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Cuboargyrite Mineral Data

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General Cuboargyrite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: AgSbS
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 261.68 gm
   Silver    41.22 %  Ag
   Antimony  46.53 %  Sb
   Sulfur    12.25 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: AgSbS
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in a hydrothermal quartz-arsenopyrite assemblage. A polymorph of miargyrite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Baberast, near Haslach, Central Black Forest, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: The name alludes to the polymorphic relationship with miargyrite.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1997-004

Cuboargyrite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.65, Z = 2; V = 180.36 Den(Calc)= 4.82
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F m3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.83(1), 3.26(0.9), 1.998(0.8),

Physical Properties of Cuboargyrite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Grayish black.
Help on Density: Density: 5.33
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Anhedral Grains - Granular minerals without the expression of crystal shapes
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3 - Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: black

Optical Properties of Cuboargyrite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: Gray.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Cuboargyrite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 470 nm   35.18   
 546 nm   34.88 
 589 nm   34.72 
 650 nm   34.26 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Cuboargyrite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Cuboargyrite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.20 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Cuboargyrite =4.82 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0009190276
Boson Index = 0.9990809724
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PECuboargyrite = 265.56 barns/electron
U=PECuboargyrite x rElectron Density=1,115.24 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Cuboargyrite is Not Radioactive

Cuboargyrite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (03)Sulfides - Sulfosalts
  (03.09)where z/y = 1 - (A+)i (A++)j [By Cz], A=metals, B=semi-metals, C=non-metals
  (03.09.02)Dana Group Cuboargyrite! AgSbS F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.JA.15 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.J - Sulfosalts of PbS Archetype
  02.JA -Galena derivatives with little or no Pb
02.JA.15 Cuboargyrite! AgSbS F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.JA.15 Schapbachite! AgBiS2 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m

Other Cuboargyrite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AmMin, Vol 84, 7-8) PHYS. PROP.(AmMin, Vol. 84, No. 7-8) OPTIC PROP.(AmMin, Vol. 84, p 1196)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Cuboargyrite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
7 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
8 - MinDAT
9 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
10 - Online Mineral Museum
11 - QUT Mineral Atlas
12 - Ruff.Info

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