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Weibullite

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About WeibulliteHide

K. O. Mathias Weibull
Formula:
Pb5Bi8Se7S11
Colour:
Steel-gray
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
2 - 3
Specific Gravity:
6.97 - 7.145
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named after Kristian Oskar Mathias Weibull (23 December 1856, Starbo, Dalarna, Sweden - 26 May 1923, Stocksund, Sweden), geologist who first described the mineral.
This page provides mineralogical data about Weibullite.


Classification of WeibulliteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
2.JB.25h

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
J : Sulfosalts of PbS archetype
B : Galena derivatives, with Pb
3.6.18.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
6 : 2 < ø < 2.49
5.6.30

5 : Sulphosalts - Sulpharsenites and Sulphobismuthites (those containing Sn, Ge,or V are in Section 6)
6 : Sulpharsenites etc. of Pb alone

Physical Properties of WeibulliteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Steel-gray
Streak:
Dark gray
Hardness:
2 - 3 on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Very brittle
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
One good, parallel to the elongation.
Density:
6.97 - 7.145 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Optical Data of WeibulliteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Strong
Colour in reflected light:
White
Pleochroism:
Strong

Chemical Properties of WeibulliteHide

Formula:
Pb5Bi8Se7S11
IMA Formula:
Ag0.33Pb5.33Bi8.33(S,Se)18
Common Impurities:
Ag,Cu,As

Crystallography of WeibulliteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 15.39 Å, b = 4.06 Å, c = 53.8 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 3.791 : 1 : 13.251
Unit Cell V:
3,361.61 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
Indistinct prismatic crystals. Massive, prismatic to fibrous or foliated.

Type Occurrence of WeibulliteHide

Synonyms of WeibulliteHide

Other Language Names for WeibulliteHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.JB.Andorite VIAgPbSb3S6Orth. mm2 : Pmn21
2.JB.05DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.JB.10CosalitePb2Bi2S5Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.JB.15FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.JB.15MarriteAgPbAsS3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.JB.20CannizzaritePb48Bi56S132Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.JB.20WittitePb9Bi12(S,Se)27Mon.
2.JB.25aJunoiteCu2Pb3Bi8(S,Se)16Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.25iNeyiteAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68Mon.
2.JB.25cNordströmiteCuPb3Bi7(Se4S10)Mon.
2.JB.25gNuffielditeCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7Orth.
2.JB.25dProuditeCuPb7.5Bi9.33(S,Se)22Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.25bFelbertaliteCu2Pb6Bi8S19Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.25jRouxeliteCu2HgPb23Sb27S65.5Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.25fÁngelaiteCu2AgPbBiS4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.JB.25iCuproneyiteCu7Pb27Bi25S68Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.30aGeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.JB.30aJordanitePb14(As,Sb)6S23Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.JB.30bKirkiitePb10Bi3As3S19Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.JB.30cTsugaruitePb4As2S7Orth.
2.JB.35cPillaitePb9Sb10S23ClO0.5Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.35aZinkenitePb9Sb22S42Hex. 6 : P63
2.JB.35bScainiitePb14Sb30S54O5Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.35dPellouxite(Cu,Ag)Pb10Sb12S27O(Cl,S)0.6Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.35fTubuliteAg2Pb22Sb20S53 Mon. m : Pb
2.JB.35eChovanitePb15-2xSb14+2xS36Ox (x ~ 0.2)Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.40bAschamalmitePb6Bi2S9Mon. 2/m
2.JB.40aBursaitePb5Bi4S11 (?)Orth.
2.JB.40bEskimoiteAg7Pb10Bi15S36Mon.
2.JB.40aFizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48 Mon. 2/m
2.JB.40aGustaviteAgPbBi3S6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.JB.40aLillianitePb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.JB.40cOurayiteAg3Pb4Bi5S13Orth.
2.JB.40aRamdohritePb5.9Fe0.1Mn0.1In0.1Cd0.2Ag2.8Sb10.8S24Mon. 2/m
2.JB.40aRoshchiniteAg19Pb10Sb51S96Orth.
2.JB.40dSchirmeritePbAgBi3S6 - Pb3Ag1.5Bi3.5S9Orth.
2.JB.40aTreasuriteAg7Pb6Bi15S32Mon.
2.JB.40aUchucchacuaiteAgMnPb3Sb5S12Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
2.JB.40eUstarasitePb(Bi,Sb)6S10 (?)
2.JB.40aVikingiteAg5Pb8Bi13S30Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.40aXilingolitePb3Bi2S6Mon.
2.JB.40bHeyrovskýitePb6Bi2S9Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cccm
2.JB.40UM1988-05-S:AgBiCuHgPb(Hg,Ag,Cu,Pb)5Pb5Bi11S27
2.JB.40UM1988-06-S:AgBiCuHgPb(Pb,Hg)12(Cu,Ag)3(Bi,Sb)10(S,Te)27
2.JB.40aAndorite IVPb18Ag15Sb47S96Mon. 2 : P2
2.JB.55GratonitePb9As4S15Trig. 3m : R3m
2.JB.60MarrucciiteHg3Pb16Sb18S46Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JB.65VurroitePb20Sn2(Bi,As)22S54Cl6Orth.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

