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About FülöppiteHide

Béla Fülöpp
lead grey, tarnishing to steel blue or bronzy
Specific Gravity:
Crystal System:
For Dr. Bela Fülöpp, (1863-1938) Hungarian lawyer, statesman and mineral collector.
Fülöppite is a rare mineral in a homologous series with heteromorphite, plagionite and semseyite. Their structures differ by the thickness of a galena sheet in the structure. Fülöppite has the thinnest such sheet.

May be confused with plagionite.

Classification of FülöppiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
H : Sulfosalts of SnS archetype
C : With only Pb

6 : 2 < ø < 2.49

5 : Sulphosalts - Sulpharsenites and Sulphobismuthites (those containing Sn, Ge,or V are in Section 6)
6 : Sulpharsenites etc. of Pb alone

Physical Properties of FülöppiteHide

lead grey, tarnishing to steel blue or bronzy
reddish grey
2½ on Mohs scale
VHN100=140 - 157 kg/mm2 - Vickers
5.23 g/cm3 (Measured)    5.19 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of FülöppiteHide

Moderate - blue-green to red-brown
Colour in reflected light:

Chemical Properties of FülöppiteHide


Crystallography of FülöppiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 13.441 Å, b = 11.726 Å, c = 16.930 Å
β = 94.71(8)°
a:b:c = 1.146 : 1 : 1.444
Unit Cell V:
2,659.31 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Pyramidal and short prismatic [201]; 112} striated parallel [110]; {100} striated parallel to [010]. Thick tabular {001}, rare. Crystals often curved.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
6.25 (50)
3.89 (100)
3.23 (70)
3.20 (90)
2.919 (80)
2.822 (80)
2.749 (70)

Type Occurrence of FülöppiteHide

Other Language Names for FülöppiteHide

Simplified Chinese:柱硫锑铅矿

Relationship of Fülöppite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
HeteromorphitePb7Sb8S19Mon. 2/m : B2/b
PlagionitePb5Sb8S17Mon. 2/m
SemseyitePb9Sb8S21Mon. 2/m : B2/b

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Dawsonite8 photos of Fülöppite associated with Dawsonite on mindat.org.
Semseyite8 photos of Fülöppite associated with Semseyite on mindat.org.
Calcite2 photos of Fülöppite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Zinkenite1 photo of Fülöppite associated with Zinkenite on mindat.org.
Sphalerite1 photo of Fülöppite associated with Sphalerite on mindat.org.
Stibnite1 photo of Fülöppite associated with Stibnite on mindat.org.
Stibiconite1 photo of Fülöppite associated with Stibiconite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.HC.05bArgentobaumhaueriteAg1.5Pb22As33.5S72Tric. 1 : P1
2.HC.05bBaumhaueritePb12As16S36Tric. 1 : P1
2.HC.05eChabournéiteTl4Pb2(Sb,As)20S34Tric. 1 : P1
2.HC.05dDufrénoysitePb2As2S5Mon. 2 : P21
2.HC.05aGuettarditePbAsSbS4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HC.05fParapierrotiteTlSb5S8Mon. m
2.HC.05fPierrotiteTl2(Sb,As)10S16Orth. mm2 : Pna21
2.HC.05dRathiteAg2Pb12-xTlx/2As18+x/2S40Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HC.05aSartoritePbAs2S4Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.HC.05aTwinnite Pb0.8Tl0.1Sb1.3As0.8S4Mon. 2/m
2.HC.05dVeenitePb2(Sb,As)2S5Mon. 2 : P21
2.HC.05gMarumoitePb32As40S92Mon. 2 : P21
2.HC.05eDalnegroite(Tl4Pb2)(As12Sb8)S34Tric. 1 : P1
2.HC.10cHeteromorphitePb7Sb8S19Mon. 2/m : B2/b
2.HC.10bPlagionitePb5Sb8S17Mon. 2/m
2.HC.10dSemseyitePb9Sb8S21Mon. 2/m : B2/b
2.HC.15BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HC.20RobinsonitePb4Sb6S13Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.HC.25MoëloitePb6Sb6S14(S3)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 2
2.HC.30DadsonitePb23Sb25S60ClTric. 1 : P1
2.HC.35OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HC.40ParasterryiteAg4Pb20Sb14As10S58Mon. 2/m : P21/b

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide 2/m 2/m : B2/b 2/m : B2/b,Tl)2Sb8S21Mon.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

