Previous investigators have reported five mineral species from the Tsumeb mine with essential antimony: famatinite
, stibnite, stibiconite and nadorite (Schneider, 1992), and biehlite (Schluter et al.
In these cavities many other sulfosalts have been found: guettardite, robinsonite, zinkenite, boulangerite, semseyite, jordanite, tetrahedrite, sulvanite, colusite, famatinite
forms red-violet crystals to 3 cm, completely covered by small tetrahedrite crystals.
The only mineral for which luzonite may be easily mistaken is famatinite.
1957) Luzonite, famatinite, and some related minerals.
In some of these sulfide crusts, where tetrahedrite predominates, famatinite
is found very rarely as dull black, submetallic layers and veinlets up to 0.
The title of his dissertation was "The Mineralogy, Synthesis and Genetic Significance of Luzonite, Famatinite
and Some Related Minerals.
Aikinite Alabandite Ankerite Arsenopyrite Bournonite Djurleite Dolomite Emplectite Famatinite Greenockite Gypsum Luzonite Marcasite Matildite Native arsenic Proustite Pyrrhotite (*)Siderite Stromeyerite (*)Vivianite
Acanthite Bornite Cinnabar Famatinite Native gold Pearceite Polybasite ProustitePyrargyrite Realgar Native silver Stibnite
In the second stage, pyrite, sphalerite and chalcopyrite were deposited, galena was replaced by boulangerite and bournonite, and enargite was replaced by famatinite
The identification of luzonite/famatinite
from Seravezza is based on Gandolfi camera powder X-ray diffraction patterns; no precise chemical data are available, so that attribution to either luzonite or famatinite
is not possible at this time.