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About GuettarditeHide

Jean-Étienne Guettard
Ordered arrangement of As and Sb atoms.
Greyish black
Specific Gravity:
5.29 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Member of:
Named in honor of Jean-Etienne Guettard (1715-1786), French geologist, botanist and natural historian. He is credited with the creation of the first mineralogical-geological map known (western Europe) in 1746, Carte minéralogique du Canada et de la Louisiane (Eastern Canada and USA) in 1752, followed by the Atlas minéralogique de la France (with Lavoisier) in 1767, and the Carte minéralogique de la France in 1784. Guettard was a member of the Académie des Sciences from 1743, and is the author of La minéralogie du Dauphiné (1782).
Related to twinnite.

Classification of GuettarditeHide


2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
H : Sulfosalts of SnS archetype
C : With only Pb

7 : ø = 2

5 : Sulphosalts - Sulpharsenites and Sulphobismuthites (those containing Sn, Ge,or V are in Section 6)
6 : Sulpharsenites etc. of Pb alone

Physical Properties of GuettarditeHide

Greyish black
VHN50=180 - 197 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Very brittle
on {001}
5.29 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of GuettarditeHide


Ordered arrangement of As and Sb atoms.
IMA Formula:
Common Impurities:

Crystallography of GuettarditeHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.527(4) Å, b = 7.971(4) Å, c = 20.102(10) Å
β = 101.814(7)°
a:b:c = 1.07 : 1 : 2.522
Unit Cell V:
1,337.37 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Acicular crystals, anhedral grains.
polysynthetic on {100}

Type Occurrence of GuettarditeHide

Geological Setting of Type Material:
Low temperature hydrothermal vein

Synonyms of GuettarditeHide

Other Language Names for GuettarditeHide


Relationship of Guettardite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
ArgentobaumhaueriteAg1.5Pb22As33.5S72Tric. 1 : P1
ArgentodufrénoysiteAg3Pb26As35S80Tric. 1 : P1
ArgentoliveingiteAgxPb40-2xAs48+xS112Tric. 1 : P1
BarikaiteAg3Pb10(Sb8As11)S40Mon. 2/m : P21/b
BaumhaueritePb12As16S36Tric. 1 : P1
BernarlottiitePb6(As5Sb3)S18Tric. 1 : P1
BoscardiniteTlPb4(Sb7As2)S18Tric. 1 : P1
Carducciite(Ag2Sb2)Pb12(As,Sb)16S40Mon. 2/m : P21/b
DekatriasartoriteTlPb58As97S204Mon. 2/m : P21/b
DufrénoysitePb2As2S5Mon. 2 : P21
ÉcrinsiteAgTl3Pb4As11Sb9S36Tric. 1 : P1
EnneasartoriteTl6Pb32As70S140Mon. 2/m : P21/b
HendekasartoriteTl2Pb48As82S172Mon. 2/m : P21/b
HeptasartoriteTl7Pb22As55S108Mon. 2/m : P21/b
HyršlitePb8As10Sb6S32Mon. 2 : P21
IncomsartoriteTl6Pb144As246S516Mon. 2/m
ParapierrotiteTlSb5S8Mon. m
PhilrothiteTlAs3S5Mon. 2/m : P21/b
PierrotiteTl2(Sb,As)10S16Orth. mm2 : Pna21
PolloneiteAgPb46As26Sb23S120Mon. 2 : P21
RathiteAg2Pb12-xTlx/2As18+x/2S40Mon. 2/m : P21/b
SartoritePbAs2S4Mon. 2/m : P21/m
Twinnite Pb0.8Tl0.1Sb1.3As0.8S4Mon. 2/m
VeenitePb2(Sb,As)2S5Mon. 2 : P21

