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Fischesserite

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About FischesseriteHide

Formula:
Ag3AuSe2
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
2
Specific Gravity:
9.05 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Isometric
Name:
For Raymond Fischesser (1911-1991), French mineralogist and crystallographer, Director of the National School of Mines, Paris, France
This page provides mineralogical data about Fischesserite.


Classification of FischesseriteHide

Approved
2.BA.75

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
A : With Cu, Ag, Au
2.4.3.2

2 : SULFIDES
4 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
3.3.5

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

Physical Properties of FischesseriteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Hardness:
Hardness:
VHN50=32 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Density:
9.05 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of FischesseriteHide

Formula:
Ag3AuSe2
Common Impurities:
Cu

Crystallography of FischesseriteHide

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
4 3 2 - Gyroidal
Space Group:
I41 3 2
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.967 Å
Unit Cell V:
990.13 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
8
Morphology:
Massive, xenomorphic grains

Type Occurrence of FischesseriteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
National School of Mines, Paris, France
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Carbonate vein in epithermal precious metal hydrothermal deposit.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of FischesseriteHide

Other Language Names for FischesseriteHide

Simplified Chinese:硒金银矿

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Chrisstanleyite1 photo of Fischesserite associated with Chrisstanleyite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.BA.AlburniteAg8GeTe2S4Iso.
2.BA.DzierżanowskiteCaCu2S2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
2.BA.05ChalcociteCu2SMon. 2/m : P21/b
2.BA.05DjurleiteCu31S16Mon. 2/m
2.BA.05GeeriteCu8S5Trig. 3
2.BA.05RoxbyiteCu9S5Tric. 1 : P1
2.BA.10AniliteCu7S4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.BA.10DigeniteCu9S5Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
2.BA.15BorniteCu5FeS4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
2.BA.20BellidoiteCu2SeTet. 4/m : P42/n
2.BA.20BerzelianiteCu2SeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.BA.25AthabascaiteCu5Se4Orth.
2.BA.25UmangiteCu3Se2Tet.
2.BA.30RickarditeCu7Te5Orth.
2.BA.30WeissiteCu2-xTeHex.
2.BA.35AcanthiteAg2SMon. 2/m : P21/m
2.BA.40MckinstryiteAg5-xCu3+xS4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.BA.40StromeyeriteAgCuSOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.BA.40dUM2003-13-S:AgAuCuAg6AuCu2S5
2.BA.45JalpaiteAg3CuS2Tet.
2.BA.45SelenojalpaiteAg3CuSe2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
2.BA.50EucairiteAgCuSeOrth.
2.BA.55AguilariteAg4SeSMon. 2/m
2.BA.55NaumanniteAg2SeOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
2.BA.60CervelleiteAg4TeSMon. 2/m
2.BA.60HessiteAg2TeMon. 2/m : P21/b
2.BA.60ChenguodaiteAg9Fe3+Te2S4Orth.
2.BA.65Henryite(Cu,Ag)3+xTe2 , with x ~ 0.40 Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3c
2.BA.65StütziteAg5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36Hex. 6 : P6
2.BA.70ArgyroditeAg8GeS6Orth. mm2 : Pna21
2.BA.70CanfielditeAg8SnS6Orth. mm2
2.BA.70Putzite(Cu4.7Ag3.3)GeS6Iso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.BA.75Penzhinite(Ag,Cu)4Au(S,Se)4Hex.
2.BA.75PetrovskaiteAuAgSMon.
2.BA.75PetziteAg3AuTe2Iso. 4 3 2 : I41 3 2
2.BA.75UytenbogaardtiteAg3AuS2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
2.BA.80Bezsmertnovite(Au,Ag)4Cu(Te,Pb)Orth.
2.BA.80BilibinskitePbCu2Au3Te2Iso.
2.BA.80Bogdanovite(Au,Te,Pb)3(Cu,Fe)Iso.

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

2.4.3.1UytenbogaardtiteAg3AuS2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
2.4.3.3PetziteAg3AuTe2Iso. 4 3 2 : I41 3 2

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

3.3.1CalaveriteAuTe2Mon.
3.3.2KrenneriteAu3AgTe8Orth. mm2 : Pma2
3.3.3KostoviteCuAuTe4Orth.
3.3.4UytenbogaardtiteAg3AuS2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
3.3.6PetrovskaiteAuAgSMon.
3.3.7PetziteAg3AuTe2Iso. 4 3 2 : I41 3 2
3.3.8MuthmanniteAuAgTe2Mon. 2/m : P2/m
3.3.9Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4Mon. 2/m : P2/b
3.3.10Penzhinite(Ag,Cu)4Au(S,Se)4Hex.
3.3.11Bezsmertnovite(Au,Ag)4Cu(Te,Pb)Orth.
3.3.12BilibinskitePbCu2Au3Te2Iso.
3.3.13Bogdanovite(Au,Te,Pb)3(Cu,Fe)Iso.
3.3.14Montbrayite(Au,Ag,Sb,Bi,Pb)23(Te,Sb,Bi,Pb)38Tric.

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 FischesseriteHide

Reference List:
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Bindi, L. & and Cipriani, C. (2004): Structural and physical properties of fischesserite, a rare gold–silver selenide from the De Lamar mine, Owyhee County, Idaho, USA. The Canadian Mineralogist, 42, 1733-1737.
American Mineralogist: 57: 1554.

