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Saddlebackite

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Formula:
Pb2Bi2Te2S3
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
2 - 2½
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Member of:
Name:
Named after the Saddleback greenstone belt, within which the type locality, Boddington gold deposit, is located.
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Classification of SaddlebackiteHide

Approved
First Published:
1997
2.GC.40d

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
G : Sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites
C : Poly-sulfarsenites
2.2.7.

2 : SULFIDES
2 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:1

Pronounciation of SaddlebackiteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of SaddlebackiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Hardness:
2 - 2½ on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of SaddlebackiteHide

Formula:
Pb2Bi2Te2S3

Crystallography of SaddlebackiteHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal

Type Occurrence of SaddlebackiteHide

Reference:
Clarke, R.M. (1997) Saddlebackite, Pb2Bi2Te2S3, a new mineral species from the Boddinton gold deposit, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy: 3: 119-124.

Synonyms of SaddlebackiteHide

Other Language Names for SaddlebackiteHide

Relationship of Saddlebackite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
AleksitePbBi2Te2S2Trig.
BabkinitePb2Bi2(S,Se)3Trig.
KochkaritePbBi4Te7Trig.
PoubaitePbBi2(Se,Te,S)4Trig.
RucklidgeitePbBi2Te4Trig.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.GC.05HatchiteAgTlPbAs2S5Tric. 1 : P1
2.GC.05Wallisite(Cu,Ag)TlPbAs2S5Tric.
2.GC.10SinneriteCu6As4S9Tric. 1 : P1
2.GC.15WatanabeiteCu4(As,Sb)2S5Orth.
2.GC.20SimoniteTlHgAs3S6Mon. 2/m
2.GC.25QuadratiteAg(Cd,Pb)AsS3Tet.
2.GC.25ManganoquadratiteAgMnAsS3Tet. 4 2 2 : P43 2 2
2.GC.30SmithiteAgAsS2Mon. 2/m
2.GC.35TrechmanniteAgAsS2Trig.
2.GC.40aAleksitePbBi2Te2S2Trig.
2.GC.40bKochkaritePbBi4Te7Trig.
2.GC.40cPoubaitePbBi2(Se,Te,S)4Trig.
2.GC.40cRucklidgeitePbBi2Te4Trig.
2.GC.40eBabkinitePb2Bi2(S,Se)3Trig.
2.GC.45TvalchrelidzeiteHg3SbAsS3Mon. 2/m
2.GC.50MutnovskitePb4As2S6IClOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma

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 SaddlebackiteHide

Reference List:
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Clarke, R.M. (1997) Saddlebackite, Pb2Bi2Te2S3, a new mineral species from the Boddinton gold deposit, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy: 3: 119-124.
Jambor, J.L., Kovalenker, V.A., Roberts, A.C. (1998) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 83: 1117-1121.
Mineralogical Record: 29: 476-477.

Internet Links for SaddlebackiteHide

Localities for SaddlebackiteHide

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.
Australia (TL)
 
  • Western Australia
    • Boddington Shire
      • Boddington
[MinRec 39:476]; AJM 1997, 119-24
Romania
 
  • Hunedoara Co.
    • Deva
Cook, N. J., Ciobanu, C. L., Capraru, N., Damian, G., & Cristea, P. (2005). Mineral assemblages from the vein salband at Sacarimb, Golden Quadrilateral, Romania: II. Tellurides. Geokhimiia, Mineralogiia i Petrologiia, 43, 56-63.
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