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Crystal System:
For its occurrence along the Hunchun River, China.
This page provides mineralogical data about Hunchunite.

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Classification of HunchuniteHide


1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
A : Copper-cupalite family
Dana 7th ed.:

Physical Properties of HunchuniteHide

3½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of HunchuniteHide


Chemical Properties of HunchuniteHide


Crystallography of HunchuniteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.93 Å
Unit Cell V:
498.68 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of HunchuniteHide

Synonyms of HunchuniteHide

Other Language Names for HunchuniteHide

Simplified Chinese:珲春矿

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

1.AA.05AluminiumAlIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.AA.05CopperCuIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.AA.05Electrum(Au, Ag)
1.AA.05GoldAuIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.AA.05LeadPbIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.AA.05NickelNiIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.AA.05SilverAgIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.AA.15AnyuiiteAuPb2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mcm
1.AA.15NovodnepriteAuPb3Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m

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 HunchuniteHide

Reference List:
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Wu Shangquan, Yang Yi, and Song Qun (1992): A new gold mineral - Hunchunite (Au2Pb). Acta Mineralogica Sinica 12 (4): 319-22 (in Chinese, English abstract).
New Minerals 1990-1994: 85 (abstract).
American Mineralogist (1994): 79: 1210 (abstract).

Internet Links for HunchuniteHide

Localities for HunchuniteHide

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.
  • Hebei Province
    • Zhangjiakou Prefecture
      • Chongli Co.
        • Dongping Au-Te ore field
Guanxiang Song (1991): Geology and Prospecting 27(8), 1-8
  • Jilin Province (Manchuria; Dongbei Region)
    • Yanbian Chaoxianzu Autonomous Prefecture
      • Hunchun Co.
        • Shajin Mine
Wu Shangquan, Yang Yi, and Song Qun (1992): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 12(4), 319-322.
  • Lapland Region
    • Ylitornio
Molnár, Ferenc 2015. Mineral Systems in mineral Potential Evaluation. Stakeholder Seminar, 06 May 2015 Rovaniemi.
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
      • Aldan Shield
        • Aldan
          • Inagli Massif
Tatyana V. Svetlitskaya, Peter A. Nevolko (2017): Au-Pb compounds in nature: A general overview and new evidence from the Inagli Pt–Au placer deposit, the Aldan Shield, Russia. Ore Geology Reviews 89, 719-730.
  • Urals Region
    • Middle Urals
      • Sverdlovskaya Oblast'
Thomas Witzke specimen
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