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Beyrichite

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Heinrich Ernst Beyrich
Formula:
Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Name:
Named in 1871 by Karl Theodor Liebe, but without explanation of the name's origin. Possibly named in honor of Heinrich Ernst Beyrich [31 August 1815 Berlin, Germany – July 9, 1896], a noted geologist and paleontologist who mapped geology in adjoining geographical areas to Liebe's. Discredited in 1955 by Charles Milton and Joseph M. Axelrod as identical with violarite.
A variety of Violarite

The original material has been shown to probably be violarite replacing millerite; other specimens are mixtures of other minerals (Milton and Axelrod, 1955).

Originally reported from Lammerichskaule Mine, Bürdenbach, Altenkirchen, Wied Iron Spar District, Westerwald, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.


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Chemical Properties of BeyrichiteHide

Formula:
Fe2+Ni3+2S4

Other Language Names for BeyrichiteHide

German:Beyrichit
Spanish:Beyrichita

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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 BeyrichiteHide

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Ferber, Liebe (1871), Jahrbuch Min.: 840.
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 834pp.: 241.
Milton, C. and Axelrod, J. M. (1955): Beyrichite, a discredited species. American Mineralogist, 40, 757-770. [http://www.minsocam.org/ammin/AM40/AM40_767.pdf]

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Germany
 
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Altenkirchen
      • Bürdenbach
[Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index", p71]
 
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