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About KongsbergiteHide

Name for locality.
A variety of Silver

A variety of silver with about 5% Hg.
Compare native amalgam and arquerite.

Originally described from Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway.

Classification of KongsbergiteHide

IMA status notes:
Rejected by the IMA

Chemical Properties of KongsbergiteHide


Synonyms of KongsbergiteHide

Other Language Names for KongsbergiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
6 photos of Kongsbergite associated with ChlorargyriteAgCl
4 photos of Kongsbergite associated with SphaleriteZnS
4 photos of Kongsbergite associated with CalciteCaCO3
2 photos of Kongsbergite associated with SilverAg
2 photos of Kongsbergite associated with CinnabarHgS
1 photo of Kongsbergite associated with MassicotPbO

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 KongsbergiteHide

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Pisani (1872), p. 1274
Baren, M.A. (1996): The Ag-Hg (Silver-Mercury) system. Journal of Phase Equilibria 17, 122–128.

Internet Links for KongsbergiteHide

Localities for KongsbergiteHide

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.
  • Salzburg
    • Zell am See District
      • Leogang
        • Hütten
          • Schwarzleograben
            • Schwarzleo mining district
Paar, W. H. & Chen, T. T. (1985): Zur Mineralogie von Cu-Ni(Co)-Pb-Ag-Hg-Erzen im Revier Schwarzleo bei Leogang, Salzburg, Österreich. Mitt. österr. geol. Ges. 78, 125-148.; A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
Leblhuber (2000)
            • Vogel Alp
A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989)
  • Tyrol
    • Landeck District
      • Serfaus
        • Komperdell (Komperdell Alp)
Kolitsch, U., Steck, C. and Schreieck, E. (2020): 2160) Annabergit, Brannerit, Cobaltit, Florencit-(Ce), Florencit-(La), Gersdorffit, Uraninit und weitere Minerale vom Rotenstein, Komperdell (Komperdell-Alpe), Serfaus, Oberinntal, Nordtirol: ein Vorbericht. Pp. 169-170 in Walter, F. et al. (2020): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXIX. Carinthia II, 210./130., 153-218.
  • Sofia City Province
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
  • Vratsa Province
    • Balkan Mts (Stara Planina)
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Atanassov, V.A. and Kirov, G.N. (1973): Balkanite, Cu9Ag5HgS8, a new mineral from the Sedmochislenitsi mine, Bulgaria. American Mineralogist, 58, 11-15.
  • Gansu
    • Longnan
      • Cheng County
Can. J. Earth Sci. 44: 479–492 (2007)
  • Guizhou
    • Bijie
Xilin Li and Yutang Dai (1989): Kexue Tongbao 34(17), 1466-1470.
  • Hebei
    • Chengde
Shao Dianxin, Zhou Jianxiong, Zhang Jianhong, and Bao Daxi (1984): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 4, 97-101.
  • Hunan
    • Hengyang
      • Changning Co.
Guogao Yang and Wenfeng Zhu (1994): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 14(3), 309-312; Weining Zhou (1994): Mineral Resources and Geology 8(4), 233-244
  • Liaoning
    • Fushun
      • Qingyuan Co.
Shuhua Wang (1992): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 12(3), 219-221
  • Shaanxi
    • Hanzhong
      • Lüeyang County
Peiyu Yang and Dequan Shuai (1993): Journal of Chengdu University of Technology (Science and Technology Edition) 34(3)
  • Sichuan
    • Garzê Autonomous Prefecture (Ganzi Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Baiyü County
        • Maqiong
  • Yunnan
    • Nujiang
      • Lanping County
        • Baiyangping ore field
          • Western ore zone
Xiaohu Wang, Yucai Song, Zengqian Hou, Hongrui Zhang, Zhe Wang, Tianming Zhuang, Chong Zhang, and Tianfu Zhang (2011): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 30(3), 507-518
    • Zhaotong
      • Ludian County
Yaoguo Hu, Zhaoyang Li, Hanjie Wen, and Zhilong Huang (2000): Bulletin of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry 19(4), 318-320
Czech Republic
  • Central Bohemian Region
    • Benešov District
      • Vracovice
Šrein, V. et al.: Mineralogická charakteristika metasomatického rudního ložiska Malovidy u Českého Šternberka. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 2007, roč. 14-15, s. 149-158.
