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Gustavite Mineral Data

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General Gustavite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbAgBi3S6 (?)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,134.41 gm
   Silver    9.51 %  Ag
   Bismuth  55.27 %  Bi
   Lead     18.27 %  Pb
   Sulfur   16.96 %  S
           ______ 
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbAgBi3S6
Help on Environment: Environment: A rare mineral of hydrothermal origin, also found in pegmatites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1970
Help on Locality: Locality: Ivigtut, Greenland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Gustav Hageman (1842-1916), Danish chemical engineer.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Gustavite + Pronunciation Say GUSTAVITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 300265
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  Gustavite

Comments: Gray metallic gustavite in matrix.
Location: South Mountain, Owyhee County, Idaho, USA. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Gustavite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.6946:1:0.211
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 13.51, b = 19.449, c = 4.105, Z = 4; V = 1,078.61 Den(Calc)= 6.99
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: Bbmm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.895(1), 2.996(1), 3.363(1),
 

Physical Properties of Gustavite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Distinct, {???} Distinct
Help on Color: Color: Steel gray.
Help on Density: Density: 7.01
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Tabular - Form dimensions are thin in one direction.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5 - Copper Penny
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: gray
 

Optical Properties of Gustavite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Weak in air, distinct in oil, bluish black to grayish white.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: White to grayish white.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: White to gray.
 

Calculated Properties of Gustavite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.84 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Gustavite =6.99 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.04
Boson Index = 0.96
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEGustavite =1,426.78 barns/electron
U=PEGustavite x rElectron Density=8,334.41 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Gustavite is Not Radioactive
 

Gustavite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 03.04.15.03 (03)Sulfides - Sulfosalts
  (03.04)where z/y > 3 - (A+)i (A++)j [By Cz], A=metals, B=semi-metals, C=non-metals
  (03.04.15)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 Gustavite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Gustavite :
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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PbAgBi3S6 (?)
Dana No: 03.04.15.03 Strunz No: 02.JB.40a
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