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Owensite

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Formula:
(Ba,Pb)6(Cu,Fe,Ni)25S27
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Isometric
Name:
For DeAlton R. Owens (1934- ), Canada Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology.
The Cu analogue of zoharite.


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Classification of OwensiteHide

Approved
2.FC.05

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
F : Sulfides of arsenic, alkalies; sulfides with halide, oxide, hydroxide, H2O
C : With Cl, Br, I (halide-sulfides)
2.15.2.3

2 : SULFIDES
15 : Chlor-sulfides

Physical Properties of OwensiteHide

Metallic
Hardness:
3½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of OwensiteHide

Type:
Isotropic

Chemical Properties of OwensiteHide

Formula:
(Ba,Pb)6(Cu,Fe,Ni)25S27
IMA Formula:
(Ba,Pb)6(Cu1+,Fe,Ni)25S27

Crystallography of OwensiteHide

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral
Space Group:
Pm3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.349(1) Å
Unit Cell V:
1,108.40 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Comment:
Type material has 10.37 A.

Type Occurrence of OwensiteHide

Synonyms of OwensiteHide

Other Language Names for OwensiteHide

German:Owensit
Spanish:Owensita

Relationship of Owensite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Cu-djerfisheriteK6(Cu,Fe)25S26Cl
DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26ClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m
ThalfenisiteTl6(Fe,Ni,Cu)25S26Cl
Zoharite(Ba,K)6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S27Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.FC.Demicheleite-(I)BiSIOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.FC.05DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26ClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m
2.FC.05ThalfenisiteTl6(Fe,Ni,Cu)25S26Cl
2.FC.10BartoniteK6Fe20S26STet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
2.FC.10ChlorbartoniteK6Fe24S26(Cl,S)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
2.FC.15aArzakiteHg2+3S2(Br,Cl)2Mon.
2.FC.15aCorderoiteHg2+3S2Cl2Iso. m3 (2/m 3)
2.FC.15cGrechishcheviteHg2+3S2(Br,Cl,I)2Tet.
2.FC.15aLavrentieviteHg2+3S2(Cl,Br)2Mon.
2.FC.15dRadtkeiteHg2+3S2IClMon. 2/m : B2/m
2.FC.15bKenhsuiteHg2+3S2Cl2Orth.
2.FC.20aCapgaronniteAgHgClSOrth.
2.FC.20cPerrouditeHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 2
2.FC.20bIltisiteHgAgS(Cl,Br)Hex.
2.FC.25Demicheleite-(Br)BiSBrOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.FC.25Demicheleite-(Cl)BiSClOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma

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

2.15.2.1DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26ClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m
2.15.2.2ThalfenisiteTl6(Fe,Ni,Cu)25S26Cl

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 OwensiteHide

Reference List:
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LAFLAMME, J.H.G., ROBERTS, A.C., CRIDDLE, A.J. & CABRI, L.J. (1995): Owensite, (Ba,Pb)6(Cu,Fe,Ni)25S27, a new mineral species from the Wellgreen Cu-Ni-Pt-Pd deposit, Yukon. Canadian Mineralogist 33, 665-670.
SZYMAŃSKI, J.T. (1995): The crystal structure of owensite, (Ba,Pb)6(Cu,Fe,Ni)25S27, a new member of the djerfisherite group. Canadian Mineralogist 33, 671-678.

Internet Links for OwensiteHide

Localities for OwensiteHide

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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 (TL)
 
  • Yukon
    • Whitehorse mining district
      • Kluane District
LAFLAMME, J.H.G., ROBERTS, A.C., CRIDDLE, A.J. & CABRI, L.J. (1995): Owensite, (Ba,Pb)6(Cu,Fe,Ni)25S27, a new mineral species from the Wellgreen Cu-Ni-Pt-Pd deposit, Yukon. Canadian Mineralogist 33, 665-670. SZYMAŃSKI, J.T. (1995): The crystal structure of owensite, (Ba,Pb)6(Cu,Fe,Ni)25S27, a new member of the djerfisherite group. Canadian Mineralogist 33, 671-678.
Germany
 
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Mayen
      • Ettringen
        • Bellerberg volcano
EMPA data V. V. SHARYGIN (Novosibirsk, Ru)
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