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Graţianite

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Formula:
MnBi2S4
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named in honor of Graţian Cioflica (1927–2002), formerly Professor in Mineralogy and Ore Deposits at the University of Bucharest, Romania.
Monoclinic analogue of berthierite, garavellite and clerite.


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Classification of GraţianiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2013

Chemical Properties of GraţianiteHide

Formula:
MnBi2S4

Crystallography of GraţianiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
B2/m
Setting:
C2/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 12.677(3) Å, b = 3.9140(8) Å, c = 14.758(3) Å
β = 115.31(3)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 3.239 : 1 : 3.771
Unit Cell V:
662 ų
Z:
4

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.644(54)
3.637(55)
3.448(100)
3.335(43)
3.062(52)
2.855(64)
2.731(77)
Comments:
From Type Description.

Type Occurrence of GraţianiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Thin lamellae, intimately intergrown with cosalite and bismuthinite, or as flower-shaped blebs within chalcopyrite.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the collections of the South Australian Museum, Adelaide, Australia, catalogue number G33937
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of GraţianiteHide

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 GraţianiteHide

Reference List:
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Brugger, J., Ciobanu, C.L., Mills, S.J., Cook, N.J., Damian, G., Damian, F. and Elliott, P. (2013) Graţianite, IMA 2013-076. CNMNC Newsletter No. 18, December 2013, page 3252; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 3249-3258.
Ciobanu, C.L., Brugger, J., Cook, N.J., Mills, S.J., Elliott, P., Damian, G., Damian, F. (2014): Graţianite, MnBi2S4, a new mineral from the Bǎiţa Bihor skarn, Romania. American Mineralogist, 99, 1163-1170.

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Localities for GraţianiteHide

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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.
Romania (TL)
 
  • Bihor Co.
    • Nucet
      • Băiţa mining district (Baita Bihor; Rézbánya)
Brugger, J., Ciobanu, C.L., Mills, S.J., Cook, N.J., Damian, G., Damian, F. and Elliott, P. (2013) Graţianite, IMA 2013-076. CNMNC Newsletter No. 18, December 2013, page 3252; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 3249-3258.; Ciobanu, C.L., Brugger, J., Cook, N.J., Mills, S.J., Elliott, P., Damian, G., Damian, F. (2014): Graţianite, MnBi2S4, a new mineral from the Bǎiţa Bihor skarn, Romania. American Mineralogist, 99, 1163-1170.
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