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Jamesonite

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Robert Jameson
Formula:
Pb4FeSb6S14
May contain minor Bi.
Colour:
Gray-black; iridescent at times
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
5.63
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
For mineralogist Robert Jameson (1774-1854), of Edinburgh.
Isostructural with:
Benavidesite-Jamesonite Series.

Easily confused with boulangerite with which it may be intergrown. As in boulangerite and, e.g., robinsonite and zinkenite, the structure contains interconnected SbS3 groups.


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Classification of JamesoniteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
2.HB.15

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
H : Sulfosalts of SnS archetype
B : With Cu, Ag, Fe, Sn and Pb
3.6.7.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
6 : 2 < ø < 2.49
5.8.5

5 : Sulphosalts - Sulpharsenites and Sulphobismuthites (those containing Sn, Ge,or V are in Section 6)
8 : Sulpharsenites etc. of Mn, Fe, Co and Ni

Physical Properties of JamesoniteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Gray-black; iridescent at times
Streak:
Gray-black
Hardness:
2½ on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN100=66 - 86 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
{001} good; also possibly {010} and {120}
Density:
5.63 g/cm3 (Measured)    5.76 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of JamesoniteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Strong
Colour in reflected light:
Grey-black
Pleochroism:
Visible
Comments:
Distinct.

Chemical Properties of JamesoniteHide

Formula:
Pb4FeSb6S14

May contain minor Bi.
Common Impurities:
Cu,Zn,Ag,Bi

Crystallography of JamesoniteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/b
Setting:
P1 21/c 1
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.030(4) Å, b = 19.125(3) Å, c = 15.750(6) Å
β = 91.68(8)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.211 : 1 : 0.824
Unit Cell V:
1,213.39 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2
Morphology:
Acicular to fibrous [001] and striated parallel [001]. In felted masses of needles. Also massive, fibrous to columnar; radial or plumose at times. In subparallel aggregates of prismatic crystals, forming a columnar mass.
Twinning:
On {100}.

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.
Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.87 (40)
3.44 (100)
3.18 (50)
3.09 (50)
2.84 (90)
2.75 (80)
2.06 (50)

Type Occurrence of JamesoniteHide

Synonyms of JamesoniteHide

Other Language Names for JamesoniteHide

Varieties of JamesoniteHide

Manganoan JamesoniteA Mn-bearing variety of jamesonite. The pure Mn end member is benavidesite.

Relationship of Jamesonite to other SpeciesHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcite135 photos of Jamesonite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Stannite108 photos of Jamesonite associated with Stannite on mindat.org.
Quartz104 photos of Jamesonite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Pyrite79 photos of Jamesonite associated with Pyrite on mindat.org.
Baryte79 photos of Jamesonite associated with Baryte on mindat.org.
Sphalerite48 photos of Jamesonite associated with Sphalerite on mindat.org.
Arsenopyrite32 photos of Jamesonite associated with Arsenopyrite on mindat.org.
Siderite30 photos of Jamesonite associated with Siderite on mindat.org.
Andorite29 photos of Jamesonite associated with Andorite on mindat.org.
Fluorite26 photos of Jamesonite associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.HB.05aAikinitePbCuBiS3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.HB.05aFriedrichitePb5Cu5Bi7S18Orth. mm2
2.HB.05aGladitePbCuBi5S9Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.HB.05aHammaritePb2Cu2Bi4S9Orth.
2.HB.05cJaskólskiiteCuxPb2+x(Sb,Bi)2-xS5 (x ~ 0.15)Orth.
2.HB.05aKrupkaitePbCuBi3S6Orth.
2.HB.05aLindströmitePb3Cu3Bi7S15Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.HB.05bMeneghinitePb13CuSb7S24Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.HB.05aPekoitePbCuBi11(S,Se)18Orth.
2.HB.05aEmilitePb2.7Cu2.7Bi5.3S12Orth. mm2
2.HB.05UM2000-46-S:BiCuPbCu0.33Pb0.33Bi7.67S12
2.HB.05aSalzburgitePb1.6Cu1.6Bi6.4S12Orth. mm2
2.HB.05UM1990-54-Se:BiCuPbCuPb(Ni,Co)0.3Bi3Se6
2.HB.05aPaaritePb1.7Cu1.7Bi6.3S12Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.HB.10cEclarite(Cu,Fe)Pb9Bi12S28Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.HB.10bGiessenitePb27Cu2(Bi,Sb)19S57Mon. 2/m
2.HB.10bIzoklakeitePb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57Orth.
2.HB.10aKobellitePb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.HB.10aTintinaitePb22Cu4(Sb,Bi)30S69Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.HB.15BenavidesitePb4MnSb6S14Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HB.20dBerryiteCu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.HB.20bBuckhorniteAuPb2BiTe2S3Orth.
2.HB.20aNagyágite[Pb3(Pb,Sb)3S6](Au,Te)3Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.HB.20eWatkinsoniteCu2PbBi4(Se,S,Te)8Mon.
2.HB.20cMuseumite[Pb2(Pb,Sb)2S8][(Te,Au)2]Mon. 2
2.HB.20eLitochlebiteAg2PbBi4Se8Mon. 2/m : P21/m

