Meneghinite

meneghinite

jamesonite

franckeite

pyrrhotite

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Formula: Pb13CuSb7S24
Sulphosalt
Specific gravity: 6.35 to 6.37
Hardness: 2½
Streak: Black, shining
Colour: Blackish lead-grey
Environments

Metamorphic environments
Hydrothermal environments

Meneghinite is uncommon but widespread in hydrothermal veins, also in contact metasomatic environments, volcanogenic massive sulphide ore deposits, and copper-molybdenum porphyry. Associated minerals include galena, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, bournonite, cubanite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, boulangerite, jamesonite, franckeite, tetrahedrite and gudmundite. (HOM).

Localities

At Neudorf, Harzgerode, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, meneghinite has been found as acicular crystals to 1 mm in a jamesonite grain (Minrec 43.1.40).

The type locality is the Bottino mine, Stazzema, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy.

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