Elevated Bi content in till (10s of ppm) is likely hosted in the Bi-rich minerals native bismuth (Bi), bismuthinite ([Bi.sub.2]S3), bismutite
([Bi.sub.2](C[O.sub.2])[O.sub.2]), and joseite (Bi4(S,Te)3) that were recovered from the heavy mineral fraction of metal-rich till samples overlying and up to 4 km down ice (southeast) of the deposit (McClenaghan et al.
Grice, "A solution to the crystal structures of bismutite
and beyerite," Canadian Mineralogist, vol.
Yellowish, minute (0.1 -mm) scaly bismutite
and bismoclite crystals occur as an early constituent in some vugs with chlorargyrite, arsentsumebite and wulfenite, at the Reward mine.
has been reported from Llallagua by Petrov et al.
The zone contained many cerium minerals, as well as some species new for Bastnas and for Sweden (bismutite
, brochantite and wroewolfeite).
Occurrence: Associated minerals are: quartz, cobaltneustadtelite, preisingerite and goethite; rarely with mixite, zeunerite and bismutite
Other less attractive but interesting species include bismuth minerals (native bismuth, bismuthinite, cosalite, bismutite
), tungsten minerals (scheelite, ferberite) and several borates including ludwigite in large, radiated masses, inderite, szaibelyite and canavesite-a species described in 1978 for which Brosso is the type and, so far, only locality.
Occurrence: Associated minerals are: quartz, neustadtelite, preisingerite and goethite; rarely with mixite, zeunerite and bismutite
Bismuthcontaining minerals found include native bismuth, bismite, bismutite
, bismuthinite, and beyerite (Jahns and Wright, 1951).
Occurrence: Associated minerals are: pucherite, schumacherite, bismutite
has been identified as an alteration product in the Bor pit.
Additional accessory minerals identified in the Malkhanskiy district include manganocolumbite, monazite, ixiolite, struverite, bismuthinite, bismutite
, topaz, spessartine, cesian beryl, biotite, amazonite and fluorite.