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Native Amalgam

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About Native AmalgamHide

Formula:
(Ag,Hg)
Hardness:
3 - 3½
Crystal System:
Isometric
A mercurian Silver.
See amalgam.


Classification of Native AmalgamHide

Notes:
Rejected by the IMA

Pronounciation of Native AmalgamHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of Native AmalgamHide

Hardness:
3 - 3½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of Native AmalgamHide

Type:
Isotropic

Chemical Properties of Native AmalgamHide

Formula:
(Ag,Hg)
CAS Registry number:
7439-97-6

CAS Registry numbers are published by the American Chemical Society

Crystallography of Native AmalgamHide

Crystal System:
Isometric

Synonyms of Native AmalgamHide

Other Language Names for Native AmalgamHide

Varieties of Native AmalgamHide

ArqueriteA variety of Amalgam containing 13% of Mercury, applied to the malleable amalgam described by I. Domeyko (1841).
Originally described from Arqueros Ag Mining District, La Serena, Elqui Province, Coquimbo Region, Chile.
CuproarqueriteVariety of Amalgam containing copper.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Acanthite6 photos of Native Amalgam associated with Acanthite on mindat.org.
Arsenpolybasite4 photos of Native Amalgam associated with Arsenpolybasite on mindat.org.
Gold4 photos of Native Amalgam associated with Gold on mindat.org.
Proustite-Pyrargyrite Series4 photos of Native Amalgam associated with Proustite-Pyrargyrite Series on mindat.org.
Pyrite4 photos of Native Amalgam associated with Pyrite on mindat.org.
Nickeline2 photos of Native Amalgam associated with Nickeline on mindat.org.
Eugenite2 photos of Native Amalgam associated with Eugenite on mindat.org.
Silver2 photos of Native Amalgam associated with Silver on mindat.org.
Duftite1 photo of Native Amalgam associated with Duftite on mindat.org.
Malachite1 photo of Native Amalgam associated with Malachite on mindat.org.

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.

Internet Links for Native AmalgamHide

Localities for Native AmalgamHide

ⓘ - 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
    • General Lamadrid department
      • Los Llantenes district
Canadian Mineralogist (2004): 42(6): 1745-1755.
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Ashburton Shire
      • Ashburton Downs Station
Min. Record 24,203-218(1993)
      • Tom Price
American Mineralogist, Volume 72, pages 401-403, 1987
    • Mount Magnet Shire
      • Mount Magnet
        • Boogardie Goldfield
Simpson, E.S. (1948), Minerals of Western Australia, Vol 1, p 65
    • Roebourne Shire
      • Whim Creek
P. Downes, J. Bevan & A. Bevan (1998) - Minerals of the Whim Creek copper mine, Western Australia - Australian Journal of Mineralogy, Vol. 4, N°1, pp 13-29
Austria
 
  • Salzburg
    • Saalfelden
      • Leogang
        • Hütten
          • Schwarzleograben
            • Schwarzleo District
C.Auer (2014)
R.Poeverlein (2016)
R.Poeverlein (2016)
            • Vogel Alp
R.Poeverlein (2016)
  • Vorarlberg
    • Montafon
Bechter, D. (2010): Mineralogische Untersuchungen der Kupferlagerstätte Bartholomäberg / Silbertal (Vorarlbert / Österreich) und geochemische Erfassung und Differenzierung von Silexmaterial aus dem Süd- und Ostalpin im Rahmen des SFB HiMAT. Mitt. Österr. Mineral. Ges. 156, 177-179. [Abstract of Diploma Thesis]
      • Silber valley
        • Silbertal
Bechter, D. (2010): Mineralogische Untersuchungen der Kupferlagerstätte Bartholomäberg / Silbertal (Vorarlbert / Österreich) und geochemische Erfassung und Differenzierung von Silexmaterial aus dem Süd- und Ostalpin im Rahmen des SFB HiMAT. Mitt. Österr. Mineral. Ges. 156, 177-179. [Abstract of Diploma Thesis]
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Liard Mining Division
      • Iskut River
Econ Geol (1996) 91:1098-1114; MINFILE NUMBER: 104B 008
    • Omenica Mining Division
      • Kwanika Creek
www.em.gov.bc.ca/cf/minfile/search/search.cfm?mode=capbib&minfilno=093N%20%20043
Eur. J. Mineral. , 1993, 5, pp. 903-914.
Chile
 