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

3.6.7.2BenavidesitePb4MnSb6S14Mon. 2/m : P21/b

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

5.8.1SamsoniteAg4MnSb2S6Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.8.2UchucchacuaiteAgMnPb3Sb5S12Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
5.8.3BenavidesitePb4MnSb6S14Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.8.4BerthieriteFeSb2S4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.8.6ParajamesoniteOrth.
5.8.7GaravelliteFeSbBiS4Orth.
5.8.8IzoklakeitePb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57Orth.
5.8.9MiharaiteCu4FePbBiS6Orth.
5.8.10Sakharovaite(Pb,Bi)4FeSb6S14Mon.
5.8.11ArsenohauchecorniteNi18Bi3AsS16Tet.
5.8.12TučekiteNi9Sb2S8Tet.
5.8.13BismutohauchecorniteNi9Bi2S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
5.8.14ParkeriteNi3Bi2S2Mon.
5.8.15HauchecorniteNi9BiSbS8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
5.8.16TellurohauchecorniteNi9Bi(Te,Bi)S8Tet.
5.8.17LapieiteNiCuSbS3Orth.
5.8.18MückeiteNiCu(Bi,Sb)S3Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
5.8.19Vozhminite(Ni,Co)4(As,Sb)S2Hex.

Other InformationHide

Notes:
Raman bands connected with stretching and bending of the SbS3 groups are between 350 and 180 cm-1
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 JamesoniteHide

Reference List:
Sort by Year (asc) | by Year (desc) | by Author (A-Z) | by Author (Z-A)
Jameson (1821) 285.
Mohs (1824) 586.
Haidinger (1825) 1: 451.
Haidinger (1825) 3: 26.
Huot (1841) 1: 192.
Slavík (1914) Centralblatt für Mineralogie: 7.
Shannon (1925) American Mineralogist: 10: 197.
Berry (1940) Mineralogical Magazine: 25: 597.
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 451-454.
Zeitschrift für Kristallographie (1957) 109: 161-183.
Canadian Mineralogist (1987) 25: 667.
Leone P, Le Leuch L M, Palvadeau P, Molinie P, Moelo Y (2003) Single crystal structures and magnetic properties of two iron or manganese-lead-antimony sulfides: MPb4Sb6S14 (M: Fe, Mn). Solid State Sciences 5, 771-776.
Matsushita Y, Ueda Y (2003) Structure and Physical Properties of 1D Magnetic Chalcogenide, Jamesonite (FePb4Sb6S14). Inorganic Chemistry 42, 7830-7838.
Lieber, W. (2008) Warum bildet Jamesonit Ringe? Der Aufschluss 59(4) 241-244.
Kharbish, S. & Jeleň, S. (2016) Raman spectroscopy of the Pb-Sb sulfosalts minerals: Boulangerite, jamesonite, robinsonite and zinkenite. Vibrational Spectroscopy, 85, 157-166.

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