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Tetrahedrite-(Hg)

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Chemically resembles gruzdevite.

Note: Some of the reliably analysed material previously described as Mercurian Tetrahedrite or Schwazite may in fact be tetrahedrite-(Hg).


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Classification of Tetrahedrite-(Hg)Hide

Approved
Approval Year:
2019

Chemical Properties of Tetrahedrite-(Hg)Hide

Formula:
Cu6(Cu4Hg2)Sb4S12S

Crystallography of Tetrahedrite-(Hg)Hide

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
4 3m - Hextetrahedral
Space Group:
I4 3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.5057(8) Å
Unit Cell V:
1,159.51 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
4.29Å(w)
3.716Å(w)
3.035Å(vs)
2.806Å(w)
2.626Å(w)
2.476Å(w)
1.860Å(m)
1.584Å(mw)

Type Occurrence of Tetrahedrite-(Hg)Hide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the mineralogical collections of the Museo di Storia Naturale, Università di Pisa, Via Roma 79, Calci (PI), Italy, catalogue number 19895 (Buca della Vena), and the Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic, catalogue numbers P1N9961 (Jedová hora) and P1N33538 (Rožňava).

Synonyms of Tetrahedrite-(Hg)Hide

Relationship of Tetrahedrite-(Hg) to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Argentotennantite-(Zn)Ag6(Cu4Zn2)As4S12SIso. 4 3m : I4 3m
Argentotetrahedrite-(Fe)Ag6(Cu4Fe2)Sb4S12SIso. 4 3m : I4 3m
Cd-hakite(Cu,Ag)6Cu4(Cd,Zn,Cu,Hg)2(Sb,As)4(Se,S)13
Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe2+2Sb4S12Iso. 4 3m : I4 3m
GirauditeCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4Se12SIso. 4 3m : I4 3m
Goldfieldite(Cu102)Te4S12SIso. 4 3m : I4 3m
Hakite-(Hg)Cu6Cu4Hg2Sb4Se12SeIso. 4 3m : I4 3m
Kenoargentotetrahedrite-(Fe)(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe2+2Sb4S12
Rozhdestvenskayaite-(Zn)Ag6Ag4Zn2Sb4S12SIso. 4 3m : I4 3m
Tennantite-(Fe)Cu6(Cu4Fe2)As4S12S
Tennantite-(Zn)Cu6(Cu4Zn2)As4S12S
Tetrahedrite-(Fe)Cu6(Cu4Fe2)Sb4S12S
Tetrahedrite-(Zn)Cu6(Cu4Zn2)Sb4S12S
UM1992-21-S:AgFeSbAg6Ag4Fe2+2Sb4S12SIso.
Zn-hakite(Cu,Ag)6Cu4(Zn,Hg,Cd,Cu)2(Sb,As)4(Se,S)13

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 Tetrahedrite-(Hg)Hide

Reference List:
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Foit, F.F. Jr., Ulbricht, M.E. (2001) Compositional variation in mercurian tetrahedrite-tennantite from epithermal deposits of the Steens and Pueblo Mountains, Harney County, Oregon. Can. Mineral. 39, 819-830.
Velebil Dalibor (2014) Příspěvek k poznání chemismu rtuťových tetraedritů: lokality Jedová hora (Česko), Rudňany, Rožňava, Nižná Slaná, Slovinky (Slovensko) a Maškara (Bosna a Hercegovina). Bulletin mineralogicko-petrologického oddělení 22: 131-143.
Biagioni, C., Sejkora, J., Musetti, S., Velebil, D. and Pasero, M. (2019) Tetrahedrite-(Hg), IMA 2019-003. CNMNC Newsletter No. 51; European Journal of Mineralogy, 31, https://doi.org/10.1127/ejm/2019/0031-2894

Internet Links for Tetrahedrite-(Hg)Hide

Localities for Tetrahedrite-(Hg)Hide

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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.
Czech Republic (TL)
 
  • Central Bohemian Region
    • Beroun District
      • Hořovice
        • Neřežín
Biagioni, C., Sejkora, J., Musetti, S., Velebil, D. and Pasero, M. (2019) Tetrahedrite-(Hg), IMA 2019-003. CNMNC Newsletter No. 51; European Journal of Mineralogy, 31, https://doi.org/10.1127/ejm/2019/0031-2894
Italy (TL)
 
  • Tuscany
    • Lucca Province
      • Stazzema
        • Ponte Stazzemese
Biagioni, C., Sejkora, J., Musetti, S., Velebil, D. and Pasero, M. (2019) Tetrahedrite-(Hg), IMA 2019-003. CNMNC Newsletter No. 51; European Journal of Mineralogy, 31, https://doi.org/10.1127/ejm/2019/0031-2894
Slovakia (TL)
 
  • Košice Region
    • Rožňava Co.
      • Rožňava (Rosenau; Rozsnyó)
Biagioni, C., Sejkora, J., Musetti, S., Velebil, D. and Pasero, M. (2019) Tetrahedrite-(Hg), IMA 2019-003. CNMNC Newsletter No. 51; European Journal of Mineralogy, 31, https://doi.org/10.1127/ejm/2019/0031-2894
 
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