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Morozeviczite

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Formula:
(Pb,Fe)3Ge1-xS4
Colour:
brownish-gray
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
6.62 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Isometric
Name:
Named by C. Harańczyk in 1975 in honor Józef Marian Morozewicz (27 March 1865, Rędziany, Poland - 12 June 1941, Warsaw, Poland), Professor of Mineralogy, Jagellonian University, Kraków, Poland.
Forms a series with polkovicite. The only known Pb-Ge sulfide. Other minerals known to combine Pb, Ge, and S, are fleischerite and itoite.


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Classification of MorozevicziteHide

Approved
First Published:
1975
2.CB.35a

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
C : Metal Sulfides, M: S = 1: 1 (and similar)
B : With Zn, Fe, Cu, Ag, etc.
2.9.5.1

2 : SULFIDES
9 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
6.2.6

6 : Sulphosalts - Sulphostannates, Sulphogermanates,Sulpharsenates, Sulphantimonates, Sulphovanadates and Sulphohalides
2 : Sulphogermanates

Pronounciation of MorozevicziteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Łukasz KruszewskiPoland

Physical Properties of MorozevicziteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
brownish-gray
Streak:
dark gray
Hardness:
3½ on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN50=119 - 124 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Density:
6.62 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of MorozevicziteHide

Type:
Isotropic
Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
distinct
Reflectivity:
470nmR1=43.5%R2=44.5%
535nmR1=43.0%R2=44.0%
591nmR1=44.0%R2=45.0%
658nmR1=45.5%R2=46.5%

Reflectance graph
Graph shows reflectance levels at different wavelengths (in nm). Top of box is 100%. Peak reflectance is 46.5%.
R1 shown in black, R2 shown in red
Colour in reflected light:
white with cream-red tint

Chemical Properties of MorozevicziteHide

Formula:
(Pb,Fe)3Ge1-xS4
IMA Formula:
Pb3Ge1-xS4
Common Impurities:
Fe,Cu

Crystallography of MorozevicziteHide

Crystal System:
Isometric
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.61 Å
Unit Cell V:
1,194.39 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
8

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.08 (100)
2.15 (90)
2.80 (60)
2.047 (60)
1.791 (50)
1.565 (50)
1.467 (50)
Comments:
similar to germanite

Type Occurrence of MorozevicziteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
massive
Geological Setting of Type Material:
epigenetic veinlets and zones of metasomatic replacement of sandstone and older sulfides, within brecciated sandstones beneath black Cu-bearing Zechstein shales
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of MorozevicziteHide

