.5.5TiemanniteHgSe
3.5.6BalkaniteCu9Ag5HgS8Mon. 2/m : P2/m
3.5.8ColoradoiteHgTeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
3.5.9GortdrumiteCu18FeHg6S16Orth.
3.5.10Polhemusite(Zn,Hg)STet.
3.5.11CarliniteTl2STrig. 3 : R3
3.5.12CrookesiteCu7(Tl, Ag)Se4Tet.
3.5.13SabatieriteCu6TlSe4Orth.
3.5.14PicotpauliteTlFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
3.5.15RaguiniteTlFeS2Orth.
3.5.16ThalcusiteTl2Cu3FeS4Tet.
3.5.17BukoviteTl2(Cu,Fe)4Se4Tet.
3.5.18GalliteCuGaS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
3.5.19RoquesiteCuInS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
3.5.20InditeFeIn2S4

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 DanielsiteHide

Reference List:
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Nickel, E.H. (1987) Danielsite: a new sulfide mineral from Western Australia. American Mineralogist: 72: 401-403.
Kato, A., Nickel, E.H. (1988) Possible unit cell for danielsite. American Mineralogist: 73: 187-188.

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Localities for DanielsiteHide

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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.
Australia (TL)
 
  • Western Australia
    • Ashburton Shire
      • Tom Price
Nickel, E. H. (1987): Danielsite: a new sulfide mineral from Western Australia. American Mineralogist 72, 401-403.
Austria
 
  • Tyrol
    • North Tyrol
      • Kitzbühel Alps
        • Fieberbrunn
Steiner, M., Vavtar, F., Tropper, P. (2008): Rare Ag ores (danielsite, balkanite) from the fahlore deposit of the Röhrerbühel (N-Tyrol, Austria). Poster, Annual Meeting of the DMG, Berlin, Germany, September 14-17, 2008; CD with abstracts, Abs. no. 292; Steiner M., Vavtar F., Tropper P., Kaindl R. (2009): Silbererze (Balkanit und Danielsit) in den Fahlerzen von Röhrerbühel. In: Oeggl K., Prast M. (Hrsg.), Die Geschichte des Bergbaus in Tirol und seinen angrenzenden Gebieten. Proceedings zum 3. Milestone-Meeting des SFB-HiMAT vom 23.–26. 10. 2008 in Silbertal, Innsbruck, 193-195.; Steiner, M., Tropper, P., Vavtar, F., Kaindl, R. & Krismer, M. (2010): Balkanite from the Cu ore deposit Röhrerbühel, Kitzbühel (N-Tyrol, Austria). N. Jb. Mineral. Abh. 187, 207-215.
Belgium
 
  • Luxembourg Province
    • Stavelot Massif
      • Vielsalm
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