Mineral Information and Data:

Bambollaite
CuSe2 [CNMNC approved formula]

Named from the Spanish nickname "La Bambolla" of the mine in which it occurs, which roughly translates into "hot air" in allusion to exaggerated tales of rich gold ore.

IMA status : Approved Species 1972 (IMA1965-014)
CLASSIFICATION 
Dana
(8th edition) :
02.12.09.01  
  (02) Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.12) where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:2
  (02.12.09)
  
Nickel-Strunz
(10th edition) :
02.EB.05b
  (02) Sulfides
  (02.E) Metal Sulfides, M:S = 1:2
  (02.EB) M:S = 1:2, with Fe, Co, Ni, PGE, etc.
  
Crystal system: Tetragonal System
Point group (H-M): 4/mmm (or 4/m 2/m 2/m) — ditetragonal-dipyramidal
Unit cell: a = 5.466Å, c = 5.63Å
Crystal Habit: Fine granular aggregates and lenses, intimately intermixed with klockmannite.
  
Color: In polished section, creamy white
Diaphaneity: Opaque
Measured Density: 5.64 g/cm3
Fracture: Fine conchoidal
  
Geologic Setting: In oxidized Au–Te ore in subparallel quartz veins in a hydrothermally altered tuff.
Mineral Association: Klockmannite, tellurium, selenium, chalcomenite, tellurite, paratellurite, illite, calcite, quartz.
  

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