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Mercurian Tennantite

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About Mercurian TennantiteHide

A variety of Tennantite

A mercury-bearing variety of tennantite.
If Hg>Zn/Fe, the material would be the As analogue of tetrahedrite-(Hg).

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


Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
4 photos of Mercurian Tennantite associated with DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2

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.
  • Salzburg
    • Zell am See District
      • Leogang
        • Hütten
          • Schwarzleograben
            • Schwarzleo District
C.Auer (2016)
  • Munster
    • 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.
  • Arizona
    • Gila Co.
      • Mazatzal Mts
        • Sunflower Mining District (Mazatzal Mountains Mining District; Quicksilver Mining 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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