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Ourayite

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Ouray, Colorado, USA
Formula:
Ag3Pb4Bi5S13
System:
Orthorhombic
Hardness:
2
Name:
Named by Emil Makovicky and Sven Karup-Møller in 1977 for the community of Ouray, Colorado, USA, near where the mineral was first discovered.
This page provides mineralogical data about Ourayite.


Classification of Ourayite

Approved
First Published:
1977
2.JB.40c

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
J : Sulfosalts of PbS archetype
B : Galena derivatives, with Pb
3.5.6.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
5 : 2.5 < ø < 3
5.7.25

5 : Sulphosalts - Sulpharsenites and Sulphobismuthites (those containing Sn, Ge,or V are in Section 6)
7 : Sulpharsenites etc. of Pb and other metals

Physical Properties of Ourayite

Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Hardness (Mohs):
2

Optical Data of Ourayite

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Distinct to strong, pale gray to bluish black
Colour in reflected light:
galena-white

Chemical Properties of Ourayite

Formula:
Ag3Pb4Bi5S13
Elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Cu,Sb

Crystallography of Ourayite

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 13.45 Å, b = 44.04 Å, c = 4.1 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.305 : 1 : 0.093
Unit Cell Volume:
V 2,428.59 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.43 (100)
2.96 (90)
2.09 (90)
2.04 (70)
1.79 (70)
3.33 (60)
2.85 (60)

Type Occurrence of Ourayite

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada, M4100.

