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Cuprorhodsite

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Formula:
(Cu,Fe)Rh2S4
System:
Isometric
Colour:
Iron black
Hardness:
5 - 5½
Name:
For the chemical composition

Classification of Cuprorhodsite

Approved
2.DA.05

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
D : Metal Sulfides, M: S = 3 :4 and 2:3
A : M:S = 3:4
2.10.1.16

2 : SULFIDES
10 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
3.12.8

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
12 : Sulphides etc. of the platinum metals
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First Recorded Occurrence of Cuprorhodsite

Place of Conservation of First Recorded Material:
Mining Museum, Lenningrad
Year of Discovery:
1985

Occurrences of Cuprorhodsite

Geological Setting:
Alluvial placers

Physical Properties of Cuprorhodsite

Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Colour:
Iron black
Hardness (Mohs):
5 - 5½
Hardness (Vickers):
VHN50=498 kg/mm2
Tenacity:
Very brittle
Density:
5.88 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Cuprorhodsite

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral
Space Group:
Fd3m
Space Group Setting:
Fd3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.88Å
Unit Cell Volume:
V 964.43 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
8
Morphology:
Inclusions in isoferroplatinum to 300 microns

Chemical Properties of Cuprorhodsite

Formula:
(Cu,Fe)Rh2S4
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Fe,Ir,Pt

Relationship of Cuprorhodsite to other Species

Series:
Forms a series with Cuproiridsite (see here)
Forms a series with Malanite (see here)
Other Members of Group:
BornhardtiteCo2+Co23+Se4
CadmoinditeCdIn2S4
CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Cuproiridsite(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4
CuprokalininiteCuCr2S4
DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
Ferrorhodsite(Fe,Cu)(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S4
FletcheriteCu(Ni,Co)2S4
Florensovite(Cu,Zn)Cr1.5Sb0.5S4
GreigiteFe2+Fe23+S4
InditeFeIn2S4
KalininiteZnCr2S4
LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
MalaniteCu(Pt3+,Ir3+)2S4
PolydymiteNi2+Ni23+S4
SiegeniteCoNi2S4
TrüstedtiteNi3Se4
TyrrelliteCu(Co3+,Ni3+)2Se4
ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
Xingzhongite(Pb,Cu,Fe)(Ir,Pt,Rh)2S4
2.DA.05BornhardtiteCo2+Co23+Se4
2.DA.05CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
2.DA.05Cuproiridsite(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4
2.DA.05DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
2.DA.05FletcheriteCu(Ni,Co)2S4
2.DA.05Florensovite(Cu,Zn)Cr1.5Sb0.5S4
2.DA.05GreigiteFe2+Fe23+S4
2.DA.05InditeFeIn2S4
2.DA.05KalininiteZnCr2S4
2.DA.05LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
2.DA.05MalaniteCu(Pt3+,Ir3+)2S4
2.DA.05PolydymiteNi2+Ni23+S4
2.DA.05SiegeniteCoNi2S4
2.DA.05TrüstedtiteNi3Se4
2.DA.05TyrrelliteCu(Co3+,Ni3+)2Se4
2.DA.05ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
2.DA.05Xingzhongite(Pb,Cu,Fe)(Ir,Pt,Rh)2S4
2.DA.05Ferrorhodsite(Fe,Cu)(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S4
2.DA.05CadmoinditeCdIn2S4
2.DA.05CuprokalininiteCuCr2S4
2.DA.10RhodostanniteCu2FeSn3S8
2.DA.10ToyohaiteAg2FeSn3S8
2.DA.15BrezinaiteCr3S4
2.DA.15Heideite(Fe,Cr)1.15(Ti,Fe)2S4
2.DA.20InaglyiteCu3Pb(Ir,Pt)8S16
2.DA.20KonderiteCu3Pb(Rh,Pt,Ir)8S16
2.DA.25Kingstonite(Rh,Ir,Pt)3S4
3.12.1Seinäjokite(Fe,Ni)(Sb,As)2
3.12.2LauriteRuS2
3.12.3Ruthenarsenite(Ru,Ni)As
3.12.4Anduoite(Ru,Os)As2
3.12.5Ruarsite(Ru,Os)AsS
3.12.6Xingzhongite(Pb,Cu,Fe)(Ir,Pt,Rh)2S4
3.12.7RhodplumsiteRh3Pb2S2
3.12.9KonderiteCu3Pb(Rh,Pt,Ir)8S16
3.12.10Bowieite(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S3
3.12.11CherepanoviteRhAs
3.12.12Hollingworthite(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
3.12.13Vysotskite(Pd,Ni)S
3.12.14Vasilite(Pd,Cu)16(S,Te)7
3.12.15PalladseitePd17Se15
3.12.16Oosterboschite(Pd,Cu)7Se5
3.12.17TelluropalladinitePd9Te4
3.12.18TemagamitePd3HgTe3
3.12.19SopcheiteAg4Pd3Te4
3.12.20MicheneritePdBiTe
3.12.21KotulskitePd(Te,Bi)
3.12.22Telargpalite(Pd,Ag)3(Te,Bi)
3.12.23Merenskyite(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
3.12.24PalladoarsenidePd2As
3.12.25StillwateritePd8As3
3.12.26AtheneitePd2As0.75Hg0.25
3.12.27MajakitePdNiAs
3.12.28PalarstanidePd8(As,Sn)3
3.12.29ArsenopalladinitePd8(As,Sb)3
3.12.30VincentitePd3As
3.12.31PalladobismutharsenidePd2(As,Bi)
3.12.32StibiopalladinitePd5Sb2
3.12.33Hexatestibiopanickelite(Pd,Ni)(Sb,Te)
3.12.34Sudburyite(Pd,Ni)Sb
3.12.35TestibiopalladitePdTe(Sb,Te)
3.12.36BorovskitePd3SbTe4
3.12.37IsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
3.12.38Mertieite-IPd11(Sb,As)4
3.12.39Mertieite-IIPd8(Sb,As)3
3.12.40SobolevskitePd(Bi,Te)
3.12.41Frooditeα-PdBi2
3.12.42PolaritePd(Bi,Pb)
3.12.43UrvantsevitePd(Bi,Pb)2
3.12.44CooperitePtS
3.12.45Braggite(Pt,Pd,Ni)S
3.12.46Kharaelakhite(Cu,Pt,Pb,Fe,Ni)9S8
3.12.47MalaniteCu(Pt3+,Ir3+)2S4
3.12.48Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
3.12.49MaslovitePtBiTe
3.12.50SperrylitePtAs2
3.12.51PlatarsitePtAsS
3.12.52GeversitePtSb2
3.12.53DaomaniteCuPtAsS2
3.12.54Genkinite(Pt,Pd,Rh)4Sb3
3.12.55StumpflitePt(Sb,Bi)
3.12.56InsizwaitePt(Bi,Sb)2
3.12.57ErlichmaniteOsS2
3.12.58Omeiite(Os,Ru)As2
3.12.59Osarsite(Os,Ru)AsS
3.12.60Kashinite(Ir,Rh)2S3
3.12.61InaglyiteCu3Pb(Ir,Pt)8S16
3.12.62Cuproiridsite(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4
3.12.63Iridarsenite(Ir,Ru)As2
3.12.64Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
3.12.65TolovkiteIrSbS

