berzelianite

berzelianite

[‚bər′zēl·yə‚nīt]
(mineralogy)
Cu2Se A silver-white mineral composed of copper selenide and found in igneous rock; specific gravity is 4.03.
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Associated minerals are: berzelianite, bellidoite, cadmoseite (mercurian and cuprian), chameanite, crookesite, eskebornite, eucairite, ferroselite, hakite, klockmannite, a luanheite-type phase, trogtalite-krutaite, tiemannite, tyrellite, umangite and uraninite.
From the type locality of the copper selenide berzelianite, Skrikerum in southeastern Sweden, several selenium-bearing minerals have been newly identified: athabascaite, bukovite, umangite and chalcomenite are the additional phases.
Berzelius himself later presented specimens of berzelianite, yttrocerite and other recently discovered Swedish minerals from his collection to the British Museum in 1817, and sent a great many specimens over a 30-year period to Hauy in Paris.