Mineralogy Database

Morozeviczite Mineral Data

Search Webmineral :

General Morozeviczite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pb,Fe)3Ge1-xS4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 705.33 gm
   Iron        5.94 %  Fe
   Germanium   9.78 %  Ge
   Lead       66.10 %  Pb
   Sulfur     18.18 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb2.25Fe2+0.75Ge0.95S4
Help on Environment: Environment: In epigenetic veinlets and metasomatic replacement zones replacing sandstone and older sufides, in brecciated sandstones underlying copper-bearing shales.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1979
Help on Locality: Locality: Polkovice mine, Zechstein shales, Lower Silesia, Poland Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Josef Morozewicz (1865-1941), Professor of Mineralogy, Jagellonian University, Krakow, Poland.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Morozeviczite + Pronunciation Say MOROZEVICZITE

Morozeviczite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.61, Z = 8; V = 1,194.39 Den(Calc)= 7.84
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F d3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.08(1), 2.15(0.9), 2.8(0.6),

Physical Properties of Morozeviczite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Brownish gray.
Help on Density: Density: 6.62
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Uniformly indistinguishable crystals forming large masses.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5 - Copper Penny
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: dark gray

Optical Properties of Morozeviczite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Distinct.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: White with cream-red tint.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Morozeviczite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 470 nm   43.50   44.50 
 535 nm   43.00   44.00 
 591 nm   44.00   45.00 
 658 nm   45.50   46.50 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Morozeviczite in Air
   0%   30%   60%   90% 100% 120% 150% 180% 210%

Calculated Properties of Morozeviczite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=6.63 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Morozeviczite =7.84 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.15
Boson Index = 0.85
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEMorozeviczite =1,209.00 barns/electron
U=PEMorozeviczite x rElectron Density=8,020.08 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Morozeviczite is Not Radioactive

Morozeviczite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.09)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:1
  (02.09.05)Dana Group Morozeviczite (Pb,Fe)3Ge1-xS4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m Polkovicite (Fe,Pb)3(Ge,Fe)1-xS4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.CB.35a 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.C - Metal Sulfides, M:S = 1:1 (and similar)
  02.CB -With Zn, Fe, Cu, Ag, Au, etc
02.CB.35a Hemusite Cu6SnMoS8 Unk Cubic
02.CB.35a Kiddcreekite Cu6SnWS8 Unk Cubic
02.CB.35a Renierite (Cu,Zn)11(Ge,As)2Fe4S16 P 42c- 4 2m
02.CB.35a Polkovicite (Fe,Pb)3(Ge,Fe)1-xS4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.CB.35a Morozeviczite (Pb,Fe)3Ge1-xS4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.CB.35a Catamarcaite! Cu6GeWS8 P 63mc 6/m 2/m 2/m
02.CB.35a Vinciennite Cu10Fe4Sn(As,Sb)S16 P 4122 4 2 2

Other Morozeviczite 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 Morozeviczite :
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

Search for Morozeviczite using:

Web webmineral.com
[AOL] [Bing] [Dog Pile] [GeoScienceWorld] [HotBot] [Ixquick] [Lycos] [MAMMA] [Scirus] [Teoma] [WebCrawler] [Wikipedia] [YAHOO]

Visit our Advertisers for Morozeviczite :

Ask about Morozeviczite here :
Ask-A-Mineralogist from the Mineralogical Society of America
Mindat.org's Discussion Groups
Original Rockhounds Discussion Group
Rockhounds Discussion Group on Yahoo Groups
Mineral Discussion Forum from Fabre Minerals - also available in Espaņol

Print or Cut-and-Paste your Morozeviczite Specimen Label here :


Dana No: Strunz No: 02.CB.35a





Dakota Matrix
Excalibur Minerals
Exceptional Minerals
Hudson Insitute
John Betts Fine Minerals
Mc Dougall Minerals
Mineral News
Rock and Mineral Shows
Weinrich Minerals, Inc.