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Godlevskite

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Formula:
(Ni,Fe)
 
9
S
 
8
Typical analyses:
(Ni7.68Fe0.39Co0.08)Σ=8.15S8.00
(Ni8.58Fe0.29Co0.02)Σ=8.89S8.00
Ni9.12S8.00.
Originally thought to be Ni7S6.
System:OrthorhombicHardness:4 - 5
Name:Honours Mikhail Nikolaevich Godlevskii (1902–1984), Russian economic geologist, Central Institute of Geological Exploration for Base and Precious Metals, Moscow, Russia.
Dimorph of:UM2002-26-S:FeNi


Compare also the chemically similar pentlandite and heazlewoodite.

Classification of Godlevskite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/B.17-20
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.BB.15

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
B : With Ni
Dana 8th edition ID:2.7.4.1

2 : SULFIDES
7 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Hey's CIM Ref.:3.11.2

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
11 : Sulphides etc. of Ni
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Type Occurrence of Godlevskite

Co-type Localities:Zapolyarnyi Mine (Zapolyarni Mine), Noril'sk-1 Cu-Ni deposit, Noril'sk Cu-Ni deposit, Noril'sk, Putoran Plateau, Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Mayak Mine (Majak Mine), Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit, Noril'sk, Putoran Plateau, Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Mine No. 8, Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit, Noril'sk, Putoran Plateau, Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Place of Conservation of Type Material:Fernsman Museum
Year of Discovery:1969

Occurrences of Godlevskite

Geological Setting:Hydrothermal veins, peridotites

Physical Properties of Godlevskite

Lustre:Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Opaque
Hardness (Mohs):4 - 5
Hardness (Vickers):VHN40=383 - 415 kg/mm2
Density (calculated):5.273 g/cm3

Crystallography of Godlevskite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):2 2 2 - Disphenoidal
Space Group:C2 2 2
Cell Parameters:a = 9.18Å, b = 11.26Å, c = 9.45Å
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.815 : 1 : 0.839
Unit Cell Volume:V 976.82 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:4
Morphology:Aggregates and grains, fine disseminations
Twinning:Common and complex, perpendicular to (101), geniculated

Optical Data of Godlevskite

Type:Anisotropic
Anisotropism:Strong from bluish to reddish
Colour in reflected light:Pale yellow
Pleochroism:Weak
Comments:Pale cream to pinkish cream

Chemical Properties of Godlevskite

Formula:
(Ni,Fe)
 
9
S
 
8


Typical analyses:
(Ni7.68Fe0.39Co0.08)Σ=8.15S8.00
(Ni8.58Fe0.29Co0.02)Σ=8.89S8.00
Ni9.12S8.00.
Originally thought to be Ni7S6.
Simplified for copy/paste:(Ni,Fe)9S8
Essential elements:Ni, S
All elements listed in formula:Fe, Ni, S
Common Impurities:Co

Relationship of Godlevskite to other Species

Common Associates:
PyrrhotitePyritePentlanditeMilleriteMagnetite
HeazlewooditeChalcopyriteBornite
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
2.BB.Horomanite
Fe
 
6
Ni
 
3
S
 
8
2.BB.Samaniite
Cu
 
2
Fe
 
5
Ni
 
2
S
 
8
2.BB.UM2007-27-S:CuFeIrNiRh
(Ni,Fe,Cu,Rh,Ir)
 
11
S
 
9
2.BB.05Heazlewoodite
Ni
 
3
S
 
2
2.BB.05Oregonite
Ni
 
2
FeAs
 
2
2.BB.05Vozhminite
(Ni,Co)
 
4
(As,Sb)S
 
2
2.BB.05UM2007-30-S:Fe
Fe
 
3
S
 
2
2.BB.10Arsenohauchecornite
Ni
 
18
Bi
 
3
AsS
 
16
2.BB.10Bismutohauchecornite
Ni
 
9
Bi
 
2
S
 
8
2.BB.10Hauchecornite
Ni
 
9
Bi(Sb,Bi)S
 
8
2.BB.10Tellurohauchecornite
Ni
 
9
Bi(Te,Bi)S
 
8
2.BB.10Tučekite
Ni
 
9
Sb
 
2
S
 
8
2.BB.15Argentopentlandite
Ag(Fe,Ni)
 
8
S
 
8
2.BB.15Cobaltpentlandite
(Co,Ni,Fe)
 
9
S
 
8
2.BB.15Geffroyite
(Cu,Fe,Ag)
 
9
(Se,S)
 
8
2.BB.15Kharaelakhite
(Cu,Pt,Pb,Fe,Ni)
 
9
S
 
8
2.BB.15Manganoshadlunite
(Mn,Pb,Cd)(Cu,Fe)
 
8
S
 
8
2.BB.15Pentlandite
(Fe,Ni)
 
9
S
 
8
2.BB.15Shadlunite
(Pb,Cd)(Fe,Cu)
 
