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Petrovicite

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About PetroviciteHide

Formula:
Cu3HgPbBiSe5
Colour:
Cream
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
3
Specific Gravity:
7.707 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named by Z. Johan, M. Kvaček, and P. Picot in 1976 after the type locality of Petrovice, Czech Republic.
This page provides mineralogical data about Petrovicite.


Classification of PetroviciteHide

Approved
First Published:
1976
2.LB.40

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
L : Unclassified Sulfosalts
B : With essential Pb
3.1.9.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
1 : ø > 4
5.7.18

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 PetroviciteHide

Metallic
Colour:
Cream
Hardness:
Cleavage:
Poor/Indistinct
Density:
7.707 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of PetroviciteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Weak

Chemical Properties of PetroviciteHide

Formula:
Cu3HgPbBiSe5

Crystallography of PetroviciteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 16.17 Å, b = 14.68 Å, c = 4.33 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.101 : 1 : 0.295
Unit Cell V:
1,027.84 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.621 (70)
3.546 (80)
3.186 (80)
3.120 (100)
2.961 (100)
2.720 (50)
2.262 (50)
2.109 (50)
2.061 (50)

Type Occurrence of PetroviciteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Tabular crystals up to a few tenths of a millimeter in hydrothermal dolomite-calcite veins.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
National School of Mines, Paris, France (two polished sections).

Synonyms of PetroviciteHide

Other Language Names for PetroviciteHide

German:Petrovicit
Spanish:Petrovicita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.LB.05MiharaiteCu4FePbBiS6Orth.
2.LB.30ArdaitePb19Sb13S35Cl7Mon.
2.LB.30LaunayiteCuPb10(Sb,As)12S20Mon.
2.LB.30MadocitePb19(Sb,As)16S43Orth.
2.LB.30PlayfairitePb16(Sb,As)19S44ClMon.
2.LB.30SorbyiteCuPb9(Sb,As)11S26Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.LB.30SterryiteCu(Ag,Cu)3Pb19(Sb,As)22(As-As)S56Mon. 2/m
2.LB.35Larosite(Cu,Ag)21PbBiS13Orth.
2.LB.40MazzettiiteAg3HgPbSbTe5Orth.
2.LB.45CreraritePt2-x(Bi,Pb)11(S,Se)11Tric. 1 : P1

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

5.7.1SeligmannitePbCuAsS3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
5.7.2BournonitePbCuSbS3Orth. mm2 : Pmn21
5.7.3MeneghinitePb13CuSb7S24Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.7.4GladitePbCuBi5S9Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.7.5LindströmitePb3Cu3Bi7S15Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.7.6KrupkaitePbCuBi3S6Orth.
5.7.7HammaritePb2Cu2Bi4S9Orth.
5.7.8FriedrichitePb5Cu5Bi7S18Orth. mm2
5.7.9AikinitePbCuBiS3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
5.7.10NuffielditeCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7Orth.
5.7.11JaskólskiiteCuxPb2+x(Sb,Bi)2-xS5 (x ~ 0.15)Orth.
5.7.12TintinaitePb22Cu4(Sb,Bi)30S69Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
5.7.13KobellitePb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
5.7.14ProuditeCuPb7.5Bi9.33(S,Se)22Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.7.15NordströmiteCuPb3Bi7(Se4S10)Mon.
5.7.16WatkinsoniteCu2PbBi4(Se,S,Te)8Mon.
5.7.17PekoitePbCuBi11(S,Se)18Orth.
5.7.19Eclarite(Cu,Fe)Pb9Bi12S28Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
5.7.20MarriteAgPbAsS3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.7.21ArgentobaumhaueriteAg1.5Pb22As33.5S72Tric. 1 : P1
5.7.22AndoriteAgPbSb3S6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.7.23RamdohritePb5.9Fe0.1Mn0.1In0.1Cd0.2Ag2.8Sb10.8S24Mon. 2/m
5.7.24RoshchiniteAg19Pb10Sb51S96Orth.
5.7.25OurayiteAg3Pb4Bi5S13Orth.
5.7.26EskimoiteAg7Pb10Bi15S36Mon.
5.7.27FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48 Mon. 2/m
5.7.28OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.7.29FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.7.30DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.7.31SterryiteCu(Ag,Cu)3Pb19(Sb,As)22(As-As)S56Mon. 2/m
5.7.32VikingiteAg5Pb8Bi13S30Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.7.33ZoubekiteAgPb4Sb4S10Orth.
5.7.34SchirmeritePbAgBi3S6 - Pb3Ag1.5Bi3.5S9Orth.
5.7.36GustaviteAgPbBi3S6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.7.37KitaibeliteAg10PbBi30S51
5.7.38TreasuriteAg7Pb6Bi15S32Mon.
5.7.39BenjaminiteAg3Bi7S12Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.7.40Lengenbachite Ag4Cu2Pb18As12S39Tric.
5.7.41BerryiteCu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.7.42NeyiteAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68Mon.
5.7.43Larosite(Cu,Ag)21PbBiS13Orth.
5.7.44CupropavoniteCu0.9Ag0.5Pb0.6Bi2.5S5 Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.7.45PadĕraiteCu7[(Cu,Ag)0.33Pb1.33Bi11.33]S22Mon.
5.7.46RayitePb8(Ag,Tl)2Sb8S21Mon.
5.7.47RathiteAg2Pb12-xTlx/2As18+x/2S40Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.7.48HatchiteAgTlPbAs2S5Tric. 1 : P1

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 PetroviciteHide

Reference List:
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Johan, Z., Kvaček, M., Picot, P. (1976) La petrovicite, Cu3HgPbBiSe5, un nouveau minéral. Bulletin de la Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie: 99: 310-313.
Fleischer, M., Cabri, L.J., Nickel, E.H., Pabst, A. (1977) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 62: 593-600.
Dymkov, Yu.M., Ryzhov, B.I., Begizov, V.I., Dubakina, L.S., Zav'yalov, E.N., Ryabeva, V.G., Tsvetkova, M.V. (1991) Mgriite, bismuth petrovicite and associated selenides from carbonate veins of the Erzgebirge. Novye Dannye o Mineralakh: 37: 81-101 (in Russian).

Internet Links for PetroviciteHide

Localities for PetroviciteHide

ⓘ - 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.
Austria
 
  • Styria
    • Neuberg an der Mürz
      • Altenberg an der Rax
        • Eselberg
Postl, W. & Paar, W.H. (1997)
Bolivia
 
  • Potosí
    • Antonio Quijarro Province
[MinRec 21:133]
Czech Republic (TL)
 
  • Vysočina Region
    • Žďár nad Sázavou District
      • Nové Město na Moravě
Bull.Soc.fr.Min.Crist.(1976) 99, 310-313; Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
      • Rožná
        • Rožná deposit
Strübel, Zimmer: "Lexikon der Minerale", 2nd Ed., 1991
Germany
 
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
Dymkov, Yu. M.; Ryzhov, B. I.; Begizov, V. I.; Dubakina, L. S.; Zav'yalov, E. N.; Ryabeva, V. G.; Tsvetkova, M. V. (1991): Mgriite, bismuth petrovicite and associated selenides from carbonate veins of the Erzgebirge. Novye Dannye o Mineralakh 37, 81-101 (in Russian).
Mexico
 
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Moctezuma
Lapis 2001(1), 11-40
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