Hedleyite is reported for the first time in Norway from four localities in the Vaddas-Rieppe area of northern Norway. The mineral occurs in local metamorphic mobilizates in the Caledonian massive sulphide deposits of the area. The mineral paragenesis in which hedleyite occurs is galena, bismuth, arsenopyrite, fahlore cubanite, chalcopyrite, and sphalerite. Results of microprobe analyses, reflectance-, and microindentation hardness (Vickers) measurements for hedleyite are presented. Some of the values are in disagreement with earlier published data for this mineral, although the chemical composition is in agreement with that of the type material from Hedley, B.C., Canada.
Hedleyite (Bi14Te6) from the Vaddas-Rieppe area, north Troms, northern Norway. Contribution to the mineralogy of Norway, no. 60.