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UM1993-12-S:BiCu

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Formula:
Cu3BiS3
Dimorph of:
Co-described with UM1993-17-S:CuFePb.

Size of the individuals is likely 45 x 50 microns. As intergrowths with bornite, enargite, tennantite, and chalcopyrite.


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Classification of UM1993-12-S:BiCuHide

Notes:
Unnamed (probably valid)

Optical Data of UM1993-12-S:BiCuHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
strongly
Colour in reflected light:
light yellow
Comments:
reflectance identical to that of chalcocite; polarization colors: bright yellow to cream

Chemical Properties of UM1993-12-S:BiCuHide

Formula:
Cu3BiS3

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 UM1993-12-S:BiCuHide

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Akande, S.O., Miicke, A. (1993): Coexisting copper sulphides and sulphosalts in the Abakaliki Pb-Zn deposit, lower Benue Trough (Nigeria) and their genetic significance. Mineral. Petrology: 47: 183-192; in: Jambor, J.L., Vanko, D.A. (1993): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 78: 1317
Smith, D.G.W., Nickel, E.H. (2007): A System of Codification for Unnamed Minerals: Report of the SubCommittee for Unnamed Minerals of the IMA Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification. Canadian Mineralogist: 45: 983-1055; http://nrmima.nrm.se/Valid2009_03.pdf

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Localities for UM1993-12-S:BiCuHide

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- 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.
Nigeria
 
  • Ebonyi
Akande, S.O., Miicke, A. (1993): Coexisting copper sulphides and sulphosalts in the Abakaliki Pb-Zn deposit, lower Benue Trough (Nigeria) and their genetic significance. Mineral. Petrology: 47: 183-192; in: Jambor, J.L., Vanko, D.A. (1993): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 78: 1317
 
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