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About ArsenpolybasiteHide

The old mineral "arsenpolybasite" has been reclassified as polytypes of pearceite: Pearceite-T2ac and Pearceite-M2a2b2c (Bindi et al., 2007).

Other Language Names for ArsenpolybasiteHide

Simplified Chinese:砷硫锑铜银矿

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Native Amalgam4 photos of Arsenpolybasite associated with Native Amalgam on mindat.org.
Gold4 photos of Arsenpolybasite associated with Gold on mindat.org.
Acanthite4 photos of Arsenpolybasite associated with Acanthite on mindat.org.
Proustite-Pyrargyrite Series4 photos of Arsenpolybasite associated with Proustite-Pyrargyrite Series on mindat.org.
Pyrite4 photos of Arsenpolybasite associated with Pyrite on mindat.org.

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 ArsenpolybasiteHide

Reference List:
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Bindi et al., Acta Cryst. B62,212-219(2006),"Temperature dependence of the silver distribution in the crystal structure of natural pearceite"
Evain, et al., Acta Cryst. B62,447-456(2006), "Structural complexity in minerals: twinning, polytypism and disorder in the crystal structure of polybasite"
Evain, et al., Acta Cryst. B62,768-774(2006), "Structure and phase transition of the Se-rich variety of antimonpearceite".
Luca Bindi, Michel Evain, Paul G. Spry, and Silvio Menchetti (2007): The pearceite-polybasite group of minerals: Crystal chemistry and new nomenclature rules. American Mineralogist, 92, 918-925.

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Localities for ArsenpolybasiteHide

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- 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.
  • Montana Oblast
    • Chiprovtsi Obshtina
Petrova, M., & Ilieev, T. (2007). Compositional variations in the tetrahedrite-tennantite fahlores and polybasite-pearceite series from the Chiprovtsi Ag-Pb deposit, northwestern Bulgaria. Au-Ag telluride-selenide deposits, 26, 39.
  • British Columbia
    • Omenica Mining Division
      • Owen Lake
Hood, C. T., Sinclair, A. J., & Leitch, C. H. (1991). British Columbia Geological Survey Geological Fieldwork 1991.
  • Hunan Province
    • Chenzhou Prefecture
      • Guiyang Co.
        • Baoshan ore field (Baoshan Mine)
[Pearceite-T2ac] Mingjun Yang and Gonghua Tan (1991): Mining Geology 12(2), 118-121
    • Hengyang Prefecture
      • Changning Co.
        • Shuikoushan ore field
[Pearceite-T2ac] Nanshi Zeng, Eiji Izawa, Yoshinobu Motomura, and Lairen Lai (2000): The Canadian Mineralogist 38, 11-22.
  • Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
    • Hulunbuir League (Hulunbei'er Prefecture)
      • New Barag Right Banner (Xin Barag Youqi)
Zhicheng Lu, Peiping Zhang, Guozheng Duan, Libo Hao, and Dianchao Li (2002): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 22(1), 75-80
  • Jilin Province (Manchuria; Dongbei Region)
    • Siping Prefecture
      • Lishu Co.
[Pearceite-T2ac] Liyan Zhang and Jigang Tang (1996): Geology and Prospecting 32(3), 23-27
Czech Republic
  • Karlovy Vary Region
    • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
[Pearceite-T2ac] Jakub Plasil
  • Ústí Region
    • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
      • Klášterec nad Ohří
[Pearceite-T2ac] No reference listed
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Alpirsbach
        • Reinerzau District
[Pearceite-T2ac] K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
      • Schenkenzell
        • Wittichen
          • Böckelsbach valley
[Pearceite-T2ac] Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
          • Burgfelsen
[Pearceite-T2ac] No reference listed
          • Heubach Valley
[Pearceite-T2ac] No reference listed
  • Hesse
    • Odenwald
      • Mühltal
        • Nieder-Beerbach
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Freiberg District
        • Freiberg
[Pearceite-T2ac] C. Frondel (1963): Isodimorphism of the polybasite and pearceite series.- American Mineralogist 48, 565-572
  • Sumatra (Sumatera)
    • Sumatera Barat Province (West Sumatra Province)
[Pearceite-T2ac] Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
  • Tuscany
    • Lucca Province
      • Apuan Alps
        • Stazzema
          • Sant'Anna di Stazzema
[Pearceite-T2ac] Menchetti S., 1970. Sulla arsenpolibasite del Canale dell’Angina (Alpi Apuane). Atti Soc. Tosc. Sci. Nat., Mem., 77: 111-122.
  • Karagandy Province (Qaragandy Oblysy; Karaganda Oblast')
    • Karkaralinsk Rayon
Baibatsha, A., Dyussembayeva, K., & Kassenova, A. (2015). Microparagenetic Associations of Gold in Ore-Forming Minerals from Deposits of Different Geological and Industrial Types of Kazakhstan. In Proceedings of the 11th International Congress for Applied Mineralogy (ICAM) (pp. 1-8). Springer International Publishing.
  • Kostanay Province (Qostanay Oblysy; Kostanai Oblast')
    • Rudny
[Pearceite-T2ac] [World of Stones 12:13]
  • Lima Department
    • Oyon Province
[Pearceite-T2ac] Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Chukotskii Autonomous Okrug
      • Chukchi Peninsula (Chukotka Peninsula; Chukotski Peninsula)
[Pearceite-T2ac] K. A. Novoselov, V. A. Kotlyarov und E. V. Belogub (2010): Silver sulfoselenide from ore of the Valunisty Au-Ag deposit, Chukchi Peninsula. Geology of Ore Deposits 52, 811-814.
  • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
    • Vorderrhein Valley
      • Tujetsch (Tavetsch)
        • Curnera Valley
[Pearceite-T2ac] Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 52
  • Colorado
    • Lake Co.
      • Leadville District
[Pearceite-T2ac] Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
    • Park Co.
[Pearceite-T2ac] Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
    • Summit Co.
      • Montezuma Area
[Pearceite-T2ac] Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
  • Washington
    • Chelan Co.
      • Wenatchee District
        • Wenatchee
          • Squillchuck Creek
[Pearceite-T2ac] Lasmanis, R. (1995): Mineral News: A Compendium of Wenatchee District Mineralogy, Chelan County, Washington, p.6-7
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