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Skinnerite

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About SkinneriteHide

Brian John Skinner
Formula:
Cu3SbS3
Colour:
Gray
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
3
Specific Gravity:
5.11 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named in 1974 by S. Karup-Moller and E. Mackovicky in honor of Brian John Skinner (b 1928 Australia), Professor of Economic Geology at Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA.
(Pseudo-orthorhombic) Sb analogue of wittichenite.


Classification of SkinneriteHide

Approved
2.GA.20

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
3.4.8.2

3 : SULFOSALTS
4 : ø = 3

Physical Properties of SkinneriteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Gray
Streak:
Gray black
Hardness:
Hardness:
VHN50=148 - 166 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Density:
5.11 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of SkinneriteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Visible
Colour in reflected light:
Gray

Chemical Properties of SkinneriteHide

Formula:
Cu3SbS3
Common Impurities:
Ag

Crystallography of SkinneriteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/b
Setting:
P21/c
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.815 Å, b = 10.252 Å, c = 13.270 Å
β = 90.35°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.762 : 1 : 1.294
Unit Cell V:
1,063.16 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
8
Morphology:
Granular, rarely bladed crystals.
Comment:
ICDD 26-1110 Synthetic

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.91 (80)
3.21 (70)
3.19 (70)
3.05 (70)
2.83 (100)
2.63 (90)
2.62 (90)
1.81 (90)
Comments:
26-1110 Synthetic

Type Occurrence of SkinneriteHide

Synonyms of SkinneriteHide

Other Language Names for SkinneriteHide

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.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

3.4.8.1WitticheniteCu3BiS3Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21

Fluorescence of SkinneriteHide

Not fluorescent

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 SkinneriteHide

Reference List:
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Skinner, B.J., Luce, F.D., Makovicky, E. (1972): Studies of the sulfosalts of copper III. Phases and phase relations in the system Cu-Sb-S. Econ. Geol. 67, 924-938.
Karup-Moeller, S., Makovicky, E. (1974): Skinnerite, a new Sulfosalt from the Ilimaussaq Alkaline Intrusion, South Greenland. American Mineralogist, 59, 889-895.
Makovicky, E., Balic-Žunić, T. (1995): The crystal structure of skinnerite, P21/c-Cu3SbS3. Canadian Mineralogist 33, 655-663.

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Localities for SkinneriteHide

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.
Bulgaria
 
  • Kardzhali Oblast (Kurdzhali; Kărdžali; Kurdjali)
    • Ardino Obshtina
http://www.bgd.bg/summanual_2002_5.htm; Dobrev, S., Strashimirov, S., Vassileva, M., & Dragiev, H. (2002). Silver and silver-bearing phases from Chala and Pcheloiad deposits (Eastern Rhodopes) and Eniovche deposit (Central Rhodopes). Univ Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski” Annual, 1-6.
China
 
  • Sichuan Province
    • Ya'an Prefecture
      • Shimian Co.
Wang Xiaochun (2000): Acta Geologica Sinica 74(3), 544-547.
  • Yunnan Province
    • Chuxiong Autonomous Prefecture
      • Wuding Co.
        • Luoci Cu ore field
Yongbei Zhang, Shihua Sun, Chengyan Xu, Hao Wang, Chongsun Zhao, and Zhihua Zhu (2003): Resource Geology 53(4), 261-272.
    • Honghe Autonomous Prefecture
      • Mengzi Co.
Xinpei Jiang (1994): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 13(5), 278-284
Denmark
 
  • Greenland
    • Kujalleq
      • Narsaq
Petersen, O.V. (2001): List of all minerals identified in the Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin. 190, 25-33
          • Kangerluarsuk Fjord (Kangerdluarssuq Fjord)
            • Head of Kangerluarsuk
Karup-Moeller, S., Makovicky, E. (1974): Skinnerite, a new Sulfosalt from the Ilimaussaq Alkaline Intrusion, South Greenland, American Mineralogist, Vol. 59, 889-895; Karup-Møller, S., Makovicky, E. (1974): Skinnerite, a new Sulfosalt from the Ilimaussaq Alkaline Intrusion, South Greenland. American Mineralogist. 59, 889-895
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Wolfach
        • Oberwolfach
          • Rankach valley
Walenta, K. (1992): Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 336 pp. (in German)
Hungary
 
  • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Co.
    • Rudabányai Mts
      • Rudabánya
Szakáll: Minerals of Rudabánya, 2001
Romania
 
  • Hunedoara Co.
    • Brad
      • Crișcior (Criștior; Zarándkristyor; Kristyor; Körösfalva; Kreischquell)
        • Brad Muşariu (Brád; Muşariu)
          • Mustari (Muszàri)
Săbău, G., Berbeleac, I., & Negulescu, E. (2013) The Coloradoite Occurrence of the Musariu (Metaliferi Mountains) Tellurium and Telluride Vein Mineralization and Its Position in the Depositional Sequence. Rev. Roum. Géologie, Tome 57, nos 1–2, p. 57–65, Bucureşti
Slovakia
 
  • Košice Region
    • Košice Co.
      • Košice (Kaschau)
Peterec D., Pauco M., Horský S., Ďuďa R., 1990: Zriedkavá asociácia minerálov z magnezitového ložiska Bankov (Košice). Zborník Východoslovenského múzea v Košiciach, Prírodné vedy, 31, 185-196 (in Slovak).
USA
 
  • Nevada
    • Nye Co.
      • Toquima Range
        • Belmont District
          • Belmont
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
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