Geocronite

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Geocronite
Geokronit - Sala, Schweden.jpg
Geocronite from Sala, Sweden
General
Category Sulfosalt minerals
Formula
(repeating unit)
Pb14(Sb, As)6S23
Strunz classification 02.JB.30a

Geocronite is a mineral, a mixed sulfosalt containing lead, antimony, and arsenic with a formula of Pb14(Sb, As)6S23. Geocronite is the antimony rich endmember of a solid solution series. The arsenic rich endmember is named jordanite. It occurs as grey, black, to silvery white monoclinic crystals. It is found in hydrothermal veins usually associated with other similar minerals, particularly the sulfides of iron and copper.

The mineral has been found in Spain, Ireland and Sweden where it was first identified in 1839.

References[edit]