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Grumiplucite

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About GrumipluciteHide

Formula:
HgBi2S4
Colour:
grey-black
Lustre:
Metallic
Specific Gravity:
7.02 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named after the amateur mineralogical organization Gruppo Mineralogico e Paleontologico Lucchese, members of which provided the specimens for study.
Known synthetic analogue. Unique combination of elements. Second Bi-Hg mineral after petrovicite. The Hg analogue of kudriavite.

OD (ordered-disordered) character.


Classification of GrumipluciteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1997
2.JA.05b

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
J : Sulfosalts of PbS archetype
A : Galena derivatives with little or no Pb

Physical Properties of GrumipluciteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
grey-black
Cleavage:
Perfect
Almost micaceous (001)
Density:
7.02 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of GrumipluciteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
distint, bluish grey to yellowish grey
Bireflectance:
low
Colour in reflected light:
creamy white

Chemical Properties of GrumipluciteHide

Formula:
HgBi2S4

Crystallography of GrumipluciteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
B2/m
Setting:
C2/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 14.164(5) Å, b = 4.053(1) Å, c = 13.967(3) Å
β = 118.28(3)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 3.495 : 1 : 3.446
Unit Cell V:
706.1 ų
Z:
2

Type Occurrence of GrumipluciteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Very slender grey-black prismatic crystals, with a metallic luster and almost micaceous (001) cleavage. Crystals are elongated according to [010] and are twinned on (001).
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Pisa University (n° 4262).
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Quartz veins in a small mercury deposit hosted within phyllitic and metavolcanic rocks of Middle to Upper Ordovician, intensely deformed and metamorphosed to the greenschist facies. Low-temperature, formed in low-f(S2) conditions.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of GrumipluciteHide

Other Language Names for GrumipluciteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Cinnabar12 photos of Grumiplucite associated with Cinnabar on mindat.org.
Sphalerite3 photos of Grumiplucite associated with Sphalerite on mindat.org.
Mercury3 photos of Grumiplucite associated with Mercury on mindat.org.
Quartz2 photos of Grumiplucite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Dolomite1 photo of Grumiplucite associated with Dolomite on mindat.org.
Siderite1 photo of Grumiplucite associated with Siderite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.JA.05eBenjaminiteAg3Bi7S12Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.05gBorodaeviteAg5(Bi,Pb,Fe)8(Sb,Bi)2S17Mon.
2.JA.05aCupropavoniteCu0.9Ag0.5Pb0.6Bi2.5S5 Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.05aKitaibeliteAg10PbBi30S51
2.JA.05iLivingstoniteHgSb4S6(S2)Mon. 2/m : B2/b
2.JA.05dMakovickyiteCu1.12Ag0.81Pb0.27Bi5.35S9Mon. 2/m
2.JA.05fMummeiteCu0.58Ag3.11Pb1.10Bi6.65S13Mon.
2.JA.05aPavoniteAgBi3S5Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.05hMozgovaitePbBi4(S,Se)7Orth.
2.JA.05dCupromakovickyiteCu4AgPb2Bi9S18Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.05cKudriavite(Cd,Pb)Bi2S4Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.05aCupromakopavoniteAg3Cu8Pb4Bi19S38Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.05DantopaiteAg5Bi13S22Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.10aCuprobismutiteCu8AgBi13S24Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.10cHodrušiteCu8Bi12S22Mon.
2.JA.10ePadĕraiteCu7[(Cu,Ag)0.33Pb1.33Bi11.33]S22Mon.
2.JA.10dPizgrischite(Cu,Fe)Cu14PbBi17S35Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.10bKupčíkiteCu3.4Fe0.6Bi5S10Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.15SchapbachiteAg0.4Pb0.2Bi0.4SIso.
2.JA.15CuboargyriteAgSbS2Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
2.JA.20BohdanowicziteAgBiSe2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
2.JA.20MatilditeAgBiS2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
2.JA.20VolynskiteAgBiTe2Orth.

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 GrumipluciteHide

Reference List:
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Orlandi P., Dini A., Olmi F., 1998. Grumiplucite, a new mercury-bismuth sulfosalt species from the Levigliani mine, Apuan Alps, Tuscany, Italy. Canadian Mineralogist: 36: 1321-1326.

Internet Links for GrumipluciteHide

Localities for GrumipluciteHide

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.
Italy (TL)
 
  • Tuscany
    • Lucca Province
      • Apuan Alps
        • Stazzema
Orlandi P., Dini A. , Olmi F., 1998. Grumiplucite, a new mercury-bismuth sulfosalt species from the Levigliani mine, Apuan Alps, Tuscany, Italy. Canad. Miner., 36: 1321-1326.
Slovakia
 
  • Košice Region
    • Spišská Nová Ves Co.
Števko M., Sejkora J., Peterec D., 2015: Grumiplucite from the Rudňany deposit, Slovakia: a second world-occurrence and new data. Journal of Geosciences, 60, 4, 269-281.
Števko, M., Sejkora, J., Peterec, D. (2015): Grumiplucite from the Rudňany deposit, Slovakia: a second world-occurrence and new data. Journal of Geosciences, 60, 269-281.
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