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Miharaite

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Formula:
PbCu4FeBiS6
System:
Orthorhombic
Hardness:
4
Name:
Named in 1980 by Asahiko Sugaki, Hiromi Shima, and Arashi Kitakaze after the type locality, Mihara Mine, Okayama, Japan.
This page provides mineralogical data about Miharaite.


Classification of Miharaite

Approved
First Published:
1980
2.LB.05

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
L : Unclassified Sulfosalts
B : With essential Pb
3.1.5.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
1 : ø > 4
5.8.9

5 : Sulphosalts - Sulpharsenites and Sulphobismuthites (those containing Sn, Ge,or V are in Section 6)
8 : Sulpharsenites etc. of Mn, Fe, Co and Ni

Physical Properties of Miharaite

Hardness (Mohs):
4

Chemical Properties of Miharaite

IMA Formula:
PbCu4FeBiS6
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Miharaite

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.85 Å, b = 11.98 Å, c = 3.87 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.906 : 1 : 0.323
Unit Cell Volume:
V 503.03 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of Miharaite

Relationship of Miharaite to other Species

2.LB.30ArdaitePb17Sb15S35Cl9
2.LB.30LaunayiteCuPb10(Sb,As)13S30
2.LB.30MadocitePb18(Sb,As)15S41
2.LB.30PlayfairitePb16(Sb,As)19S44Cl
2.LB.30SorbyitePb9Cu(Sb,As)11S26
2.LB.30Sterryite(Ag,Cu)2Pb10(Sb,As)12S29
2.LB.35Larosite(Cu,Ag)21PbBiS13
2.LB.40PetroviciteCu3HgPbBiSe5
2.LB.40MazzettiiteAg3HgPbSbTe5
2.LB.45Crerarite(Pt,Pb)Bi3(S,Se)4-x (x= 0.4-0.8)
5.8.1SamsoniteAg4MnSb2S6
5.8.2UchucchacuaiteAgMnPb3Sb5S12
5.8.3BenavidesitePb4MnSb6S14
5.8.4BerthieriteFeSb2S4
5.8.5JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
5.8.6Parajamesonite
5.8.7GaravelliteFeSbBiS4
5.8.8IzoklakeitePb26.4(Cu,Fe)2(Sb,Bi)19.6S57
5.8.10Sakharovaite(Pb,Bi)4FeSb6S14
5.8.11ArsenohauchecorniteNi18Bi3AsS16
5.8.12TučekiteNi9Sb2S8
5.8.13BismutohauchecorniteNi9Bi2S8
5.8.14ParkeriteNi3(Bi,Pb)2S2
5.8.15HauchecorniteNi9BiSbS8
5.8.16TellurohauchecorniteNi9BiTeS8
5.8.17LapieiteCuNiSbS3
5.8.18MückeiteCuNiBiS3
5.8.19VozhminiteNi4AsS2

Other Names for Miharaite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Miharait
Simplified Chinese:硫铋铅铁铜矿
Spanish:Miharaita

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 Miharaite

Reference List:
Sugaki, A., Shima, H., Kitakaze, A. (1980) Miharaite, Cu4FePbBiS6, a new mineral from the Mihara mine, Okayama, Japan. American Mineralogist: 65: 784-788

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Localities for Miharaite

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.
Argentina
 
  • Chubut
    • Gastre Department
Brodtkorb (2002): Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina; 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.
Topa, D., Makovicky, E., Paar, W., Brodtkorb, M. (2004): The crystal structure of Angelaite, Cu2AgPbBiS4, a new mineral species from Angela mine, Province of Chubut, Argentina. 32nd IGC - Florence, 2004.; BRODTKORB, M.K. de y PAAR, W.. Angelaite in the paragenesis of Los Manantiales district, Chubut, Argentina: a new mineral species. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2004, vol.59, n.4, pp. 787-78; Dan Topa, Werner H. Paar, Hubert Putz, Georg Zagler, Milka K. de Brodtkorb, Chris J. Stanley, Andrew C. Roberts, and Emil Makovicky (2010) Mineralogical data on angelaite, Cu 2 AgPbBiS 4 , from the Los Manantiales district, Chubut, Argentina. The Canadian Mineralogist (February 2010), 48(1):139-144 ; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  • Córdoba
    • Calamuchita Department
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.
  • San Juan
    • Caucete department
      • La Huerta Range
        • Marayes mining district
The Canadian Mineralogist; February 2009; v. 47; no. 1; p. 129-141
Bulgaria
 
  • Pazardzhik Oblast (Pazardjik Oblast)
    • Panagyurishte (Panagurishte) Obshtina
      • Levski
K. Kouzmanov, K. Bogdanov, C. Ramboz (2005): Te- and Bi-bearing assemblages in the Elshitsa and Radka epithermal deposits, Central Srednogorie, Bulgaria: Mineralogy and genetical features. Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology, 43, 108-112.; Kouzmanov, K. (2004). Galena-bearing myrmekitic intergrowths from the Radka deposit, Bulgaria: Origin and mechanisms of formation. Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology, 41, 17-30.
China
 
  • Hebei Province
    • Qinhuangdao Prefecture
      • Qinglong Co.
Zhenkuan Luo, Manshe Wang, Kang Guan, and Chuantai Wang (1990): Gold Science and Technology 1990(4), 6-13; Kang Guan, Zhenkuan Luo, Manzhi Wang, and Chuantai Wang (1990): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 10(3), 227-231; Yingchen Ren (1999): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 14(1), 1-12, 38
Japan (TL)
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chugoku Region
      • Okayama Prefecture
        • Ihara City (Ibara City)
          • Higashi-Mihara
            • Mihara mine
Sugaki, A., Shima, H., Kitakaze, A. (1980) Miharaite, Cu4FePbBiS6, a new mineral from the Mihara mine, Okayama, Japan. American Mineralogist: 65: 784-788
        • Tomata-gun
          • Kagamino-cho
American Mineralogist, Volume 65, pages 784-788, 1980
    • Tohoku Region
      • Yamagata Prefecture
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.
North Korea
 
  • North Hwanghae Province
    • Suan-gun
      • Hol Kol Mine (Holgol; Suan; Namjong)
Resource Geology, vol. 50, no. 4, 213-228, 2000
Norway
 
  • Buskerud
    • Drammen
      • Konnerud
Segalstad, T. V. & Telstø, L. (2002): Mineraldannelsen i Konnerudkollen gruver. Bergverksmuseets Skrift 20, 35-49
Portugal
 
  • Aveiro District
    • Albergaria-a-Velha
      • Branca
Marques de Sá, J. & Leal Gomes, C. (2010): Les mines de cuivre et nickel de Palhal et Telhadela, Albergaria-a-Velha, Aveiro, Portugal. Le Règne Minéral, 92, 36-47.
South Korea
 
  • Ulsan
Mineralogical Journal Vol. 12 (1984) , No. 4 pp 162-172
Sweden
 
  • Värmland
    • Arvika
      • Glava
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