Semseyite

minerals

jordanite

plagionite

guettardite

Formula: Pb9Sb8S21
Sulphosalt, plagionite group
Specific gravity: 6.08
Hardness: 2½
Streak: Black
Colour: Steel-grey to black
Common impurities: Ag,Cu,Fe
Environments:

Hydrothermal environments

Semseyite occurs in hydrothermal veins formed at moderate temperature, associated with sorbyite, jamesonite, bournonite, zinkenite, guettardite, jordanite, diaphorite, sphalerite, galena, pyrite, chalcopyrite, tetrahedrite, bournonite, arsenopyrite and siderite (HOM).

At the Van Silver Property, Vancouver Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada, semseyite has been observd in co-deposition with fizelyite and on calcite. More frequently it appears on quartz, pyrite and sphalerite (MinRec 31.3.227).

At Yaogangxian, Hunan, China, semseyite is associated with freibergite, bournonite and stannite (MinRec 42.6.594).

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