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Annivite

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Formula:
Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2](As,Bi)4S13
A variety of Tennantite

A Bi-rich variety of Tennantite.

Originally described from and named for the Anniviers valley (Val d'Anniviers), Wallis, Switzerland. This description, however, was based on a wrong chemical analysis. The name has also been applied to Bi-rich tetrahedrite from various localities in Argentina (6.3 to 9.2 wt% in La Mejicana) (Brodtkorb, 2002).

A Bi-dominant composition, which probably represents a new species, has been reported, for example, by Gołębiowska et al. (2012).
Moëlo et al. (2008) write: "... microprobe analyses have revealed in some deposits compositions in which the Bi atom concentration exceeds those of Sb or As (Kieft & Eriksson, 1984; Bortnikov et al., 1979; Spiridonov et al., 1986a). X-ray data from one of these occurrences could permit the validation of annivite as the Bi pole relatively to tetrahedrite and tennantite."




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Classification of AnniviteHide

Discredited, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)

Chemical Properties of AnniviteHide

Formula:
Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2](As,Bi)4S13

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 AnniviteHide

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Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 159-160.
European Journal of Mineralogy 20, 7-46(2008)
Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina.
Moëlo, Y., Makovicky, E., Mozgova, N.N., Jambor, J.L., Cook, N., Pring, A., Paar, W., Nickel, E.H., Graeser, S., Karup-Møller, S.; Balić-Žunić, T.; Mumme, W.G., Vurro, F., Topa, D., Bindi, L., Bente, K., Shimizu, M. (2008): Sulfosalt systematics: a review. Report of the sulfosalt sub-committee of the IMA Commission on Ore Mineralogy. European Journal of Mineralogy, 20, 7-46.
Gołębiowska, B., Pieczka, A. and Parafiniuk, J. (2012): Substitution of Bi for Sb and As in minerals of the tetrahedrite series from Rędziny, Lower Silesia, Southwestern Poland. Can. Mineral. 50, 267-279.

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Localities for AnniviteHide

ⓘ - 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.
Argentina
 
  • Salta
    • La Poma department
      • Nevados de Palermo
Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); Galliski, M. A. (1983). Distrito minero El Quemado, Deptos. La Poma y Cachi, provincia de Salta. II. Geología de sus pegmatitas. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argentina, 38, 340-380.
    • Los Andes department
      • San Antonio de los Cobres
        • Organullo mining district
DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Sudbury District
      • Denison Township
K. Szentpeteri, Molnar,Watkinson & Jones (2003)
France
 
  • Grand Est
    • Haut-Rhin
      • Ste Marie-aux-Mines (Markirch)
        • Neuenberg
          • Sankt Johann vein
Ruhlmann, F. (1978): The bismuth paragenesis in the veins of the Engelsbourg mine (Sainte-​Marie-​aux-​Mines district, Vosges, France). Bulletin de Minéralogie 101(5-6), 570-572 (in French).
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chugoku Region
      • Okayama Prefecture
        • Takahashi City
          • Bicchu-cho (Bitchu-cho)
            • Shitouyouze
Matsueda, H. (1981) Journal of the Mining College, Akita University, Ser. A, Mining Geology, 6, #1, 1-43.
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia
    • Czarnów
      • Rędziny
Gołębiowska, B., Pieczka, A. and Parafiniuk, J. (2012): Substitution of Bi for Sb and As in minerals of the tetrahedrite series from Rędziny, Lower Silesia, Southwestern Poland. Can. Mineral. 50, 267-279.
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