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Andorite VI

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About Andorite VIHide

Andor Semsey
Formula:
AgPbSb3S6
Specific Gravity:
5.456 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Donnay and Donnay (1954) summarize the complex early history of the andorite minerals. They introduced the name andorite IV to distinguish the species from andorite VI. The two species usually form together, forming polycrystals. The root name is in honor of Andor von Semsey (22 December 1833, Košice, Slovakia - 14 August 1923, Budapest, Hungary), mineral collector. The mineral semseyite was also named after him.
Closely related, unnamed AgPbBi3S6 is mentioned in Mineralia Slovaca 41 (2009) 183-190; it may be identical with gustavite.




Classification of Andorite VIHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
2.JB.

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
J : Sulfosalts of PbS archetype
B : Galena derivatives, with Pb

Physical Properties of Andorite VIHide

Density:
5.456 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of Andorite VIHide

Formula:
AgPbSb3S6

Crystallography of Andorite VIHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mm2 - Pyramidal
Space Group:
Pmn21
Cell Parameters:
a = 13.005 Å, b = 19.155 Å, c = 25.622 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.679 : 1 : 1.338
Unit Cell V:
6,382.72 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4

Synonyms of Andorite VIHide

Other Language Names for Andorite VIHide

Simplified Chinese:硫锑银铅矿
Traditional Chinese:硫銻銀鉛礦

Varieties of Andorite VIHide

NakaseiteOrginally reported from Nakase mine (Nakaze mine), Yabu-gun, Hyogo Prefecture, Kinki Region, Honshu Island, Japan, when it was described as a new species. Now considered to consist of a Cu-substituted random stacking of quatrandorite and senandorite.

Relationship of Andorite VI to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Andorite IVPb18Ag15Sb47S96Mon. 2 : P2
AndreadiniiteCuHgAg7Pb7Sb24S48Mon. 2/m : P21/b
ArsenquatrandoriteAg17.6Pb12.8Sb38.1As11.5S96Mon. 2/m : P21/b
AschamalmitePb6Bi2S9Mon. 2/m
Clino-oscarkempffiteAg15Pb6Sb21Bi18S72Mon. 2/m : P21/b
ErzwiesiteAg8Pb12Bi16S40Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
EskimoiteAg7Pb10Bi15S36Mon.
FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48 Mon. 2/m
GustaviteAgPbBi3S6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
HeyrovskýitePb6Bi2S9Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cccm
JasrouxiteAg16Pb4(Sb24As16)S72Tric. 1 : P1
LillianitePb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
OscarkempffiteAg10Pb4(Sb17Bi9)S48Orth. mm2
OurayiteAg3Pb4Bi5S13Orth.
OyoniteAg3Mn2Pb4Sb7As4S24Mon. 2/m
RamdohritePb5.9Fe0.1Mn0.1In0.1Cd0.2Ag2.8Sb10.8S24Mon. 2/m
RoshchiniteAg19Pb10Sb51S96Orth.
SchirmeritePbAgBi3S6 - Pb3Ag1.5Bi3.5S9Orth.
StaročeskéiteAg0.70Pb1.60(Bi1.35Sb1.35)Σ2.70S6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
TerrywallaceiteAgPb(Sb,Bi)3S6 Mon. 2/m : P21/b
TreasuriteAg7Pb6Bi15S32Mon.
UchucchacuaiteAgMnPb3Sb5S12Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
UstarasitePb(Bi,Sb)6S10 (?)
VikingiteAg5Pb8Bi13S30Mon. 2/m : B2/m
XilingolitePb3Bi2S6Mon.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.JB.05DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.JB.10CosalitePb2Bi2S5Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.JB.15FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.JB.15MarriteAgPbAsS3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.JB.20CannizzaritePb48Bi56S132Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.JB.20WittitePb9Bi12(S,Se)27Mon.
2.JB.25aJunoiteCu2Pb3Bi8(S,Se)16Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.25iNeyiteAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68Mon.
2.JB.25cNordströmiteCuPb3Bi7(Se4S10)Mon.
2.JB.25gNuffielditeCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7Orth.
2.JB.25dProuditeCuPb7.5Bi9.33(S,Se)22Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.25hWeibullitePb5Bi8Se7S11Orth.
2.JB.25bFelbertaliteCu2Pb6Bi8S19Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.25jRouxeliteCu2HgPb23Sb27S65.5Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.25fÁngelaiteCu2AgPbBiS4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.JB.25iCuproneyiteCu7Pb27Bi25S68Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.30aGeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.JB.30aJordanitePb14(As,Sb)6S23Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.JB.30bKirkiitePb10Bi3As3S19Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.JB.30cTsugaruitePb4As2S7Orth.
2.JB.35cPillaitePb9Sb10S23ClO0.5Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.35aZinkenitePb9Sb22S42Hex. 6 : P63
2.JB.35bScainiitePb14Sb30S54O5Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.35dPellouxite(Cu,Ag)Pb10Sb12S27O(Cl,S)0.6Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.35fTubuliteAg2Pb22Sb20S53 Mon. m : Pb
2.JB.35eChovanitePb15-2xSb14+2xS36Ox (x ~ 0.2)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.40bAschamalmitePb6Bi2S9Mon. 2/m
2.JB.40aBursaitePb5Bi4S11 (?)Orth.
2.JB.40bEskimoiteAg7Pb10Bi15S36Mon.
2.JB.40aFizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48 Mon. 2/m
2.JB.40aGustaviteAgPbBi3S6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.JB.40aLillianitePb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.JB.40cOurayiteAg3Pb4Bi5S13Orth.
2.JB.40aRamdohritePb5.9Fe0.1Mn0.1In0.1Cd0.2Ag2.8Sb10.8S24Mon. 2/m
2.JB.40aRoshchiniteAg19Pb10Sb51S96Orth.
2.JB.40dSchirmeritePbAgBi3S6 - Pb3Ag1.5Bi3.5S9Orth.
2.JB.40aTreasuriteAg7Pb6Bi15S32Mon.
2.JB.40aUchucchacuaiteAgMnPb3Sb5S12Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
2.JB.40eUstarasitePb(Bi,Sb)6S10 (?)
2.JB.40aVikingiteAg5Pb8Bi13S30Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.40aXilingolitePb3Bi2S6Mon.
2.JB.40bHeyrovskýitePb6Bi2S9Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cccm
2.JB.40UM1988-05-S:AgBiCuHgPb(Hg,Ag,Cu,Pb)5Pb5Bi11S27
2.JB.40UM1988-06-S:AgBiCuHgPb(Pb,Hg)12(Cu,Ag)3(Bi,Sb)10(S,Te)27
2.JB.40aAndorite IVPb18Ag15Sb47S96Mon. 2 : P2
2.JB.55GratonitePb9As4S15Trig. 3m : R3m
2.JB.60MarrucciiteHg3Pb16Sb18S46Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.65VurroitePb20Sn2(Bi,As)22S54Cl6Orth.