Other Language Names for MorozevicziteHide

Relationship of Morozeviczite to other SpeciesHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.CB.AgmantiniteAg2MnSnS4Orth.
2.CB.05aColoradoiteHgTeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
2.CB.05aHawleyiteCdSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.05aMetacinnabarHgSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.05cPolhemusite(Zn,Hg)STet.
2.CB.05bSakuraiite(Cu,Zn,Fe)3(In,Sn)S4 Iso.
2.CB.05aSphaleriteZnSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.05aStilleiteZnSe
2.CB.05aTiemanniteHgSe
2.CB.05UM1998-15-S:CuFeZnCu2Fe3Zn5S10
2.CB.05aRudashevskyite(Fe,Zn)SIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.10aChalcopyriteCuFeS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.10aEskeborniteCuFeSe2Tet.
2.CB.10aGalliteCuGaS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.10bHaycockiteCu4Fe5S8Orth. 2 2 2
2.CB.10aLenaiteAgFeS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.10bMooihoekiteCu9Fe9S16Tet.
2.CB.10bPutoraniteCu1.1Fe1.2S2Iso.
2.CB.10aRoquesiteCuInS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.10bTalnakhiteCu9(Fe,Ni)8S16Iso. 4 3m : I4 3m
2.CB.10aLaforêtiteAgInS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.15aČernýiteCu2(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.CB.15aFerrokësteriteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4Tet. 4 : I4
2.CB.15aHocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.CB.15aIdaiteCu5FeS6Hex.
2.CB.15aKësteriteCu2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
2.CB.15aKuramiteCu3SnS4Tet.
2.CB.15bMohiteCu2SnS3Mon.
2.CB.15aPirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
2.CB.15aStanniteCu2FeSnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.CB.15cStannoiditeCu+6Cu2+2(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12Orth.
2.CB.15aVelikiteCu2HgSnS4Tet.
2.CB.15cUM2006-11-S:CuFeGeZnCu8(Fe,Zn)3Ge2S12 (?)
2.CB.20ChatkaliteCu6FeSn2S8Tet. 4 2m : P4m2
2.CB.20MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8Tet. 4 2m : P4m2
2.CB.30ColusiteCu12VAs3S16Iso. 4 3m : P4 3n
2.CB.30GermaniteCu13Fe2Ge2S16Iso. 4 3m : P4 3n
2.CB.30GermanocolusiteCu26V2(Ge,As)6S32Iso.
2.CB.30NekrasoviteCu26V2(Sn,As,Sb)6S32Iso.
2.CB.30StibiocolusiteCu13V(Sb,Sn,As)3S16Iso.
2.CB.30Ovamboite Cu20(Fe,Cu,Zn)6W2Ge6S32Iso.
2.CB.30MaikainiteCu20(Fe,Cu)6Mo2Ge6S32
2.CB.35aHemusiteCu6SnMoS8Iso.
2.CB.35aKiddcreekiteCu6SnWS8Iso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.35aPolkovicite(Fe,Pb)3(Ge,Fe)1-xS4Iso.
2.CB.35aRenierite(Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16Tet. 4 2m : P4 2c
2.CB.35aVincienniteCu+7Cu2+3Fe2+2Fe3+2Sn(As,Sb)S16Tet.
2.CB.35bCatamarcaiteCu6GeWS8Hex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.40LautiteCuAsSOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.CB.45CadmoseliteCdSeHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.45GreenockiteCdSHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.45Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)SHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.45RambergiteMnSHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.45Buseckite(Fe,Zn,Mn)SHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.55aCubaniteCuFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.CB.55bIsocubaniteCuFe2S3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.CB.60PicotpauliteTlFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
2.CB.60RaguiniteTlFeS2Orth.
2.CB.65ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3Mon. 2/m
2.CB.65SternbergiteAgFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.CB.70SulvaniteCu3VS4Iso.
2.CB.75VulcaniteCuTeOrth.
2.CB.80EmpressiteAgTeOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.CB.85MuthmanniteAuAgTe2Mon. 2/m : P2/m

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

2.9.5.2Polkovicite(Fe,Pb)3(Ge,Fe)1-xS4Iso.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

6.2.1GermaniteCu13Fe2Ge2S16Iso. 4 3m : P4 3n
6.2.2BriartiteCu2(Fe,Zn)GeS4Tet.
6.2.3Renierite(Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16Tet. 4 2m : P4 2c
6.2.4ArgyroditeAg8GeS6Orth. mm2 : Pna21
6.2.5CanfielditeAg8SnS6Orth. mm2
6.2.7Polkovicite(Fe,Pb)3(Ge,Fe)1-xS4Iso.

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 MorozevicziteHide

Reference List:
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Harańczyk, C. (1975) Morozeviczite and polkovicite, typochemical minerals of Mesozoic mineralization of the Fore-Sudeten monocline. Rudy i Metale: 20: 288–293 (in Polish)
Fleischer, M., Pabst, A. (1981) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 66: 436-439.
Anthony, J.W., Bideaux, R.A., Bladh, K.W., Nichols, M.C., Eds. (2016) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineralogical Society of America, Chantilly, VA 20151-1110, USA. http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/

Internet Links for MorozevicziteHide

Localities for MorozevicziteHide

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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.
Poland (TL)
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Legnica
      • Polkowice District
Rudi Metale Niezelazne (1975) 20/6, 288-293
Mineral and/or Locality  
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