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About BohdanowicziteHide

Creamy-yellow to pink
3 - 3½
Specific Gravity:
7.72 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
For Professor Karol Bohdanowicz (1864-1947), Cracow, Poland.
Matildite Group.

Some material may be rich in Cu (Förster et al., 2005).

Classification of BohdanowicziteHide


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

7 : ø = 2

5 : Sulphosalts - Sulpharsenites and Sulphobismuthites (those containing Sn, Ge,or V are in Section 6)
2 : Sulpharsenites etc. of Ag

Pronounciation of BohdanowicziteHide

PlayRecorded byCountry
Łukasz KruszewskiPoland

Physical Properties of BohdanowicziteHide

Creamy-yellow to pink
Tarnishes more golden.
3 - 3½ on Mohs scale
VHN100=63 - 96 - Vickers
7.72 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of BohdanowicziteHide

Noticeable, yellowish gray tones.

Chemical Properties of BohdanowicziteHide

Common Impurities:

Crystallography of BohdanowicziteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
3m (3 2/m) - Hexagonal Scalenohedral
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.412(6) Å, c = 19.63(3) Å
a:c = 1 : 2.334
Unit Cell V:
1,202.96 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Anhedral grains to 600 microns
Most probable space group

Type Occurrence of BohdanowicziteHide

Geological Setting of Type Material:
In fluorite and quartz veins adjacent to magnetite skarn.

Other Language Names for BohdanowicziteHide

Simplified Chinese:硒铋银矿
Traditional Chinese:硒鉍銀礦

Relationship of Bohdanowiczite to other SpeciesHide

Structurally related to group(s):

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Bornite6 photos of Bohdanowiczite associated with Bornite on mindat.org.
Digenite4 photos of Bohdanowiczite associated with Digenite on mindat.org.
Naumannite3 photos of Bohdanowiczite associated with Naumannite on mindat.org.
Chalcocite3 photos of Bohdanowiczite associated with Chalcocite on mindat.org.
Klockmannite2 photos of Bohdanowiczite associated with Klockmannite on mindat.org.
Tiemannite2 photos of Bohdanowiczite associated with Tiemannite on mindat.org.
Guanajuatite1 photo of Bohdanowiczite associated with Guanajuatite on mindat.org.
Colusite1 photo of Bohdanowiczite associated with Colusite on mindat.org.
Vinciennite1 photo of Bohdanowiczite associated with Vinciennite on mindat.org.
Clausthalite1 photo of Bohdanowiczite associated with Clausthalite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.JA.05eBenjaminiteAg3Bi7S12Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.05aCupropavoniteCu0.9Ag0.5Pb0.6Bi2.5S5 Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.05iLivingstoniteHgSb4S6(S2)Mon. 2/m : B2/b
2.JA.05dMakovickyiteCu1.12Ag0.81Pb0.27Bi5.35S9Mon. 2/m
2.JA.05aPavoniteAgBi3S5Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.05bGrumipluciteHgBi2S4Mon. 2/m : B2/m
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.10dPizgrischite(Cu,Fe)Cu14PbBi17S35Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.10bKupčíkiteCu3.4Fe0.6Bi5S10Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.JA.15CuboargyriteAgSbS2Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
2.JA.20MatilditeAgBiS2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

5.2.1SmithiteAgAsS2Mon. 2/m
5.2.3ProustiteAg3AsS3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
5.2.4XanthoconiteAg3AsS3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
5.2.5Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
5.2.6Pearceite-T2acTrig. 3 2 : P3 2 1
5.2.7ArgentotennantiteAg6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13Iso. 4 3m : I4 3m
5.2.8MiargyriteAgSbS2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
5.2.9PyrargyriteAg3SbS3Trig. 3m : R3c
5.2.10PyrostilpniteAg3SbS3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.2.11StephaniteAg5SbS4Orth. mm2 : Cmc21
5.2.12Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.2.13BillingsleyiteAg7AsS6Iso. 2 3 : P21 3
5.2.14Polybasite-TacTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
5.2.15FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-xIso. 4 3m : I4 3m
5.2.16AramayoiteAg3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6Tric. 1 : P1
5.2.17MatilditeAgBiS2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
5.2.19PavoniteAgBi3S5Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.2.23Benleonardite[Ag6(Sb,As)2S6Te] [Ag9Cu(S,Te)2Te2]Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1