  • Atacama Region
    • Copiapó Province
      • Cerro Blanco district
        • Yerbas Buenas
I. Domeyko collection, Mineralogical Museum in La Serena, Chile
      • Pabellón
        • Elisa de Bordos
The Stratabound Tuff-hosted Elisa de Bordos Silver-Mercury Deposit, Northern Chile; M. Jurgeit & L. Fontbote, in Stratabound Ore Deposits in the Andes, L Fontbote, G.C. Amstutz, M. Cardozo, E. Cedillo, J. Frutos (Editors), Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelbe
No reference listed
    • Elqui Province
      • La Serena
Oyarzun, R., Ortega, L., Sierra, J., Lunar, R., and Oyarzun, J. (1998): Mineralium Deposita 33, 547-559.
China
 
  • Hunan Province
    • Chenzhou Prefecture
      • Jiahe Co.
Wang Chengyuan (1991): Hunan Geology 10(3), 217-222.
Czech Republic
 
  • Liberec Region
Šrein, V., Langrová, A.: Amalgam stříbra a jodargyrit z Horní Rokytnice. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 2000, roč. 8, s. 239-240.
France
 
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Isère
      • Allemont
"Les minéraux, leurs gisements, leurs associations", P. Bariand, F. Cesbron et J. Geffroy (1977), Editions Minéraux et Fossiles, BRGM
Germany
 
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
      • St Andreasberg District
        • Beerberg
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
Schnorrer, G., Kronz, A., Ließmann, W., Kehr. A., (2009): Zur Mineralogie der ehemaligen Grube Alter Theuerdank, Der Aufschluss, Vol. 60, pp. 29-62
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Ahrweiler
      • Lahn valley
        • Bad Ems District
          • Frücht
Der Aufschluss Vol.55, March/April 2004
      • Palatinate
        • Rockenhausen
          • Stahlberg
Ferber, J.J. (1776)
Beroldingen, Fr.v. (1788) Bemerkungen zu einer Reise durch die pfälzischen und zweibrückischen Quecksilberbergwerke. J. B. Brandis (Berlin), 240 pp.
von Beroldingen, F. C. F., & Brandis, J. D. (1788). Bemerkungen auf einer Reise durch die Pfälzischen und Zweybrückschen Quecksilber-Bergwerke: mit einer petrographischen Carte. bei Friedrich Nicolai.
Arndt, H.; Reis, O. M. and Schwager, A. (1920): Übersicht über die Mineralien und Gesteine der Rheinpfalz; Geognostische Jahreshefte XXXI/XXXII, 119-262.
    • Donnersberg
      • Alsenz-Obermoschel
        • Obermoschel
No reference listed
Ameilcan Mineralogist, Volume 58, pages 347-349, 1973
        • Waldgrehweiler
Dechen, H.v. (1848) Das Vorkommen der Quecksilbererze in dem Pfälzisch-Saarbrückenschen Kohlen-Gebirge; Karsten's Archiv für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Bergbau und Hüttenkunde, XXII, 375-464.
    • Neuwied
      • Dernbach
Lapis, 17 (9), 31-36.
Ireland
 
  • Co. Tipperary
    • Monard
Eur. J. Mineral. , 1993, 5, pp. 903-914.; Steed, G. M. (1983). Gortdrumite, a new sulphide mineral containing copper and mercury, from Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, 47, 35-6.; Embrey, P.G. (1978) Fourth supplementary list of British Minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 42, n° 322, p. 169-177.
Mexico
 
  • Jalisco
    • Mun. de Chiquistlán
      • Chiquistlán
Panczner (1987): 89.
Morocco
 
  • Drâa-Tafilalet Region
    • Tinghir Province
      • Imiter District
Barral, J.-P., Favreau, G. and Lheur, C. (2008). La mine d'argent d'Imiter (Maroc) - Géologie, histoire exploitation et description des espèces minérales. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs 3/2008, 1-110. (in French)
  • Souss-Massa Region
    • Taroudant Province
      • Jebel Siroua
Petruk, W. (1975): Mineralogy and geology of the Zgounder silver deposit in Morocco. Canadian Mineralogist 13, 43-54.
Namibia
 
  • Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region)
    • Tsumeb
Gerog Gebhard, Silberamalgam aus Tsumeb, LAPIS 3.1994, p 23 ff
Norway
 
  • Buskerud
    • Kongsberg
Neumann, H. (1944): Silver deposits at Kongsberg. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse 162. p. 47
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia
    • Ciechanowice (Rudelstadt)
      • Ciechanowice field (Eastern field)
Siuda R., Kruszewski Ł. & Gołębiowska B. 2010: New data on some silver and mercury minerals from the Miedzianka- Ciechanowice deposit (Rudawy Janowickie Mts, Western Sudetes, Poland) – preliminary report. Mineralogia - Special Papers, vol. 37, 106
    • Wrocław County
      • Sobótka
DUBIŃSKA E., 1995: Rodingites of the eastern part of Jordanów-Gogołów serpentynite massif, Lower Silesia, Poland. Can. Mineral., 33, 585-608.GALUSKIN E., SZEŁĘG E., 2003: The first finding of Ag-amalgamates in rodingites (Nasławice, Lower Silesia, Poland). Mineralogical Society of Poland - Special Papers, Vol. 22.
Portugal
 
