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Fizelyite Mineral Data

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General Fizelyite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb14Ag5Sb21S48 (?)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 7,536.06 gm
   Silver     7.16 %  Ag
   Antimony  33.93 %  Sb
   Lead      38.49 %  Pb
   Sulfur    20.42 %  S
            ______ 
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb14Ag5Sb21S48
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermal veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1926
Help on Locality: Locality: Kisbanya, Comitat Szatmar, Rumania. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Sandor Fizely, mining engineer, who discovered the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Fizelyite + Pronunciation Say FIZELYITE
 

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  Fizelyite

Comments: Galena and sphalerite with minor chalcopyrite and a heavy druse of acicular fizelyite crystals.
Location: Herja, Kisbanya, Transylvania, Romania. Scale: Crystal size 3 mm.
© John Veevaert

Fizelyite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.6841:1:0.452
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 13.167, b = 19.246, c = 8.7, Z = 1; beta = 90.4° V = 2,204.63 Den(Calc)= 5.68
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Monoclinic - Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: P 21/n
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.32(1), 2.939(0.55), 3.29(0.55),
 

Physical Properties of Fizelyite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {010} Good
Help on Color: Color: Lead gray, Dark gray, Steel gray.
Help on Density: Density: 5.56
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Prismatic - Crystals Shaped like Slender Prisms (e.g. tourmaline).
Help on Habit: Habit: Striated - Parallel lines on crystal surface or cleavage face.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2 - Gypsum
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: dark gray
 

Optical Properties of Fizelyite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: NCalc= 1.39 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.0681) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1
NCalc= 1.38 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.0681) where Ncalc=Dmeas*KC+1
Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Shown, but without distinct color effects.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Fizelyite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 400 nm   41.60   48.30 
   
 420 nm   40.60   47.40 
 440 nm   39.60   46.50 
 460 nm   39.30   46.10 
 480 nm   39.00   45.80 
 500 nm   38.80   45.60 
 520 nm   38.40   45.20 
 540 nm   38.00   44.90 
 560 nm   37.80   44.50 
 580 nm   37.40   43.80 
 600 nm   36.90   43.20 
 620 nm   36.30   42.40 
 640 nm   35.60   41.40 
 660 nm   34.80   40.30 
 680 nm   34.00   39.00 
 700 nm   33.00   37.80 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Fizelyite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Fizelyite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.86 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Fizelyite =5.68 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.08
Boson Index = 0.92
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEFizelyite = 828.02 barns/electron
U=PEFizelyite x rElectron Density=4,021.60 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Fizelyite is Not Radioactive
 

Fizelyite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 03.04.15.08 (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 Fizelyite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic1) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Fizelyite :
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 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info

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Pb14Ag5Sb21S48 (?)
Dana No: 03.04.15.08 Strunz No: 02.JB.40a
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