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General Gladite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbCuBi5S9
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,604.24 gm
   Copper    3.96 %  Cu
   Bismuth  65.13 %  Bi
   Lead     12.92 %  Pb
   Sulfur   17.99 %  S
           ______ 
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbCuBi5S9
Help on Environment: Environment: Of hydrothermal origin.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1924
Help on Locality: Locality: Gladhammer, Province of Kalmar, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Gladite Say GLADITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 167
  PDF 29-562
 

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  Gladite

Comments: Bluish-gray prismatic crystal of gladite on calcite.
Location: Holzm├╝hlental quarry, Flechtingen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Scale: Picture size 1 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Gladite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =2.8693:1:8.3764
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 11.486, b = 4.003, c = 33.531, Z = 4; V = 1,541.70 Den(Calc)= 6.91
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P nma
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.56(1), 1.082(0.9), 1.101(0.9),1.308(0.9), 1.916(0.7), 1.948(0.7), 2.81(0.7),
 

Physical Properties of Gladite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {010} Good, {100} Imperfect
Help on Color: Color: Lead gray, Gray, Tin white.
Help on Density: Density: 6.96
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Prismatic - Crystals Shaped like Slender Prisms (e.g. tourmaline).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2.5-3 - Finger Nail-Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: black
 

Calculated Properties of Gladite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.77 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Gladite =6.91 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEGladite =1,495.37 barns/electron
U=PEGladite x rElectron Density=8,631.01 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Gladite is Not Radioactive
 

Gladite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 03.04.05.03 (03)Sulfides - Sulfosalts
  (03.04)where z/y > 3 - (A+)i (A++)j [By Cz], A=metals, B=semi-metals, C=non-metals
  (03.04.05)Aikinite Group (Orthorhombic containing Pb, Cu, Bi, & S)
 
03.04.05.01 Aikinite PbCuBiS3 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
03.04.05.02 Krupkaite PbCuBi3S6 P mc21 mm2
 
03.04.05.03 Gladite PbCuBi5S9 P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
03.04.05.04 Hammarite Pb2Cu2Bi4S9(?) Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
03.04.05.05 Friedrichite Pb5Cu5Bi7S18 Pb21m mm2
 
03.04.05.06 Pekoite PbCuBi11(S,Se)18 P 21am mm2
 
03.04.05.07 Lindstromite Pb3Cu3Bi7S15 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
03.04.05.08 Salzburgite! Cu1.6Pb1.6Bi6.4S12 P mc21 mm2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.HB.05a 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.H - Sulfosalts of SnS Archetype
  02.HB -With Cu, Ag, Hg, Fe, Sn and Pb
 
02.HB.05a Aikinite PbCuBiS3 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.HB.05a Hammarite Pb2Cu2Bi4S9(?) Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.HB.05a Gladite PbCuBi5S9 P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.HB.05a Friedrichite Pb5Cu5Bi7S18 Pb21m mm2
 
02.HB.05a Lindstromite Pb3Cu3Bi7S15 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.HB.05a Krupkaite PbCuBi3S6 P mc21 mm2
 
02.HB.05a Pekoite PbCuBi11(S,Se)18 P 21am mm2
 
02.HB.05a Paarite! Cu1.7Pb1.7Bi6.3S12 Pmcn 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.HB.05a Emilite! Cu2.68Pb2.68Bi5.32S12 P mc21 mm2
 
02.HB.05a Salzburgite! Cu1.6Pb1.6Bi6.4S12 P mc21 mm2
 

Other Gladite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Ford32) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Gladite :
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
15 - WWW-MINCRYST

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PbCuBi5S9
Dana No: 03.04.05.03 Strunz No: 02.HB.05a
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