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Salzburgite Mineral Data

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General Salzburgite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu1.6Pb1.6Bi6.4S12
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,162.05 gm
   Iron      0.08 %  Fe
   Copper    4.64 %  Cu
   Bismuth  61.67 %  Bi
   Lead     15.81 %  Pb
   Sulfur   17.80 %  S
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu1.58Fe2+0.03Pb1.65Bi6.38S12
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in quartz veins in the Felbertal scheelite deposit. Bismuthinite-aikinite derivative; structure
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2000 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Felbertal deposit, Salzburg province, Austria. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2000-044

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Comments: B&W RL image of lamella of copper-oversubstituted gladite (bd39) with incipient exsolution; above it is a large crystal of salzburgite (bd40) with lamellae of krupkaite (bd48). Bi telluride and gustavite are indicated.
Location: Found in quartz veins of the Felbertal scheelite deposit, Salzburg Province, Austria. (CanMin, v43:909). Scale: See Image.
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Salzburgite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.0894:1:0.2569
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 4.0074, b = 44.81, c = 11.513, Z = 4; V = 2,067.41 Den(Calc)= 6.95
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Pyramidal H-M Symbol (mm2) Space Group: P mc21
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.631(1)(043 ), 2.836(0.935)(182 ), 3.136(0.929)(181 ),3.552(0.858)(0.12.1), 4.015(0.573)(082 ), 3.156(0.569)(142 ), 3.586(0.553)(141 ), 2.56(0.429)(084 ), 2.004(0.372)(200 ),

Physical Properties of Salzburgite

Help on Color: Color: Light gray.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Uneven - Very brittle fracture producing uneven fragments.
Help on Habit: Habit: Aggregates - Made of numerous individual crystals or clusters.
Help on Habit: Habit: Columnar - Forms columns
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Salzburgite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Distinct.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Grayish white.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Salzburgite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 470 nm   39.15   48.36 
 546 nm   38.26   47.65 
 589 nm   37.23   47.14 
 650 nm   36.55   45.71 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Salzburgite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Salzburgite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.81 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Salzburgite =6.95 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.03
Boson Index = 0.97
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESalzburgite =1,481.42 barns/electron
U=PESalzburgite x rElectron Density=8,604.54 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Salzburgite is Not Radioactive

Salzburgite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (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) Aikinite PbCuBiS3 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m Krupkaite PbCuBi3S6 P mc21 mm2 Gladite PbCuBi5S9 P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m Hammarite Pb2Cu2Bi4S9(?) Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m Friedrichite Pb5Cu5Bi7S18 Pb21m mm2 Pekoite PbCuBi11(S,Se)18 P 21am mm2 Lindstromite Pb3Cu3Bi7S15 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m 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 Salzburgite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AmMin, v91, p218) PHYS. PROP.(AmMin, v91, p218) OPTIC PROP.(AmMin, v91, p218)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Salzburgite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - MinDAT
7 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
8 - Online Mineral Museum
9 - QUT Mineral Atlas
10 - Ruff.Info

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