Other Names for Cuprorhodsite

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:硫铑铜矿
硫铜铑矿
Traditional Chinese:硫銠銅礦
硫銅銠礦

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Cuprorhodsite

Reference List:
Rudashevsky, N.S., Men'shikov, Yu.P., Mochalov, A.G., Trubkin, N.V., Shumskaya, N.I., and Zhdanov, V.V. (1985) Cuprorhodsite CuRh2S4 and cuproiridsite CuIr2S4 - new natural thiospinels of platinum-group elements. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 114: 187-195 (in Russian).

American Mineralogist (1986): 71: 1277.

Internet Links for Cuprorhodsite

Localities for Cuprorhodsite

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Cunningham Co.
      • Fifield
5th International Platinum Symposium Bulletin of The Geological Society of Finland Number 61, Part 1,1989,1-64
Austria
 
  • Styria
    • Leoben
Min.& Pet. 73:247-277
Brazil
 
  • São Paulo
33rd International Geological Congress (2008) session MPM-04 Platinum-group mineralogy: Diversity of Platinum group minerals (PGM) in chromitites from Brazil, preliminary results
Bulgaria
 
  • Blagoevgrad Oblast
Цинцов, З. (1998). Състав, разпространение и транспорт на минералите на елементите от групата на платината в алувиалните седименти на Благоевградския грабен. Сп. БГД, 59(2), 59-65.
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Chaudière-Appalaches
      • Les Appalaches RCM
        • Thetford Mines
Corrivaux, L. & Laflamme, J.H. G. (1990) Minéralogie des éléments du group du platin dans les chromitites de l'ophiolite de Thetford Mines, Québec. Canadian Mineralogist 28, 579-595.
Colombia
 
