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Zoubekite

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Formula:
AgPb4Sb4S10
Colour:
Steel-grey
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
3½ - 4
Specific Gravity:
5.15 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named after academician Vladimir Zoubek (21 September 1903, Heřmanův Městec – 24 May 1995, Prague, Czech Republic), Director of the Geological Survey and Geological Institute of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague (Czech Republic).
Compositionally related to Owyheeite and UM1990-32-S:AgPbSb.


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Classification of ZoubekiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1983
2.HC.35

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
H : Sulfosalts of SnS archetype
C : With only Pb
3.5.14.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
5 : 2.5 < ø < 3
5.7.33

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

Physical Properties of ZoubekiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Steel-grey
Streak:
Black
Hardness:
3½ - 4 on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN15=154 - 170 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
5.15 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of ZoubekiteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Strong from light to dark grey with a faint greenish tint
Colour in reflected light:
White with faint yellowish tint to light grey

Chemical Properties of ZoubekiteHide

Formula:
AgPb4Sb4S10
Common Impurities:
Zn,Cu,Fe

Crystallography of ZoubekiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 18.698 Å, b = 6.492 Å, c = 4.577 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 2.88 : 1 : 0.705
Unit Cell V:
555.59 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
1
Morphology:
Long, irregular lath shaped grains to 0.5mm

Type Occurrence of ZoubekiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
National Museum Prague (formerly in Mining museum, Pribram)

Synonyms of ZoubekiteHide

Other Language Names for ZoubekiteHide

German:Zoubekit
Spanish:Zoubekita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.HC.05bArgentobaumhaueriteAg1.5Pb22As33.5S72Tric. 1 : P1
2.HC.05bBaumhaueritePb12As16S36Tric. 1 : P1
2.HC.05eChabournéiteTl4Pb2(Sb,As)20S34Tric. 1 : P1
2.HC.05dDufrénoysitePb2As2S5Mon. 2 : P21
2.HC.05aGuettarditePbAsSbS4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HC.05cLiveingitePb9As13S28Mon.
2.HC.05fParapierrotiteTlSb5S8Mon. m
2.HC.05fPierrotiteTl2(Sb,As)10S16Orth. mm2 : Pna21
2.HC.05dRathiteAg2Pb12-xTlx/2As18+x/2S40Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HC.05aSartoritePbAs2S4Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.HC.05aTwinnite Pb0.8Tl0.1Sb1.3As0.8S4Mon. 2/m
2.HC.05dVeenitePb2(Sb,As)2S5Mon. 2 : P21
2.HC.05gMarumoitePb32As40S92Mon. 2 : P21
2.HC.05eDalnegroite(Tl4Pb2)(As12Sb8)S34Tric. 1 : P1
2.HC.10aFülöppitePb3Sb8S15Mon. 2/m : B2/b
2.HC.10cHeteromorphitePb7Sb8S19Mon. 2/m : B2/b
2.HC.10bPlagionitePb5Sb8S17Mon. 2/m
2.HC.10dRayitePb8(Ag,Tl)2Sb8S21Mon.
2.HC.10dSemseyitePb9Sb8S21Mon. 2/m : B2/b
2.HC.15BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HC.15FalkmanitePb3Sb2S6Mon.
2.HC.20RobinsonitePb4Sb6S13Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.HC.25MoëloitePb6Sb6S14(S3)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 2
2.HC.30DadsonitePb23Sb25S60ClTric. 1 : P1
2.HC.35OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HC.40ParasterryiteAg4Pb20Sb14As10S58Mon. 2/m : P21/b

