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Emil Makovicky
Also given as Cu8Ag2Pb4Bi18S36 (doubled formula).
grayish white
4 - 4½
Specific Gravity:
6.78 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
For its chemical relation to makovickyite. The root name is for Emil Makovicky (18 August 1940, Bratislava, Slovakia – ), Slovak–Danish mineralogist, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark and sulphosalt specialist.
Cu analogue of makovickyite.

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Classification of CupromakovickyiteHide

Approval Year:
First Published:

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

Physical Properties of CupromakovickyiteHide

grayish white
4 - 4½ on Mohs scale
None Observed
6.78 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of CupromakovickyiteHide


Also given as Cu8Ag2Pb4Bi18S36 (doubled formula).

Crystallography of CupromakovickyiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 13.405(8) Å, b = 4.016(3) Å, c = 29.949(19) Å
β = 99.989(16)°
a:b:c = 3.338 : 1 : 7.457
Unit Cell V:
1587.8 ų

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
3.478 (100)
2.842 (94)
3.646 (57)
3.486 (41)
3.345 (33)
2.964 (33)
2.282 (31)

Type Occurrence of CupromakovickyiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
minute segregation lamellae in makovickyite
Geological Setting of Type Material:
sulphosalt bearing quartz veins, hosted by paleozoic amphibolites, hornblendites and granite gneisses
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Topa, D., Paar, W.H. (2008) Cupromakovickyite, Cu8Pb4Ag2Bi18S36, a new mineral species of the pavonite homologous series. Canadian Mineralogist: 46: 503-514.

Synonyms of CupromakovickyiteHide

Other Language Names for CupromakovickyiteHide

Simplified Chinese:硫铋银铅铜矿

Relationship of Cupromakovickyite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
BenjaminiteAg3Bi7S12Mon. 2/m : B2/m
CupromakopavoniteAg3Cu8Pb4Bi19S38Mon. 2/m : B2/m
CupropavoniteCu0.9Ag0.5Pb0.6Bi2.5S5 Mon. 2/m : B2/m
DantopaiteAg5Bi13S22Mon. 2/m : B2/m
MakovickyiteCu1.12Ag0.81Pb0.27Bi5.35S9Mon. 2/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.05dMakovickyiteCu1.12Ag0.81Pb0.27Bi5.35S9Mon. 2/m
2.JA.05aPavoniteAgBi3S5Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.05bGrumipluciteHgBi2S4Mon. 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

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 CupromakovickyiteHide

Reference List:
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L. Zak et al.: N. Jb. Mineral. Abh. 168:147-169 (1994)
D. Topa et al.: Can. Mineral. 40:849-869 (2002)
D. Topa et al.: Can. Mineral. 41:1155-1166 (2003)
Lapis 29(5):42 (2004)
Topa, D., Paar, W.H. (2008) Cupromakovickyite, Cu8Pb4Ag2Bi18S36, a new mineral species of the pavonite homologous series. Canadian Mineralogist: 46: 503-514.
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.

Internet Links for CupromakovickyiteHide

Localities for CupromakovickyiteHide

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
D. Topa et al.: Can. Mineral. 40:849-869 (2002); D. Topa et al.: Can. Mineral. 41:1155-1166 (2003)
  • 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.
  • Bihor
    • Nucet
L. Zak et al.: N. Jb. Mineral. Abh. 168:147-169 (1994)
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