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Crerarite

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Formula:
Pt2-x(Bi,Pb)11(S,Se)11
Colour:
light grey
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
3 - 3½
Crystal System:
Triclinic
Name:
Named for Prof. David Crerar (1945-1994) of Princeton University.
This page provides mineralogical data about Crerarite.


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Classification of CrerariteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1994
2.LB.45

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
L : Unclassified Sulfosalts
B : With essential Pb
2.8.1.8

2 : SULFIDES
8 : AmXp, with m:p = 1:1

Physical Properties of CrerariteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
light grey
Hardness:
3 - 3½ on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
Poor/Indistinct

Optical Data of CrerariteHide

Type:
Isotropic

Chemical Properties of CrerariteHide

Formula:
Pt2-x(Bi,Pb)11(S,Se)11
IMA Formula:
(Pt,Pb)Bi3(S,Se)4-x (x= 0.4-0.8)
Common Impurities:
Pd,Fe,Cu,Te

Crystallography of CrerariteHide

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Class (H-M):
1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:
P1
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.3521(7) Å, b = 9.3898(6) Å, c = 14.517(1) Å
α = 105.647(1)°, β = 96.780(1)°, γ = 108.390(1)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.996 : 1 : 1.546
Unit Cell V:
1,135.72 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of CrerariteHide

Synonyms of CrerariteHide

Other Language Names for CrerariteHide

German:Crerarit
Spanish:Crerarita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.LB.05MiharaiteCu4FePbBiS6Orth.
2.LB.30ArdaitePb19Sb13S35Cl7Mon.
2.LB.30LaunayiteCuPb10(Sb,As)12S20Mon.
2.LB.30MadocitePb19(Sb,As)16S43Orth.
2.LB.30PlayfairitePb16(Sb,As)19S44ClMon.
2.LB.30SorbyiteCuPb9(Sb,As)11S26Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.LB.30SterryiteCu(Ag,Cu)3Pb19(Sb,As)22(As-As)S56Mon. 2/m
2.LB.35Larosite(Cu,Ag)21(Pb,Bi)2S13Orth.
2.LB.40PetroviciteCu3HgPbBiSe5Orth.
2.LB.40MazzettiiteAg3HgPbSbTe5Orth.

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

2.8.1.1GalenaPbSIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.8.1.2ClausthalitePbSeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.8.1.3AltaitePbTeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.8.1.4AlabanditeMnSIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.8.1.7BorovskitePd3SbTe4Iso.

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 CrerariteHide

Reference List:
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COOK, N.J., WOOD, S.A., GEBERT, W., BERNHARDT, H.J. & MEDENBACH, O. (1994): Crerarite, a new Pt-Bi-Pb-S mineral from the Cu-Bi-Ni-PGE deposit at Lac Sheen, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Québec, Canada. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 567-575.
33rd International Geological Congress (2008) session MPM-04 Platinum-group mineralogy: Crerarite a Pt-Bi-S mineral: A new occurrence and re-investigation of its chemical formula and crystal structure.

Internet Links for CrerariteHide

Localities for CrerariteHide

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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.
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Sudbury District
      • Levack Township
33rd International Geological Congress (2008) session MPM-04 Platinum-group mineralogy: Crerarite a Pt-Bi-S mineral: A new occurrence and re-investigation of its chemical formula and crystal structure
      • Wisner Township
Economic Geology 103 (2008) 1005-1028.
  • Québec
    • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
      • Témiscamingue RCM
        • Belleterre
COOK, N.J., WOOD, S.A., GEBERT, W., BERNHARDT, H.J. & MEDENBACH, O. (1994): Crerarite, a new Pt-Bi-Pb-S mineral from the Cu-Ni-PGE deposit at Lac Sheen, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Québec, Canada. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 567-575.
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