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Getchellite

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Formula:
AsSbS3
Colour:
Dark blood red
Lustre:
Resinous
Hardness:
1½ - 2
Specific Gravity:
3.92
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named after the type locality, the Getchell Mine, Adam Peak, Potosi District, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA.
This page provides mineralogical data about Getchellite.


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Classification of GetchelliteHide

Approved
2.FA.35

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
F : Sulfides of arsenic, alkalies; sulfides with halide, oxide, hydroxide, H2O
A : With As, (Sb), S
2.11.1.2

2 : SULFIDES
11 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
3.7.11

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

Physical Properties of GetchelliteHide

Resinous
Transparency:
Transparent
Comment:
pearly to vitreous on cleavage surface.
Colour:
Dark blood red
Comment:
Tarnishes to green to purple iridescence
Streak:
Orange-red
Hardness:
1½ - 2 on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Flexible
Cleavage:
Perfect
Perfect on {001}
Fracture:
Splintery
Density:
3.92 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.98 g/cm3 (Calculated)
Comment:
Calculated on synthetic material

Optical Data of GetchelliteHide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 2.720
2V:
Measured: 46°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 2.720
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Weak
Dispersion:
r > v strong

Chemical Properties of GetchelliteHide

Formula:
AsSbS3
IMA Formula:
SbAsS3

Crystallography of GetchelliteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/b
Setting:
P21/a
Cell Parameters:
a = 11.8568 Å, b = 9.0152 Å, c = 10.1938 Å
β = 116.45°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.315 : 1 : 1.131
Unit Cell V:
975.57 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
8
Morphology:
Massive, subhedral crystals to 2 cm.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

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Radiation - Copper Kα
Data Set:
Data courtesy of RRUFF project at University of Arizona, used with permission.

Type Occurrence of GetchelliteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Smithsonian
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Epithermal gold deposit

Synonyms of GetchelliteHide

Other Language Names for GetchelliteHide

German:Getchellit
Simplified Chinese:硫砷锑矿
Spanish:Getchellita
Traditional Chinese:硫砷銻礦

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Orpiment39 photos of Getchellite associated with Orpiment on mindat.org.
Realgar19 photos of Getchellite associated with Realgar on mindat.org.
Scorodite6 photos of Getchellite associated with Scorodite on mindat.org.
Pharmacolite6 photos of Getchellite associated with Pharmacolite on mindat.org.
Laffittite4 photos of Getchellite associated with Laffittite on mindat.org.
Stibnite3 photos of Getchellite associated with Stibnite on mindat.org.
Fluorite3 photos of Getchellite associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.
Arsenopyrite2 photos of Getchellite associated with Arsenopyrite on mindat.org.
Cinnabar1 photo of Getchellite associated with Cinnabar on mindat.org.
Calcite1 photo of Getchellite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.FA.AnorpimentAs2S3Tric. 1 : P1
2.FA.BonazziiteAs4S4Mon. 2/m : B2/b
2.FA.05DuranusiteAs4SOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmna
2.FA.10DimorphiteAs4S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.FA.15bPararealgarAs4S4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.FA.15aRealgarAs4S4Mon. 2/m
2.FA.15dUM1970-18-S:AsAs4S4Mon. 2/m : B2/b
2.FA.20AlacrániteAs8S9Mon. 2/m : P2/b
2.FA.25UzoniteAs4S5Mon.
2.FA.30LaphamiteAs2(Se,S)3Mon. 2/m
2.FA.30OrpimentAs2S3Mon. 2/m
2.FA.40Wakabayashilite[(As,Sb)6S9][As4S5]Orth. mm2 : Pna21

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

2.11.1.1OrpimentAs2S3Mon. 2/m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

3.7.1PatróniteVS4Mon.
3.7.2DuranusiteAs4SOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmna
3.7.3DimorphiteAs4S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
3.7.4RealgarAs4S4Mon. 2/m
3.7.5PararealgarAs4S4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
3.7.6AlacrániteAs8S9Mon. 2/m : P2/b
3.7.7UzoniteAs4S5Mon.
3.7.8OrpimentAs2S3Mon. 2/m
3.7.9JeromiteAmor.
3.7.10LaphamiteAs2(Se,S)3Mon. 2/m
3.7.12Wakabayashilite[(As,Sb)6S9][As4S5]Orth. mm2 : Pna21
3.7.13PääkköneniteSb2AsS2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
3.7.14StibniteSb2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
3.7.15MetastibniteSb2S3Amor.
3.7.16TellurantimonySb2Te3Trig.
3.7.17BismuthiniteBi2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
3.7.18NevskiteBi(Se,S)Trig.
3.7.19GuanajuatiteBi2Se3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
3.7.21IkunoliteBi4(S,Se)3Trig.
3.7.22LaitakariteBi4Se2STrig. 3m : R3m
3.7.23PoubaitePbBi2(Se,Te,S)4Trig.
3.7.24TellurobismuthiteBi2Te3Trig.
3.7.25SoučekitePbCuBi(S,Se)3Orth.
3.7.26TsumoiteBiTeTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3 1m
3.7.27PilseniteBi4Te3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
3.7.28HedleyiteBi7Te3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
3.7.29TetradymiteBi2Te2STrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
3.7.30JoséiteBi4TeS2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
3.7.31Joséite-BBi4Te2STrig.
3.7.32IngoditeBi2TeSTrig.
3.7.33SulphotsumoiteBi3Te2STrig.
3.7.34KawazuliteBi2Te2SeTrig.
3.7.36SkippeniteBi2TeSe2Trig.
3.7.37KochkaritePbBi4Te7Trig.
3.7.38RucklidgeitePbBi2Te4Trig.
3.7.39AleksitePbBi2Te2S2Trig.
3.7.40JunoiteCu2Pb3Bi8(S,Se)16Mon. 2/m : B2/m

