Goongarrite was first described by Simpson (J. Roy. Soc. Western Australia, 10, 65, 1924) as a monoclinic lead bismuth sulphide from Lake Goongarrie, Comet Vale Township, Western Australia. It occurs as irregular to platy masses in part subfibrous and slightly radiating, in association with gold in a quartz vein in amphibolite. Analysis: Pb 54.26, Bi 28.81, S 15.24, rem. (Zn, Fe, Ag, Sb, Se) 1.63, total 99.94, giving the formula 4PbS · Bi2S3.

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