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Pellouxite

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About PellouxiteHide

Alberto Pelloux
Formula:
(Cu,Ag)Pb10Sb12S27O(Cl,S)0.6
Colour:
Black
Lustre:
Metallic
Specific Gravity:
5.97 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
In honour of Alberto Pelloux (1 December 1868, Crema, Italy - 23 February 1948, Bordighera, Italy), Professor of Mineralogy and Petrology at the University of Genoa, curator of the Mineralogical Museum of Genoa University, and Director of the Mineralogy and Geology Department of the Giacomo Doria Museum of Natural History. He described several new species and did significant work in Libya, Albania and Sardinia.
This page provides mineralogical data about Pellouxite.


Classification of PellouxiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2001
First Published:
2004
2.JB.35d

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
J : Sulfosalts of PbS archetype
B : Galena derivatives, with Pb

Physical Properties of PellouxiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Black
Streak:
Brown
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
Good parallel to elongation.
Density:
5.97 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of PellouxiteHide

Formula:
(Cu,Ag)Pb10Sb12S27O(Cl,S)0.6
IMA Formula:
(Cu,Ag)2Pb21Sb23S55ClO

Crystallography of PellouxiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
B2/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 55.824 Å, b = 4.0892 Å, c = 24.128 Å
β = 113.14°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 13.652 : 1 : 5.9
Unit Cell V:
5065 ų
Z:
2

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
4.002 (38)
3.878 (24)
3.562 (31)
3.423 (100)
3.009 (25)
2.948 (27)
2.265 (19)
2.048 (20)

Type Occurrence of PellouxiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
black acicular crystals, flattened.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Late extensional calcite veins in dolomitic limestones.
Reference:
Orlandi, P., Moëlo, Y., Meerschaut, A., Palvadeau, P., Leone, Ph. (2004) Lead-antimony sulfosalts from Tuscany (Italy). VI. Pellouxite, ~ (Cu,Ag)2Pb21Sb23S55ClO, a new oxy-chloro-sulfosalt from Buca della Vena mine, Apuan Alps. European Journal of Mineralogy: 16: 839-844.

Synonyms of PellouxiteHide

Other Language Names for PellouxiteHide

German:Pellouxit
Simplified Chinese:氯氧硫锑铜铅矿
Traditional Chinese:氯氧硫銻銅鉛礦

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.JB.Andorite VIAgPbSb3S6Orth. mm2 : Pmn21
2.JB.05DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.JB.10CosalitePb2Bi2S5Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.JB.15FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.JB.15MarriteAgPbAsS3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.JB.20CannizzaritePb48Bi56S132Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.JB.20WittitePb9Bi12(S,Se)27Mon.
2.JB.25aJunoiteCu2Pb3Bi8(S,Se)16Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.25iNeyiteAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68Mon.
2.JB.25cNordströmiteCuPb3Bi7(Se4S10)Mon.
2.JB.25gNuffielditeCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7Orth.
2.JB.25dProuditeCuPb7.5Bi9.33(S,Se)22Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.25hWeibullitePb5Bi8Se7S11Orth.
2.JB.25bFelbertaliteCu2Pb6Bi8S19Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.25jRouxeliteCu2HgPb23Sb27S65.5Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.25fÁngelaiteCu2AgPbBiS4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.JB.25iCuproneyiteCu7Pb27Bi25S68Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.30aGeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.JB.30aJordanitePb14(As,Sb)6S23Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.JB.30bKirkiitePb10Bi3As3S19Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.JB.30cTsugaruitePb4As2S7Orth.
2.JB.35cPillaitePb9Sb10S23ClO0.5Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.35aZinkenitePb9Sb22S42Hex. 6 : P63
2.JB.35bScainiitePb14Sb30S54O5Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.35fTubuliteAg2Pb22Sb20S53 Mon. m : Pb
2.JB.35eChovanitePb15-2xSb14+2xS36Ox (x ~ 0.2)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.40bAschamalmitePb6Bi2S9Mon. 2/m
2.JB.40aBursaitePb5Bi4S11 (?)Orth.
2.JB.40bEskimoiteAg7Pb10Bi15S36Mon.
2.JB.40aFizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48 Mon. 2/m
2.JB.40aGustaviteAgPbBi3S6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.JB.40aLillianitePb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.JB.40cOurayiteAg3Pb4Bi5S13Orth.
2.JB.40aRamdohritePb5.9Fe0.1Mn0.1In0.1Cd0.2Ag2.8Sb10.8S24Mon. 2/m
2.JB.40aRoshchiniteAg19Pb10Sb51S96Orth.
2.JB.40dSchirmeritePbAgBi3S6 - Pb3Ag1.5Bi3.5S9Orth.
2.JB.40aTreasuriteAg7Pb6Bi15S32Mon.
2.JB.40aUchucchacuaiteAgMnPb3Sb5S12Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
2.JB.40eUstarasitePb(Bi,Sb)6S10 (?)
2.JB.40aVikingiteAg5Pb8Bi13S30Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.40aXilingolitePb3Bi2S6Mon.
2.JB.40bHeyrovskýitePb6Bi2S9Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cccm
2.JB.40UM1988-05-S:AgBiCuHgPb(Hg,Ag,Cu,Pb)5Pb5Bi11S27
2.JB.40UM1988-06-S:AgBiCuHgPb(Pb,Hg)12(Cu,Ag)3(Bi,Sb)10(S,Te)27
2.JB.40aAndorite IVPb18Ag15Sb47S96Mon. 2 : P2
2.JB.55GratonitePb9As4S15Trig. 3m : R3m
2.JB.60MarrucciiteHg3Pb16Sb18S46Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.65VurroitePb20Sn2(Bi,As)22S54Cl6Orth.