5.6.1SartoritePbAs2S4Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.6.2DufrénoysitePb2As2S5Mon. 2 : P21
5.6.4BaumhaueritePb12As16S36Tric. 1 : P1
5.6.5GratonitePb9As4S15Trig. 3m : R3m
5.6.6JordanitePb14(As,Sb)6S23Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.6.8ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42Hex. 6 : P63
5.6.9PlagionitePb5Sb8S17Mon. 2/m
5.6.10HeteromorphitePb7Sb8S19Mon. 2/m : B2/b
5.6.13SemseyitePb9Sb8S21Mon. 2/m : B2/b
5.6.15BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.6.17RobinsonitePb4Sb6S13Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.6.18GuettarditePbAsSbS4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.6.19Twinnite Pb0.8Tl0.1Sb1.3As0.8S4Mon. 2/m
5.6.20VeenitePb2(Sb,As)2S5Mon. 2 : P21
5.6.21SorbyiteCuPb9(Sb,As)11S26Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.6.22GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.6.23GalenobismutitePbBi2S4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.6.24CosalitePb2Bi2S5Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.6.25CannizzaritePb48Bi56S132Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.6.26LillianitePb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.6.27GiessenitePb27Cu2(Bi,Sb)19S57Mon. 2/m
5.6.32KirkiitePb10Bi3As3S19Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.6.33UstarasitePb(Bi,Sb)6S10 (?)

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 FülöppiteHide

Reference List:
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de Finály and Koch (1929), Mineralogical Magazine: 22: 179.
American Mineralogist (1930): 15: 201-202.
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 463-464.
Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte (1974): 92-94.
Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 142: 196-215.
Acta Crystallographica: B31: 151-157.

