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Imiterite

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About ImiteriteHide

Formula:
Ag2HgS2
Colour:
Black
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
2½ - 3
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named after the type locality, the Imiter mine.
The second Ag-Hg mineral known is coded as 'UM1985-19-S:AgHg'.


Classification of ImiteriteHide

Approved
2.BD.05

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
D : With Hg, Tl
2.5.8.1

2 : SULFIDES
5 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
3.5.4

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
5 : Sulphides etc. of Hg and Tl

Physical Properties of ImiteriteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Black
Comment:
Sometimes tarnished bluish
Hardness:
2½ - 3 on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of ImiteriteHide

Formula:
Ag2HgS2

Crystallography of ImiteriteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.03 Å, b = 8 Å, c = 6.58 Å
β = 107.12°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.504 : 1 : 0.823
Unit Cell V:
202.74 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of ImiteriteHide

Synonyms of ImiteriteHide

Other Language Names for ImiteriteHide

German:Imiterit
Simplified Chinese:汞辉银矿
Spanish:Imiterita
Traditional Chinese:汞輝銀礦

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Proustite7 photos of Imiterite associated with Proustite on mindat.org.
Dolomite2 photos of Imiterite associated with Dolomite on mindat.org.
Xanthoconite2 photos of Imiterite associated with Xanthoconite on mindat.org.
Acanthite2 photos of Imiterite associated with Acanthite on mindat.org.
Polybasite2 photos of Imiterite associated with Polybasite on mindat.org.
Cinnabar1 photo of Imiterite associated with Cinnabar on mindat.org.
Calcite1 photo of Imiterite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.BD.UM2004-33-S:AgCuHgSe(Ag,Cu)8Hg3(S,Se)7
2.BD.10GortdrumiteCu24Fe2Hg9S23Tric. 1 : P1
2.BD.15BalkaniteCu9Ag5HgS8Mon. 2/m : P2/m
2.BD.15Danielsite(Cu,Ag)14HgS8Orth.
2.BD.20DonharrisiteNi3HgS3Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.BD.25CarliniteTl2STrig. 3 : R3
2.BD.30BukoviteTl2(Cu,Fe)4Se4Tet.
2.BD.30MurunskiteK2(Cu,Fe)4S4Tet.
2.BD.30ThalcusiteTl2Cu3FeS4Tet.
2.BD.35Rohaite(Tl,Pb,K)2Cu8.7Sb2S4Orth.
2.BD.40ChalcothalliteTl2(Cu,Fe)6SbS4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
2.BD.45SabatieriteCu6TlSe4Orth.
2.BD.50CrookesiteCu7(Tl, Ag)Se4Tet.
2.BD.55BrodtkorbiteCu2HgSe2Mon. 2/m : P21/m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

3.5.1CinnabarHgSTrig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
3.5.2HypercinnabarHgSHex.
3.5.3MetacinnabarHgSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
3.5.5TiemanniteHgSeIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
3.5.6BalkaniteCu9Ag5HgS8Mon. 2/m : P2/m
3.5.7Danielsite(Cu,Ag)14HgS8Orth.
3.5.8ColoradoiteHgTeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
3.5.9GortdrumiteCu24Fe2Hg9S23Tric. 1 : P1
3.5.10Polhemusite(Zn,Hg)STet.
3.5.11CarliniteTl2STrig. 3 : R3
3.5.12CrookesiteCu7(Tl, Ag)Se4Tet.
3.5.13SabatieriteCu6TlSe4Orth.
3.5.14PicotpauliteTlFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
3.5.15RaguiniteTlFeS2Orth.
3.5.16ThalcusiteTl2Cu3FeS4Tet.
3.5.17BukoviteTl2(Cu,Fe)4Se4Tet.
3.5.18GalliteCuGaS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
3.5.19RoquesiteCuInS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
3.5.20InditeFeIn2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m

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 ImiteriteHide

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American Mineralogist: 71: 1277-1278.
Guillou, J.-J., Monthel, J., Picot, P., Pillard, F., Protas, J., and Samama, J.-C. (1985) L'imitérite, Ag2HgS2, nouvelle espèce minérale; propriétés et structure cristalline. Bulletin de Mineralogie (1985): 108: 457-464.
Walenta, K. and Hess, H. (1985) Imiterite; a new silver- and mercury-rich sulfide mineral from Ramsbeck, Sauerland. Der Aufschluss: 36: 209-215.
Plášil J., Sejkora J., Litochleb J., Škácha P. (2009): Výskyt vzácného Ag-Hg sulfidu - imiteritu - v materiálu z haldy dolu Lill (černojamské ložisko), březohorský rudní revír, Česká republika. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrologického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze 17 (2), 62-68 (in Czech with English abstract).