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Zinkenite2 photos of Guettardite associated with Zinkenite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.HC.05bArgentobaumhaueriteAg1.5Pb22As33.5S72Tric. 1 : P1
2.HC.05bBaumhaueritePb12As16S36Tric. 1 : P1
2.HC.05eChabournéiteTl4Pb2(Sb,As)20S34Tric. 1 : P1
2.HC.05dDufrénoysitePb2As2S5Mon. 2 : P21
2.HC.05fParapierrotiteTlSb5S8Mon. m
2.HC.05fPierrotiteTl2(Sb,As)10S16Orth. mm2 : Pna21
2.HC.05dRathiteAg2Pb12-xTlx/2As18+x/2S40Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HC.05aSartoritePbAs2S4Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.HC.05aTwinnite Pb0.8Tl0.1Sb1.3As0.8S4Mon. 2/m
2.HC.05dVeenitePb2(Sb,As)2S5Mon. 2 : P21
2.HC.05gMarumoitePb32As40S92Mon. 2 : P21
2.HC.05eDalnegroite(Tl4Pb2)(As12Sb8)S34Tric. 1 : P1
2.HC.10aFülöppitePb3Sb8S15Mon. 2/m : B2/b
2.HC.10cHeteromorphitePb7Sb8S19Mon. 2/m : B2/b
2.HC.10bPlagionitePb5Sb8S17Mon. 2/m
2.HC.10dSemseyitePb9Sb8S21Mon. 2/m : B2/b
2.HC.15BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HC.20RobinsonitePb4Sb6S13Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.HC.25MoëloitePb6Sb6S14(S3)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 2
2.HC.30DadsonitePb23Sb25S60ClTric. 1 : P1
2.HC.35OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HC.40ParasterryiteAg4Pb20Sb14As10S58Mon. 2/m : P21/b

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide 2/m : P21/m Pb0.8Tl0.1Sb1.3As0.8S4Mon. 2/m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

5.6.1SartoritePbAs2S4Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.6.2DufrénoysitePb2As2S5Mon. 2 : P21
5.6.4BaumhaueritePb12As16S36Tric. 1 : P1
5.6.5GratonitePb9As4S15Trig. 3m : R3m
5.6.6JordanitePb14(As,Sb)6S23Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.6.7FülöppitePb3Sb8S15Mon. 2/m : B2/b
5.6.8ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42Hex. 6 : P63
5.6.9PlagionitePb5Sb8S17Mon. 2/m
5.6.10HeteromorphitePb7Sb8S19Mon. 2/m : B2/b
5.6.13SemseyitePb9Sb8S21Mon. 2/m : B2/b
5.6.15BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.6.17RobinsonitePb4Sb6S13Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.6.19Twinnite Pb0.8Tl0.1Sb1.3As0.8S4Mon. 2/m
5.6.20VeenitePb2(Sb,As)2S5Mon. 2 : P21
5.6.21SorbyiteCuPb9(Sb,As)11S26Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.6.22GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.6.23GalenobismutitePbBi2S4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.6.24CosalitePb2Bi2S5Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.6.25CannizzaritePb48Bi56S132Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.6.26LillianitePb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.6.27GiessenitePb27Cu2(Bi,Sb)19S57Mon. 2/m
5.6.32KirkiitePb10Bi3As3S19Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.6.33UstarasitePb(Bi,Sb)6S10 (?)

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 GuettarditeHide

Reference List:
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JAMBOR, J.L. (1967): New lead sulfantimonides from Madoc, Ontario. 1. Mineral descriptions. Canadian Mineralogist 9, 7-24.
JAMBOR, J.L. (1967): New lead sulfantimonides from Madoc, Ontario. 2. Mineral descriptions. Canadian Mineralogist 9, 191-213.
JAMBOR, J.L. (1968): New lead sulfantimonides from Madoc, Ontario. 3. Syntheses, paragenesis, origin. Canadian Mineralogist 10, 507-521.
Bracci, G., Dalena, D., Orlandi, P., Duchi, G. & Vezzalini, G. (1980) Guettardite from Tuscany, Italy; a second occurrence. Canadian Mineralogist, 18, 13-15.
JAMBOR, J.L., LAFLAMME, J.H.G. & WALKER, D.A. (1982): A re-examination of the Madoc sulfosalts. Mineralogical Record 13, 93-100.
Makovicky, E., Topa, D., Tajjedin, H., Rastad, E. and Yaghubpur, A. (2012): THE CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF GUETTARDITE, PbAsSbS4, AND THE TWINNITE–GUETTARDITE PROBLEM. Canadian Mineralogist, 50, 253-265.

