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From Feather ore.
A name that can refer to any 'feather ore', usually Boulangerite, but sometimes Jamesonite, Zinkenite or even a rarer sulphosalt. It is a good idea to analyse any plumosite. Jamesonite and Zinkenite can be more brittle than Boulangerite.

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Classification of PlumositeHide

'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)

Pronounciation of PlumositeHide

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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of PlumositeHide

2 - 3 on Mohs scale

Synonyms of PlumositeHide

Other Language Names for PlumositeHide

Simplified Chinese:普通硫锑铅矿

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcite284 photos of Plumosite associated with Calcite on
Quartz241 photos of Plumosite associated with Quartz on
Stibnite120 photos of Plumosite associated with Stibnite on
Sphalerite95 photos of Plumosite associated with Sphalerite on
Marcasite61 photos of Plumosite associated with Marcasite on
Sphärosiderite37 photos of Plumosite associated with Sphärosiderite on
Covellite34 photos of Plumosite associated with Covellite on
Fizélyite33 photos of Plumosite associated with Fizélyite on
Chalcopyrite31 photos of Plumosite associated with Chalcopyrite on
Pyrite30 photos of Plumosite associated with Pyrite on

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2..JaskolskiteCuxPb2+x(Sb,Bi)2-xS5 (x ~ 0.15)
2..UM1970-19-S:AsAs4S4Mon. 2/m : B2/b

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 PlumositeHide

Reference List:
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Cook, N. J. & Damian, G. S. (1997): New data on “plumosite” and other sulphosalt minerals from the Herja hydrothermal vein deposit, Baia Mare district, Rumania. Geologica Carpathica, 48, 387-399. []

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Localities for PlumositeHide

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