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Marrite

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Formula:
AgPbAsS3
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
Lead-gray, steel-gray; ...
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
3
Name:
Named by R.H. Solly in 1904 in honor of John Edward Marr (14 June 1857, Poulton-le-Sands, England – 1 October 1933), geologist and professor at Cambridge University, England.
This page provides mineralogical data about Marrite.


Classification of Marrite

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
First Published:
1904
2.JB.15

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
J : Sulfosalts of PbS archetype
B : Galena derivatives, with Pb
3.4.6.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
4 : ø = 3
5.7.20

5 : Sulphosalts - Sulpharsenites and Sulphobismuthites (those containing Sn, Ge,or V are in Section 6)
7 : Sulpharsenites etc. of Pb and other metals

Physical Properties of Marrite

Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Colour:
Lead-gray, steel-gray; often iridescent due to tarnish
Streak:
Black with a chocolate-brown tint.
Hardness (Mohs):
3
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
Conchoidal

Chemical Properties of Marrite

Formula:
AgPbAsS3
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Marrite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/b
Space Group Setting:
P21/a
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.291(8) Å, b = 12.68(34) Å, c = 5.998(5) Å
β = 91.22(3)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.575 : 1 : 0.473
Unit Cell Volume:
V 554.39 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
Equant to tabular {010}. Striated [001].

Type Occurrence of Marrite

Relationship of Marrite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
2.JB.Andorite VIAgPbSb3S6
2.JB.05DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8
2.JB.10CosalitePb2Bi2S5
2.JB.15FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3
2.JB.20CannizzaritePb8Bi10S23
2.JB.20WittitePb8Bi10(S,Se)23
2.JB.25aJunoiteCu2Pb3Bi8S16
2.JB.25iNeyiteAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68
2.JB.25cNordströmitePb3CuBi7S14
2.JB.25gNuffielditeCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7
2.JB.25dProuditePb8Bi10S23
2.JB.25hWeibulliteAg0.3Pb5.3Bi8.3(S,Se)18
2.JB.25bFelbertaliteCu2Pb6Bi8S19
2.JB.25jRouxeliteCu2HgPb22Sb28S64(O,S)2
2.JB.25fÁngelaiteCu2AgPbBiS4
2.JB.25iCuproneyiteCu7Pb27Bi25S68
2.JB.30aGeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23
2.JB.30aJordanitePb14(As,Sb)6S23
2.JB.30bKirkiitePb10Bi3As3S19
2.JB.30cTsugaruitePb4As2S7
2.JB.35cPillaitePb9Sb10S23ClO0.5
2.JB.35aZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
2.JB.35bScainiitePb14Sb30S54O5
2.JB.35dPellouxite(Cu,Ag)2Pb21Sb23S55ClO
2.JB.35fTubuliteAg2Pb22Sb20S53
2.JB.35eChovanitePb15-2xSb14+2xS36Ox; (x~0.2)
2.JB.40bAschamalmitePb6-3xBi2+xS9
2.JB.40aBursaitePb5Bi4S11 (?)
2.JB.40bEskimoiteAg7Pb10Bi15S36
2.JB.40aFizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48
2.JB.40aGustaviteAgPbBi3S6
2.JB.40aLillianitePb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6
2.JB.40cOurayiteAg3Pb4Bi5S13
2.JB.40aRamdohriteCdAg5.5Pb12Sb21.5S48
2.JB.40aRoshchinite(Ag,Cu)19Pb10Sb51S96
2.JB.40dSchirmeritePbAgBi3S6 - Pb3Ag1.5Bi3.5S9
2.JB.40aTreasuriteAg7Pb6Bi15S30
2.JB.40aUchucchacuaiteAgMnPb3Sb5S12
2.JB.40eUstarasitePbBi6S10(?)
2.JB.40aVikingiteAg5Pb8Bi13S30
2.JB.40aXilingolitePb3Bi2S6
2.JB.40bHeyrovskýitePb6Bi2S9
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 IVAgPbSb3S6
2.JB.55GratonitePb9As4S15
2.JB.60MarrucciiteHg3Pb16Sb18S46
2.JB.65VurroitePb20Sn2(Bi,As)22S54Cl6
5.7.1SeligmanniteCuPbAsS3
5.7.2BournoniteCuPbSbS3
5.7.3MeneghinitePb13CuSb7S24
5.7.4GladiteCuPbBi5S9
5.7.5LindströmitePb3Cu3Bi7S15
5.7.6KrupkaitePbCuBi3S6
5.7.7HammariteCu2Pb2Bi4S9
5.7.8FriedrichiteCu5Pb5Bi7S18
5.7.9AikiniteCuPbBiS3
5.7.10NuffielditeCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7
5.7.11JaskólskiiteCuxPb2+x(Sb,Bi)2-xS5 (x~0.2)
5.7.12TintinaitePb10Cu2Sb16S35
5.7.13KobellitePb11(Cu,Fe)2(Bi,Sb)15S35
5.7.14ProuditePb8Bi10S23
5.7.15NordströmitePb3CuBi7S14
5.7.16WatkinsonitePbCu2Bi4Se8
5.7.17PekoiteCuPbBi11S18
5.7.18PetroviciteCu3HgPbBiSe5
5.7.19Eclarite(Cu,Fe)Pb9Bi12S28
5.7.21ArgentobaumhaueriteAg1.5Pb22As33.5S72
5.7.22AndoriteAgPbSb3S6
5.7.23RamdohriteCdAg5.5Pb12Sb21.5S48
5.7.24Roshchinite(Ag,Cu)19Pb10Sb51S96
5.7.25OurayiteAg3Pb4Bi5S13
5.7.26EskimoiteAg7Pb10Bi15S36
5.7.27FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48
5.7.28OwyheeiteAg3Pb10Sb11S28
5.7.29FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3
5.7.30DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8
5.7.31Sterryite(Ag,Cu)2Pb10(Sb,As)12S29
5.7.32VikingiteAg5Pb8Bi13S30
5.7.33ZoubekiteAgPb4Sb4S10
5.7.34SchirmeritePbAgBi3S6 - Pb3Ag1.5Bi3.5S9
5.7.36GustaviteAgPbBi3S6
5.7.37KitaibeliteAg10PbBi30S51
5.7.38TreasuriteAg7Pb6Bi15S30
5.7.39BenjaminiteAg3Bi7S12
5.7.40LengenbachiteAg4Cu2Pb18As12S39
5.7.41BerryiteCu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16
5.7.42NeyiteAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68
5.7.43Larosite(Cu,Ag)21PbBiS13
5.7.44CupropavoniteCu0.9Ag0.5Pb0.6Bi2.5S5
5.7.45PadĕraiteCu7(Cu,Ag)0.33Pb1.33Bi11.33S22
5.7.46Rayite(Ag,Tl)2Pb8Sb8S21
5.7.47RathiteAg2Pb12-xTlx/2As18+x/2S40
5.7.48HatchiteAgPbTlAs2S5