5.6.1SartoritePbAs2S4Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.6.2DufrénoysitePb2As2S5Mon. 2 : P21
5.6.3LiveingitePb9As13S28Mon.
5.6.4BaumhaueritePb12As16S36Tric. 1 : P1
5.6.5GratonitePb9As4S15Trig. 3m : R3m
5.6.6JordanitePb14(As,Sb)6S23Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.6.7FülöppitePb3Sb8S15Mon. 2/m : B2/b
5.6.8ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42Hex. 6 : P63
5.6.9PlagionitePb5Sb8S17Mon. 2/m
5.6.10HeteromorphitePb7Sb8S19Mon. 2/m : B2/b
5.6.11LaunayiteCuPb10(Sb,As)12S20Mon.
5.6.12PlayfairitePb16(Sb,As)19S44ClMon.
5.6.13SemseyitePb9Sb8S21Mon. 2/m : B2/b
5.6.14MadocitePb19(Sb,As)16S43Orth.
5.6.15BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.6.17RobinsonitePb4Sb6S13Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.6.18GuettarditePbAsSbS4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.6.19Twinnite Pb0.8Tl0.1Sb1.3As0.8S4Mon. 2/m
5.6.20VeenitePb2(Sb,As)2S5Mon. 2 : P21
5.6.21SorbyiteCuPb9(Sb,As)11S26Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.6.22GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.6.23GalenobismutitePbBi2S4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.6.24CosalitePb2Bi2S5Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.6.25CannizzaritePb48Bi56S132Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.6.26LillianitePb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.6.27GiessenitePb27Cu2(Bi,Sb)19S57Mon. 2/m
5.6.28Platynite
5.6.29XilingolitePb3Bi2S6Mon.
5.6.31WittitePb9Bi12(S,Se)27Mon.
5.6.32KirkiitePb10Bi3As3S19Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.6.33UstarasitePb(Bi,Sb)6S10 (?)

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 WeibulliteHide

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Weibull, M. (1885) Om selenhaltig galenobismutit från Falu grufva. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar: 7: 657-666 [as Se-bearing galenobismutite]
Genth (1885) American Philosophical Society, Proceedings: 23: 34 [as seleniferous galenobismutite].
Groth (1889) 28 [as Selenbleiwismuthglanz]
Groth (1898) 33 [as Selenbleiwismuthglanz].
Flink, G. (1910) Bidrag till Sveriges mineralogi. 20. Weibullit. Arkiv för Kemi, Mineralogi och Geologi: 3: 4-5.
Spencer, L.J. (1913) A (sixth) list of new mineral names. Mineralogical Magazine: 16: 352-378.
Palache, C., Berman, H., Frondel, C. (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: 473-474.
Fleischer, M. (1971) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 56: 631-640.
Karup-Moller, S. (1970) Weibullite, laitakarite, and bistmuthite from Falun, Sweden. Geol. Foren. Forb.: 92: 181-187.
Mumme, W.G. (1976) Proudite from Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia: Its crystal structure and relationship with weibullite and wittite. American Mineralogist: 61: 839-852.
Fleischer, M., Jambor, J. (1977) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 62: 395-397.
Mumme, W.G. (1980) Weibullite Ag0.32Pb5.09Bi8.55Se6.08S11.92 from Falun, Sweden: a higher homologue of galenobismutite. Canadian Mineralogist: 18: 1-12.
Mumme, W.G. (1980) Seleniferous lead–bismuth sulphosalts from Falun, Sweden: weibullite, wittite, and nordströmite. American Mineralogist: 65: 789-796.

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Localities for WeibulliteHide

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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.
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • East Pilbara Shire
      • Shaw River District
        • Panorama Area
Huston, D.L. et al (2007), Paleoarchean Mineral Deposits of the Pilbara Craton: Genesis Tectonic Environment and Comparisons with Younger Deposits, Geoscience Australia, GSWA, Moly Mines Pty Ltd, 2007
Huston, D.L. et al (2007), Paleoarchean Mineral Deposits of the Pilbara Craton: Genesis Tectonic Environment and Comparisons with Younger Deposits, Geoscience Australia, GSWA, Moly Mines Pty Ltd, 2007
Huston, D.L. et al (2007), Paleoarchean Mineral Deposits in the Pilbara Craton: Genesis Tectonic Environment and Comparisons with Younger Deposits, Geoscience Australia, GSWA, Moly Mines Pty Ltd, 2007
China
 
  • Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
    • Hechi Prefecture
      • Nandan Co.
        • Dachang Sn-polymetallic ore field
Yingchen Ren (1999): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 14(1), 1-12, 38
Russia
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Magadanskaya Oblast'
      • Kolyma River Basin
        • Ducat District
          • Omsukchan
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
  • Northern Caucasus Region
    • North Ossetia Republic
      • Sadon ore district
Groznova, E.O., Dobrovol’skaya, M.G., Kovalenker, V.A., Davydov, K.V., Bitarov, V.T., and Razin, M.V. (2006): Geology of Ore Deposits 48(2), 108-133.; Groznova et al (2005) New Data on Minerals Vol 40 pp72-79
  • Northern Region
    • Karelia Republic
      • Lake Onega
        • Zaonezhie peninsula
          • Velikaya Guba uran-vanadium deposit
Boitsov, A. V. (1997). The mineral composition and the ore types of the uranium-vanadium deposit Srednaya Padma (Onega region, Russian Federation). Changes and events in uranium deposit development, exploration, resources, production and the world supply-demand relationship, 259.
Sweden (TL)
 
  • Dalarna
    • Falun
Weibull, M. (1885): Om selenhaltig galenobismutit från Falu grufva. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar. 7, 657-666; Arkiv Kemi Min.Geol.(1910) 3, 4; Lasskogen, J. (2010). Volcanological and volcano-sedimentary facies stratigraphical interpretation of the Falun Cu-Zn-Pb-(Ag-Au) sulphide deposit, Bergslagen district, Sweden. MS Thesis; American Mineralogist (1980) 65, pp. 789-796
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Le Trient Valley
      • Les Marécottes
Am Min 88:4 pp 676-685
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