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Crystal System:
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.

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Classification of MiharaiteHide

First Published:

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

1 : ø > 4

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 MiharaiteHide


Chemical Properties of MiharaiteHide

IMA Formula:

Crystallography of MiharaiteHide

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

Type Occurrence of MiharaiteHide

Synonyms of MiharaiteHide

Other Language Names for MiharaiteHide

Simplified Chinese:硫铋铅铁铜矿

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.LB.30SorbyiteCuPb9(Sb,As)11S26Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.LB.30SterryiteCu(Ag,Cu)3Pb19(Sb,As)22(As-As)S56Mon. 2/m
2.LB.45CreraritePt2-x(Bi,Pb)11(S,Se)11Tric. 1 : P1

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)HideÁngelaiteCu2AgPbBiS4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

5.8.1SamsoniteAg4MnSb2S6Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.8.2UchucchacuaiteAgMnPb3Sb5S12Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
5.8.3BenavidesitePb4MnSb6S14Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.8.4BerthieriteFeSb2S4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.8.5JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.8.13BismutohauchecorniteNi9Bi2S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
5.8.15HauchecorniteNi9BiSbS8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
5.8.18MückeiteNiCu(Bi,Sb)S3Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21

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 MiharaiteHide

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

Internet Links for MiharaiteHide

Localities for MiharaiteHide

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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Hebei
    • Qinhuangdao
      • 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)
  • Okayama
    • 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
  • Yamagata
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
  • Buskerud
    • Drammen
      • Konnerud
Segalstad, T. V. & Telstø, L. (2002): Mineraldannelsen i Konnerudkollen gruver. Bergverksmuseets Skrift 20, 35-49
  • Aveiro
    • 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; CHOI, S. G., & IMAI, N. (1985). Ni-Fe-Co Arsenides and Sulpharsenides from the Ulsan Mine, Republic of Korea. Mining Geology, 35(189), 1-16.
  • Värmland
    • Arvika
      • Glava
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