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Pb4FeSb6S14 A lead-gray to gray-black mineral that crystallizes in the orthorhombic system, occurs in acicular crystals with fibrous or featherlike forms, and has a metallic luster. Also known as feather ore; gray antimony.



(named for the Scottish mineralogist R. Jameson, 1774-1854), a mineral from the sulfide group. Its chemical composition is Pb4FeSb6S14; Cu, Ag, and Zn are present as impurities. Jamesonite has a complex, chain-type structure and crystallizes in the monoclinic system. It forms filiform-acicular, capillary, felted, and granular aggregates, and, more rarely, fine acicular or fibrous lead-gray crystals with a metallic luster. Jamesonite is brittle. Its hardness on the mineralogical scale is 2-3, and its density measures 5,500-6,000 kg/m3. It is found in ores of lead-zinc hydrothermal deposits.

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Unaltered quartz veins containing jamesonite were discovered in a shear zone in Trench 1.