Internet Links for GuettarditeHide

Localities for GuettarditeHide

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.
  • British Columbia
    • Omenica Mining Division
      • Owen Lake
Hood, C. T., Sinclair, A. J., & Leitch, C. H. (1991). British Columbia Geological Survey Geological Fieldwork 1991.
  • Ontario
    • Hastings Co.
      • Madoc area
        • Huntingdon Township
JAMBOR, J.L. (1967): New lead sulfantimonides from Madoc, Ontario. 1. Mineral descriptions. Canadian Mineralogist 9, 7-24. JAMBOR, J.L. (1967): New lead sulfantimonides from Madoc, Ontario. 2. Mineral descriptions. Canadian Mineralogist 9, 191-213. JAMBOR, J.L., LAFLAMME, J.H.G. & WALKER, D.A. (1982): A re-examination of the Madoc sulfosalts. Mineralogical Record 13, 93-100.
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Hautes-Alpes
      • La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar (La Chapelle-en-Valgaudémar)
Canadian Mineralogist 18:13; Topa, D., Kolitsch, U., Makovicky, E., Stanley, C. (2017): Écrinsite, AgTl3Pb4As11Sb9S36, a new thallium-rich homeotype of baumhauerite from the Jas Roux sulphosalt deposit, Parc national des Écrins, Hautes-Alpes, France. European Journal of Mineralogy 29, 689-700.
  • West Azerbaijan
    • Sardasht County
      • Sardasht
Topa, D., Makovicky, E., Tajedin, H., Putz, H., Zagler, G. (2013): Barikaite, Pb10Ag3(Sb8As11)S19S40, a new member of the sartorite homologous series. Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 3039-3046.
  • Piedmont
    • Cuneo Province
      • Tanaro Valley
        • Ormea
Orlandi P., Campostrini I. (2005): Zibaldone. Aggiornamento di mineralogia Italiana 2004. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 29, 3 (3-2005), 184-192; Piccoli G.C., Maletto G., Bosio P., Lombardo B. (2007). Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba (Cuneo), 607 pp.
    • Torino Province
      • Susa Valley
        • Oulx
          • Signols
Orlandi, P. (2011). Zibaldone di mineralogia italiana 2010. Micro 1/2011, 39-42; 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.
  • Tuscany
    • Lucca Province
      • Seravezza
Bracci, G., Dalena, D., Orlandi, P., Duchi, G. & Vezzalini, G. (1980) Guettardite from Tuscany, Italy; a second occurrence. Canadian Mineralogist, 18, 13-15; Orlandi P., Del Chiaro L., Pagano R. (1996): Minerals of the Seravezza Marble, Tuscany, Italy. Mineralogical Record 27, 47-58.. Orlandi, P. & Criscuolo, A. (2009). Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Pacini editore, Pisa, 180 pp.; Dr. Biagioni (2009): Minerali della Provincia di Lucca. Edited by AMI, Associazione Mineralogica Italiana, pp 159-160.
  • Batken
[Lapis 11:11-24]
  • Osh
    • Alai Range (Alay Range)
[Lapis 1993:11 p11-24]
  • Sverdlovsk Oblast
    • Tur'insk-Auerbakovsk ore field
      • Turya river
        • Tur'insk
Kasatkin, A.V., Makovicky, E., Plášil, J., Škoda, R., Agakhanov, A.A, Karpenko, V.Y. and Nestola, F. (2018) Tsygankoite, Mn8Tl8Hg2(Sb21Pb2Tl)S24S48, a New Sulfosalt from the Vorontsovskoe Gold Deposit, Northern Urals, Russia. Minerals: 8(5): 218.
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Sion (Sitten)
      • Granges (Lens)
Ansermet, S., Meisser, N. & Cuchet, S. (2011): Ein Hauch Carrara im Wallis - zur Mineralogie des Steinbruchs La Plâtrière in Lens. Schweizer Strahler 2/2011, 2-17 (in German/French).
  • Colorado
    • San Juan Co.
      • Red Mountain District
        • Anvil Mountain
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
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