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Arcubisite

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Formula:
Ag6CuBiS4
Colour:
Gray
Lustre:
Metallic
Name:
For the composition - Argentum (silver), Cuprum (copper), and bismuth
This page provides mineralogical data about Arcubisite.


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Classification of ArcubisiteHide

Approved
2.LA.40

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
L : Unclassified Sulfosalts
A : Without essential Pb
3.2.6.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
2 : ø = 4
5.2.20

5 : Sulphosalts - Sulpharsenites and Sulphobismuthites (those containing Sn, Ge,or V are in Section 6)
2 : Sulpharsenites etc. of Ag

Physical Properties of ArcubisiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Gray

Optical Data of ArcubisiteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Distinct in air. Strong in oil, cream to bluish green
Reflectivity:
440nmR1=33.6%R2= 33.4%
460nmR1=33.5%R2= 33.8%
480nmR1=33.1%R2= 33.6%
500nmR1=32.5%R2= 33.9%
520nmR1=32.1%R2= 33.2%
540nmR1=32.1%R2= 33.7%
560nmR1=31.8%R2= 33.7%
580nmR1=31.4%R2= 33.9%
600nmR1=31.2%R2= 33.7%
620nmR1=31.0%R2= 34.1%
640nmR1=31.0%R2= 33.5%
660nmR1=30.9%R2= 33.4%

Reflectance graph
Graph shows reflectance levels at different wavelengths (in nm). Top of box is 100%. Peak reflectance is 34.1%.
R1 shown in black, R2 shown in red
Colour in reflected light:
Light gray with faint olive-brown tint

Chemical Properties of ArcubisiteHide

Formula:
Ag6CuBiS4
Common Impurities:
Pb,Fe,Te

Crystallography of ArcubisiteHide

Morphology:
Anhedral grains to 0.05mm

Type Occurrence of ArcubisiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Mineralogical Museum, University of Copenhagen 1973,114
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Cryolite deposit
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of ArcubisiteHide

Other Language Names for ArcubisiteHide

German:Arcubisit
Simplified Chinese:硫铋铜银矿
Spanish:Arcubisita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.LA.10DervilliteAg2AsS2Mon. 2/m : P2/b
2.LA.15DaomaniteCuPtAsS2Orth.
2.LA.20VaughaniteTlHgSb4S7Tric.
2.LA.25CriddleiteTlAg2Au3Sb10S10Mon.
2.LA.30Fettelite[Ag6As2S7][Ag10HgAs2S8] Mon. 2 : B2
2.LA.35Chaméanite(Cu,Fe)4As(Se,S)4Iso.
2.LA.45MgriiteCu3AsSe3
2.LA.50Benleonardite[Ag6(Sb,As)2S6Te] [Ag9Cu(S,Te)2Te2]Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
2.LA.55TsnigriiteAg9SbTe3S3Mon.
2.LA.60BorovskitePd3SbTe4Iso.
2.LA.65JonassoniteAuBi5S4Mon.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

5.2.1SmithiteAgAsS2Mon. 2/m
5.2.2TrechmanniteAgAsS2Trig.
5.2.3ProustiteAg3AsS3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
5.2.4XanthoconiteAg3AsS3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
5.2.5Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
5.2.6Pearceite-T2acTrig. 3 2 : P3 2 1
5.2.7Argentotennantite-(Zn)Ag6(Cu4Zn2)As4S12SIso. 4 3m : I4 3m
5.2.8MiargyriteAgSbS2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
5.2.9PyrargyriteAg3SbS3Trig. 3m : R3c
5.2.10PyrostilpniteAg3SbS3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.2.11StephaniteAg5SbS4Orth. mm2 : Cmc21
5.2.12Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.2.13BillingsleyiteAg7AsS6Iso. 2 3 : P21 3
5.2.14Polybasite-TacTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
5.2.15Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe2+2Sb4S12Iso. 4 3m : I4 3m
5.2.16AramayoiteAg3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6Tric. 1 : P1
5.2.17MatilditeAgBiS2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
5.2.18SchapbachiteAg0.4Pb0.2Bi0.4SIso.
5.2.19PavoniteAgBi3S5Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.2.21BohdanowicziteAgBiSe2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
5.2.22SelenostephaniteAg5SbSe4Orth.
5.2.23Benleonardite[Ag6(Sb,As)2S6Te] [Ag9Cu(S,Te)2Te2]Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
5.2.24VolynskiteAgBiTe2Orth.

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for ArcubisiteHide

Reference List:
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Karup-Møller, S. (1976) Arcubisite and mineral B — two new minerals from the cryolite deposit at Ivigtut, South Greenland. Lithos: 9: 253–257.
Fleischer, M., Cabri, L.J., Chao, G.Y., Pabst, A. (1978) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 63: 424-427.

Internet Links for ArcubisiteHide

Localities for ArcubisiteHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
China
 
  • Jilin
    • Jilin
      • Panshi City
Xiang Chi (1999): Mineral Resources and Geology 13(4), 204-207
Denmark (TL)
 
  • Greenland
    • Sermersooq
      • Arsuk Fjord
        • Ivittuut (Ivigtut)
Lithos (1976) 9, 253-257; Petersen, O.V. and Secher, K. (1993): The minerals of Greenland. Mineralogical Record 24 (2): 1-65 (p.36)
Iran
 
  • South Khorasan Province
    • Nehbandan County
Karimpour, M.H., Zaw, K., and Huston, D.L. (2005): Journal of Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran 16(2), 153-168.
Italy
 
  • Trentino-Alto Adige
    • Trento Province (Trentino)
      • Predazzo
Frizzo, P., Peruzzo, L., Dellantonio, E. (2010): The copper-wolfram deposit of Bedovina (Trento, Italy). Geo.Alp, 7, 55-70. [http://www2.uibk.ac.at/downloads/c715/geoalp_7_10/04frizzo_et_al_sml.pdf]
Russia
 
  • Republic of Karelia
    • Ladoga Region
      • Sortavala District
Ivashchenko, V. I., Valkama, M., Sundblad, K., Golubev, A. I., & Alekseev, V. Y. (2011, September). New data on mineralogy and metallogeny of scarns in the Pitkyaranta ore region. In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 440, No. 1, p. 1307). SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica.
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Banská Štiavnica Co.
    • Žarnovica Co.
      • Hodruša-Hámre (Hodritsch)
Chovan, M., Kubač, A., Mikuš, T., Žitňan, P. & Prcúch, J. (2019) Au-Ag tellurides and sulphosalts from epithermal Au-Ag-Pb-Zn-Cu deposit Banská Hodruša at the Rozália mine (Slovakia). Acta Geologica Slovaca, 11, 2, in press.
 
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