Internet Links for FülöppiteHide

Localities for FülöppiteHide

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.
  • Potosí
    • Antonio Quijarro Province
Econ Geol (1997) 92:623-632; Dill, H. G., Weiser, T., Bernhardt, I. R., & Kilibarda, C. R. (1995). The composite gold-antimony vein deposit at Kharma (Bolivia). Economic Geology, 90(1), 51-66.
  • Smolyan Province
[MinRec 22 p.439]
  • New Brunswick
    • York Co.
      • Prince William Parish
        • Lake George
WILSON, W.E. (1991) The Lake George antimony mine, New Brunswick. Mineralogical Record 22, 263-267.
  • Guangxi
    • Hechi
      • Nandan County
        • Dachang Sn-polymetallic ore field
Mineral Deposits 4(1), 74
Czech Republic
  • Central Bohemian Region
    • Kladno District
Žáček, V., Frýda, J., Ondruš, P., Opluštil, S.: Polymetalická mineralizace v proterozoiku v podloží karbonské pánve na dole Slaný. Bulletin Mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1994, roč. 2, s. 123-126.
  • Plzeň Region
    • Tachov District
      • Chodová Planá
Roman Gramblicka collection
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Cantal
      • Talizat
        • Auliac
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
    • Haute-Loire
      • La Chaise-Dieu
        • Saint-Pal-de-Senouire
P.G. Pélisson : "Etude Minéralogique et Métallogénique du District Filonien Polytype de Paulhaguet (Haute-Loire, Massif Central Français)", Doctorate Thesis, Orléans, France, 1989
      • Langeac
        • Barlet
P.G. Pélisson : "Etude Minéralogique et Métallogénique du District Filonien Polytype de Paulhaguet (Haute-Loire, Massif Central Français)", Doctorate Thesis, Orléans, France, 1989
        • Marsanges
P.G. Pélisson : "Etude Minéralogique et Métallogénique du District Filonien Polytype de Paulhaguet (Haute-Loire, Massif Central Français)", Doctorate Thesis, Orléans, France, 1989
      • Lavoûte-Chilhac
        • Ally
          • La Rodde mine
J.J. Périchaud : "Les Gisements Métalliques du District à Antimoine de Brioude-Massiac (Massif-Central Français)", BRGM, 1968
      • Mercoeur
        • Chazelles-Haut (Chazelle)
J.J. Périchaud : "Les Gisements Métalliques du District à Antimoine de Brioude-Massiac (Massif-Central Français)", BRGM, 1968
    • Puy-de-Dôme
      • Anzat-le-Luguet
Analysed by Nicolas MEISSER, Lausanne Geological Museum
E. Marcoux, Y. Moëlo, P. Picot und J.-C. Baubron (1988): Évolution minéralogique et isotopique (Pb) du filon sulfuré complexe des Borderies (Massif central français) — Implications métallogéniques. Mineralium Deposita 23, 58-70.
  • Brittany
    • Finistère
      • Bolazec
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Chauris, L. (2014): Minéraux de Bretagne, Les Editions du Piat, 84.
      • Cape Sizun
        • Plogoff
          • Pointe du Raz
Y. Moëlo, Y. Fouquet, C. Laforêt, L. Chauris, Bull. Minéral., 1978, 101, pp. 363-367, France.
  • Grand Est
    • Bas-Rhin
      • Villé Valley
Wittern, Journée (1997): "Mineralien finden in den Vogesen", von Loga (Cologne), pp. 36-37.
  • Occitanie
    • Aude
Berbain, C., Favreau, G. & Aymar, J. (2005): Mines et minéraux des Pyrénées-Orientales et des Corbières, Association Française de Microminéralogie Ed., 143-144.
    • Hérault
      • Ceilhes-et-Rocozels
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
    • Lozère
      • Saint-Germain-de-Calberte
        • St Etienne-Vallée-Française
Inventaire Minéralogique de la France Numéro 14 ( Lozère ) Editions BRGM 1989
Inventaire Minéralogique de la France Numéro 14 ( Lozère ) Editions BRGM 1989
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Hautes-Alpes
      • Orpierre
Le Cahier des Micromonteurs,(2), 3-13
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Haslach
        • Steinach
[Wittern,A. (1995) Mineralien finden im Schwarzwald]
      • Münstertal
        • St Trudpert
K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
      • Sulzburg
K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
  • Saxony-Anhalt
    • Harz
      • Stolberg
Gröbner, J., Hajek, W., Junker, R. & Nikoleizig, J. (2011): Neue Mineralschätze des Harzes. Papierflieger Verlag GmbH, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany, 127 pp.
Gröbner, J., W. Hajek, R. Junker & J. Nikoleizig (2011). Neue Mineralienschätze des Harzes. S.89-97. Papierflieger-Verlag, Clausthal-Zellerfeld.
  • Saxony
    • Chemnitz
      • Hartmannsdorf
M. Martin: Lapis 12(94), 43-45 (1994)
    • Mittelsachsen
      • Freiberg
        • Bräunsdorf
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
  • Attica
    • East Attica
      • Lavreotiki
        • Lavrion District Mines
          • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
Wendel, W. & Rieck, B. (1999): Lavrion: Die komplette Mineralliste. Lapis, 24 (7-8), 61-63.
  • Akmola Region
    • Stepnogorsk
      • Aksu (Aqsu)
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
  • Diekirch District
    • Wiltz
      • Goesdorf commune
        • Goesdorf
Simon Philippo analysis (to be published); [Filella M., Philippo S., Belzile N., Chen Y. and Quentel F. (2009) Natural attenuation processes applying to antimony: A study in the abandoned antimony mine in Goesdorf, Luxembourg - Science of the total environment (in press)]; Filella, M., Philippo, S., Belzile, N., Chen, Y., & Quentel, F. (2009). Natural attenuation processes applying to antimony: a study in the abandoned antimony mine in Goesdorf, Luxembourg. Science of the Total Environment, 407(24), 6205-6216.