Internet Links for FischesseriteHide

Localities for FischesseriteHide

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.
Argentina
 
  • La Rioja Province
    • Chilecito department
      • Sañogasta
M.K. de Brodtkorb (ed.) (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina, (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina)
Minerales de la Republica Argentina, E. O. Zappettini Ed., Buenos Aires 1999 ISSN 0328-2325
    • General Lamadrid department
      • Villa Castelli
        • Sierra de Cacho
DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.
    • Vinchina Department
Recursos Minerales de la Republica Argentina, E. O. Zappettini Ed., Buenos Aires 1999 ISSN 0328-2325
Brazil
 
  • Pará
    • Carajás mineral province
      • Curionópolis
Berni, G. V., Heinrich, C. A., Lobato, L. M., Wall, V. J., Rosière, C. A., & Freitas, M. A. (2014). The Serra Pelada Au-Pd-Pt Deposit, Carajás, Brazil: Geochemistry, Mineralogy, and Zoning of Hydrothermal Alteration. Economic Geology, 109(7), 1883-1899.; Berni, G. V., Heinrich, C. A., Lobato, L. M., & Wall, V. (2016). Ore mineralogy of the Serra Pelada Au-Pd-Pt deposit, Carajás, Brazil and implications for ore-forming processes. Mineralium deposita, 51(6), 781-795.
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Cochrane District
      • Timmins area
        • Kidd Township
ontariominerals.com; Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484; Canadian Mineralogist (1984) 22 (2), 227-232; Thorpe, R.I., Pringle, G.J. & Purr, A.G. (1976): Occurrence of selenide and sulphide minerals in bornite ore of the Kidd Creek massive sulphide deposit, Timmins, Ontario. Geol. Sun, Can. Pap. 76-lA,
Chile
 
  • Antofagasta
    • El Loa Province
      • Escondida
        • La Escondida Mine
Gibbons, Jack. (2018) "Magmatic-hydrothermal evolution of the pampa escondida porphyry copper deposit northern, chile." PhD diss., The University of Arizona, 2018.
  • Atacama
    • Chañaral Province
      • Salitrosa-Porvenir district
Extra Lapis English No. 5 Gold
China
 
  • Yunnan
    • Pu'er
      • Mojiang Co.
Yuan Li (1998): Geology and Prospecting 34(5), 28-32
Czech Republic (TL)
 
  • Central Bohemian Region
    • Kutná Hora District
      • Předbořice
Bull.Soc.fr.Min.Crist.(1971) 94, 381-384; Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
  • Vysočina Region
    • Žďár nad Sázavou District
      • Rožná
        • Rožná deposit
Strübel, Zimmer: "Lexikon der Minerale", 2nd Ed., 1991
Japan
 
  • Hokkaidō
    • Sapporo
田中崇裕・濱根大輔: "北海道手稲鉱山産 kalgoorlieite."
Mexico
 
  • Guanajuato
    • Guanajuato Municipality
      • Guanajuato
Solana Espinosa, Gabriel; Cervantes Lee, Francisco Jose; Zarate del Valle, Pedro Faustino (1986): Mineralogical study of silver ores from "El Cubo" mine in Guanajuato, Mexico. Revista de la Sociedad Quimica de Mexico 30(2), 66-69.
New Zealand
 
  • Waikato Region
    • Thames-Coromandel District
      • Hikuai
Cocker, H.A., Mauk, J.L., Rabone, S.D.C. (2013) The origin of Ag-​Au-​S-​Se minerals in adularia-​sericite epithermal deposits: constraints from the Broken Hills deposit, Hauraki Goldfield, New Zealand. Mineralium Deposita, 48:2, 249-266.
Russia
 
  • Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
N.E. Savva, G.A. Pal’yanova, M.A. Byankin, (2012) The problem of genesis of gold and silver sulfides and selenides in the Kupol deposit (Chukotka, Russia), Russian Geology and Geophysics, Volume 53, Issue 5, May 2012, Pages 457-466
  • Kamchatka Krai
Spiridonov, E. M., Filimonov, S. V., & Bryzgalov, I. A. (2009, April). Solid solution fisnhesserite-naumannite (Ag, Au) 2 Se in ores of the volcanogenic gold deposit Ozernovskoye, Kamchatka. In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 425, No. 2, pp. 415-418). SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica.
  • Tuva
Kuzhuget, R. V., Zaikov, V. V., Lebedev, V. I., & Mongush, A. A. (2015). Gold mineralization of the Khaak-Sair gold-quartz ore occurrence in listwanites (western Tuva). Russian Geology and Geophysics, 56(9), 1332-1348.
Sweden
 
  • Östergötland County
    • Valdemarsvik
Sandström, F. (2007): Skrikerum. Litiofilen 24 (1), 22-38
UK
 
  • England
    • Devon
      • Torbay
        • Torquay
[Camm, 1995, 71 - "Gold in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon"]; C. J. Stanley, A. J. Criddle and D. Lloyd (1990) Precious and Base Metal Selenide Mineralization at Hope's Nose, Torquay, Devon. Mineralogical Magazine 54:485-493
USA
 
  • Idaho
    • Owyhee Co.
      • De Lamar Mining District
Extra Lapis English No. 5 Gold
  • Nevada
    • Elko Co.
      • Gold Circle Mining District (Midas Mining District)
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
  • Washington
    • Chelan Co.
      • Wenatchee Mining District
        • Wenatchee
          • Squillchuck Creek
Lasmanis, R. (1995): Mineral News: A Compendium of Wenatchee District Mineralogy, Chelan County, Washington, p.6-7
 
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