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About LuxembourgiteHide

Crystal System:
Named after the country in which the type locality is.
Isostructural with watkinsonite and litochlebite, but with Ag-Cu ordering in the crystal structure.

Found "in the vicinity of the Stolzembourg Copper Mine".

Classification of LuxembourgiteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of LuxembourgiteHide


Crystallography of LuxembourgiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 13.0019(14) Å, b = 4.1543(3) Å, c = 15.312(2) Å
β = 108.917(12)°
a:b:c = 3.13 : 1 : 3.686
Unit Cell V:
782.39 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:

Type Occurrence of LuxembourgiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the mineralogical collections of the Natural History Museum of Luxembourg, Rue Münster 25, L-2560 Luxembourg, Luxembourg, catalogue number FD040, and the Laboratory of Mineralogy, Université of Liège, Batiment B18, Sart Tilman, B-4000 Liège, Belgium, catalogue number 21302.

Synonyms of LuxembourgiteHide

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 LuxembourgiteHide

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Internet Links for LuxembourgiteHide

Localities for LuxembourgiteHide

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.
  • Potosí
    • Antonio Quijarro Province
Philippo, S., Hatert, F., Bruni, Y. & Vignola, P. (2019) Luxembourgite, IMA 2018-154. CNMNC Newsletter No. 49, June 2019, page xxx; Mineralogical Magazine 83, 323–328. Grundmann, G. & Förster, H.-J. (2017) Origin of the El Dragón selenium mineralization, Quijarro province, Potosí, Bolivia. Minerals 7, No. 68.
Luxembourg (TL)
  • Diekirch District
    • Vianden
      • Putscheid commune
Philippo, S., Hatert, F., Bruni, Y. and Vignola, P. (2019) Luxembourgite, IMA 2018-154. CNMNC Newsletter No. 49, June 2019, page xxx; Mineralogical Magazine, 83, 323–328.
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