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Jonassonite

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About JonassoniteHide

Formula:
AuBi5S4
Colour:
tin-white
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
2½ - 3
Specific Gravity:
8.64 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named in honor of Ian Roy Jonasson (b. 1939, Australia), an economic geologist at the Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, for his outstanding contributions to global ore-deposit research.
This page provides mineralogical data about Jonassonite.


Classification of JonassoniteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2004
First Published:
2006
2.LA.65

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
L : Unclassified Sulfosalts
A : Without essential Pb

Physical Properties of JonassoniteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
tin-white
Streak:
black
Hardness:
2½ - 3 on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN100=125 - 153 - Vickers
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Density:
8.64 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of JonassoniteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
distinct in green and purple
Bireflectance:
weak
Reflectivity:
470nmR=48.6–50.1%
546nmR=46.6–49.4%
589nmR=46.6–48.9%
650nmR=48.0–48.8%

Reflectance graph
Graph shows reflectance levels at different wavelengths (in nm). Top of box is 100%. Peak reflectance is 48.6–50.1%.
Colour in reflected light:
pale grey with a bluish tint
Pleochroism:
Weak
Comments:
pale bluish gray to pale gray.

Chemical Properties of JonassoniteHide

Formula:
AuBi5S4
IMA Formula:
Au(Bi,Pb)5S4

Crystallography of JonassoniteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 18.329 Å, b = 4.108 Å, c = 13.974 Å
β = 100.9°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 4.462 : 1 : 3.402
Unit Cell V:
1,033.20 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Twinning:
Evident in one sample

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
9.002(40)
6.876(30)
6.046(20)
3.460(30)
3.382(40)
2.959(100)
2.101(50)
2.086(50)
Comments:
From type description.

Occurrences of JonassoniteHide

Paragenetic Mode(s):

Type Occurrence of JonassoniteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Anhedral grains to 500 um.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Systematic Mineralogical Collection of the Department of Material Sciences, Division of Applied Mineralogy, University of Salzburg, Austria, numbers 14941, 14942.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Paar, W.H., Putz, H., Roberts, A.C., Stanley, C.J., Culetto, F.J. (2006) Jonassonite, Au(Bi,Pb)5S4, a new mineral species from Nagybörzsöny, Hungary. Canadian Mineralogist: 44: 1127-1136.

Synonyms of JonassoniteHide

Other Language Names for JonassoniteHide

German:Jonassonit
Simplified Chinese:硫金铋矿
Traditional Chinese:硫金鉍礦

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Ikunolite1 photo of Jonassonite associated with Ikunolite on mindat.org.
Bismuth1 photo of Jonassonite associated with Bismuth on mindat.org.
Marcasite1 photo of Jonassonite associated with Marcasite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.LA.10DervilliteAg2AsS2Mon. 2/m : P2/b
2.LA.15DaomaniteCuPtAsS2Orth.
2.LA.20VaughaniteTlHgSb4S7Tric.
2.LA.25CriddleiteTlAg2Au3Sb10S10Mon.
2.LA.30Fettelite[Ag6As2S7][Ag10HgAs2S8] Mon. 2 : B2
2.LA.35Chaméanite(Cu,Fe)4As(Se,S)4Iso.
2.LA.40ArcubisiteAg6CuBiS4
2.LA.45MgriiteCu3AsSe3
2.LA.50Benleonardite[Ag6(Sb,As)2S6Te] [Ag9Cu(S,Te)2Te2]Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
2.LA.55TsnigriiteAg9SbTe3(S,Se)3Mon.
2.LA.60BorovskitePd3SbTe4Iso.

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 JonassoniteHide

Reference List:
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Paar, W.H., Putz, H., Roberts, A.C., Stanley, C.J., Culetto, F.J. (2006) Jonassonite, Au(Bi,Pb)5S4, a new mineral species from Nagybörzsöny, Hungary. Canadian Mineralogist: 44: 1127-1136.
Vasiliev, V.I., Borisenko, A.S., Mortseva, N.K., Chang, C.K., Ngo, T.F. (2010) Jonassonite, AuBi5S4, from gold ore deposit Dakripen (Vietnam). Zapiski Rossiiskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchetstva: 139(3): 48-54.

Internet Links for JonassoniteHide

Localities for JonassoniteHide

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.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Robinson Co.
      • Cobar
Stegman, C., Reynolds, I. (2005) Primary mineralisation in Cobar deposits with emphasis on gold deposits of the Cobar goldfield. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 11, 63-72.
  • Victoria
    • Mount Alexander Shire
Cristiana Ciobanu & Bill Birch 2008, Gold-Bismuth-Tellurium Mineralisation at Maldon, Victoria, Australia: A Classic Locality Revisited, Sixth Iinternational Conference, Mineralogy and Museums; Ciobanu, C. L., Birch, W. D., Cook, N. J., Pring, A., & Grundler, P. V. (2010). Petrogenetic significance of Au–Bi–Te–S associations: the example of Maldon, Central Victorian gold province, Australia. Lithos, 116(1), 1-17.
China
 
  • Hainan Province (Hainan Island)
    • Ledong Co.
Bin Shu, Ping'an Wang, Faxian Dong, and Zhongjian Li (2006): Geological Bulletin of China 25(6), 745-755
Czech Republic
 
