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Sulfosalt minerals



Sulfosalt minerals are those complex sulfide minerals with the general formula: AmBnSp; where A represents a metal such as copper, lead, or silver; B represents a semi-metal such as arsenic, antimony or bismuth; and S is sulfur or rarely selenium. In the more simple sulfosalt formulas m = p = 3n is an approximation.

Additional recommended knowledge

There are about 200 known sulfosalt minerals, a few of the more common or important (as ore minerals) sulfosalt minerals are:

References

  • Hurlbut, Cornelius S.; Klein, Cornelis, 1985, Manual of Mineralogy, 20th ed., John Wiley and Sons, New York ISBN 0-471-80580-7
  • N.N. Mozgova, 2000, Sulfosalt mineralogy today in MODERN APPROACHES TO ORE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MINERALOGY, MSF Mini-Symposium Espoo Finland, June 11-17, 2000, http://www.igem.ru/igem/mine/sulfosalts.htm Retrieved July 22, 2005.
 
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