8
S
 
8
2.BB.15Sugakiite
Cu(Fe,Ni)
 
8
S
 
8
2.BB.15UM2002-26-S:FeNi
(Ni,Fe)
 
9
S
 
8
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
3.11.1Heazlewoodite
Ni
 
3
S
 
2
3.11.3Millerite
NiS
3.11.4Polydymite
Ni
2+
 
Ni
3+
2
S
 
4
3.11.5Vaesite
NiS
 
2
3.11.6Shandite
Ni
 
3
Pb
 
2
S
 
2
3.11.7Donharrisite
Ni
 
8
Hg
 
3
S
 
9
3.11.8Violarite
Fe
2+
 
Ni
3+
2
S
 
4
3.11.9Pentlandite
(Fe,Ni)
 
9
S
 
8
3.11.10Bravoite
(Fe,Ni)S
 
2
3.11.11Siegenite
CoNi
 
2
S
 
4
-NiCo
 
2
S
 
4
3.11.12Fletcherite
Cu(Ni,Co)
 
2
S
 
4
3.11.13Villamaninite
(Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S
 
2
3.11.14Mäkinenite
γ-NiSe
3.11.15Sederholmite
beta-NiSe
3.11.16Trüstedtite
Ni
 
3
Se
 
4
3.11.17Wilkmanite
Ni
 
3
Se
 
4
3.11.18Kullerudite
NiSe
 
2
3.11.19Penroseite
(Ni,Co,Cu)Se
 
2
3.11.20Tyrrellite
Cu(Co
3+
 
,Ni
3+
 
)
 
2
Se
 
4
3.11.21Imgreite
NiTe (?)
3.11.22Melonite
NiTe
 
2
3.11.23Kitkaite
NiTeSe
3.11.24Dienerite
3.11.25Orcelite
Ni
 
5-x
As
 
2
3.11.26Maucherite
Ni
 
11
As
 
8
3.11.27Nickeline
NiAs
3.11.28Rammelsbergite
NiAs
 
2
3.11.29Pararammelsbergite
NiAs
 
2
3.11.30Nickelskutterudite
NiAs
 
2-3
3.11.31Oregonite
Ni
 
2
FeAs
 
2
3.11.32Westerveldite
(Fe,Ni,Co)As
3.11.33Langisite
(Co,Ni)As
3.11.34Gersdorffite
NiAsS
3.11.35Jolliffeite
NiAsSe
3.11.36Breithauptite
NiSb
3.11.38Ullmannite
NiSbS
3.11.39Willyamite
(Co,Ni)SbS

Other Names for Godlevskite

Synonyms:
IMA1968-032
Other Languages:
German:Godlevskit
Russian:Годлевскит
Simplified Chinese:斜方硫镍矿
Spanish:Godlevskita

Other Information

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

References for Godlevskite

Reference List:

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Kulagov, E.A., T.L. Evstigneeva, and O.E. Yushko-Zakharova (1969) The
new nickel sulfide godlevskite. Geol. Rudn. Mestorozhd. 11, 115–121 (in Russian). [abstract in American Mineralogist (1970): 55: 317-318.]

Fleet, M.E. (1972) The crystal structure of alpha-Ni7S6. Acta Crystallographica: B30: 122-126.

Geologiya Rudnykh Mestorozhdeniy: 11: 115-121.

Fleet, M.E. (1987a) Structure of godlevskite, Ni9S8. Acta Crystallographica: C43: 2255-2257.

Fleet, M.E. (1988) Stoichiometry, structure and twinning of godlevskite and synthetic low-temperature Ni-excess nickel sulfide. Canadian Mineralogist: 26: 283-291.

Makovicky, E. and S. Merlino (2009): OD (order-disorder) character of the crystal structure of godlevskite Ni9S8. European J. Mineralogy 21, 863-869.

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  • Localities for Godlevskite

    The 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. ? 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.
    Argentina
     
    • La Rioja
    Brodtkorb, Milka K. de (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la República Argentina. Tomo I. (Asociación Mineralógica Argentina)
    Australia
     
    • Western Australia
      • Leonora Shire
        • Ten Mile Outcamp
    Economic Geology; October 1981; v. 76; no. 6; p. 1686-1697
        • Yakabindie Station
    Citectic Precipitation of Olivine and Sulfide Liquid from Komatiite Magma and the Origin of Komatiite Hosted Disseminated Nickel Sulfide Mineralization at Mt Keith and Yakabindie, Western Australia; S.J. Barnes; Economic Geology, Vol 102, pp299-304
      • Wiluna Shire
        • Lake Way Station
    Grguric, B.A., Seat, Z., Karpuzov, A.A., Simonov, O.N. (2013) The West Jordan deposit, a newly-discovered Type 2 dunite-hosted nickel sulphide system in the northern Agnew-Wiluna Belt, Western Australia. Ore Geology Reviews, Vol. 51, pg. 79-92
        • Mount Keith
    Grguric, B.A. (2003) Minerals of the MKD5 nickel deposit, Mount Keith, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, Vol. 9, No. 2 , pg. 55-71.
    Bulgaria
     