  • Liberec Region
    • Semily District
Vavřín, I., Frýda, J.: Mineralizace Cu-Ag-V-Hg v melafyru ze Studence u Jilemnice (Podkrkonoší). Journal of the Czech Geological Society, 1996, roč. 41, č. 1-2, s. 33 - 41.
  • Moravian-Silesian Region
    • Bruntál District
Fojt, B. et al.: Paragenetická charakteristika ložisek Pb-Zn rud v širším okolí Horního Města u Rýmařova. Acta Mus. Moraviae, Sci. geol., 2007, 92, 3-57.
  • North Ostrobothnia
    • Ylivieska
Kojonen Kari 1989. The early Proterozoic Zn-Cu-Zn sulphide deposit of Rauhala in Ylivieska Western Finland. Geological Survey of Finland, Special Paper 11; Kojonen Kari (ed) 1989. The early Proterozoic Zn-Cu-Pb sulphide deposit of Rauhala in Ylivieska, Western Finland. Geological Survey of Finland, Special Paper 11
  • Hesse
    • Darmstadt
      • Darmstadt-Dieburg
        • Mühltal
          • Nieder-Beerbach
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Donnersberg District
      • Nordpfälzer Land
        • Stahlberg
Lapis 2001(6), 13-40
    • Rhein-Lahn District
      • Bad Ems-Nassau
        • Frücht
S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
  • Munster
    • Tipperary County
      • Monard
Steed, G.M. "The geology and genesis of the Gortdrum Cu-Ag-Hg orebody. In Andrew, C.J., Crowe, R.W.A., Finlay, S., Pennell, W.M. and Pyne, J.F. (1986) "Geology and Genesis of Mineral Deposits in Ireland". Irish Association for Economic Geology. p. 481-499.
  • Drâa-Tafilalet Region
    • Tinghir Province
      • Tinghir Cercle
Cheilletz, A., Levresse, G., Gasquet, D., Azizi-Samir, M., Zyadi, R., Archibald, D. A., & Farrar, E. (2002). The giant Imiter silver deposit: Neoproterozoic epithermal mineralization in the Anti-Atlas, Morocco. Mineralium Deposita, 37(8), 772-781.
  • Buskerud
Pisani 1872, p. 1274, Neumann 1985, p. 8.
  • Nordland
    • Fauske
      • Sulitjelma
        • Sulitjelma Copper Mines
Cook, N. J. (1996): Mineralogy of the sulphide deposits at Sulitjelma, northern Norway. Ore Geology Reviews 11: 303-308
  • Viken
Clark (1993) "Hey's Mineral Index": 370.
  • Lower Silesian Voivodeship
    • Głogów County
Piestrzyński A., Tylka W. 1992: Silver amalgams from the Sieroszowice copper mine, Lubin-Sieroszowice district, SW Poland. Mineralogia Polonica, vol. 23, no 1
Piestrzyński, A., & Pieczonka, J. (2012). Low temperature ore minerals associations in the Kupferschiefer type deposit, Lubin–Sieroszowice mining district, SW Poland. Мінералогічний збірник, (2), 59-66.
  • Altai Republic
Pavlova, G.G., and Borisenko, A.S. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 164-185.
  • Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
    • Verkhoyansk Fold Belt
      • Verkhoyansk Silver Province
        • Khachakchan ore cluster
Pavlova, G.G., and Borisenko, A.S. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 164-185.
Pavlova, G.G., and Borisenko, A.S. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 164-185.
  • Košice Region
    • Rožňava District
Duda, Rejl, Slivka: "Mineralien", 1991
    • Spišská Nová Ves District
      • Spišská Nová Ves
        • Novoveská Huta
Háber,M., Jeleň,S., Jeleň,M., 1992: Amalgám striebra z Nižnej Slanej a Novoveskej Huty (SGR), Min.Slovaca, 24,1, 45 – 49
  • Andalusia
    • Almería
      • Cuevas del Almanzora (Cuevas de Vera)
        • Sierra Almagrera
          • Las Herrerías
            • Berja Mines (Grupo minero Berja)
Calvo, Miguel. (2003) Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. I. Elementos. Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Alava. Vitoria. 156 págs.
Navarro, A., & Cardellach, E. (2009). Mobilization of Ag, heavy metals and Eu from the waste deposit of the Las Herrerias mine (Almería, SE Spain). Environmental geology, 56(7), 1389-1404.
  • Västmanland County
    • Sala
Holmgren, J. (2002): Sala silvergruva. Hälleflintan (Medlemsblad för Upplands Geologiska Sällskap), UGS, 2002:3
  • Gorno-Badakhshan
    • Pamir Silver District
      • Kaltatur ore cluster
Pavlova, G.G., and Borisenko, A.S. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 164-185.
Pavlova, G.G., and Borisenko, A.S. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 164-185.
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