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 GetchelliteHide

Reference List:
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Weissberg, B. G. (1965): Getchellite, AsSbS3, a new mineral from Humboldt County, Nevada. American Mineralogist. 50, 1817-1826.
Geological Society of America, Program with Abstracts: 1969(7): 86-87.
Guillermo, T. R. & Wuensch, B. J. (1973): The crystal structure of getchellite, AsSbS3, Acta Crystallographica, Section A:, B29 (part 11): 2536-2541.

Internet Links for GetchelliteHide

Localities for GetchelliteHide

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.
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Lanark Co.
      • Lavant Township
SABINA, A.P. (1970): Rocks & minerals for the collector: Ottawa to North Bay, Ontario, Hull to Waltham,
China
 
  • Guizhou Province
    • Qianxi'nan Autonomous Prefecture
Shifeng Dai, Rongshu Zeng, and Yuzhuang Sun (2006): International Journal of Coal Geology 66(3), 217-226.
France
 
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Hautes-Alpes
      • La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar (La Chapelle-en-Valgaudémar)
Bourgoin, V., Favreau, G., Boulliard, J.-C. (2011): Jas Roux: un gisement exceptionnel à minéraux de thallium. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 3-2011, 2-91.
Iran
 
  • East Azarbaijan Province (East Azerbaijan Province)
    • Siahrud
P Haas collection
  • West Azarbaijan Province (West Azerbaijan Province)
    • Takab (Takan Tepe)
Daliran, F. (2008): The carbonate rock-hosted epithermal gold deposit of Agdarreh, Takab geothermal field, NW Iran—hydrothermal alteration and mineralisation. Mineralium Deposita, 43, 383-404
Mehrabi, B. (2008): Journal of Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran 19, 137-143; Mehrabi, B., Yardley, B.W.D., and Cann, J.R. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 673-696; Asadi, H.H., Voncken, J.H.L, Kühnel, R.A., and Hale, M. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 656-671
Italy
 
  • Piedmont
    • Torino Province
      • Susa Valley
        • Oulx
          • Signols
Brizio, P., Bittarello, E., Ambrino, P., Ciriotti, M.E. (2014): Cava di Cumbë Suřdë, Signols, Oulx, Val di Susa, Torino, Piemonte. GMT 2014 Giornate Mineralogiche di Tavagnasco, 6-8 giugno 2014. Plinius, 40, 178.
Japan
 
  • Hokkaido
    • Abuta-gun
      • Takarada
Kato, A. (1970) Koubutsu-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 25.; American Mineralogist, Volume 67, pages 621-624, 1982
Kyrgyzstan
 
  • Osh Oblast
    • Alai Range (Alay Range)
[Lapis 1993:11 p11-24]
[Lapis 11:11-24]
Pakistan
 
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (North-West Frontier Province)
Ikram Mineralogy (Wholly owned & manage by Ikram Nature Exploration (Pvt) Ltd).
Ikram Mineralogy (Wholly owned & manage by Ikram Nature Exploration (Pvt) Ltd).
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Spain
 
  • Castile and Leon
    • León
      • Riaño
        • Escaro
Gutiérrez Villarias, Rodríguez Pevida y Paniagua Condado. Las mineralizaciones polimetálicas de Pb-Zn-Sb-Ag-Au de Escaro (nordeste de Leon): Controles geológicos, evolución mineralógica e implicaciones metalogénicas. Boletín Sociedad Española de Mineralogía. 1988
USA
 
  • Nevada
    • Eureka Co.
      • Lynn District
        • Elko
Min.Rec.:20:469.
    • Humboldt Co.
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
      • Osgood Mts
        • Potosi District
          • Adam Peak
Weissberg, B. G. (1965): Getchellite, AsSbS3, a new mineral from Humboldt County, Nevada, American Mineralogist, 50, 1817-1826 ; American Mineralogist, Volume 68, pages 235-244, 1983
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10149626.
      • Potosi District
        • Adam Peak
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
    • Nye Co.
      • Toquima Range
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
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