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Rezbanyite (of Frenzel)

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Analysis of mixture.
Light lead-gray
Specific Gravity:
6.09 - 6.39
After the locality at Rezbánya, Romania.
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Classification of Rezbanyite (of Frenzel)Hide


Physical Properties of Rezbanyite (of Frenzel)Hide

Light lead-gray
2½ on Mohs scale
6.09 - 6.39 g/cm3 (Measured)    6.89 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Rezbanyite (of Frenzel)Hide

Colour in reflected light:

Chemical Properties of Rezbanyite (of Frenzel)Hide


Analysis of mixture.

Crystallography of Rezbanyite (of Frenzel)Hide

Massive, fine granular to compact.

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 Rezbanyite (of Frenzel)Hide

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Frenzel (1883), Min. Mitt.: 5: 175.
Wherry and Foshag (1921), Washington Academy of Science, Journal: 11: 1.
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: 470-471.
Padera, K. (1956): The revision of minerals of the bismuthinite and aikinite group. Chemie der Erde 18, 14-18.
Harris, D.C. and Chen, T.T. (1976) Crystal chemistry and re-examination of nomenclature of sulfosalts in the aikinite-bismuthinite series. Canadian Mineralogist 14, 194-205. ["rezbanyite should be discarded"]
Zak, L., Megarskaya, L., Mumme, W. G. (1992): Rezbanyite from Ocna de fier (Vasko): a mixture of bismuthinite derivatives and cosalite. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1992, 69-79.
Zak, L. and Mumme, W. G. (1994): Rezbanyite discredited. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1994, 314-316.

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Localities for Rezbanyite (of Frenzel)Hide

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- 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.
  • Burgas Province
    • Sozopol
Todorov, T. (1990): Copper-lead-bismuth sulfosalts of the aikinite-bismuthinite series in the Rossen ore field deposits. Doklady Bolgarskoi Akademii Nauk 43(1), 87-90.
  • Bihor
    • Nucet
Palache et al (1944), Dana's System of Mineralogy, 7th. ed., vol. 1: 470. D.C Harris and T.T Chen(1976)Crystal Chemistry and Re-Examination of Nomenclature of Sulfosalts in the Aikinite-Bismuthinite Series:Canadian Mineralogist Vol.14,pp.194-205
  • Caraş-Severin
    • Banat Mountains
      • Ocna de Fier-Dognecea District
Palache et al (1944), Dana's System of Min., seventh ed., vol. 1: 470; Zak, L.; Megarskaya, L.; Mumme, W. G. (1992): Rezbanyite from Ocna de fier (Vasko): a mixture of bismuthinite derivatives and cosalite. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1992, 69-79.
  • Altai Krai
Eremin, N. I.; Okrugin, V. M.; Pozdnyakova, N. V.; Sergeeva, N. E. (1973): Mineralogy of the Strezhanskoe chalcopyrite-complex ore deposit at the Rudnii Altai. Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta, Seriya 4: Geologiya, 28, 58-75 (in Russian).
  • Košice Region
    • Rožňava Co.
      • Dobšiná (Dobschau; Topschau)
Halahyjová-Andrusovová G., 1961: Mineralogické a paragenetické štúdium rudných ložísk v okolí Dobšinej. Manuskript, ŠGÚDŠ, Bratislava, 334. (in Slovak)
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