Relationship of Ourayite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
Andorite IVPb18Ag15Sb47S96
Andorite VIAgPbSb3S6
AndreadiniiteCuHgAg7Pb7Sb24S48
ArsenquatrandoriteAg17.6Pb12.8Sb38.1As11.5S96
AschamalmitePb6Bi2S9
EskimoiteAg7Pb10Bi15S36
FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48
GustaviteAgPbBi3S6
HeyrovskýitePb6Bi2S9
JasrouxiteAg16Pb4(Sb24As16)S72
LillianitePb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6
RamdohritePb5.9Fe0.1Mn0.1In0.1Cd0.2Ag2.8Sb10.8S24
RoshchiniteAg19Pb10Sb51S96
SchirmeritePbAgBi3S6 - Pb3Ag1.5Bi3.5S9
TreasuriteAg7Pb6Bi15S32
UchucchacuaiteAgMnPb3Sb5S12
UstarasitePb(Bi,Sb)6S10 (?)
VikingiteAg5Pb8Bi13S30
XilingolitePb3Bi2S6
2.JB.Andorite VIAgPbSb3S6
2.JB.05DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8
2.JB.10CosalitePb2Bi2S5
2.JB.15FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3
2.JB.15MarriteAgPbAsS3
2.JB.20CannizzaritePb4Bi6S13
2.JB.20WittitePb9Bi12(S,Se)27
2.JB.25aJunoiteCu2Pb3Bi8(S,Se)16
2.JB.25iNeyiteAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68
2.JB.25cNordströmiteCuPb3Bi7(Se4S10)
2.JB.25gNuffielditeCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7
2.JB.25dProuditeCuPb7.5Bi9.33(S,Se)22
2.JB.25hWeibullitePb5Bi8Se7S11
2.JB.25bFelbertaliteCu2Pb6Bi8S19
2.JB.25jRouxeliteCu2HgPb23Sb27S65.5
2.JB.25fÁngelaiteCu2AgPbBiS4
2.JB.25iCuproneyiteCu7Pb27Bi25S68
2.JB.30aGeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23
2.JB.30aJordanitePb14(As,Sb)6S23
2.JB.30bKirkiitePb10Bi3As3S19
2.JB.30cTsugaruitePb4As2S7
2.JB.35cPillaitePb9Sb10S23ClO0.5
2.JB.35aZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
2.JB.35bScainiitePb14Sb30S54O5
2.JB.35dPellouxite(Cu,Ag)Pb10Sb12S27O(Cl,S)0.6
2.JB.35fTubuliteAg2Pb22Sb20S53
2.JB.35eChovanitePb15-2xSb14+2xS36Ox (x ~ 0.2)
2.JB.40bAschamalmitePb6Bi2S9
2.JB.40aBursaitePb5Bi4S11 (?)
2.JB.40bEskimoiteAg7Pb10Bi15S36
2.JB.40aFizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48
2.JB.40aGustaviteAgPbBi3S6
2.JB.40aLillianitePb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6
2.JB.40aRamdohritePb5.9Fe0.1Mn0.1In0.1Cd0.2Ag2.8Sb10.8S24
2.JB.40aRoshchiniteAg19Pb10Sb51S96
2.JB.40dSchirmeritePbAgBi3S6 - Pb3Ag1.5Bi3.5S9
2.JB.40aTreasuriteAg7Pb6Bi15S32
2.JB.40aUchucchacuaiteAgMnPb3Sb5S12
2.JB.40eUstarasitePb(Bi,Sb)6S10 (?)
2.JB.40aVikingiteAg5Pb8Bi13S30
2.JB.40aXilingolitePb3Bi2S6
2.JB.40bHeyrovskýitePb6Bi2S9
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 IVPb18Ag15Sb47S96
2.JB.55GratonitePb9As4S15
2.JB.60MarrucciiteHg3Pb16Sb18S46
2.JB.65VurroitePb20Sn2(Bi,As)22S54Cl6
5.7.1SeligmannitePbCuAsS3
5.7.2BournonitePbCuSbS3
5.7.3MeneghinitePb13CuSb7S24
5.7.4GladitePbCuBi5S9
5.7.5LindströmitePb3Cu3Bi7S15
5.7.6KrupkaitePbCuBi3S6
5.7.7HammaritePb2Cu2Bi4S9
5.7.8FriedrichitePb5Cu5Bi7S18
5.7.9AikinitePbCuBiS3
5.7.10NuffielditeCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7
5.7.11JaskólskiiteCuxPb2+x(Sb,Bi)2-xS5 (x ~ 0.15)
5.7.12TintinaitePb22Cu4(Sb,Bi)30S69
5.7.13KobellitePb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69
5.7.14ProuditeCuPb7.5Bi9.33(S,Se)22
5.7.15NordströmiteCuPb3Bi7(Se4S10)
5.7.16WatkinsoniteCu2PbBi4(Se,S,Te)8
5.7.17PekoitePbCuBi11(S,Se)18
5.7.18PetroviciteCu3HgPbBiSe5
5.7.19Eclarite(Cu,Fe)Pb9Bi12S28
5.7.20MarriteAgPbAsS3
5.7.21ArgentobaumhaueriteAg1.5Pb22As33.5S72
5.7.22AndoriteAgPbSb3S6
5.7.23RamdohritePb5.9Fe0.1Mn0.1In0.1Cd0.2Ag2.8Sb10.8S24
5.7.24RoshchiniteAg19Pb10Sb51S96
5.7.26EskimoiteAg7Pb10Bi15S36
5.7.27FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48
5.7.28OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
5.7.29FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3
5.7.30DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8
5.7.31SterryiteCu(Ag,Cu)3Pb19(Sb,As)22(As-As)S56
5.7.32VikingiteAg5Pb8Bi13S30
5.7.33ZoubekiteAgPb4Sb4S10
5.7.34SchirmeritePbAgBi3S6 - Pb3Ag1.5Bi3.5S9
5.7.36GustaviteAgPbBi3S6
5.7.37KitaibeliteAg10PbBi30S51
5.7.38TreasuriteAg7Pb6Bi15S32
5.7.39BenjaminiteAg3Bi7S12
5.7.40Lengenbachite Ag4Cu2Pb18As12S39
5.7.41BerryiteCu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16
5.7.42NeyiteAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68
5.7.43Larosite(Cu,Ag)21(Pb,Bi)2S13
5.7.44CupropavoniteCu0.9Ag0.5Pb0.6Bi2.5S5
5.7.45PadĕraiteCu7[(Cu,Ag)0.33Pb1.33Bi11.33]S22
5.7.46RayitePb8(Ag,Tl)2Sb8S21
5.7.47RathiteAg2Pb12-xTlx/2As18+x/2S40
5.7.48HatchiteAgTlPbAs2S5

Other Names for Ourayite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Ourayit
Simplified Chinese:硫铋铅银矿
Spanish:Ourayita

Other Information

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 Ourayite

Reference List:
Makovicky, E., Karup-Møller, S. (1977) Chemistry and crystallography of the lillianite homologous series. II. Definition of new minerals eskimoite, vikingite, ourayite and treasurite. Redefinition of schirmerite and new data on the lillianite-gustavite solid-solution series. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen: 131: 56-82.

