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Suredaite

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About SuredaiteHide

Ricardo J. Sureda
Formula:
PbSnS3
Colour:
Grayish black
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
2½ - 3
Specific Gravity:
5.54 - 5.88
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
The name honors Ricardo Jose Sureda Leston (b. 1946), head of the Department of Mineralogy and Economic Geology, University of Salta, Argentina.
This page provides mineralogical data about Suredaite.


Classification of SuredaiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1997
2.DB.10

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
D : Metal Sulfides, M: S = 3 :4 and 2:3
B : M:S = 2:3

Physical Properties of SuredaiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Grayish black
Streak:
Black
Hardness:
2½ - 3 on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN50=19.6 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Comment:
measured on {h01}
Cleavage:
Perfect
parallel {001}, {101}, and {100}.
Density:
5.54 - 5.88 g/cm3 (Measured)    5.615 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of SuredaiteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Bireflectance:
None
Colour in reflected light:
White
Pleochroism:
Non-pleochroic
Comments:
between crossed polars its characteristic rotation tints are metallic blue to mauve to brown.

Chemical Properties of SuredaiteHide

Formula:
PbSnS3

Crystallography of SuredaiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.8213(7) Å, b = 3.7725(3) Å, c = 14.0053(9) Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 2.338 : 1 : 3.712
Unit Cell V:
466.07 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4

Type Occurrence of SuredaiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
layers up to 1 cm thickness which are composed of tabular prismatic crystals, elongated along [010] and intergrown in fan-shaped arrangements, and as individual euhedral almost needle-like crystals, embedded in sphalerite.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
catalog numbers 14389-14391 in the reference collection of the Institute of Mineralogy (University of Salzburg) and cotype (BM 1998, 39-40) in the collections of the Natural History Museum (London).

Synonyms of SuredaiteHide

Other Language Names for SuredaiteHide

German:Suredait
Spanish:Suredaita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Sphalerite1 photo of Suredaite associated with Sphalerite on mindat.org.
Pyrite1 photo of Suredaite associated with Pyrite on mindat.org.
Cassiterite1 photo of Suredaite associated with Cassiterite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.DB.05AntimonseliteSb2Se3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.DB.05BismuthiniteBi2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.DB.05GuanajuatiteBi2Se3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.DB.05MetastibniteSb2S3Amor.
2.DB.05PääkköneniteSb2AsS2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.DB.05StibniteSb2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.DB.10Ottemannitebeta Sn2S3
2.DB.15Bowieite(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.DB.15Kashinite(Ir,Rh)2S3Orth.
2.DB.20Montbrayite(Au,Ag,Sb,Bi,Pb)23(Te,Sb,Bi,Pb)38Tric.
2.DB.25EdgariteFeNb3S6Hex. 6 2 2 : P63 2 2
2.DB.30Tarkianite(Cu,Fe)(Re,Mo)4S8Iso. 4 3m
2.DB.35CameroniteCu5-x(Cu,Ag)3+xTe10 (x = 0.43)Mon. 2/m : B2/b

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 SuredaiteHide

Reference List:
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Paar W H, Miletich R, Topa D, Criddle A J, de Brodtkorb M K, Amthauer G, Tippelt G (2000) Suredaite, PbSnS3, a new mineral species, from the Pirquitas Ag-Sn deposit, NW-Argentina:mineralogy and crystal structure. American Mineralogist 85, 1066-1075

Internet Links for SuredaiteHide

Localities for SuredaiteHide

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.
Argentina (TL)
 
  • Jujuy
    • Rinconada Department
      • Pirquitas Ag-Sn Deposit
Amer.Min.(2000) 85, 1066-; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Paar, W. H. (2013): Pirquitasit - erstmals Kristalle aus Argentinien zu sehen. Mineralien-Welt 24 (3), 42-43 (in German).
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