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Mazzettiite

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Formula:
Ag3HgPbSbTe5
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
3 - 3½
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
For Giuseppe Mazzetti (1942-2003), curator in chief Mineralogy section, Museo di Storia Naturale, Universita di Firenze.
This page provides mineralogical data about Mazzettiite.


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Classification of MazzettiiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2004
First Published:
2004
Approval History:
2004–03
2.LB.40

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

Pronounciation of MazzettiiteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of MazzettiiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Streak:
Black
Hardness:
3 - 3½ on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN25=101 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed

Optical Data of MazzettiiteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Moderate
Bireflectance:
Weakly to moderately
Colour in reflected light:
Light grey
Internal Reflections:
None

Chemical Properties of MazzettiiteHide

Formula:
Ag3HgPbSbTe5

Crystallography of MazzettiiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 16.495 Å, b = 14.762 Å, c = 4.506 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.117 : 1 : 0.305
Unit Cell V:
1,097.21 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.65(60)
3.60 (40)
3.26 (50)
3.17 (60)
3.01 (100)
2.754 (60)
2.316 (45)
2.137 (50)
1.806 (55)

Type Occurrence of MazzettiiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Museo di Storia Naturale, Università di Firenze, 2951/I.
Institut Royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique, V/876.

Synonyms of MazzettiiteHide

Other Language Names for MazzettiiteHide

Simplified Chinese:碲锑铅汞银矿
Traditional Chinese:碲銻鉛汞銀礦

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2.LB.30MadocitePb19(Sb,As)16S43Orth.
2.LB.30PlayfairitePb16(Sb,As)19S44ClMon.
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.35Larosite(Cu,Ag)21PbBiS13Orth.
2.LB.40PetroviciteCu3HgPbBiSe5Orth.
2.LB.45CreraritePt2-x(Bi,Pb)11(S,Se)11Tric. 1 : P1

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 MazzettiiteHide

Reference List:
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Bindi, L., Cipriani, C. (2004) Mazzettiite, Ag3HgPbSbTe5, a new mineral species from Findley Gulch, Saguache County, Colorado, USA. The Canadian Mineralogist: 42: 1739-1743.
Piilonen, P.C., Grew, E.S., Ercit, T.S. (2005) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 90: 1227-1233.

Internet Links for MazzettiiteHide

Localities for MazzettiiteHide

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.
USA (TL)
 
  • Colorado
    • Saguache Co.
      • Bonanza District (Kerber Creek District)
Am Min 90:1229
Mineral and/or Locality  
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