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 BohdanowicziteHide

Reference List:
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American Mineralogist: 55: 2135. (Abs.)
American Mineralogist: 64: 1333. (Abs.)
Banas, M., Atkin, D., Bowles, J.F.W., Simpson, P.R. (1979): Definitive data on bohdanowiczite, a new silver bismuth selenide. Mineralogical Magazine 43, 131-133.
Banas, M., Atkin, D., Bowles, J.F.W., Simpson, P.R. (1980): Further studies of bohdanowiczite (AgBiSe2) and some associated minerals. Bulletin de Minéralogie: 103: 107-112.
Augé, T., Petrunov, R., Bailly, L. (2005): On the origin of the PGE mineralization in the Elatsite Porphyry Cu-Au deposit, Bulgaria: comparison with the Baula-Nuasahi complex, India, and other alkaline PGE-rich porphyries. Canadian Mineralogist: 43: 1355-1372.
Förster, H.-J., Tischendorf, G. & Rhede, D. (2005): Mineralogy of the Niederschlema-Alberoda U-Se-polymetallic ore deposit, Erzgebirge, Germany. V. Watkinsonite, nevskite, bohdanowiczite, and other bismuth minerals. Canadian Mineralogist, 43, 899-908. [Cu-rich variety]

Internet Links for BohdanowicziteHide

Localities for BohdanowicziteHide

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.
  • South Australia
    • Eyre Peninsula
      • Middleback Range
        • Iron Knob
www.crocoite.com (Steve Sorrell) and refs therein
  • Lower Austria
    • Industrieviertel
      • Bucklige Welt
        • Aspang-Markt
          • Kirchschlag
            • Judenbauer
Kolitsch, U. (2014): 1892) Akanthit, Allanit-(Ce), Albit, Bohdanowiczit, Bornit, Calcit, Chalkopyrit, Chalkosin, Clausthalit, ein Mineral der Crichtonitgruppe, Chrysokoll, Covellin, Dravit, Fluorapatit, Hamatit, Ilmenit, Klinochlor, Klockmannit, Kupfer, Limonit, Malachit, Muskovit, Naumannit, Phlogopit, Quarz, Rutil, Tiemannit, Uraninit, Xenotim-(Y) und Zirkon aus einem kleinen Steinbruch beim Judenbauer, nordwestlich Kirchschlag in der Buckligen Welt, Niederösterreich. Pp. 127-130 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2014): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXIII. Carinthia II, 204./124., 65-146.
  • Goiás
    • Cavalcante
Botelho, N.F., Moura, M.A., Peterson, R.C., Stanley, C.J., Silva, D.V.G. (2006): "Kalungaite, PdAsSe, a new platinum-group mineral from the Buraco do Ouro gold mine, Cavalcante, Goiás State, Brazil", Mineralogical Magazine 70, 123-130; Menez, J.; Botelho, N. F. (2017): Ore characterization and textural relationships among gold, selenides, platinum-group minerals and uraninite at the granite-related Buraco do Ouro gold mine, Cavalcante, Central Brazil. Mineralogical Magazine 81, 463-476.
  • Sofiya Oblast (Sofia Oblast)
    • Zlatitsa Obshtina
      • Zlatitsa
Georgiev, Georgi (2008) A genetic model of the Elatsite porphyry copper deposit, Bulgaria. GEOCHEMISTRY, MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY • SOFIA 46, 143-160.; K. Bogdanov, A. Filipov, R. Kehayov (2005): Au-Ag-Te-Se minerals in the Elatsite porphyry-copper deposit, Bulgaria. Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology, 43, 13-19.
  • Ontario
    • Cochrane District
      • Timmins area
        • Kidd Township
[Canadian Mineralogist, 18, 353-360; Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index", p82]; Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484; Canadian Mineralogist (1984) 22 (2), 227-232; Thorpe, R.I., Pringle, G.J. & Purr, A.G. (1976): Occurrence of selenide and sulphide minerals in bornite ore of the Kidd Creek massive sulphide deposit, Timmins, Ontario. Geol. Sun, Can. Pap. 76-lA,
    • Sudbury District
      • Levack Township
Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., (2003), Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
      • Norman Township
Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., (2003), Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
Kjarsgaard, I. M., & Ames, D. E. (2010, June). Ore mineralogy of Cu-Ni-PGE deposits in the North Range footwall environment, Sudbury, Canada. In 11th international platinum symposium, program abstracts, Ontario Geological Survey, miscellaneous release-data (Vol. 269).
