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Luxembourgite

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About LuxembourgiteHide

Formula:
AgCuPbBi4Se8
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
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:
2018

Chemical Properties of LuxembourgiteHide

Formula:
AgCuPbBi4Se8

Crystallography of LuxembourgiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 13.0019(14) Å, b = 4.1543(3) Å, c = 15.312(2) Å
β = 108.917(12)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 3.13 : 1 : 3.686
Unit Cell V:
782.39 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Morphology:
Acicular.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
4.61Å(20)
3.59Å(20)
2.984Å(100)
2.425Å(20)
2.085Å(60)
1.916Å(20)
1.355Å(30)
1.188Å(30)

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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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.
Bolivia
 
  • 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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