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Name for locality.
A variety of Silver

A variety of Silver with about 5% Hg.
Originally described from Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway.

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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:
Chlorargyrite6 photos of Kongsbergite associated with Chlorargyrite on
Sphalerite4 photos of Kongsbergite associated with Sphalerite on
Calcite4 photos of Kongsbergite associated with Calcite on
Silver2 photos of Kongsbergite associated with Silver on
Cinnabar2 photos of Kongsbergite associated with Cinnabar on
Massicot1 photo of Kongsbergite associated with Massicot on

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Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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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
    • Saalfelden
      • Leogang
        • Hütten
          • Schwarzleograben
            • Schwarzleo 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)
  • Sofiya Oblast (Sofia Oblast)
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
  • Vratsa Oblast (Vratza)
    • 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 Province
    • Longnan Prefecture
      • Cheng Co.
Can. J. Earth Sci. 44: 479–492 (2007)
  • Guizhou Province
    • Bijie Prefecture
Xilin Li and Yutang Dai (1989): Kexue Tongbao 34(17), 1466-1470.
  • Hebei Province
    • Chengde Prefecture
      • Luan River valley (Luanhe valley)
Shao Dianxin, Zhou Jianxiong, Zhang Jianhong, and Bao Daxi (1984): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 4, 97-101.
  • Hunan Province
    • Hengyang Prefecture
      • 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 Province (Manchuria; Dongbei Region)
    • Fushun Prefecture
      • Qingyuan Co.
Shuhua Wang (1992): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 12(3), 219-221
  • Shaanxi Province
    • Hanzhong Prefecture
      • Lüeyang Co.
Peiyu Yang and Dequan Shuai (1993): Journal of Chengdu University of Technology (Science and Technology Edition) 34(3)
  • Sichuan Province
    • Garzê Autonomous Prefecture (Ganzi Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Baiyu Co.
        • Maqiong
  • Yunnan Province
    • Nujiang Autonomous Prefecture
      • Lanping Co.
        • 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 Prefecture
      • Ludian Co.
Yaoguo Hu, Zhaoyang Li, Hanjie Wen, and Zhilong Huang (2000): Bulletin of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry 19(4), 318-320
Czech Republic
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Central Bohemia Region
      • Benešov (Beneschau)
        • 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
      • Jilemnice (Starkenbach)
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.
  • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
    • Moravia-Silesia Region
      • 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.
  • Northern Finland Region
    • 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
    • Odenwald
      • Mühltal
        • Nieder-Beerbach
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Lahn valley
      • Bad Ems District
        • Frücht
S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
    • Palatinate
      • Rockenhausen
        • Stahlberg
Lapis 2001(6), 13-40
  • 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
    • Ouarzazate Province
      • Djebel Saghro (Jbel Saghro)
        • 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 Cu Mines
Cook, N. J. (1996): Mineralogy of the sulphide deposits at Sulitjelma, northern Norway. Ore Geology Reviews 11: 303-308
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Legnica
      • Polkowice District
Piestrzyński A., Tylka W. 1992: Silver amalgams from the Sieroszowice copper mine, Lubin-Sieroszowice district, SW Poland. Mineralogia Polonica, vol. 23, no 1
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Saha 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.
  • Western-Siberian Region
    • Altai Republic (Gorno-Altayskaya Autonomous Oblast')
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 Co.
      • Spišská Nová Ves (Zipser Neuendorf; Zipser Neudorf; Igló)
        • 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)
Jordi Fabre
  • Västmanland
    • Sala
Holmgren, J. (2002): Sala silvergruva. Hälleflintan (Medlemsblad för Upplands Geologiska Sällskap), UGS, 2002:3
  • Viloyati Mukhtori Gorno-Badakhshan (Viloyati Badakhshoni Kuni)
    • Pamir Mts
      • 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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