Samsonite R060998

Name: Samsonite
RRUFF ID: R060998
Ideal Chemistry: Ag4MnSb2S6
Locality: Samson Vein, St. Andreasberg, Harz, Germany
Source: Michael Scott S101393 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Deep red to black metallic elongated and striated prismatic crystals associated with quartz
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
RRUFF ID: R060998.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Ag4.00Mn1.00Sb2.00S6.00; trace amounts of Fe
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R060998
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 10% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060998.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 10.358(1)Å    b: 8.095(1)Å    c: 6.649(1)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 92.689(9)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 556.8(1)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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Calculated diffraction file.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Samsonite

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]

Werner S, Fraatz (1910) Samsonit, ein manganhaltiges Silbermineral von St. Andreasberg im Harz, Zentralblatt für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie, 1910, 331-335   [view file]

Palache C (1934) Contributions to crystallography: Claudetite; minasragrite; samsonite; native selenium; indium, American Mineralogist, 19, 194-205   [view file]

Frondel C (1941) Unit cell and space group of vrbaite (Tl(As,Sb)3S5), seligmannite (CuPbAsS3) and samsonite (Ag4MnSb2S6), American Mineralogist, 26, 25-28   [view file]

Hrušková J, Synecek V (1969) The crystal structure of samsonite, 2 Ag2S·MnS·Sb2S3, Acta Crystallographica, B25, 1004-1006

Edenharter A, Nowacki W (1974) Verfeinerung der kristallstruktur von samsonite, (SbS3)2Ag2IIIAg2IVMnVI, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 140, 87-99   [view file]

Bindi L, Evain M (2007) Gram-Charlier development of the atomic displacement factors into mineral structures: the case of samsonite, Ag4MnSb2S6, American Mineralogist, 92, 886-891   [view file]