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Hunchunite

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Formula:
Au2Pb
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Isometric
Name:
For its occurrence along the Hunchun River, China.
This page provides mineralogical data about Hunchunite.


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Classification of HunchuniteHide

Approved
1.AA.25

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.:
1.3.3.2

Physical Properties of HunchuniteHide

Hardness:
3½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of HunchuniteHide

Type:
Isotropic

Chemical Properties of HunchuniteHide

Formula:
Au2Pb

Crystallography of HunchuniteHide

Crystal System:
Isometric
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

German:Hunchunit
Simplified Chinese:珲春矿
铅金矿
Spanish:Hunchunita

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.05UM2004-08-E:AuCuPd(Cu,Pd,Au)
1.AA.05UM1991-06-E:AuCuAu3Cu
1.AA.10aAuricuprideCu3AuOrth.
1.AA.10bTetra-auricuprideAuCuTet.
1.AA.10aCuproaurideCu3Au
1.AA.15AnyuiiteAuPb2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mcm
1.AA.15Khatyrkite(Cu,Zn)Al2Tet.
1.AA.15IodineI2
1.AA.15NovodnepriteAuPb3Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
1.AA.15UM1985-02-E:AlZn(Zn,Cu)Al2
1.AA.20Cupalite(Cu,Zn)AlOrth.

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.
China
 
  • 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.
Finland
 
  • Lapland Region
    • Ylitornio
Molnár, Ferenc 2015. Mineral Systems in mineral Potential Evaluation. Stakeholder Seminar, 06 May 2015 Rovaniemi.
Russia
 
  • 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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