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About MakovickyiteHide

Emil Makovicky
Cu content is somewhat variable.
Crystal System:
Named by L. Žák, J. Frýda, W.G. Mumme, and W.H. Paar in 1994 in honour of Professor Emil Makovicky (18 August 1940, Bratislava, Slovakia – ), Slovak–Danish mineralogist, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. The mineral emilite is also named after him.
Lies at the intersection of the pavonite homologous series and the proudite-felbertalite homologous series.

See also the closely related cupromakovickyite.

Classification of MakovickyiteHide

Approval Year:

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
J : Sulfosalts of PbS archetype
A : Galena derivatives with little or no Pb

8 : 1 < ø < 2

Physical Properties of MakovickyiteHide

3½ on Mohs scale
Dcalc = 6.70 (Cu poor) to 6.66 g/cm3 (Cu rich)

Optical Data of MakovickyiteHide

Colour in reflected light:
light gray

Chemical Properties of MakovickyiteHide


Cu content is somewhat variable.
IMA Formula:

Crystallography of MakovickyiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Cell Parameters:
a = 13.239(3) Å, b = 4.0547(7) Å, c = 14.667(3) Å
β = 99.397(4)°
a:b:c = 3.265 : 1 : 3.617
Unit Cell V:
776.7 ų
SG C2/m

Type Occurrence of MakovickyiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Mineralogical Collection of the Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague.
National Museum, Prague.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of MakovickyiteHide

Other Language Names for MakovickyiteHide

Simplified Chinese:单斜硫铋银矿
Traditional Chinese:單斜硫鉍銀礦

Relationship of Makovickyite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
BenjaminiteAg3Bi7S12Mon. 2/m : B2/m
CupromakopavoniteAg3Cu8Pb4Bi19S38Mon. 2/m : B2/m
CupromakovickyiteCu4AgPb2Bi9S18Mon. 2/m : B2/m
CupropavoniteCu0.9Ag0.5Pb0.6Bi2.5S5 Mon. 2/m : B2/m
DantopaiteAg5Bi13S22Mon. 2/m : B2/m
PavoniteAgBi3S5Mon. 2/m : B2/m

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.JA.05eBenjaminiteAg3Bi7S12Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.05aCupropavoniteCu0.9Ag0.5Pb0.6Bi2.5S5 Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.05iLivingstoniteHgSb4S6(S2)Mon. 2/m : B2/b
2.JA.05aPavoniteAgBi3S5Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.05bGrumipluciteHgBi2S4Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.05dCupromakovickyiteCu4AgPb2Bi9S18Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.05cKudriavite(Cd,Pb)Bi2S4Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.05aCupromakopavoniteAg3Cu8Pb4Bi19S38Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.05DantopaiteAg5Bi13S22Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.10aCuprobismutiteCu8AgBi13S24Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.10dPizgrischite(Cu,Fe)Cu14PbBi17S35Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.10bKupčíkiteCu3.4Fe0.6Bi5S10Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.15CuboargyriteAgSbS2Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
2.JA.20BohdanowicziteAgBiSe2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
2.JA.20MatilditeAgBiS2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide 2/m : B2/m 2/m : B2/m,Pb,Fe)8(Sb,Bi)2S17Mon. Mon. 2/m : B2/m 2/m : B2/m

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 MakovickyiteHide

Reference List:
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Mumme, W.G. (1990) A note on the occurrence, composition and crystal structures of pavonite homologous series members 4P, 6P, and 8P. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 1990: 193-204. (unnamed)
Žák, L., Frýda, J., Mumme, W.G., Paar, W.H. (1994) Makovickyite, Ag1.5Bi5.5S9. from Baita Bihorului, Romania: the 4P natural mineral member of the pavonite series. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen: 168: 147-169.
Jambor, J.L., Puziewicz, J., Roberts, A.C. (1995) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 80: 1328-1333.
New Minerals (1997), New Minerals 1990-1994.
Topa, D., Makovicky, E., Balić-Žunić, T. (2008): What is the reason for the doubled unit-cell volumes of copper-lead-rich pavonite homologues? The crystal structures of cupromakovickyite and makovickyite. Canadian Mineralogist 46, 515-523.
Moëlo, Y., Makovicky, E., Mozgova, N.N., Jambor, J.L., Cook, N., Pring, A., Paar, W., Nickel, E.H., Graeser, S., Karup-Møller, S., Balic-Zunic, T., Mumme, W.G., Vurro, F., Topa, D., Bindi, L., Bente, K., Shimizu, M. (2008) Sulfosalt systematics: a review. Report of the sulfosalt sub-committee of the IMA Commission on Ore Mineralogy. European Journal of Mineralogy: 20: 7-46.

