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Daliranite

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About DaliraniteHide

Formula:
PbHgAs2S6
Colour:
Bright orange, red
Lustre:
Adamantine
Hardness:
0 - 2
Specific Gravity:
5.93 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named in honor of Dr Farahnaz Daliran (b. 1953), research associate at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany for her contributions to research on ore deposits, especially Au, Zn and Fe, in Iran.
Originally, and erroneously, reported as ludlockite from Zarehehuran, Takap, Takht-e-Suleiman massif, Azerbaijan.


Classification of DaliraniteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2007
First Published:
2009

Physical Properties of DaliraniteHide

Adamantine
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Bright orange, red
Streak:
Pale orange-red
Hardness:
0 - 2 on Mohs scale
Comment:
Less than 2
Density:
5.93 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of DaliraniteHide

Formula:
PbHgAs2S6

Crystallography of DaliraniteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 19.113 Å, b = 4.233 Å, c = 22.958 Å
β = 114.78°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 4.515 : 1 : 5.424
Unit Cell V:
1686.4 ų
Morphology:

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
8.672 (80)
5.680 (30)
4.653 (50)
3.867 (40)
3.395 (50)
3.148 (40)
2.722 (100)

Type Occurrence of DaliraniteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Mineralogical Museum of the Department of Materials Engineering and Physics (Mineralogy), University of Salzburg, Austria, numbers 14947 and 14948.

South Australian Museum (G29976).
Reference:
Paar, W.H., Pring, A., Moëlo, Y., Stanley, C.J., Putz, H., Topa, D., Roberts, A.C., Braithwaite, R.S.W. (2009) Daliranite, PbHgAs2S6, a new sulphosalt from the Zarshouran Au-As deposit, Takab region, Iran. Mineralogical Magazine: 73: 871-881.

Synonyms of DaliraniteHide

Other Language Names for DaliraniteHide

German:Daliranit
Italian:Daliranita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Orpiment2 photos of Daliranite associated with Orpiment on mindat.org.

Fluorescence of DaliraniteHide

Not fluorescent

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
Caution, although this mineral is very rare, it does contain lead, arsenic and mercury, all of which are poisonous. Caution should be exercised in handling with gloves. Wash hands after touching it. Don't lick it or inhale any dust from a specimen. Do not cut, grind or polish dry.

References for DaliraniteHide

Reference List:
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Paar, W.H., Pring, A., Moëlo, Y., Stanley, C.J., Putz, H., Topa, D., Roberts, A.C., Braithwaite, R.S.W. (2009) Daliranite, PbHgAs2S6, a new sulphosalt from the Zarshouran Au-As deposit, Takab region, Iran. Mineralogical Magazine: 73: 871-881.
Piilonen, P.C., Poirier, G. (2010) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 95: 1357-1361.
National Geoscience Database of Iran (www.ngdir.ir/news/NewsDetail.asp?PId=24427).

Internet Links for DaliraniteHide

Localities for DaliraniteHide

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.
Iran (TL)
 
  • West Azarbaijan Province (West Azerbaijan Province)
    • Takab (Takan Tepe)
W. H. Paar, A. Pring, Y. Moëlo, C. J. Stanley, H. Putz, D. Topa, A. C. Roberts, R. S. W. Braithwaite (2009): Daliranite, PbHgAs2S6, a new sulphosalt from the Zarshouran Au-As deposit, Takab region, Iran. Mineralogical Magazine, 73, 871-881.; http://www.mindat.org/mesg-14-151189.html
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