Galenobismutite

minerals

cosalite

aikinite

tetradymite

Formula: PbBi2S4
Sulphosalt, bismuth-bearing mineral
Specific gravity: 6.9 to 7.1
Hardness: 2½ to 3½
Streak: Grey-black
Colour: Lead-grey, grey, light grey, tin-white
Environments

Hydrothermal environments

Associated minerals include galena, bismuth, cosalite, aikinite, tellurobismuthite, joséite, tetradymite, tetrahedrite, gold, pyrite and quartz (HOM).

Localities

At Kingsgate, Gough county, New South Wales, Australia, galenobismutite is a relatively common primary mineral in masses to 5 cm associated with galena, bismuth, bismuthinite and cosalite (AJM 14.1.21).

The type locality is Kogruvan, Nordmark Odal Field, Filipstad, Värmland County, Sweden.

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