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 Andorite VIHide

Reference List:
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Donnay, J.D.H., Donnay, G. (1954) Syntaxic intergrowths in the andorite series. American Mineralogist: 39: 161-171.
Kawada, I., Hellner, E. (1971) Die Kristallstruktur der Pseudozelle (sub cell) von Andorit VI (Ramdohrit). Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 1971: 551-560.
Uytenbogaardt & Burke (1985) Tables for the microscopic identification of ore minerals. p 261.
Moëlo, Y., Makovicky, E., Karup-Møller, S. (1984) New data on the minerals of the andorite series. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 1984: 175-182.
Sawada, H., Kawada, I., Hellner, E., Tokonami, M. (1987) The crystal structure of senandorite (andorite VI): PbAgSb3S6. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 180: 141-150.
Nespolo, M., Ozawa, T., Kawasaki, Y., Sugiyama, K. (2012) Structural relations and pseudosymmetries in the andorite homologous series. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences: 107: 226-243.
Makovicky, E., Topa, D. (2014) Lillianites and andorites: new life for the oldest homologous series of sulfosalts. Mineralogical Magazine: 78: 387-414.

Internet Links for Andorite VIHide

Localities for Andorite VIHide

ⓘ - 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
 
  • Jujuy
    • Rinconada Department
      • Pirquitas Ag-Sn Deposit
Amer.Min.(2000) 85, 1066-1075
Bolivia
 
  • Oruro
    • Cercado Province
American Mineralogist (1954) 39:161-171
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Kinki Region
      • Hyogo Prefecture
        • Yabu City
          • Sekinomiya-machi
[var: Nakaseite] Ito, T., Muraoka, H. (1960) Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 113, 94-98.
Mexico
 
  • Guanajuato
    • Mun. de Guanajuato
[var: Nakaseite] J F Carpentier collection; Alfredo Petrov collection
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Žiar nad Hronom Co.
Martin Števko-unpublished, EMPA-WDS confirmed
  • Košice Region
    • Košice Co.
Mineralia Slovaca 41 (2009) 183-190.
    • Rožňava Co.
      • Dobšiná (Dobschau; Topschau)
Pršek J., Lauko Ľ., Valášková M., 2009: Andorit VI z antimonitovej mineralizácie v Spišsko-gemerskom rudohorí(Zlatá Idka, Dobšiná-Tiefengrundl). Mineralia Slovaca, 41, 183-190.
  • Žilina Region
    • Liptovský Mikuláš Co.
      • Dúbrava
        • Ludovít Mine
Ozdín D. & Sejkora J. (2009): Andorit IV a Andorit VI z Dúbravy v Nízkych Tatrách (Slovenská republika). Bull. Min.-petrolog. Odd. Nár. Muz. (Praha), 17/1, 65-68.
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