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Rezbanyite (of Frenzel)

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Formula:
Pb3Cu2Bi10S19
Analysis of mixture.
Colour:
Light lead-gray
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
6.09 - 6.39
Name:
After the locality at Rezbánya, Romania.
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Classification of Rezbanyite (of Frenzel)Hide

Discredited

Physical Properties of Rezbanyite (of Frenzel)Hide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Light lead-gray
Streak:
Black
Hardness:
2½ on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
Poor/Indistinct
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
6.09 - 6.39 g/cm3 (Measured)    6.89 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Rezbanyite (of Frenzel)Hide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Strong
Colour in reflected light:
White

Chemical Properties of Rezbanyite (of Frenzel)Hide

Formula:
Pb3Cu2Bi10S19

Analysis of mixture.

Crystallography of Rezbanyite (of Frenzel)Hide

Morphology:
Massive, fine granular to compact.

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 Rezbanyite (of Frenzel)Hide

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Frenzel (1883), Min. Mitt.: 5: 175.
Wherry and Foshag (1921), Washington Academy of Science, Journal: 11: 1.
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 470-471.
Padera, K. (1956): The revision of minerals of the bismuthinite and aikinite group. Chemie der Erde 18, 14-18.
Harris, D.C. and Chen, T.T. (1976) Crystal chemistry and re-examination of nomenclature of sulfosalts in the aikinite-bismuthinite series. Canadian Mineralogist 14, 194-205. ["rezbanyite should be discarded"]
Zak, L., Megarskaya, L., Mumme, W. G. (1992): Rezbanyite from Ocna de fier (Vasko): a mixture of bismuthinite derivatives and cosalite. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1992, 69-79.
Zak, L. and Mumme, W. G. (1994): Rezbanyite discredited. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1994, 314-316.

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Localities for Rezbanyite (of Frenzel)Hide

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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.
Bulgaria
 
  • Burgas Oblast (Bourgas Oblast)
    • Sozopol Obshtina
Todorov, T. (1990): Copper-lead-bismuth sulfosalts of the aikinite-bismuthinite series in the Rossen ore field deposits. Doklady Bolgarskoi Akademii Nauk 43(1), 87-90.
Romania
 
  • Bihor Co.
    • Nucet
Palache et al (1944), Dana's System of Mineralogy, 7th. ed., vol. 1: 470. D.C Harris and T.T Chen(1976)Crystal Chemistry and Re-Examination of Nomenclature of Sulfosalts in the Aikinite-Bismuthinite Series:Canadian Mineralogist Vol.14,pp.194-205
  • Caraş-Severin Co.
    • Banat Mts
      • Ocna de Fier-Dognecea District
Palache et al (1944), Dana's System of Min., seventh ed., vol. 1: 470; Zak, L.; Megarskaya, L.; Mumme, W. G. (1992): Rezbanyite from Ocna de fier (Vasko): a mixture of bismuthinite derivatives and cosalite. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1992, 69-79.
Russia
 
  • Western-Siberian Region
    • Altaiskii Krai
      • Rudnyi Altai
Eremin, N. I.; Okrugin, V. M.; Pozdnyakova, N. V.; Sergeeva, N. E. (1973): Mineralogy of the Strezhanskoe chalcopyrite-complex ore deposit at the Rudnii Altai. Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta, Seriya 4: Geologiya, 28, 58-75 (in Russian).
Slovakia
 
  • Košice Region
    • Rožňava Co.
      • Dobšiná (Dobschau; Topschau)
Halahyjová-Andrusovová G., 1961: Mineralogické a paragenetické štúdium rudných ložísk v okolí Dobšinej. Manuskript, ŠGÚDŠ, Bratislava, 334. (in Slovak)
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