Diaphorite R060173


Name: Diaphorite
RRUFF ID: R060173
Ideal Chemistry: Ag3Pb2Sb3S8
Locality: Van Silver mine, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Source: Ty Balacko TB4 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Steel-gray striated prismatic crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R060173.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Pb1.90Ag0.07Cu0.03)Σ=2Ag3.00Sb3.00S8.00
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R060173
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 65% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R060173.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 17.93(1)Å    b: 5.906(4)Å    c: 15.880(6)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 116.31(3)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1507(2)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Diaphorite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

Zepharovich M V R (1871) Über diaphorit und freieslebenit, Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 63, 130-156   [view file]

Hellner V E (1958) Über komplex zusammengesetzte Spießglanze III. Zur struktur des diaphorits, Ag3Pb2Sb3S8, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 110, 169-174   [view file]

Armbruster T, Makovicky E, Berlepsch P, Sejkora J (2003) Crystal structure, cation ordering, and polytypic character of diaphorite, Pb2Ag3Sb3S8, a PbS-based structure, European Journal of Mineralogy, 15, 137-146

Ondruš P, Veselovský F, Gabašová A, Hloušek J, Šrein V, Vavrín I, Skála R, Sejkora J, Drábek M (2003) Primary minerals of the Jáchymov ore district, Journal of the Czech Geological Society, 48, 19-147   [view file]