Karup-Møller, S. (1977) Mineralogy of some Ag-(Cu)-Pb-Bi sulphide associations. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark: 26: 41-68.

Fleischer, M., Chao, G.Y., Pabst, A. (1979) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 64: 241-245.

Makovicky, E., Karup-Møller, S. (1984) Ourayite from Ivigtut, Greenland. The Canadian Mineralogist: 22: 565-575.

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Localities for Ourayite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Argentina
 
  • Santa Cruz
    • Deseado department
      • Deseado massif
        • Tres Cerros
Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271.
Austria
 
  • Salzburg
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Gastein valley
Makovicky, E., Paar, W.H., Putz, H., Zagler, G. (2010): Dantopaite, Ag5Bi13S22, the 6P natural member of the pavonite homologous series, from Erzwies, Austria. Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 467-481.
Bulgaria
 
  • Haskovo Oblast (Khaskovo Oblast)
    • Topolovgrad Obshtina
Страшимиров, С., Добрев, С., Приставова, С., & Василева, М. (2009). Рудна минерализация и петрографски особености на златосъдържащо рудопроявление Доброселец (участък Могилите), Сакарски руден район. Год. МГУ “Св. Иван Рилски, 52, 103-110.
China
 
  • Guangdong Province
    • Shanwei Prefecture
      • Lufeng Co.
Xuehui Xia, Fei Yan, Changtao Liu, and Furong Huang (1996): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 15(4); Yingchen Ren (1999): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 14(1), 1-12, 38
    • Yunfu Prefecture
      • Yuncheng District
Canhui Huang (1991): Guangdong Non-Ferrous Metal Geology 1991(1), 13-30
  • Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
    • Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture)
      • Linxi Co.
Weining Zhou (1994): Mineral Resources and Geology 8(4), 233-244
  • Jiangxi Province
    • Ganzhou Prefecture
      • Yudu Co.
Weining Zhou (1994): Mineral Resources and Geology 8(4), 233-244
  • Shaanxi Province
    • Weinan Prefecture
      • Tongguan Co.
Enkui Cao (1991): Geology Laboratory 7(5), 300-307
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
No reference listed
Greenland
 
  • Sermersooq
    • Arsuk Fjord
      • Ivittuut (Ivigtut)
Petersen, O.V. and Secher, K. (1993): The minerals of Greenland. Mineralogical Record 24 (2): 1-65 (p.36)
Mexico
 
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Moctezuma
      • La Verde District
        • Cumobabi
Panczner (1987): 136, 269, 292.
    • Mun. de Pitiquito
      • La Cienega
Sid Williams
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Banská Štiavnica Co.
UK
 
  • Scotland
    • Central Region
      • Meal nan Oighreag
Ukraine
 
  • Zakarpats'ka Oblast' (Transcarpathian Oblasť; Zakarpattia)
    • Berehivskyi Raion
      • Berehove
Biruk, S., & Skakun, L. (2012). Bismuth minerals of the Beregovo ore field: mineral assemblages and spatial zonation (Transcarpathian, Ukraine). Geological Quarterly, 44(1), 39-46.
USA
 
  • Colorado
    • La Plata Co.
      • La Plata District (California District)
        • Parrott City
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
    • San Juan Co.
      • Poughkeepsie Gulch
        • Alaska Basin
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
      • Red Mountain District
        • Poughkeepsie Gulch
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
Minerals of Colorado (1997)
    • Summit Co.
      • Montezuma Area
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Review and Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
  • Nevada
    • Nye Co.
      • Toquima Range
        • Round Mountain District
Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 26, pp. 355-376(1988)
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