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Sulfosalt

 

any of various compounds similar to the salts of hydroxy acids but differing in the substitution of sulfur atoms for oxygen atoms. The term “sulfosalt” is being replaced by “thiosalt” (from the Greek theion, “sulfur”).

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Nadezhda Nikolaevna Mozgova (1931-), mineralogist of IGEM, Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, in recognition of her important contributions to the knowledge of ore mineralogy and, particularly, sulfosalt minerals.
Shear Vein mineralization is made up of blue-gray quartz vein material containing pyrite, sulfosalt minerals and arsenopyrite, and sheared and crushed fault breccia and gouge.
Leaching out the carbonate with hydrochloric acid occasionally yields euhedral microcrystals of sulfide and sulfosalt minerals perched on lustrous quartz crystals.
The structures of the sulfosalt minerals lillianite, eskimoite, vikingite, ourayite, gustavite and heyrovskyite can all be interpreted as consisting of alternating galena-like modules twinned on (131) of the galena motif (Makovicky and Karup-Moller, 1977).
Sulfide and sulfosalt minerals include galena, wurtzite, alabandite, arsenopyrite, pyrite, pyrargyrite and tetrahedrite.
Bolivia has recently turned out some new supplies of "old" sulfosalt minerals, and also a new dealership: Bolanos Minerals Company (Edificio La Paz, Apt.
Remobilization of silver and other elements during this shearing produced the sulfide and sulfosalt minerals that occur in tension gashes along the slickensiding and cavities in the ore veins.

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