      • Wisner Township
Economic Geology 103 (2008) 1005-1028.; Kjarsgaard, I. M., & Ames, D. E. (2010, June). Ore mineralogy of Cu-Ni-PGE deposits in the North Range footwall environment, Sudbury, Canada. In 11th international platinum symposium, program abstracts, Ontario Geological Survey, miscellaneous release-data (Vol. 269).; Ames, D. E., McClenaghan, M. B., Averill, S., & Milkereit, B. (2007). Footwall-hosted Cu-PGE (Au, Ag), Sudbury Canada: towards a new exploration vector. Exploration 07, Exploration in the New Millennium, 1013-1017.
Kjarsgaard, I. M., & Ames, D. E. (2010, June). Ore mineralogy of Cu-Ni-PGE deposits in the North Range footwall environment, Sudbury, Canada. In 11th international platinum symposium, program abstracts, Ontario Geological Survey, miscellaneous release-data (Vol. 269).
Czech Republic
  • Olomouc Region
    • Javorník (Jauernig)
Sejkora J., Škoda R., Pauliš P. 2006: Selenium mineralization of the uranium deposit Zálesí, Rychlebské Hory Mts., Czech Republic. Mineralogia Polonica - Special Papers, vol. 28, 196-198
  • Vysočina Region
    • Žďár nad Sázavou District
      • Rožná
        • Rožná deposit
Vavřín, I.: Nové poznatky o selenidech Českého masívu. Bulletin Mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1994, roč. 2, s. 82-89.
  • Greenland
    • Kujalleq
      • Narsaq
        • Qaqortoq (Julianehåb)
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
  • Southwest Finland
    • Salo
      • Kisko
Cook, N. J.,Ciobanu, C.L.& Danushevskiy, L, (2007): LA-ICP-MS determination of gold in Bi-chalcogenides from four deposits in the Fennoscandian Shield. Geological Survey of Finland, Guide 53, 23-30
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Baden-Baden
Anthony, J.W. et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy
    • Ortenaukreis
      • Wolfach
        • Oberwolfach
          • Rankach valley
Walenta, K. (1992): Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 336 pp. (in German); Gröbner, J., Kolitsch, U. und Bayerl, R. (2005): Interessante Uranmineralien im Stinkspat der Grube Clara. Lapis 30 (10), 34-39; 90; Gröbner, J., Bayerl, R. und Kolitsch, U. (2006): Weitere Beobachtungen zu den Uran- und Vanadium-Paragenesen der Grube Clara aus den Jahren 2002, 2004 und 2005. Erzgräber 20, 1-10
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
      • Bad Lauterberg
Koch, H.-P. (2008): Die Minerale der Grube "Frische Lutter" bei Bad Lauterberg, Harz (Teil 1). Aufschluss 59, 65-76.; Gröbner, J., Hajek, W., Junker, R. & Nikoleizig, J. (2011): Neue Mineralschätze des Harzes. Papierflieger Verlag GmbH, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany, 127 pp.
      • St Andreasberg District
        • Sieber
Heider, J. (2014): Die Selenidmineralisation der Grube Henriette. Aufschluss, 65, 216-226.
        • St Andreasberg
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001; Cabral, A.R., Ließmann, W., Lehmann, B. (2015): Gold and palladium minerals (including empirical PdCuBiSe3) from the former Roter Bär mine, St. Andreasberg, Harz Mountains, Germany: a result of low-temperature, oxidising fluid overprint. Mineralogy and Petrology 109, 649-657.
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge District
Förster, H.-J.; Tischendorf, G. & Rhede, D. (2005): Mineralogy of the Niederschlema-Alberoda U-Se-polymetallic ore deposit, Erzgebirge, Germany. V. Watkinsonite, nevskite, bohdanowiczite, and other bismuth minerals. Canadian Mineralogist, 43, 899-908.
FÖRSTER et al. (2003) Canadian Mineralogist 41, 1433-1444
  • Heves
    • Mátra Mts
      • Recsk
Takács, Á., Turi J., Molnár F., & Mogessie, A. (2013): Ore mineralogy of a high sulphidation type epithermal Cu-Au-Ag deposit in the Recsk Ore Complex, Hungary - Mineral deposit research for a high-tech world. Proceedings of the 12th Biennal SGA Meetingm 12.15 August 2013, Uppsala, Swede, 888-891
  • Shizuoka
    • Shimoda City