Internet Links for ImiteriteHide

Localities for ImiteriteHide

ⓘ - 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
 
  • New South Wales
    • Robinson Co.
      • Cobar
Leverett, P., McKinnon, A. R., & Williams, P. A. (2005). Supergene geochemistry of the Endeavor ore body, Cobar, NSW, and relationships to other deposits in the Cobar basin. Regolith 2005–Ten Years of CRC LEME, 191-194.
Austria
 
  • Carinthia
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Goldberg group
        • Asten valley
G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
  • Salzburg
    • Lungau
      • Schladminger Tauern
        • Weißpriach valley
Schachinger, T., Kolitsch, U., Bernhard, F. & Bojar, H.-P. (2014): Erzmineralisationen und ihre Verwitterungsprodukte aus dem weiteren Bereich der Steirischen und Lungauer Kalkspitze. Der Steirische Mineralog 28, 8-21.
  • Styria
    • Bruck an der Mur
      • Laming valley
        • Oberdorf an der Laming
Kolitsch, U. (2015): Akanthit, Arsenopyrit, Chrysokoll, Cinnabarit und Imiterit(?) vom Magnesitbergbau bei Oberdorf an der Laming, Steiermark. Der Steirische Mineralog 29, 40.
    • Schladming
      • Schladminger Tauern
        • Giglach valley
          • Giglach lakes
Schachinger, T., Kolitsch, U., Bernhard, F. & Bojar, H.-P. (2014): Erzmineralisationen und ihre Verwitterungsprodukte aus dem weiteren Bereich der Steirischen und Lungauer Kalkspitze. Der Steirische Mineralog 28, 8-21.
Czech Republic
 
  • Central Bohemia Region
    • Příbram
      • Březové Hory ore region (Birkenberg)
        • Černojamské deposit (Black pits deposit)
Plášil J., Sejkora J., Litochleb J., Škácha P. (2009): Výskyt vzácného Ag-Hg sulfidu - imiteritu - v materiálu z haldy dolu Lill (černojamské ložisko), březohorský rudní revír, Česká republika. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrologického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze 17 (2), 62-68 (in Czech with English abstract).
  • Karlovy Vary Region
    • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
Ondruš P, Veselovský F, Gabašová A, Hloušek J, Šrein V, Vavrín I, Skála R, Sejkora J, Drábek M (2003) Primary minerals of the Jáchymov ore district, Journal of the Czech Geological Society 48, 19-147
Germany
 
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Sauerland
      • Meschede
        • Ramsbeck
Weiss: "Mineralienfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
[Mineralogical Record 29:144]
Hungary
 
  • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Co.
    • Rudabányai Mts
www.minerals- of-the- carpathians.eu (Editor:Szakáll)
GEODA 2010/1
Italy
 
  • Lombardy
    • Lecco Province
      • Valsassina
        • Introbio
Guastoni A., Gentile P., Nestola F., Possenti I. (2016): Imiterite di Prapiazzo, Introbio, Valsassina (LC). Novità di mineralogia sistematica italiana. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 50, 2 (2-2016), 120-121.
  • Sardinia
    • Carbonia-Iglesias Province
      • Iglesias
        • Punta della Torre
Orlandi, P. & Campostrini, I. (2005): Zibaldone. Aggiornamenti di mineralogia italiana 2004. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 3/2005, 184-191.
Morocco
 
  • Drâa-Tafilalet Region
    • Tinghir Province
      • Imiter district
Georges FAVREAU collection
Bull.Min.(1985) 108, 457-464; Anthony, et al. Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol 1, pg. 230; Uwe Kolitsch collection (analysed by single-crystal XRD); Burniaux, P. and Williams-Jones, A.E., (2006) Controls Of Silver-Mercury Mineralization At Imiter, Morocco. in Geological Association of Canada, Program with Abstracts Volume 3
Russia
 
  • Magadan Oblast
    • Kolyma River Basin
      • Ducat District
        • Omsukchan
T. V. Zhuravkova, G. A. Palyanova , R. G. Kravtsova (2015): Physicochemical formation conditions of silver sulfoselenides at the Rogovik deposit, Northeastern Russia. Geology of Ore Deposits 57, 313-330.
  • Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
    • Yana-Kolyma Foldbelt
Nekrasov, I.Ya. , Gamyanin, G.N., Goryachev, N.A., Zhdanov, Yu.Ya., Goryacheva, E.M., Leskova, N.V. (1987): Mineralogical and geochemical peculiarities of silver mineralization in the Verkhoyan-Kolymian Folded Region. Mineral associations of ores of the silver-antimony and gold-silver formations. Mineral. Zhurnal: 9(6): 5-27 (in Russian; in: Jambor, J.L., Puziewicz, J., (1990): New mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 75: 435
Nekrasov, I.Ya. , Gamyanin, G.N., Goryachev, N.A., Zhdanov, Yu.Ya., Goryacheva, E.M., Leskova, N.V. (1987): Mineralogical and geochemical peculiarities of silver mineralization in the Verkhoyan-Kolymian Folded Region. Mineral associations of ores of the silver-antimony and gold-silver formations. Mineral. Zhurnal: 9(6): 5-27 (in Russian; in: Jambor, J.L., Puziewicz, J., (1990): New mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 75: 435
USA
 
  • California
    • Tuolumne Co.
      • Mother Lode Belt
        • Jamestown District
          • Jamestown
            • Jamestown Mine (Jamestown group)
              • Jumper & Golden Rule group (Jumper Mine; Jumper claim; Jumper deposit; New Era claim)
Mineralogical Record (1990): 21: 500.
  • Montana
    • Fergus Co.
      • Warm Springs District (Gilt Edge District; Gold Hill District; Maiden District)
        • Cone Butte Sub-District
Bindi et al (2006), Canadian Mineralogist 44, 207-212.
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