Sulphosalt


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Sul´pho`salt`


n.1.(Chem.) A salt of a sulphacid.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The quartz is hosted by a vein-related shear zone and is associated with sulphide, sulphosalt, carbonate and manganese oxide minerals.
Sulphosalt group compounds such as chalcostibite (CuSb[S.sub.2]), famatinite ([Cu.sub.3]Sb[S.sub.4]), and tetrahedrite ([Cu.sub.12][Sb.sub.4][S.sub.13]) are part of a relatively new class of material containing antimony.
In general, CCUK-15 most closely resembles a metallic sulfide or sulphosalt in appearance.
Locally, associated sulphosalt minerals are: galenobismutite, cosalite, members of the bismuthinite-aikinite series (krupkaite-lindstromite range and gladite-hammarite range), argentian lillianite, Se-free junoite and members of the pavonite homolgous series.
The mineralization at Cliff Creek is typified by intense quartz flooding and veining with associated pyrite and sulphosalts within intermediate volcanic rocks of the highly-prospective Stikine Terrane.
Arsenic is a metalloid existing in more than 200 diverse structures whereby 60% are arsenates, sulphosalts, sulfides, arsenide, oxides, and arsenide.
Mineralisation consists of pyrite and arsenopyrite, sulphides of zinc and copper, antimonite, silver sulphosalts and native gold.
Accessory chalcopyrite, tennantite, arsenopyrite, silver, barite and lead sulphosalts also occur with the copper and barium phases tending to be most abundant in proximity to the Killoran and Derryville faults.
Volume 2 (1940) Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Similar Compounds, A.