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Cl may be replaced by minor Br and I.
Black, gray, greenish, yellow
Crystal System:
Named for the type locality, the Cap Garonne Mine, France.
This page provides mineralogical data about Capgaronnite.

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Classification of CapgaronniteHide


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)

15 : Chlor-sulfides

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

Pronounciation of CapgaronniteHide

PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of CapgaronniteHide

Black, gray, greenish, yellow

Optical Data of CapgaronniteHide

Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 2.200 nγ = 2.300
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.100
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
relatively strong

Chemical Properties of CapgaronniteHide


Cl may be replaced by minor Br and I.

Crystallography of CapgaronniteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.8 Å, b = 12.87 Å, c = 4.52 Å
a:b:c = 0.528 : 1 : 0.351
Unit Cell V:
395.57 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of CapgaronniteHide

Synonyms of CapgaronniteHide

Other Language Names for CapgaronniteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Perroudite18 photos of Capgaronnite associated with Perroudite on
Iltisite6 photos of Capgaronnite associated with Iltisite on
Corderoite1 photo of Capgaronnite associated with Corderoite on

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.05Owensite(Ba,Pb)6(Cu,Fe,Ni)25S27Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m
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.15aCorderoiteHg2+3S2Cl2Iso. m3 (2/m 3)
2.FC.15dRadtkeiteHg2+3S2IClMon. 2/m : B2/m
2.FC.20cPerrouditeHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 2
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 - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

6.5.1CorderoiteHg2+3S2Cl2Iso. m3 (2/m 3)
6.5.5RadtkeiteHg2+3S2IClMon. 2/m : B2/m
6.5.7PerrouditeHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 2
6.5.9DadsonitePb23Sb25S60ClTric. 1 : P1
6.5.11DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26ClIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m

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 CapgaronniteHide

Reference List:
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New Minerals (1997), New Minerals 1990-1994.
American Mineralogist: 77: 197-200.

Internet Links for CapgaronniteHide

Localities for CapgaronniteHide

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.
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
  • Atacama Region
    • Copiapó Province
samples analysed by Gerhard Moehn
Handbook of Mineralogy
France (TL)
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Var
      • Le Pradet
Amer.Min.(1992) 77, 197-200
Trouvaille personnelle . In my collection CLAUDE. jean Marie
Georges FAVREAU collection
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Palatinate
      • Rockenhausen
        • Stahlberg
Witzke, T. & Hensel, H. (2000): Neue Mineralfunde von pfälzischen Quecksilberlagerstätten (Teil 2): Capgaronnit. Aufschluss, 51, 201-05; Lapis 2001(6), 13-40
Witzke, T. & Hensel, H. (2000)
    • Westerwald
      • Wied Iron Spar District
        • Neuwied
          • Dernbach
Buchert, D.E. (2012) Die Grube Schöne Aussicht bei Dernbach im Westerwald. Mineralienwelt, 23(3), 36-53.
  • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Co.
    • Rudabányai Mts
      • Rudabánya
Szakáll: Minerals of Rudabánya, 2001
  • Andalusia
    • Almería
      • Huércal-Overa
        • Cuesta Alta
          • Cerro Minado Mines
VIÑALS, J., FAVREAU, G., and EYTIER C. & J.-R. (2010): Bobkingite, capgaronnite, juanitaite, gerhardtite, reevesite and other rare minerals from Cerro Minado, Huercal-Overa (Almería). Mineral Up, 4, 3, 6-23 Versions simultaneously published in Catalan (Mineralogistes de Catalunya); in Spanish version (Revista de Minerales).
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