Pyrargyrite R050290

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Name: Pyrargyrite
RRUFF ID: R050290
Ideal Chemistry: Ag3SbS3
Locality: San Guillermo Vein, Cueva Santa area, San Luis Shaft, Proaño mine, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
Source: Dave Bunk Minerals
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Prismatic single crystal, deep red color on freshly broken surface
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
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RRUFF ID: R050290.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Ag3.00Sb1.00S3.00
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R050290
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050290.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050290.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 11.0441(6)Å    b: 11.0441(6)Å    c: 8.7258(9)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 921.7(0)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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

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REFERENCES for Pyrargyrite

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]

Glocker E F (1831) Rothgülben oder Pyrargyrit, in Handbuch der Mineralogie Ben Johann Leonhard Schrag Nürnberg 388-392   [view file]

Engel P, Nowacki W (1966) Die verfeinerung der kristallstruktur von proustit, Ag3AsS3, und pyrargyrit, Ag3SbS3, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 1966, 181-184

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]

Kharbish S, Libowitzky E, Beran A (2007) The effect of As-Sb substitution in the Raman spectra of tetrahedrite-tennantite and pyrargyrite-proustite solid solutions, European Journal of Mineralogy, 19, 567-574

Laufek F, Sejkora J, Dušek M (2010) The role of silver in the crystal structure of pyrargyrite: single crystal X-ray diffraction study, Journal of Geosciences, 55, 161-167