      • Rendaiji
Shimizu et al. (1985) Sanko-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 92.; Int Geol Congr (2008) Oslo. MRD-09
  • Chihuahua
    • Mun. de Ascención
Sidney Williams, personal communication
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Moctezuma
Lapis 2001(1), 11-40
Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
  • Drâa-Tafilalet Region
    • Ouarzazate Province
      • Tazenakht
Vinogradova, R. A.; Uljanov, A. A.; Korotaeva, N. N.; Obraztsov, V. V.; Azizi, S. M. R.; Maasha, L. (1994): Selenium-bearing sulfarsenides of the cobaltite-gersdorffite series from deposits of Bu-Azzer district (Morocco). Zapiski Vserossiiskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 123, 64-68 (in Russian).
Poland (TL)
  • Lower Silesia
    • Kłodzko District
      • Stronie Śląskie commune
[Nickel & Nichols, 1991 - "Mineral Reference Manual, p24; Przegl.Geol. Polska (1969) 17, 235-237]; Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
  • Caraş-Severin
    • Banat Mts
      • Ocna de Fier-Dognecea District
        • Ocna de Fier (Vaskö-Moraviţa; Vaskö-Moravicza; Eisenstein)
Mineralogical Magazine, Vol. 65(3), pp. 351–372
  • Kamchatka Krai
V.A. Kovalenker, O.Yu. Plotinskaya (2005): Te and Se mineralogy of Ozernovskoe and Prasolovskoe epithermal gold deposits, Kuril – Kamchatka volcanic belt. Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology 43, 118-123. [http://www.geology.bas.bg/mineralogy/gmp_files/gmp43/Kovalenker.pdf]
  • Magadan Oblast
    • Kolyma River Basin
      • Ducat District
        • Omsukchan
Yefimov, A.V., Nenasheva, S.N., Borodayev, Y.S., Mozgova, N.N., Sivtsov, A.V. (1988): Hypogene selenium mineralization in the Neva tin ore deposit. Novye Dannye Mineral.: 35: 128-151 (in Russian); in: Jambor, J.L., Grew, E.S. (1992): New mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 77: 209
  • Republic of Karelia
    • Lake Onega
      • Zaonezhie peninsula
        • Velikaya Guba uran-vanadium deposit
American Mineralogist, Volume 83, pages 1118, 1998; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
  • Sakhalin Oblast
    • Kuril Islands (Kurile Islands)
      • Kunashir Island
Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
  • Košice Region
    • Rožňava Co.
      • Dobšiná (Dobschau; Topschau)
Kozub, G., Budzyń, B., Pršek, J. (2011): Hydrothermal copper-bismuth mineralization from the Joremeny adit, Dobšiná, Slovak Republic – preliminary report. Mineralogia Special Papers: 38: 123-124
      • Dobšiná mining district (Dobschau; Topschau)
Kozub G., Budzyń B., Pršek J. (2011): Hydrothermal copper-bismuth mineralization from the Joremeny adit, Dobšiná, Slovak Republic-preliminary report. Mineralogia, Special Papers, 38, 123-124.
  • Aargau
    • Wallbach
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 81
Tindle, A.G. (2008) Minerals of Britian and Ireland
  • Kiev Oblast
Bondarenko, S.; Grinchenko, O.; Semka, V. (2005): Au-Ag-Te-Se mineralization in the Potashnya gold deposit, Kocherov tectonic zone, Ukrainian Shield. Geokhimiya, Mineralogiya i Petrologiya 43, 20-25.
  • California
    • Inyo Co.
      • Inyo Mts (Inyo Range)
        • Malpais Mesa
Adams, P.M. (2016): Sulfide, selenium and rare earth mineralization in the Sulfate Stope, Santa Rosa Mine, Inyo County, California. 2016 Desert Symposium Field Guide and Proceedings, California State University, Desert Studies Consortium, 244-252.; Paul M. Adams (2017) The Santa Rosa mine, Inyo County, California. Minerlogical Record 48:755-777
  • Colorado
    • La Plata Co.
      • La Plata District (California District)
Desor J. (2017) SEM-EDS analysis on sulphide
  • Tashkent
    • Chatkal-Kuraminskii Range
Rustam Koneev, Evgeniy Ignatikov, Arpay Turesebekov, Umid Aripov, Rustam Khalmatov, Obidjon Kodirov, Miraziz Usmanov (2005) Gold ore deposits of Uzbekistan: Geochemistry and nanomineralogy of tellurium and selenium. IGCP Project 486, 2005 Field Workshop, Kiten, Bulgaria, 14-19 September 2005
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