Internet Links for MakovickyiteHide

Localities for MakovickyiteHide

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.
Austria (TL)
  • Salzburg
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Felben valley
        • Scheelite deposit
Zak, L., J. Fryda, W.G. Mumme, and W.H. Paar (1994) Makovickyite, Ag1.5Bi5.5S9. from Baita Bihorului, Romania: the 4P natural mineral member of the pavonite series. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen: 168: 147-169; [MinRec 27:304]; Topa, D., Makovicky, E., Balić-Žunić, T. (2008): What is the reason of the doubled unit-cell volumes of copper–lead-rich pavonite homologues? The crystal structures of cupromakovickyite and makovickyite. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 515-523.
  • Lorestan
    • Ashour Abad
Nezafatis, N. (2006): Au-Sn-W-Cu Mineralization in the Astaneh-Sarband Area, West Central Iran. PhD thesis, University of Tübingen (Germany), 116 pp.
  • Yamagata
Yuya Izumino, Kazuo Nakashima, Mariko Nagashima (2013) Makovickyite and cupromakovickyite from the Obari mine, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 108, #2 (April 2013), 94-100. ; Izumino, Y., Nakashima, K., & Nagashima, M. (2014). Cuprobismutite group minerals (cuprobismutite, hodrušhite, kupčíkite and padĕraite), other Bi–sulfosalts and Bi–tellurides from the Obari mine, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 109(4), 177-190.
  • Lower Silesia
    • Kamienna Góra
      • Kamienna góra commune
        • Rędziny
Pieczka, Adam, Golebiowska, and Parafiniuk, Jan, 2009, Conditions of Formation of Polymetallic Mineralization in the Eastern Envelope of the Karkonosze Granite: The Case of Redziny, Southwestern Poland, Canadian Mineralogist, v 47, p. 765-786.
Romania (TL)
  • Bihor
    • Nucet
[Neues Jahrb. Abh.(1994) 168, 127-145; MinRec 27:304]
  • Caraş-Severin
    • Banat Mts
      • Ocna de Fier-Dognecea District
        • Ocna de Fier (Vaskö-Moraviţa; Vaskö-Moravicza; Eisenstein)
Canadian Mineralogist 41(2):441-456; Cook, N. J. & Ciobanu, C. L. (2003): Lamellar minerals of the cuprobismutite series and related paděraite: A new occurrence and implications. Can. Mineral., 41, 441-456.; Ciobanu, C.L. and Cook, N.J. (2000) Intergrowths of bismuth sulphosalts from the Ocna de Fier Fe-skarn deposit, Banat, Southwest Romania. European Journal of Mineralogy: 12: 899–917.
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Poltár Co.
      • Kokava nad Rimavicou
Ferenc Š, Bakoš F.,2006: Au-Bi-Te mineralizácia v sineckej astrižnej zóne (Kokava nad Rimavicou) – nový typ mineralizácie v Západných Karpatoch. Min.Slovaca, 38, 223-240
    • Žarnovica Co.
      • Hodruša-Hámre (Hodritsch)
Jeleň, S., Pršek, J., Kovalenker, V. A., Topa, D., Sejkora, J., Števko, M., & Ozdín, D. (2012). Bismuth Sulfosalts Of The Cuprobismutite, Pavonite And Aikinite Series From The Rozália Mine, Hodruša–Hámre, Slovakia. The Canadian Mineralogist, 50(2), 325-340.
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Binn Valley
      • Chummibort
Cuchet, S., van der Burgt, A. und Meisser, N. (2005): Chummibort, eine neue Fundstelle für Arsenmineralien im Binntal. Schweizer Strahler, Nr. 2, 19-29. (in German/French)
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