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Li Siguang
Specific Gravity:
7.42 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Member of:
named for renowned Chinese geologist, Li Siguang (J.S. Lee) in honor of his birthday (26 October, 1889 Huanggang, Hubei, China - 29 April, 1971 Beijing). He was minister of geology of China (1952–1971), Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Chairman of the China National Association of the Sciences
This page provides mineralogical data about Lisiguangite.

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Classification of LisiguangiteHide

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2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
G : Sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites
A : Neso-sulfarsenites, etc. without additional S

Physical Properties of LisiguangiteHide

2½ on Mohs scale
VHN25=47 kg/mm2 - Vickers
perfect {010}, distinct {001}, and visible {100} cleavage
7.42 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of LisiguangiteHide

weak to moderate anisotropy with blue-green to brown colors, and parallel extinction
Colour in reflected light:
is bright white with a yellowish tin
Internal Reflections:

Chemical Properties of LisiguangiteHide

IMA Formula:

Crystallography of LisiguangiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2 2 2 - Disphenoidal
Space Group:
P21 21 21
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.7152(15) Å, b = 12.838(3) Å, c = 4.9248(10) Å
a:b:c = 0.601 : 1 : 0.384
Unit Cell V:
487.79 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of LisiguangiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
grains from heavy mineral concentrate. Idiomorphic, tabular or lamellar [on (010)] crystals elongated along [100] up to 2 mm long and 0.5 mm wide.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
(polished thin sections) is deposited at the Geological Museum of China, Beijing (cat. no. M-11031)
Geological Setting of Type Material:
contact metamorphic in origin, with the PGM and sulfide minerals occurring in an exoskarn associated with mafic igneous rocks (garnet pyroxenite)
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of LisiguangiteHide

Relationship of Lisiguangite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
MalyshevitePdCuBiS3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
MückeiteNiCu(Bi,Sb)S3Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
RoterbäritePdBiCuSe3Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.GA.05ProustiteAg3AsS3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
2.GA.05PyrargyriteAg3SbS3Trig. 3m : R3c
2.GA.10PyrostilpniteAg3SbS3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.GA.10XanthoconiteAg3AsS3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
2.GA.15SamsoniteAg4MnSb2S6Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.GA.20SkinneriteCu3SbS3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.GA.20WitticheniteCu3BiS3Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
2.GA.25MückeiteNiCu(Bi,Sb)S3Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
2.GA.25MalyshevitePdCuBiS3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
2.GA.30AktashiteCu6Hg3As4S12Trig. 3 : R3
2.GA.30NowackiiteCu6Zn3As4S12Trig. 3 : R3
2.GA.40RouthieriteTl(Cu,Ag)(Hg,Zn)2(As,Sb)2S6Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.GA.45ErniggliiteTl2SnAs2S6Trig. 3 : P3
2.GA.50BournonitePbCuSbS3Orth. mm2 : Pmn21
2.GA.50SeligmannitePbCuAsS3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn

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 LisiguangiteHide

Reference List:
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Yu, Z., Cheng, F., Ma, H. (2009): Lisiguangite, CuPtBiS3, a new platinum-group mineral from the Yanshan Mountains, Hebei, China. Acta Geologica Sinica, 83, 238-244.

Internet Links for LisiguangiteHide

Localities for LisiguangiteHide

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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.
  • Ontario
    • Sudbury District
      • Wisner Township
Péntek, A., Molnár, F., Tuba, G., Watkinson, D. H., & Jones, P. C. (2013). The significance of partial melting processes in hydrothermal low sulfide Cu-Ni-PGE mineralization within the footwall of the Sudbury Igneous Complex, Ontario, Canada. Economic Geology, 108(1), 59-78.
China (TL)
  • Hebei
    • Chengde
Yu, Z., Cheng, F., Ma, H. (2009): Lisiguangite, CuPtBiS3, a new platinum-group mineral from the Yanshan Mountains, Hebei, China. Acta Geologica Sinica, 83, 238-244.
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