Hammarite

hammarite

paderaite

pekoite

bismuthinite

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Formula: Cu2Pb2Bi4S9
Sulphosalt, member of the aikinite-bismuthinite series
Specific gravity: 6.734
Hardness: 3 to 4
Streak: Black
Colour: Steel-grey with a red tint
Environments

Hydrothermal environments

Hammarite occurs in hydrothermal veins. Common associates include andradite, bismuthinite, chalcopyrite, grossular, padĕraite and pekoite (Mindat).

Localities

At the Băiţa mining district, Nucet, Bihor, Romania, hammarite is associated with padĕraite, pekoite, bismuthinite, chalcopyrite, grossular and andradite (HOM).

At the Dzhida W-Mo District, Zakamensk District, Dzhida Basin, Buriatia Republic, Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia, hammarite is associated with pyrite and sphalerite (HOM).

At the type locality, the Gladhammar mines, Västervik, Kalmar County, Sweden, hammarite occurs as crystals on drusy quartz (AM 10.157).

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