  • Setúbal District
    • Grândola
      • Grândola
Oliveira, V., Matos, J., Bengala, M., Silva, N., Sousa, P., and Torres, L. (1998): Mineralium Deposita 33, 170-187.; Oliveira, D. P., Rosa, D., Matos, J. X., Guimarães, F., Figueiredo, M. O., & Silva, T. P. (2009). Indium in the Lagoa Salgada orebody, Iberian Pyrite Belt, Portugal. In Smart Science for Exploration and Mining: Proceedings of the 10th Biennal SGA Meeting, 2009.
Russia
 
  • Altai Krai
    • Rudnyi Altai
      • Alei River Basin
        • Korbalikha River
          • Zmeevka Stream
Bestemianova, K. V., & Grinev, O. M. (2017, December). Barite-polymetallic mineralization of Zmeinogorsk ore district and some genetic aspects of its formation. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (Vol. 110, No. 1, p. 012003). IOP Publishing.
  • Krasnoyarsk Krai
    • Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug
      • Taimyr Peninsula
        • Putoran Plateau
Gritsenko, Y.D., and Spiridonov, E.M. (2008): Geology of Ore Deposits 50(7), 590-598.
  • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
    • Irkutskaya Oblast
      • Bodaibo
        • Lena Gold District
          • Kropotkinsky ore cluster
http://www.igem.ru/igem/chem/pt/sukhloge.htm; Distler, V. V., Mitrofanov, G. L., Yudovskaya, M. A., Lishnevsky, E. N., & Prokof’ev, V. Y. (2005). Deep structure and ore-forming processes of the Sukhoi Log gold-platinum deposit, Russia. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 921-923). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  • Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
    • Aldan Shield
P Haas collection
unpublished SEM/EDS analysis
    • Verkhoyansk Fold Belt
      • Verkhoyansk Silver Province
        • Khachakchan ore cluster
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Pavlova, G.G., and Borisenko, A.S. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 164-185.
Slovakia
 
  • Košice Region
    • Spišská Nová Ves Co.
      • Spišská Nová Ves (Zipser Neuendorf; Zipser Neudorf; Igló)
        • Novoveská Huta
Tony Nikischer
Spain
 
  • Catalonia
    • Tarragona
      • Conca de Barberà
        • Vimbodí
          • Poblet Monastery
C.. Canet et al. , The Canadian Mineralogist, 2003, V41, pp. 581-595
Sweden
 
  • Norrbotten
    • Gällivare
      • Aitik
Monika Kontturi & Olof Martinsson (2000) Gold in the Aitik Cu-Au deposit, Gellivare area, Northern Sweden. In Abstract volume and Field trip Guidebook, 2nd annual GEODE-Fennoscandian shield field workshop on Palaeoproterozoic and Archean greenstone belts and VMS districts in the Fennoscandian Shield (Vol. 28).
  • Västmanland
    • Sala
Mineralogical Magazine(1987) 51, 318-321
Tunisia
 
  • Al Kåf Governorate (El Kef; Le Kef)
    • Sakiet Sidi Youssef (Saqiyat Sidi Yusuf)
Mineralium Deposita (1990) 25:112-117
USA
 
  • Alaska
    • Nome Borough
      • Koyuk District
U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
    • Yukon-Koyukuk Borough
      • Rampart District
U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Alaska Resource Data File (ARDF): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1225.
  • California
    • Mariposa Co.
      • Mother Lode Belt
        • Bagby-Mariposa-Mount Bullion-Whitlock District
          • Mariposa
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
  • Colorado
    • Boulder Co.
      • Gold Hill District
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
      • Jamestown District
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
      • Magnolia District
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
    • La Plata Co.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
        • Parrott City
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
    • Montrose Co.
      • La Sal District (Paradox Valley District)
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
  • Idaho
    • Custer Co.
      • Loon Creek District
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Ream, Lanny R. 2004. Idaho Minerals, 2nd edition, Revised and Updated
    • Idaho Co.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
      • Warren District (Marshall District)
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
  • Michigan
    • Baraga Co.
      • Huron River
Travis Olds collection
  • Nevada
    • Nye Co.
      • Paradise Range
        • Paradise Peak District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
  • Texas
    • Brewster Co.
R&M 66:3 pp 196-224
Rocks & Minerals: 66(1): 202.
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