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

5.7.1SeligmannitePbCuAsS3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
5.7.2BournonitePbCuSbS3Orth. mm2 : Pmn21
5.7.3MeneghinitePb13CuSb7S24Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.7.4GladitePbCuBi5S9Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.7.5LindströmitePb3Cu3Bi7S15Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.7.6KrupkaitePbCuBi3S6Orth.
5.7.7HammaritePb2Cu2Bi4S9Orth.
5.7.8FriedrichitePb5Cu5Bi7S18Orth. mm2
5.7.9AikinitePbCuBiS3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
5.7.10NuffielditeCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7Orth.
5.7.11JaskólskiiteCuxPb2+x(Sb,Bi)2-xS5 (x ~ 0.15)Orth.
5.7.12TintinaitePb22Cu4(Sb,Bi)30S69Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
5.7.13KobellitePb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
5.7.14ProuditeCuPb7.5Bi9.33(S,Se)22Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.7.15NordströmiteCuPb3Bi7(Se4S10)Mon.
5.7.16WatkinsoniteCu2PbBi4(Se,S,Te)8Mon.
5.7.17PekoitePbCuBi11(S,Se)18Orth.
5.7.18PetroviciteCu3HgPbBiSe5Orth.
5.7.19Eclarite(Cu,Fe)Pb9Bi12S28Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
5.7.20MarriteAgPbAsS3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.7.21ArgentobaumhaueriteAg1.5Pb22As33.5S72Tric. 1 : P1
5.7.22AndoriteAgPbSb3S6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.7.23RamdohritePb5.9Fe0.1Mn0.1In0.1Cd0.2Ag2.8Sb10.8S24Mon. 2/m
5.7.24RoshchiniteAg19Pb10Sb51S96Orth.
5.7.25OurayiteAg3Pb4Bi5S13Orth.
5.7.26EskimoiteAg7Pb10Bi15S36Mon.
5.7.27FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48 Mon. 2/m
5.7.28OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.7.29FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.7.30DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.7.31SterryiteCu(Ag,Cu)3Pb19(Sb,As)22(As-As)S56Mon. 2/m
5.7.32VikingiteAg5Pb8Bi13S30Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.7.34SchirmeritePbAgBi3S6 - Pb3Ag1.5Bi3.5S9Orth.
5.7.36GustaviteAgPbBi3S6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.7.37KitaibeliteAg10PbBi30S51
5.7.38TreasuriteAg7Pb6Bi15S32Mon.
5.7.39BenjaminiteAg3Bi7S12Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.7.40Lengenbachite Ag4Cu2Pb18As12S39Tric.
5.7.41BerryiteCu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.7.42NeyiteAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68Mon.
5.7.43Larosite(Cu,Ag)21PbBiS13Orth.
5.7.44CupropavoniteCu0.9Ag0.5Pb0.6Bi2.5S5 Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.7.45PadĕraiteCu7[(Cu,Ag)0.33Pb1.33Bi11.33]S22Mon.
5.7.46RayitePb8(Ag,Tl)2Sb8S21Mon.
5.7.47RathiteAg2Pb12-xTlx/2As18+x/2S40Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.7.48HatchiteAgTlPbAs2S5Tric. 1 : P1

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 ZoubekiteHide

Reference List:
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Megarskaya, L., Rykl, D., Táborský, Z. (1986) Zoubekite, AgPb4Sb4S10, a new mineral from Príbram, Czechoslovakia. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 1986: 1-7.
American Mineralogist (1987): 72: 227. (Abs.)

Internet Links for ZoubekiteHide

Localities for ZoubekiteHide

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.
Australia
 
  • Victoria
    • East Gippsland Shire
      • Benambra
Birch, W. D. (2017). Mineralogy of the Silver King deposit, Omeo, Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 129(1), 41-52.
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Kenora District
      • Balmer Township
Rocks & Minerals 79:2 pp94-99
Czech Republic (TL)
 
  • Central Bohemia Region
Amer.Min.(1987) 72:227
Egypt
 
  • South Sinai Governorate
    • Kid
International Geological Congress (2008) MRD-02 Large skarn-type mineralization connected to late to post tectonic Precambrian granitoid intrusions in southeast Sinai, Egypt
International Geological Congress (2008) MRD-02 Large skarn-type mineralization connected to late to post tectonic Precambrian granitoid intrusions in southeast Sinai, Egypt
International Geological Congress (2008) MRD-02 Large skarn-type mineralization connected to late to post tectonic Precambrian granitoid intrusions in southeast Sinai, Egypt
International Geological Congress (2008) MRD-02 Large skarn-type mineralization connected to late to post tectonic Precambrian granitoid intrusions in southeast Sinai, Egypt
International Geological Congress (2008) MRD-02 Large skarn-type mineralization connected to late to post tectonic Precambrian granitoid intrusions in southeast Sinai, Egypt
International Geological Congress (2008) MRD-02 Large skarn-type mineralization connected to late to post tectonic Precambrian granitoid intrusions in southeast Sinai, Egypt
Mexico
 
  • Mexico
    • Mun. de Zacazonapan
Alfonso, P., Torró, L., Mesa, C., Parcerisa, D., Mata-Perelló, J. M., González-Partida, E., ... & García-Valles, M. (2011). Mineralogical characterisation of the Tizapa ore deposit, Mexico. In 11th SGA Biennial Meeting—let's talk ore deposits (Vol. 2, pp. 781-783). Ediciones Universidad Católica del Norte Antofagasta, Chile.
Norway
 
  • Aust-Agder
    • Vegårshei
Naik, M.S. (1975): Silver sulphosalts in galena from Espeland, Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidskrift, 55: 185-189. [as "Phase C", Pb11Ag2Sb10S27]
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