  • Chocó Department
    • Mun. de Condoto
Stribrny, B., Wellmer, F.-W., Burgath, K.-P., Oberthür, T., Tarkian, M., and Pfeiffer, T. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 260-281.
Ecuador
 
  • Esmeraldas Province
Weiser, T. and Schmidt-Thome, M. (1993) Platinum-group minerals from the Santiago river, Esmeraldas province, Ecuador. Canadian Mineralogist, 31, 61-73.
Ethiopia
 
  • Oromia Province (Oromiya Province)
    • Gimbi
      • Yubdo District (Joubdo District; Youbdo District; Joubda District)
C. J. Stanley et al.: Mineralogical Magazine 69(4):447-453 (2005)
Finland
 
  • Lapland Region
    • Inari
      • Lemmenjoki
33rd International Geological Congress (2008) session MPM-04 Platinum-group mineralogy: Pt-Pd selenides from river placers, northern Finland
    • Penikat complex
Barkov, A., Halkoaho, T., Roberts, A., Criddle, A., Martin, R., Papunen, H. (1999) New Pd-Pb and Pb-V oxides frm a bonanza-type PGE-rich, nearly BMS-free deposit in the Penikat layered complex, Finland. Canadian Mineralogist, 37, 1507-1524.
France
 
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Bouches-du-Rhône
      • Aix-en-Provence
        • Peyrolles-en-Provence
Y. Moëlo : "Compte-rendu de la réunion "Systématique des Minéraux" du 23 novembre 1989", Bull. Soc. Franç. Minéral. ; 5th International Platinum Symposium Bulletin of The Geological Society of Finland Number 61, Part 1,1989,1-64
Italy
 
  • Piedmont
    • Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province
      • Different Municipalities
http://www.unileoben.ac.at/~chemie/zaccarini%20et%20al%20finero%20Platinumsymposium%202005.pdf
Madagascar
 
  • Toamasina Province (Tamatave)
    • Eastern Region (Atsinanana Region)
      • Antanambao Manampotsy District
Legendre, O., and Augé, T. (1992): Alluvial platinum-group minerals from the Manampotsy area, east Madagascar. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 39, 389-404
New Caledonia
 
  • Southern Province
    • Pirogues River
Economic Geology: 89: 1454-1468
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
      • Aldan Shield
        • Aldan
Tony Nikischer
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Chukotskii Autonomous Okrug
      • Kolyma area
        • Bol'shoi Anyui River Basin
          • Baimka River
            • Aluchinskii Massif (Aluchin horst)
Gornostayev, S.S., Crocket, J.H., Mochalov, A.G., and Lajoki, K.V.O. (1999) The platinum-group minerals of the Baimka placer deposits, Aluchin horst, Russian Far East. Canadian Mineralogist: 37: 1117-1129.
    • Kamchatka Oblast'
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Sidorov, E. G., Tolstykh, N. D., Podlipsky, M. Y., & Pakhomov, I. O. (2004). Placer PGE minerals from the Filippa clinopyroxenite-dunite massif (Kamchatka). Geologiya i Geofizika (Russian Geology and Geophysics), 45(9), 1128-1144.
    • Khabarovskiy Kray
      • Ayan-Maya district
        • Aldan shield
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Rudashevsky, N.S., Men'shikov, Yu.P., Mochalov, A.G., Trubkin, N.V., Shumskaya, N.I., and Zhdanov, V.V. (1985) Cuprorhodsite CuRh2S4 and cuproiridsite CuIr2S4 - new natural thiospinels of platinum-group elements. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 114: 187-195 (in Russian)
    • Primorskiy Kray
      • Khanka lake
Shcheka G.G., Vrzhosek A.A., Lehmann B., Tolstykh N.D. (2004) Associations of platinum-group minerals from the Zolotaya gold placiers, Primorye, Russian Far East, - Can. Miner., v.42, pp. 583-599.
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaja Oblast'
      • Kola Peninsula
        • Fedorovo-Pansky massif (Pana layered complex)
33rd International Geological Congress (2008) session MPM-04 Platinum-group mineralogy: Platinum-group minerals in the PGE deposit of the Fedorovo-Pansky layered intrusion, Kola Peninsula
  • Urals Region
    • Middle Urals
      • Sverdlovskaya Oblast'
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
9th International platinum symposium Chromite-PGE mineralization in the Uktus Alaskan-Type Complex (Central Urals,)
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
S.N. Britvin, N.S. Rudashevsky, A.N. Bogdanova, D.K. Shcherbachev (2001) Miassite Rh17S15, a new mineral from a placer of the Miass River, Urals. Zap. Vseross. Mineral. Obshch., 130(2), 41–45 (in Russian, English abs.).
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