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Dantopaite

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Formula:
Ag5Bi13S22
Empirical formula:
Cu1.06Ag4.24Pb0.9Bi12.23S21.89Te0.11.
Colour:
Gray-white
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
6.74 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
The name honors Dr. Dan Topa (University of Salzburg), ore mineralogist and crystallographer.
N = 6 member of Pavonite homologous series.


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Classification of DantopaiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2009
2.JA.05

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
J : Sulfosalts of PbS archetype
A : Galena derivatives with little or no Pb
3.8.10.9

3 : SULFOSALTS
8 : 1 < ø < 2

Physical Properties of DantopaiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Gray-white
Streak:
gray
Hardness:
3½ on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN50=190 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Density:
6.74 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of DantopaiteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Distinct
Bireflectance:
greyish blue to brownish grey
Pleochroism:
Visible
Comments:
shades of grey

Chemical Properties of DantopaiteHide

Formula:
Ag5Bi13S22

Empirical formula:
Cu1.06Ag4.24Pb0.9Bi12.23S21.89Te0.11.
Idealised Formula:
Ag5Bi13S22

Crystallography of DantopaiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
B2/m
Setting:
C2/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 13.380(3) Å, b = 4.0492(9) Å, c = 18.690(4) Å
β = 105.494(4)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 3.304 : 1 : 4.616
Unit Cell V:
975.79 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
1
Morphology:
Isolated grains intimately intergrown with pavonite or benjaminite or both

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.578 (58)
3.452 (90)
3.331 (36)
3.301 (40)
2.861 (100)
2.225 (24)
2.025 (25)
2.013 (24)

Type Occurrence of DantopaiteHide

Synonyms of DantopaiteHide

Relationship of Dantopaite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
BenjaminiteAg3Bi7S12Mon. 2/m : B2/m
CupromakopavoniteAg3Cu8Pb4Bi19S38Mon. 2/m : B2/m
CupromakovickyiteCu4AgPb2Bi9S18Mon. 2/m : B2/m
CupropavoniteCu0.9Ag0.5Pb0.6Bi2.5S5 Mon. 2/m : B2/m
MakovickyiteCu1.12Ag0.81Pb0.27Bi5.35S9Mon. 2/m
MummeiteCu0.58Ag3.11Pb1.10Bi6.65S13Mon.
PavoniteAgBi3S5Mon. 2/m : B2/m

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.JA.05eBenjaminiteAg3Bi7S12Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.05gBorodaeviteAg5(Bi,Pb,Fe)8(Sb,Bi)2S17Mon.
2.JA.05aCupropavoniteCu0.9Ag0.5Pb0.6Bi2.5S5 Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.05aKitaibeliteAg10PbBi30S51
2.JA.05iLivingstoniteHgSb4S6(S2)Mon. 2/m : B2/b
2.JA.05dMakovickyiteCu1.12Ag0.81Pb0.27Bi5.35S9Mon. 2/m
2.JA.05fMummeiteCu0.58Ag3.11Pb1.10Bi6.65S13Mon.
2.JA.05aPavoniteAgBi3S5Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.05bGrumipluciteHgBi2S4Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.05hMozgovaitePbBi4(S,Se)7Orth.
2.JA.05dCupromakovickyiteCu4AgPb2Bi9S18Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.05cKudriavite(Cd,Pb)Bi2S4Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.05aCupromakopavoniteAg3Cu8Pb4Bi19S38Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.10aCuprobismutiteCu8AgBi13S24Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.10cHodrušiteCu8Bi12S22Mon.
2.JA.10ePadĕraiteCu7[(Cu,Ag)0.33Pb1.33Bi11.33]S22Mon.
2.JA.10dPizgrischite(Cu,Fe)Cu14PbBi17S35Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.10bKupčíkiteCu3.4Fe0.6Bi5S10Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.15SchapbachiteAg0.4Pb0.2Bi0.4SIso.
2.JA.15CuboargyriteAgSbS2Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
2.JA.20BohdanowicziteAgBiSe2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
2.JA.20MatilditeAgBiS2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
2.JA.20VolynskiteAgBiTe2Orth.

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

3.8.10.1PavoniteAgBi3S5Mon. 2/m : B2/m
3.8.10.2MakovickyiteCu1.12Ag0.81Pb0.27Bi5.35S9Mon. 2/m
3.8.10.3BenjaminiteAg3Bi7S12Mon. 2/m : B2/m
3.8.10.4MummeiteCu0.58Ag3.11Pb1.10Bi6.65S13Mon.
3.8.10.5BorodaeviteAg5(Bi,Pb,Fe)8(Sb,Bi)2S17Mon.
3.8.10.6CupropavoniteCu0.9Ag0.5Pb0.6Bi2.5S5 Mon. 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 DantopaiteHide

Reference List:
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Makovicky, E., Paar, W.H., Putz, H., Zagler, G. (2010): Dantopaite, Ag5Bi13S22, the 6P natural member of the pavonite homologous series, from Erzwies, Austria. Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 467-481.

Internet Links for DantopaiteHide

Localities for DantopaiteHide

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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.
Austria (TL)
 
  • Salzburg
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Gastein valley
Makovicky, E., Paar, W.H., Putz, H., Zagler, G. (2010): Dantopaite, Ag5Bi13S22, the 6P natural member of the pavonite homologous series, from Erzwies, Austria. Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 467-481.
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Žarnovica Co.
      • Hodruša-Hámre (Hodritsch)
Jeleň, S., Pršek, J., Kovalenker, V. A., Topa, D., Sejkora, J., Števko, M., & Ozdín, D. (2012). Bismuth Sulfosalts Of The Cuprobismutite, Pavonite And Aikinite Series From The Rozália Mine, Hodruša–Hámre, Slovakia. The Canadian Mineralogist, 50(2), 325-340.
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