Other Names for Marrite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Marrit
Russian:Маррит
Spanish:Marrita

Other Information

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 Marrite

Reference List:
Solly, R.H. (1904) Various minerals from the Lengenbach quarry. Nature: 71: 118.

Solly, R.H. (1905) Some new minerals from the Binnenthal, Switzerland. Mineralogical Magazine: 14: 72-82.

Solly, R.H. (1906) Notes on Some Binnenthal Minerals (Ilmenite, Seligmannite, Marrite, etc.). Mineralogical Magazine: 14: 188.

Palache, C., Berman, H., Frondel, C. (1944) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 487-488.

Wuensch, B.J., Nowacki, W. (1963) Zur Kristallchemie des Sulfosalzes Marrite. Chimia (Switzerland): 17: 381–382. (in German)

Graeser, S. (1965) Die Mineralfundstellen im Dolomit des Binnatales. Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen: 45: 597-795. (in German)

Fleischer, M. (1965) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 50: 805-813.

Wuensch, B.J., Nowacki, W. (1967) The crystal structure of marrite, PbAgAsS3. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 125: 459-488.

(1967) Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 43-48.

Roth, P. (2007) Minerals first discovered in Switzerland and minerals named after Swiss individuals. Kristallografik Verlag (Achberg Germany): 108-109.

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Localities for Marrite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Switzerland (TL)
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Binn Valley
      • Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld)
Nature (1904) 71, 118 and Mineralogical Magazine(1905) 14, 72-82 (p. 76)
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