    • Kardzhali Oblast (Kurdzhali; Kărdžali; Kurdjali)
      • Kirkovo Obshtina
    Kerestedjian, T. et al. (2007): Godlevskite Ni9S8 from Dobromirtsi, Central Rhodopes, Bulgaria: First report for the country and genetic implications. Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology 45, 19-28. (in Bulgarian with English abs.)
    Canada
     
    • Ontario
      • Cochrane District
        • Timmins area
          • Bartlett Township and Geikie Township
    Naldrett A J, Gasparrini E, Buchan R, Muir J E (1972) Godlevskite (ß–Ni7S6) from the Texmont mine, Ontario, The Canadian Mineralogist 11, 879-885
          • Dundonald Township
    J. E. Muir and C. D. A. Comba (1979) The Dundonald deposit; an example of volcanic-type nickel-sulfide mineralization. Can Mineral 17:351-359
    • Québec
      • Estrie
        • Le Val-Saint-François RCM
          • St-Denis-de-Brompton
    Handbook of Mineralogy; Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.
    China
     
    • Shaanxi Province
      • Hanzhong Prefecture
        • Mian Co.
    Xueming Wang, Mengxiong Chen, Mei Li, and Furang Li (2002): Geology and Prospecting 38(6), 34-38
    Greenland
     
    • Sermersooq
      • Nuuk (Godthåb)
    Petersen, O. V. & Secher, K. (1993): The Minerals of Greenland. Mineralogical Record 24 (2): 1-67
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Chugoku Region
        • Yamaguchi Prefecture
          • Kudamatsu City
    Fukuoka & Hirowatari (1980) Science Reports of the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University (Geology), 13, 239-249.
    Morocco
     
    • Souss-Massa-Draâ Region
      • Ouarzazate Province
        • Tazenakht
    S. Weiß: Lapis 31(7/8), 72-73 (2006)
    Poland
     
    • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
      • Ząbkowice District
        • Ząbkowice (Frankenstein)
    Delura K. 2005: Magnetite-nickel sulphides-awaruite association in serpentinites from Braszowice-Brzeźnica massif (Sudetic ophiolite, SW Poland). Mineralogical Society of Poland - Special Papers, vol. 26, 147-150
    Russia
     
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
      • Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug
        • Taimyr Peninsula
          • Putoran Plateau
            • Noril'sk
              • Noril'sk Cu-Ni deposit
                • Noril'sk-1 Cu-Ni deposit
    Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
              • Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit
    Geol.Rudn.Mest.(GRM)(1969) 11, n.3, 115-121; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
    Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
      • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
        • Buriatia Republic (Buryatia)
          • Dovyren Highlands
    Konnikov, E.G., Meurer, W.P., Neruchev, S.S., Prasolov, E.M., Kislov, E.V., and Orsoev, D.A. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 526-532.
    South Africa
     
    • Mpumalanga Province
      • Ehlanzeni District
        • Barberton
          • Kaapsche Hoop (Kaapsehoop)
    Minerals of South Africa
    Turkey
     
    • Central Anatolia Region
      • Eskişehir Province
        • Eskişehir ophiolite
    Uysal, I.; Zaccarini, F.; Sadiklar, M. B.; Tarkian, M.; Thalhammer, O. A. R.; Garuti, G. (2009): The podiform chromitites in the Dağküplü and Kavak mines, Eskişehir ophiolite (NW-Turkey): genetic implications of mineralogic and geochemical data. Geologica Acta 7, 351-362. [http://redalyc.uaemex.mx/pdf/505/50513114004.pdf]
    Uysal, I.; Zaccarini, F.; Sadiklar, M. B.; Tarkian, M.; Thalhammer, O. A. R.; Garuti, G. (2009): The podiform chromitites in the Dağküplü and Kavak mines, Eskişehir ophiolite (NW-Turkey): genetic implications of mineralogic and geochemical data. Geologica Acta 7, 351-362. [http://redalyc.uaemex.mx/pdf/505/50513114004.pdf]
    USA
     
    • Nevada
      • Clark Co.
        • Bunkerville District
          • Whitney Pocket Basin
    Rocks & Minerals, Nov. 1999.
    Handbook of Mineralogy
    • Pennsylvania
      • Chester Co.
        • State Line Chromite District
    Smith and Barnes (2011) Pennsylvania Geology v. 41, no. 3-4
      • Lancaster Co.
        • State Line Chromite District
    Smith and Barnes (2011) Pennsylvania Geology Fall/Winter 2011; Smith and Barnes (2011) Pennsylvania Geology v. 41, no. 3/4.
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