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Mercurian Tennantite

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About Mercurian TennantiteHide

Formula:
Cu6[Cu4(Hg,Zn,Fe)2]As4S13
A variety of Tennantite

A mercury-bearing variety of tennantite.

The Hg content is negatively correlated to both the Fe and, especially, the Zn content, and positively but weakly correlated to the Sb content (Foit & Ulbricht, 2001).


Chemical Properties of Mercurian TennantiteHide

Formula:
Cu6[Cu4(Hg,Zn,Fe)2]As4S13

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Dolomite4 photos of Mercurian Tennantite associated with Dolomite on mindat.org.

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 Mercurian TennantiteHide

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Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 390; Faick, J.N. (1958), Geology of the Ord mine, Mazatzal Mountains Quicksilver district, AZ, USGS Bull. 1042-R: 685.
Foit, F.F. Jr., Ulbricht, M.E. (2001): Compositional variation in mercurian tetrahedrite-tennantite from epithermal deposits of the Steens and Pueblo Mountains, Harney County, Oregon. Can Mineral 39, 819-830.

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Localities for Mercurian TennantiteHide

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
 
  • Salzburg
    • Saalfelden
      • Leogang
        • Hütten
          • Schwarzleograben
            • Schwarzleo District
C.Auer (2016)
Ireland
 
  • Co. Tipperary
    • Monard
Steed, G. M. (1983) Gortdrumite, a new sulphide mineral containing copper and mercury, from Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, 47, 35-6.; 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.; Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Gila Co.
      • Mazatzal Mts
        • Sunflower District (Mazatzal Mountains District; Quicksilver District)
          • Reno Pass
            • Slate Creek
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 390; Faick, J.N. (1958), Geology of the Ord mine, Mazatzal Mountains Quicksilver district, AZ, USGS Bull. 1042-R: 685.
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