IANIGLA   20881
INSTITUTO ARGENTINO DE NIVOLOGIA, GLACIOLOGIA Y CIENCIAS AMBIENTALES
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
AN ASSEMBLAGE OF BISMUTH-RICH, TELLURIUM-BEARING MINERALS IN THE EL QUEMADO GRANITIC PEGMATITE, NEVADOS DE PALERMO, SALTA, ARGENTINA
Autor/es:
MÁRQUEZ-ZAVALÍA M. F.; GALLISKI M. A. ; CERNÝ P. ; CHAPMAN R.
Revista:
CANADIAN MINERALOGIST
Editorial:
MINERALOGICAL ASSOC CANADA
Referencias:
Lugar: Toronto, Canada; Año: 2012 vol. 50 p. 1489 - 1489
ISSN:
0008-4476
Resumen:
An assemblage of bismuth-rich, tellurium-bearing minerals in the El Quemado pegmatite, Salta, Argentina, represents late-stage mineralization in a spodumene-subtype, rare-element class granitic pegmatite. The minerals occur in an irregular, volumetrically minor core-margin association, dominated by fine-grained muscovite and quartz, with accessory U-rich fluornatromicrolite, zircon, bismuth, bismuthinite, emplectite, hodru?ite, and the sulfotellurides joséite-A, joséite-B, tetradymite and ingodite. Early bismuth is replaced by abundant bismuthinite, which also locally contains symplectitic intergrowths of emplectite (Cu1.02Bi0.98S2.00). A single euhedral crystal of hodru?ite [(Cu4.04Fe0.12Ag0.03)S4.19(Bi5.87Pb0.02)S5.89S10.92] has Pb-bearing tips that contain 3.62 to 4.39 wt.% Pb (0.33 to 0.40 apfu respectively). Joséite-A (Bi4.04Te0.95S2.01) forms an intergrowth with ingodite, enclosed in emplectite. Joséite-B (Cu0.02Bi4.01Te1.93S1.04) is intergrown with joséite-A and with bismuthinite in emplectite. Tetradymite [(Bi2.00Cu0.02)S2.02Te1.95S1.03] is included in emplectite and bismuthinite. Ingodite is usually enclosed in bismuthinite as very small grains with a composition Bi1.98Te1.00 S1.02. Late-stage or supergene alteration of this association generated fairly abundant bismutite and rare bismite. On the basis of experimental data, the equilibrium association of bismuth, bismuthinite, emplectite and hodru?ite, typical of hydrothermal ore deposits but uncommon in granitic pegmatites, is restricted to relatively low temperatures and a pressure in the range 2?3 kbar.