  • Central Bohemia Region
    • Příbram District
      • Hvožďany
Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., Roberts, A. C., Stanley, C. J., & Culetto, F. J. (2006). Jonassonite, Au (Bi, Pb) 5S4, a new mineral species from Nagybörzsöny, Hungary. The Canadian Mineralogist, 44(5), 1127-1136.
  • Plzeň Region
    • Sušice (Schüttenhofen)
Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., Roberts, A. C., Stanley, C. J., & Culetto, F. J. (2006). Jonassonite, Au (Bi, Pb) 5S4, a new mineral species from Nagybörzsöny, Hungary. The Canadian Mineralogist, 44(5), 1127-1136.
Finland
 
  • Western and Inner Finland Region
    • Lempäälä
Kuikka, Antti (2014) Pirkkalan alueen kultaesiintymien malmimineralogia. Summary: Ore mineralogy of the gold deposits in the Pirkkala area Volyymi: 212, Julkaisusarja: Tutkimusraportti - Report of Investigation. Geologin Tutkimuskeskus.
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Upper Palatinate
      • Oberviechtach
extraLapis no. 2 (1998), Gold. p.52 Christian Weise Verlag, Munich; Canadian Mineralogist 44,1127(2006)
Hungary (TL)
 
  • Pest Co.
    • Börzsöny Mts
IMA Website; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., Roberts, A. C., Stanley, C. J., & Culetto, F. J. (2006). Jonassonite, Au (Bi, Pb) 5S4, a new mineral species from Nagybörzsöny, Hungary. The Canadian Mineralogist, 44(5), 1127-1136.
Sándor Szakáll, Geoda - Journal of the Hungarian Friends of Minerals [2007]
Japan
 
  • Kyushu Region
    • Kagoshima Prefecture
      • Osumi Peninsula
Canadian Mineralogist 44,1127(2006)
Kazakhstan
 
  • Kostanai
Pavlova, Z.N., Levin, V.L., Tasov, B.M. (1991): New forms of occurrence of gold and bismuth in a copper-gold ore deposit of Kazakhstan. Izvest. Akad. Nauk Kazakhskoy SSR: l991(3), 63-68 (in Russian); in: Jambor, J.L., Grew, E.S., Roberts, A.C. (1994): New mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 79: 1212
Mali
 
  • Sikasso Region
    • Cercle de Yanfolila
Sangaré, A., Driouch, Y., Salvi, S., Féménias, O., Siebenaller, L., Belkasmi, M., ... & Debat, P. (2014). Géologie des minéralisations aurifères du gisement tardi-éburnéen de Kalana (Birimien, Sud-Ouest du Mali) Geology of Kalana late-eburnean gold deposit (Birimian, southwestern Mali). Bulletin de l’Institut Scientifique, Rabat, (36), 00-00.
Morocco
 
  • High Atlas Mtn
    • Tichka massif
. Moëlo : "Compte-rendu de la réunion "Systématique des Minéraux" du 23 novembre 1989", Bull. Soc. Franç. Minéral. , France.; Canadian Mineralogist 44,1127(2006)
Pacific Ocean
 
  • East Pacific Rise
    • Juan de Fuca Ridge complex
      • Southern Gorda Ridge
Tormanen, T O & Koski, R A (2000) Bismuth and Gold Mineralogy of Pyrrhotite-rich Massive Sulfide Deposits From the Escanaba Trough, Southern Gorda Ridge. Eos Trans. AGU, 81 (48), Fall Meet. Suppl., 2000
Romania
 
  • Bihor Co.
    • Apuseni Mts
      • Highiş Massif
Ciobanu, C. L., Cook, N. J., Damian, F., & Damian, G. (2006). Gold scavenged by bismuth melts: An example from Alpine shear-remobilizates in the Highiş Massif, Romania. Mineralogy and Petrology, 87(3-4), 351-384.
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., Roberts, A. C., Stanley, C. J., & Culetto, F. J. (2006). Jonassonite, Au (Bi, Pb) 5S4, a new mineral species from Nagybörzsöny, Hungary. The Canadian Mineralogist, 44(5), 1127-1136.
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Chitinskaya Oblast'
        • Vershino-Darasunskiy
Bryzgalov, I. A., Krivitskaya, N. N., & Spiridonov, E. M. (2007, November). First finding of nisbite and aurostibite in the eastern Transbaikal region. In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 417, No. 1, pp. 1265-1267). MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica.
Spain
 
  • Asturias
    • Salas
Cepedal, A., M. Fuertes-Fuente, A. Martín-Izard, S. González-Nistal, and L. Rodríguez-Pevida (2006), Tellurides, selenides and Bi-mineral assemblages from the Río Narcea Gold Belt, Asturias, Spain: genetic implications in Cu–Au and Au skarns. Mineralogy and Petrology: 87: 277–304.
USA
 
  • Alaska
    • Southeast Fairbanks Borough
Illig, Peter (2015) Amphibole Au -Cu Skarn and Massive Sulfide Replacement at the Peak Deposit,Eastern Interior,Alaska
Vietnam
 
  • Kon Tum Province
    • Đắk Tô ore cluster
Vasiliev V.I., Borisenko A.S., Mortsev N.K., Khoa C.C., Fyong N.T. (2011) Jonassonite (AuBi5S4) from the Dakripen gold deposit in Vietnam // Geology of Ore Deposits, 2011.- 53.- 7.- 614-619.- ISSN 1075-7015.
Zimbabwe
 
  • Harare
Oberthür, T. and Weiser, T. W. (2008): Gold-bismuth-telluride-sulphide assemblages at the Viceroy Mine, Harare-Bindura-Shamva greenstone belt, Zimbabwe. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 953-970.
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