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General Lillianite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb3Bi2S6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,231.96 gm
   Bismuth  33.93 %  Bi
   Lead     50.46 %  Pb
   Sulfur   15.62 %  S
           ______ 
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb3Bi2S6
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermal veins of probable high temperature origin.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1889
Help on Locality: Locality: Leadville, Colorado, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the Lillian Mining Co. in Colorado.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Lillianite + Pronunciation Say LILLIANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 2737
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  Lillianite

Comments: Gray metallic massive lillianite in clear quartz.
Location: Gladhammar, Kalmar, Sweden. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Lillianite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.6561:1:0.1995
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 13.522, b = 20.608, c = 4.112, Z = 4; V = 1,145.86 Den(Calc)= 7.14
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): 3.51(1), 2.14(0.9), 2.92(0.9),
 

Physical Properties of Lillianite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {100} Good, {010} Poor
Help on Color: Color: Steel gray.
Help on Density: Density: 7
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces, (e.g. quartz).
Help on Habit: Habit: Crystalline - Fine - Occurs as well-formed fine sized crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Uniformly indistinguishable crystals forming large masses.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2-3 - Gypsum-Calcite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Help on Streak: Streak: black
 

Optical Properties of Lillianite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: NCalc= 1.41 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.0579) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1
NCalc= 1.41 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.0579) where Ncalc=Dmeas*KC+1
Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Distinct.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: White.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: Very weak.
 

Calculated Properties of Lillianite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.89 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Lillianite =7.14 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.11
Boson Index = 0.89
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PELillianite =1,602.20 barns/electron
U=PELillianite x rElectron Density=9,434.35 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Lillianite is Not Radioactive
 

Lillianite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 03.04.15.01 (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 Lillianite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Ford32) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Lillianite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - GeoScienceWorld
5 - Google Images
6 - Google Scholar
7 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
9 - MinDAT
10 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
11 - Online Mineral Museum
12 - QUT Mineral Atlas
13 - Ruff.Info
14 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Pb3Bi2S6
Dana No: 03.04.15.01 Strunz No: 02.JB.40a
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