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Poubaite

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prof. Zdeněk Pouba
Formula:
PbBi2(Se,Te,S)4
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
2½ - 3
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Member of:
Name:
After Prof. Zdeněk Pouba (8 June 1922 - 27 Dec. 2011), Czech mineralogist, Chair of deposit and economy geology (from 1953 to 1982) in Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.
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Classification of PoubaiteHide

Approved
2.GC.40c

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
G : Sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites
C : Poly-sulfarsenites
2.6.2.6

2 : SULFIDES
6 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 4:3
3.7.23

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
7 : Sulphides etc. of V, As, Sb and Bi

Physical Properties of PoubaiteHide

Metallic
Hardness:
2½ - 3 on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of PoubaiteHide

Formula:
PbBi2(Se,Te,S)4
Common Impurities:
Cu

Crystallography of PoubaiteHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.25 Å, c = 40.09 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 9.433
Unit Cell V:
627.11 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of PoubaiteHide

Synonyms of PoubaiteHide

Other Language Names for PoubaiteHide

German:Poubait
Simplified Chinese:碲硒铋铅矿
Spanish:Poubaita
Traditional Chinese:碲硒鉍鉛礦

Relationship of Poubaite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
AleksitePbBi2Te2S2Trig.
BabkinitePb2Bi2(S,Se)3Trig.
KochkaritePbBi4Te7Trig.
RucklidgeitePbBi2Te4Trig.
SaddlebackitePb2Bi2Te2S3Hex.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Součekite1 photo of Poubaite associated with Součekite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.GC.05HatchiteAgTlPbAs2S5Tric. 1 : P1
2.GC.05Wallisite(Cu,Ag)TlPbAs2S5Tric.
2.GC.10SinneriteCu6As4S9Tric. 1 : P1
2.GC.15WatanabeiteCu4(As,Sb)2S5Orth.
2.GC.20SimoniteTlHgAs3S6Mon. 2/m
2.GC.25QuadratiteAg(Cd,Pb)AsS3Tet.
2.GC.25ManganoquadratiteAgMnAsS3Tet. 4 2 2 : P43 2 2
2.GC.30SmithiteAgAsS2Mon. 2/m
2.GC.35TrechmanniteAgAsS2Trig.
2.GC.40aAleksitePbBi2Te2S2Trig.
2.GC.40bKochkaritePbBi4Te7Trig.
2.GC.40cRucklidgeitePbBi2Te4Trig.
2.GC.40eBabkinitePb2Bi2(S,Se)3Trig.
2.GC.40dSaddlebackitePb2Bi2Te2S3Hex.
2.GC.45TvalchrelidzeiteHg3SbAsS3Mon. 2/m
2.GC.50MutnovskitePb4As2S6IClOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

2.6.2.1JoséiteBi4TeS2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
2.6.2.2Joséite-BBi4Te2STrig.
2.6.2.3IkunoliteBi4(S,Se)3Trig.
2.6.2.4LaitakariteBi4Se2STrig. 3m : R3m
2.6.2.5PilseniteBi4Te3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
2.6.2.7RucklidgeitePbBi2Te4Trig.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

3.7.1PatróniteVS4Mon.
3.7.2DuranusiteAs4SOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmna
3.7.3DimorphiteAs4S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
3.7.4RealgarAs4S4Mon. 2/m
3.7.5PararealgarAs4S4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
3.7.6AlacrániteAs8S9Mon. 2/m : P2/b
3.7.7UzoniteAs4S5Mon.
3.7.8OrpimentAs2S3Mon. 2/m
3.7.9JeromiteAmor.
3.7.10LaphamiteAs2(Se,S)3Mon. 2/m
3.7.11GetchelliteAsSbS3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
3.7.12Wakabayashilite[(As,Sb)6S9][As4S5]Orth. mm2 : Pna21
3.7.13PääkköneniteSb2AsS2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
3.7.14StibniteSb2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
3.7.15MetastibniteSb2S3Amor.
3.7.16TellurantimonySb2Te3Trig.
3.7.17BismuthiniteBi2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
3.7.18NevskiteBi(Se,S)Trig.
3.7.19GuanajuatiteBi2Se3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
3.7.21IkunoliteBi4(S,Se)3Trig.
3.7.22LaitakariteBi4Se2STrig. 3m : R3m
3.7.24TellurobismuthiteBi2Te3Trig.
3.7.25SoučekitePbCuBi(S,Se)3Orth.
3.7.26TsumoiteBiTeTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3 1m
3.7.27PilseniteBi4Te3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
3.7.28HedleyiteBi7Te3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
3.7.29TetradymiteBi2Te2STrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
3.7.30JoséiteBi4TeS2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
3.7.31Joséite-BBi4Te2STrig.
3.7.32IngoditeBi2TeSTrig.
3.7.33SulphotsumoiteBi3Te2STrig.
3.7.34KawazuliteBi2Te2SeTrig.
3.7.36SkippeniteBi2TeSe2Trig.
3.7.37KochkaritePbBi4Te7Trig.
3.7.38RucklidgeitePbBi2Te4Trig.
3.7.39AleksitePbBi2Te2S2Trig.
3.7.40JunoiteCu2Pb3Bi8(S,Se)16Mon. 2/m : B2/m

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 PoubaiteHide

Reference List:
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Cech, F. & Vavrin, I. (1978): Poubaite, PbBi2(Se,Te,S)4, a new mineral. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1978, 9-19.
American Mineralogist (1978): 63: 1283.
Canadian Mineralogist (1987): 25: 625.

Internet Links for PoubaiteHide

Localities for PoubaiteHide

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.

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.
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Sandstone Shire
      • Youanmi
Hassan, L.Y., Roberts, M.P. (2016): Tellurides associated with volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) mineralization at Yuinmery and Austin, Western Australia. Ore Geology Reviews: 80: 352–362; http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12905 (2016)
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Nord-du-Québec
      • Baie-James
        • Otish Mts
JOHAN, Z., PICOT, P. & RUHLMANN, F. (1987): The ore mineralogy of the Otish Mountains uranium deposit, Quebec: skippenite, Bi2Se2Te, and watkinsonite, Cu2PbBi4(Se,S)8, two new mineral species. Canadian Mineralogist 25, 625-638.
Czech Republic (TL)
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Plzeň Region
      • Tachov
Cech, F. & Vavrin, I. (1978): Poubaite, PbBi2(Se,Te,S)4, a new mineral. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1978, 9-19.; Bernard JH et al. Mineralogie Československa, Academie Praha 1981
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Shizuoka Prefecture
        • Shimoda City
          • Rendaiji
Int Geol Congr (2008) Oslo. MRD-09
Mexico
 
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Moctezuma
Lapis 2001(1), 11-40
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