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 PellouxiteHide

Reference List:
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Orlandi P., Dini A. (2004) Die Mineralien der Buca della Vena-Mine, Apuaner Berge, Toskana (Italien). Lapis: 29(1): 11-24.
Orlandi, P., Moëlo, Y., Meerschaut, A., Palvadeau, P., Leone, Ph. (2004) Lead-antimony sulfosalts from Tuscany (Italy). VI. Pellouxite, ~ (Cu,Ag)2Pb21Sb23S55ClO, a new oxy-chloro-sulfosalt from Buca della Vena mine, Apuan Alps. European Journal of Mineralogy: 16: 839-844.
Palvadeau, P., Meerschaut, A., Orlandi, P., & Moëlo, Y. (2004) Lead-antimony sulfosalts from Tuscany (Italy). VII. Crystal structure of pellouxite, ~ (Cu,Ag)2Pb21Sb23S55ClO, an expanded monoclinic derivative of Ba12bi24S48 hexagonal sub-type (zinkenite group). European Journal of Mineralogy: 16: 845-855.

Internet Links for PellouxiteHide

Localities for PellouxiteHide

ⓘ - 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.
Italy (TL)
 
  • Tuscany
    • Lucca Province
      • Apuan Alps
        • Stazzema
          • Ponte Stazzemese
Lapis 29(1), 11-24 (2004); Orlandi, P., Moëlo, Y., Meerschaut, A., Palvadeau, P., Leone, Ph., 2004: Lead-antimony sulfosalts from Tuscany (Italy). VI. Pellouxite, ~ (Cu,Ag)2Pb21Sb23S55ClO, a new oxy-chloro-sulfosalt from Buca della Vena mine, Apuan Alps. European Journal of Mineralogy, 16: 839-844
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Revúca Co.
      • Chyžné
Bálintová T., Števko M., Ozdín D., 2006: Sulphosalts of lillianite homologous series from Chyžné occurrence (Slovakia). Miner. Polonica-Special Papers, vol. 28. p.19- 21
  • Žilina Region
    • Liptovský Mikuláš Co.
      • Liptovské Kľačany
Topa, D., Sejkora, J., Makovicky, E., Pršek, J., Ozdín, D., Putz, H., Dittrich, H. & Karup-Møller, S. (2012): Chovanite, Pb15-2xSb14+2xS36Ox (x ~ 0.2), a new sulphosalt species from the Low Tatra Mountains, Western Carpathians, Slovakia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 24, 727-740.
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