Salzburgite

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Salzburgite
General
Category Sulfosalt mineral
Formula
(repeating unit)
Pb2Cu2Bi7S12
Strunz classification 2.HB.05a
Crystal system Orthorhombic
Crystal class Pyramidal (mm2)
H-M symbol: (mm2)
Space group Pmc21
Identification
References [1]

Salzburgite has a general empirical formula of Pb2Cu2Bi7S12 and an orthorhombic crystal structure.[2] This mineral is very similar to paarite in that they both have nearly the same empirical formulas.[3] They are both of the bismuthinite - aikinite series. Salzburgite was named after the region in which it was found, Salzburg, Austria.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mindat.org - Salzburgite
  2. ^ a b Ralph, Joylon, and Ida Chau. Salzburgite. Joylon Ralph, 1993-2010. Web. 14 September 2010.
  3. ^ Topa, Dan, and Emil Mackovicky. "Mineralogical Data on Salzburgite..." Editorial. Canadian Mineralogist June 2005: 909-17. GeoScience World. 2010. 14 September 2010.