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Argentotetrahedrite

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Formula:
Ag6Cu4(Fe,Zn)2Sb4S13
Apparently 2 of the 3 metal sites in the tetrahedrite structure are fully occupied by Ag.
Lustre:
Metallic
Crystal System:
Isometric
Name:
For the relation to tetrahedrite.
The Sb analogue of argentotennantite.
Closely related to freibergite.


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Classification of ArgentotetrahedriteHide

Approved
Notes:
Redefined by the IMA
Approval Year:
2016
First Published:
1992
Approval History:
Originally published without approval in 1992, redefined by special procedures in 2008. Approved in 2016 as IMA 2016-093.

Pronounciation of ArgentotetrahedriteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of ArgentotetrahedriteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque

Chemical Properties of ArgentotetrahedriteHide

Formula:
Ag6Cu4(Fe,Zn)2Sb4S13

Apparently 2 of the 3 metal sites in the tetrahedrite structure are fully occupied by Ag.

Crystallography of ArgentotetrahedriteHide

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
4 3m - Hextetrahedral
Space Group:
I4 3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.6116(1) Å
Unit Cell V:
1,194.93 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
4.331(6)
3.063(100)
2.652(28)
2.501(8)
2.081(19)
1.937(12)
1.876(35)
1.599(25)

Type Occurrence of ArgentotetrahedriteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Cotype material is deposited in the mineralogical collections of Queens's University (Miller collection), Ontario, Canada, catalogue number M8224 (holotype) and M7138 (cotype), and the Natural History Museum London, specimen number BM2016,101 (cotype).

Synonyms of ArgentotetrahedriteHide

Relationship of Argentotetrahedrite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
ArgentotennantiteAg6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13Iso. 4 3m : I4 3m
FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-xIso. 4 3m : I4 3m
GirauditeCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4Se13Iso. 4 3m : I4 3m
GoldfielditeCu10Te4S13Iso. 4 3m : I4 3m
HakiteCu6[Cu4Hg2]Sb4Se13Iso. 4 3m : I4 3m
RozhdestvenskayaiteAg10Zn2Sb4S13Iso. 4 3m : I4 3m
TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13Iso. 4 3m : I4 3m
TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13Iso. 4 3m : I4 3m
UM1992-21-S:AgFeSb(Ag,Fe,Zn,Hg)12(Sb,As)4S13Iso.

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 ArgentotetrahedriteHide

Reference List:
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Russia Transactions (Doklady) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Earth Science Section 327A (1992): 134.
Welch, M.D., Stanley, C.J., Spratt, J. and Mills, S.J. (2017) Argentotetrahedrite, IMA 2016-093. CNMNC Newsletter No. 35, February 2017, page 212; Mineralogical Magazine. 81: 209–213.

Internet Links for ArgentotetrahedriteHide

Localities for ArgentotetrahedriteHide

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.
Canada (TL)
 
  • Yukon
    • Mayo mining district
Welch, M.D., Stanley, C.J., Spratt, J. and Mills, S.J. (2017) Argentotetrahedrite, IMA 2016-093. CNMNC Newsletter No. 35, February 2017, page 212; Mineralogical Magazine. 81: 209–213.
Russia
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Magadanskaya Oblast'
Savva, N. E., & Pal’yanova, G. A. (2007). Genesis of gold and silver sulfides at the Ulakhan deposit (northeastern Russia). Russian Geology and Geophysics, 48(10), 799-810.
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