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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

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.

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Localities for KongsbergiteHide

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- 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)
  • 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)
      • Baiyu Co.
        • 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
      • Český Šternberk (Böhmisch Sternberg)
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
      • Jilemnice
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
      • Rýmařov
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
    • Donnersbergkreis
      • Rockenhausen
        • Stahlberg
Lapis 2001(6), 13-40
    • Rhein-Lahn-Kreis
      • Bad Ems
        • Frücht
S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
  • Munster
    • Co. Tipperary
      • 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
      • Imiter District
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
Clark (1993) "Hey's Mineral Index": 370.
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
  • Lower Silesian Voivodeship
    • Głogów Co.
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 Co.
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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