  • Lower Silesian Voivodeship
    • Ząbkowice Śląskie Co.
      • Gmina Bardo
Nejbert, K., Siuda, R., Matyszczak, W., Borzęcki, R. (2014): Mineralogic and textural relationships among Pb-Sb sulphosalts from the Dębowina mine, Bardzkie Mountains, Sudetes. Mineralogia Special Papers: 42: 83
  • Hunedoara
    • Deva
[Nickel & Nichols, 1991 - \
  • Maramureș
    • Baia Mare (Nagybánya)
      • Chiuzbaia (Kisbánya)
[Cook N.J., Damian Gh., New data on "Plumosite" and Other Sulfosalt Minerals from the Herja Vein Deposit, Baia Mare Dist., Romania, Geologica Carphathica, (1997)]
Koch S. (1929): Fuloppite, a new Hungarian Mineral of the plagionite-semseyite group. Mineralogical Magazine 22.; Mineralogical Record 7:139-140
Gábor Koller collection (EDS- and PXRD-analysed by Sándor Szakáll and Béla Fehér)
collected: Gábor Koller, analysed: Sándor Szakáll, Béla Fehér EDS, and PXRD
  • Magadan Oblast
    • Kolyma River Basin
Volkov, A. V., Cherepanova, N. V., Prokof’ev, V. Y., Savva, N. E., Smil’gin, S. V., Trubkin, N. V., & Alekseev, V. Y. (2013). Gold deposit in the Butarny granitoid stock, Russian Northeast. Geology of Ore Deposits, 55(3), 185-206.
  • Zabaykalsky Krai
    • Chitinskaya Oblast
      • Vershino-Darasunskiy
Spiridonov, E. M., Krivitskaya, N. N., Bryzgalov, I. A., Kulikova, I. M., & Gorodetskaya, M. D. (2010, December). Bismuth-rich aurostibite: A product of maldonite replacement in a volcanogenic-plutonogenic Darasun deposit (Eastern Transbaikalia). In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 435, No. 2, pp. 1611-1613). MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica.
  • Podrinje District
Slobodan A. Radosavljević, Jovica N. Stojanović, Ana S. Radosavljević-Mihajlović, Vladan D. Kašić (2013): Polymetallic mineralization of the Boranja orefield, Podrinje Metallogenic District, Serbia: zonality, mineral associations and genetic features. Periodico di Mineralogia, 82, 61-87.; Radosavljević, S. A., Stojanović, J. N., Pačevski, A. M., Radosavljević-Mihajlović, A. S., & Kašić, V. D. (2016). A review of Pb-Sb (As)-S, Cu (Ag)-Fe (Zn)-Sb (As)-S, Ag (Pb)-Bi (Sb)-S and Pb-Bi-S (Te) sulfosalt systems from the Boranja orefield, West Serbia. Geološki Anali Balkanskog Poluostrva, 2016(77), 1-12.
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Banská Bystrica Co.
Lalinská, B., Chovan, M. (2006): Hydrotermálna mineralizácia na lokalite Medzibrod a Sopotnická dolina. Mineralia Slovaca, 38, 3, 261-272.
    • Poltár Co.
Maťo,Ľ., Maťová, 1994: Mineralizácia v okolí Ozdína, výskyt zlata s obsahom Sb-Ni v tmavých bridliciach, JZ časti veporského kryštalinika (stredné Slovensko). Min.Slovaca, 26,1,30 – 37
  • Košice Region
    • Košice Co.
      • Poproč
Klimko, T., Chovan, M., Huraiová M. (2009): Hydrotermálna mineralizácia na antimonitových žilách Spišsko-gemerského rudohoria. Miner. Slov., 41, 2, 115-132.
  • Žilina Region
    • Liptovský Mikuláš Co.
Pauliš,P.,Ďuďa,R.,2002: Nejzajímavejší mineralogická naletište Slovenska. Kuttna,K.Hora, 136p
      • Liptovské Kľačany
Bakoš, F., Chovan, M., Michálek, J., 2000 : Minerálne zloženie hydrotermálnej Sb, Cu, Pb, Zn, As mineralizácie na SV od Magurky v Nízkych Tatrách. Mineralia Slovaca, 32, 6,497 – 506
Bakoš, F., Chovan, M., Michálek, J., 2000 : Minerálne zloženie hydrotermálnej Sb, Cu, Pb, Zn, As mineralizácie na SV od Magurky v Nízkych Tatrách. Mineralia Slovaca, 32, 6,497 – 506
      • Partizánska Lupča
Chovan M., et all., 1995: Sb-Au(As-Pb) mineralizácia ložiska Magurka, Nízke Tatry. Min.Slovaca, Bratislava, 27, 6, 397-406
  • Aragón
    • Teruel
      • Lanzuela
  • Castile-La Mancha
    • Ciudad Real
      • Almuradiel
Philip Bluemner photo
  • England
    • Cumbria
      • Allerdale
        • Caldbeck
          • Coombe Height
Fortey, N.J., Ingham, J.D., Skilton, B.R.H., Young, B., and Shepherd, T.J. (1984) Antimony mineralization at Wet Swine Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 45(1-2), 59-65.; Cooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J. (1990) Minerals of the English Lake District: Caldbeck Fells. Natural History Museum Publications, London, 160 pp. (referring to Fortey et al., 1984).; Leppington, C.M. and Green, D.I. (1998) Antimonian claudetite from Wet Swine Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England. Journal of the Russell Society, 7(1), 36-37.; Green, D.I., Neall, T., and Tindle, A.G. (2005) The composition of fülöppite from Wet Swine Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria. Journal of the Russell Society, 8(2), 101–102.
Cooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J. (1990) Minerals of the English Lake District: Caldbeck Fells. Natural History Museum Publications, London, 160 pp.; Cooper, M.P. and Stanley, C.J. (1991) Famous Mineral Localities: Pyromorphite Group Minerals from the Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England. Mineralogical Record, 22(2), 105-121.
  • Donetsk Oblast
[World of Stones 12:20]
  • Arkansas
    • Sevier Co.
      • Gillham
Rocks & Min.: 63:123.
  • Colorado
    • Boulder Co.
      • Gold Hill District
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
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