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Salzburgite

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About SalzburgiteHide

Formula:
Pb1.6Cu1.6Bi6.4S12
Colour:
grey
Lustre:
Metallic
Specific Gravity:
6.9
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
For the county of Salzburg, in which the type locality is situated.

Classification of SalzburgiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2000
2.HB.05a

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
H : Sulfosalts of SnS archetype
B : With Cu, Ag, Fe, Sn and Pb

Physical Properties of SalzburgiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
grey
Density:
6.9 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Chemical Properties of SalzburgiteHide

Formula:
Pb1.6Cu1.6Bi6.4S12
IMA Formula:
Cu1.6Pb1.6Bi6.4S12

Crystallography of SalzburgiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mm2 - Pyramidal
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.007 Å, b = 44.81 Å, c = 11.51 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.089 : 1 : 0.257
Unit Cell V:
2,066.66 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.63 (100)
3.55 (85)
3.13 (95)
2.83 (100)

Type Occurrence of SalzburgiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
minute prismatic crystals to 0.3 mm
Geological Setting of Type Material:
sulphosalt bearing quartz veins, hosted by paleozoic amphibolites, hornblendites and granite gneisses
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of SalzburgiteHide

Other Language Names for SalzburgiteHide

German:Salzburgit
Simplified Chinese:萨硫铋铅铜矿
Traditional Chinese:薩硫鉍鉛銅礦

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Felbertalite1 photo of Salzburgite associated with Felbertalite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.HB.Carducciite(Ag2Sb2)Pb12(As,Sb)16S40Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HB.05aAikinitePbCuBiS3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.HB.05aFriedrichitePb5Cu5Bi7S18Orth. mm2
2.HB.05aGladitePbCuBi5S9Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.HB.05aHammaritePb2Cu2Bi4S9Orth.
2.HB.05cJaskólskiiteCuxPb2+x(Sb,Bi)2-xS5 (x ~ 0.15)Orth.
2.HB.05aKrupkaitePbCuBi3S6Orth.
2.HB.05aLindströmitePb3Cu3Bi7S15Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.HB.05bMeneghinitePb13CuSb7S24Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.HB.05aPekoitePbCuBi11(S,Se)18Orth.
2.HB.05aEmilitePb2.7Cu2.7Bi5.3S12Orth. mm2
2.HB.05UM2000-46-S:BiCuPbCu0.33Pb0.33Bi7.67S12
2.HB.05UM1990-54-Se:BiCuPbCuPb(Ni,Co)0.3Bi3Se6
2.HB.05aPaaritePb1.7Cu1.7Bi6.3S12Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.HB.10cEclarite(Cu,Fe)Pb9Bi12S28Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.HB.10bGiessenitePb27Cu2(Bi,Sb)19S57Mon. 2/m
2.HB.10bIzoklakeitePb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57Orth.
2.HB.10aKobellitePb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.HB.10aTintinaitePb22Cu4(Sb,Bi)30S69Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.HB.15BenavidesitePb4MnSb6S14Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HB.15JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HB.20dBerryiteCu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.HB.20bBuckhorniteAuPb2BiTe2S3Orth.
2.HB.20aNagyágite[Pb3(Pb,Sb)3S6](Au,Te)3Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.HB.20eWatkinsoniteCu2PbBi4(Se,S,Te)8Mon.
2.HB.20cMuseumite[Pb2(Pb,Sb)2S8][(Te,Au)2]Mon. 2
2.HB.20eLitochlebiteAg2PbBi4Se8Mon. 2/m : P21/m

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 SalzburgiteHide

Reference List:
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Topa, D., Balić-Žunić, T., and Mackovicky, E. (2000) The crystal structure of Cu1.6Pb1.6Bi6.4S12, a new 44.8 Å derivative of the bismuthinite – aikinite solid-solution series. Canadian Mineralogist: 38: 611–616.
Jambor, J.L. and Roberts, A.C. (2001) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 86: 197-200.
Lapis (2004) 29(5): 42.
Topa, D., Mackovicky, E., and Balić-Žunić, T. (2004) Mineralogical data on salzburgite and paarite, two new members of the bismuthinite–aikinite series. Canadian Mineralogist 43: 909-917.
Petrícek, V. and Makovicky, E. (2006) Interpretation of selected structures of the bismuthinite — aikinite series as commensurately modulated structures. Canadian Mineralogist: 44: 189.

Internet Links for SalzburgiteHide

Localities for SalzburgiteHide

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.
Austria (TL)
 
  • Salzburg
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Felben valley
        • Scheelite deposit
Jambor, J.L. and Roberts, A.C. (2001) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 86: 197-200.; Lapis (2004) 29(5): 42.; Topa, D., Mackovicky, E., and Balić-Žunić, T. (2004) Mineralogical data on salzburgite and paarite, two new members of the bismuthinite–aikinite series. Canadian Mineralogist 43: 909-917.
Greece
 
  • Macedonia Department
    • Chalkidiki Prefecture
      • Aristotelis
Voudouris, P. C., Spry, P. G., Mavrogonatos, C., Sakellaris, G. A., Bristol, S. K., Melfos, V., & Fornadel, A. P. (2013). Bismuthinite derivatives, lillianite homologues, and bismuth sulfotellurides as indicators of gold mineralization in the Stanos shear-zone related deposit, Chalkidiki, Northern Greece. The Canadian Mineralogist, 51(1), 119-142.
Hungary
 
  • Fejér Co.
    • Velencei Mts
      • Pátka
WDS: Norbert Zajzon
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Rudawy Janowickie Mts
      • Czarnów
        • Rędziny
Gołębiowska B., Pieczka A., Parafiniuk J. 2005: Minerals of the bismuthinite-aikinite series from Rędziny (Western Sudetes). Mineralogical Society of Poland - Special Papers, vol. 26, 165-168.
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Binn Valley
Cuchet, S. & Topa, D. (2016): Gladit, Krupkait, Paarit und Salzburgit: 4 neue Sulfosalze aus dem Binntal VS. Schweizer Strahler 50 (3), 15-19 (in German and French).
      • Kriegalp Valley (Chriegalp Valley)
Cuchet, S. & Topa, D. (2016): Gladit, Krupkait, Paarit und Salzburgit: 4 neue Sulfosalze aus dem Binntal VS. Schweizer Strahler 50 (3), 15-19 (in German and French).
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