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Samsonite

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Formula:
Ag4MnSb2S6
Colour:
Black
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
5.461 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named after its discovery locality, the Samson vein, Andreasberg, Harz, Germany.
This page provides mineralogical data about Samsonite.


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Classification of SamsoniteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
2.GA.15

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
3.4.12.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
4 : ø = 3
5.8.1

5 : Sulphosalts - Sulpharsenites and Sulphobismuthites (those containing Sn, Ge,or V are in Section 6)
8 : Sulpharsenites etc. of Mn, Fe, Co and Ni

Pronounciation of SamsoniteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of SamsoniteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Black
Hardness:
2½ on Mohs scale
Density:
5.461 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of SamsoniteHide

Formula:
Ag4MnSb2S6
Common Impurities:
Cu,Fe

Crystallography of SamsoniteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.3861(6) Å, b = 8.1108(7) Å, c = 6.663(7) Å
β = 92.639(12)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.281 : 1 : 0.821
Unit Cell V:
560.69 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2
Comment:
P21/n setting

Crystallographic forms of SamsoniteHide

Crystal Atlas:
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Samsonite - Short prismatic {110}
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Type Occurrence of SamsoniteHide

Other Language Names for SamsoniteHide

German:Samsonit
Simplified Chinese:硫锑锰银矿
Spanish:Samsonita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz2 photos of Samsonite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Proustite-Pyrargyrite Series2 photos of Samsonite associated with Proustite-Pyrargyrite Series on mindat.org.
Pyrargyrite1 photo of Samsonite associated with Pyrargyrite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.GA.05ProustiteAg3AsS3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
2.GA.05PyrargyriteAg3SbS3Trig. 3m : R3c
2.GA.10PyrostilpniteAg3SbS3Mon.
2.GA.10XanthoconiteAg3AsS3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
2.GA.20SkinneriteCu3SbS3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.GA.20WitticheniteCu3BiS3Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
2.GA.25LapieiteNiCuSbS3Orth.
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.25LisiguangitePtCuBiS3Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
2.GA.30AktashiteCu6Hg3As4S12Trig. 3 : R3
2.GA.30GruzdeviteCu6Hg3Sb4S12Trig.
2.GA.30NowackiiteCu6Zn3As4S12Trig. 3 : R3
2.GA.35LaffittiteAgHgAsS3Mon.
2.GA.40RouthieriteTl(Cu,Ag)(Hg,Zn)2(As,Sb)2S6Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.GA.40StalderiteTl(Cu,Ag)(Zn,Fe,Hg)2(As,Sb)2S6Tet.
2.GA.45ErniggliiteTl2SnAs2S6Trig.
2.GA.50BournonitePbCuSbS3Orth. mm2 : Pmn21
2.GA.50SeligmannitePbCuAsS3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
2.GA.50SoučekitePbCuBi(S,Se)3Orth.

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

3.4.12.4ManganoquadratiteAgMnAsS3Tet. 4 2 2 : P43 2 2

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

5.8.2UchucchacuaiteAgMnPb3Sb5S12Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
5.8.3BenavidesitePb4MnSb6S14Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.8.4BerthieriteFeSb2S4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.8.5JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.8.6ParajamesoniteOrth.
5.8.7GaravelliteFeSbBiS4Orth.
5.8.8IzoklakeitePb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57Orth.
5.8.9MiharaiteCu4FePbBiS6Orth.
5.8.10Sakharovaite(Pb,Bi)4FeSb6S14Mon.
5.8.11ArsenohauchecorniteNi18Bi3AsS16Tet.
5.8.12TučekiteNi9Sb2S8Tet.
5.8.13BismutohauchecorniteNi9Bi2S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
5.8.14ParkeriteNi3Bi2S2Mon.
5.8.15HauchecorniteNi9BiSbS8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
5.8.16TellurohauchecorniteNi9Bi(Te,Bi)S8Tet.
5.8.17LapieiteNiCuSbS3Orth.
5.8.18MückeiteNiCu(Bi,Sb)S3Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
5.8.19Vozhminite(Ni,Co)4(As,Sb)S2Hex.

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 SamsoniteHide

Reference List:
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Werner and Fraatz (1910), Cbl. Min.: 331.
Palache, Charles (1934), Contributions to crystallography; claudetite, minasragrite, samsonite, native selenium, indium: American Mineralogist: 19: 194-205; …(abstract): American Mineralogist: 19: 128 (1934).
Frondel, C. (1941), American Mineralogist: 26: 25.
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 393-395.
Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 140: 87-99.
Picot-Johan (1982): 334.
Bulletin of the National Museum, Prague (1997): 4-5, 172-176.
American Mineralogist, Volume 92, pages 886-891, 2007

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Localities for SamsoniteHide

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.
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Timiskaming District
      • Cobalt-Gowganda region
        • Cobalt area
          • Coleman Township
Traill R. J. (1983): Catalogue of Canadian Minerals Revised, Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 80-18. P. 313.
Ramdohr, Paul, 1969, The Ore Minerals and their Intergrowths, Pergamon Press, p. 779.
China
 
  • Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
    • Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture)
      • Linxi Co.
        • Guandi
Baisheng Zhang (1998): Mineral Resources and Geology 12(5), 318-323
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Central Bohemia Region
      • Příbram
        • Dubenec
Litochleb et al. (1997) Bull. Nár. muz. (Praha)
Germany (TL)
 
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
      • St Andreasberg District
        • St Andreasberg
American Mineralogist, Volume 92, pages 886-891, 2007
Sweden
 
  • Dalarna
    • Hedemora
      • Garpenberg
[GFF 118, A53; MinRec 33:168]; American Mineralogist (1998): 83: 1117.
USA
 
  • Nevada
    • Mineral Co.
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
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