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Andorite Mineral Data

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General Andorite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbAgSb3S6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 872.71 gm
   Silver    12.36 %  Ag
   Antimony  41.85 %  Sb
   Lead      23.74 %  Pb
   Sulfur    22.05 %  S
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            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbAgSb3S6
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1894
Help on Locality: Locality: In the USA, at the Keyser mine, Morey district, Nye Co., Nevada; in the Thompson mine, Darwin district, Inyo Co., California; and at Bear Basin, King Co., Washington. From near Takla L Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Andor von Semsey (1833-1923), a Hungarian nobleman, who was also an amateur mineralogist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Andorite Say ANDORITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 20818
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  Andorite

Comments: Metallic, prismatic andorite crystal.
Location: Baie Sprie (Felsobanya), Maramures, Romania. Scale: Size Not Given.
© Lou Perloff / Photo Atlas of Minerals

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  Ferrokesterite   Andorite

Comments: Small, tetragonal crystal of gray ferrokesterite (circled in thumbnail) attached on the surface of a larger striated andorite specimen.
Location: San Jose mine, Oruro, Bolivia. Scale: Crystal size 0.2 mm.
© John Veevaert

Andorite Crystallography

Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.3(1), 2.9(0.8), 3.45(0.4),
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Forms: ( 1 0 1) ( 0 1 0) ( 0 3 1) ( 1 1 1) ( 2 2 1) ( 1 1 0) ( 1 0 0) ( 1 1 2) ( 0 2 1) ( 0 1 1)

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Physical Properties of Andorite

Help on Color: Color: Grayish yellow, Dark gray, Steel gray.
 

Optical Properties of Andorite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: White.
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Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Andorite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 400 nm   39.20   42.30 
   
 420 nm   38.80   42.00 
 440 nm   38.40   41.70 
 460 nm   38.00   41.40 
 480 nm   37.50   41.10 
 500 nm   37.00   40.90 
 520 nm   36.70   40.60 
 540 nm   36.30   40.40 
 560 nm   36.00   40.00 
 580 nm   35.50   39.60 
 600 nm   35.20   39.00 
 620 nm   34.80   38.50 
 640 nm   34.50   38.00 
 660 nm   34.10   37.50 
 680 nm   33.70   37.00 
 700 nm   33.30   36.60 
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Calculated Properties of Andorite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.71 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Andorite =5.44 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.05
Boson Index = 0.95
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEAndorite = 596.64 barns/electron
U=PEAndorite x rElectron Density=2,811.66 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Andorite is Not Radioactive
 

Andorite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 03.04.15.04 (03)Sulfides - Sulfosalts
  (03.04)where z/y > 3 - (A+)i (A++)j [By Cz], A=metals, B=semi-metals, C=non-metals
  (03.04.15)Lillianite Group (Orthorhombic, AmBnS6 where A=Pb, Ag, Mn and B=Sb, Bi)
 
03.04.15.01 Lillianite Pb3Bi2S6 Bbmm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
03.04.15.02 Bursaite? Pb5Bi4S11 Bbmm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
03.04.15.03 Gustavite PbAgBi3S6(?) Bbmm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
03.04.15.04 Andorite PbAgSb3S6 Pmma 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
03.04.15.05 Uchucchacuaite AgPb3MnSb5S12 P mmm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
03.04.15.06 Ramdohrite Ag3Pb6Sb11S24 P 2/n 2/m
 
03.04.15.07 Roshchinite Ag19Pb10Sb51S96orPb(Ag,Cu)2(Sb,As)5S10 Pmna 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
03.04.15.08 Fizelyite Pb14Ag5Sb21S48(?) P 21/n 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.JB.40a 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.J - Sulfosalts of PbS Archetype
  02.JB -Galena derivatives, with Pb
 
02.JB.40a Fizelyite Pb14Ag5Sb21S48(?) P 21/n 2/m
 
02.JB.40a Andorite PbAgSb3S6 Pmma 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.JB.40a Bursaite? Pb5Bi4S11 Bbmm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.JB.40a Gustavite PbAgBi3S6(?) Bbmm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.JB.40a Lillianite Pb3Bi2S6 Bbmm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.JB.40a Roshchinite Ag19Pb10Sb51S96orPb(Ag,Cu)2(Sb,As)5S10 Pmna 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.JB.40a Uchucchacuaite AgPb3MnSb5S12 P mmm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.JB.40a Ramdohrite Ag3Pb6Sb11S24 P 2/n 2/m
 
02.JB.40a Xilingolite Pb3Bi2S6 C 2/m 2/m
 
02.JB.40a Treasurite Ag7Pb6Bi15S32 B2/m 2/m
 
02.JB.40a Vikingite Ag5Pb8Bi13S30 C 2/m 2/m
 

Other Andorite Information

Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Andorite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - HyperPhysics
11 - MinDAT
12 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
13 - Online Mineral Museum
14 - QUT Mineral Atlas
15 - Ruff.Info
16 - WWW-MINCRYST

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PbAgSb3S6
Dana No: 03.04.15.04 Strunz No: 02.JB.40a
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