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Klockmannite

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Formula:
CuSe
System:HexagonalHardness:2 - 2½
Name:For German mineralogist Friedrich Klockmann (1858-1937), from Aachen.


The Se analogue of covellite.

Classification of Klockmannite

IMA status:Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/C.22-20
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.CA.05b

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
C : Metal Sulfides, M: S = 1: 1 (and similar)
A : With Cu
Dana 8th edition ID:2.8.12.2

2 : SULFIDES
8 : AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Hey's CIM Ref.:3.1.14

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

Type Locality:Las Asperezas mine (Sarmiento deposit; Veta Sarmiento), Sierra de Cacho, La Rioja, Argentina
Year of Discovery:1928

Physical Properties of Klockmannite

Hardness (Mohs):2 - 2½

Crystallography of Klockmannite

Crystal System:Hexagonal
Cell Parameters:a = 3.94Å, c = 17.25Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 4.378
Unit Cell Volume:V 231.91 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Klockmannite

Formula:
CuSe
Essential elements:Cu, Se
All elements listed in formula:Cu, Se
Common Impurities:Ag

Relationship of Klockmannite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
2.CA.05aCovellite
CuS
2.CA.05cSpionkopite
Cu
 
39
S
 
28
2.CA.05dYarrowite
Cu
 
9
S
 
8
2.CA.10Nukundamite
Cu
 
3.4
Fe
 
0.6
S
 
4
2.CA.15Calvertite
Cu
 
5
Ge
 
0.5
S
 
4
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
3.1.1Chalcocite
Cu
 
2
S
3.1.2Djurleite
Cu
 
31
S
 
16
3.1.3Digenite
Cu
 
9
S
 
5
3.1.4Anilite
Cu
 
7
S
 
4
3.1.5Roxbyite
Cu
 
9
S
 
5
3.1.6Spionkopite
Cu
 
39
S
 
28
3.1.7Geerite
Cu
 
8
S
 
5
3.1.8Covellite
CuS
3.1.9Berzelianite
Cu
 
2
Se
3.1.10Bellidoite
Cu
 
2
Se
3.1.11Umangite
Cu
 
3
Se
 
2
3.1.12Yarrowite
Cu
 
9
S
 
8
3.1.13Athabascaite
Cu
 
5
Se
 
4
3.1.15Krut'aite
CuSe
 
2
3.1.16Weissite
Cu
 
2-x
Te
3.1.17Rickardite
Cu
 
7
Te
 
5
3.1.18Vulcanite
CuTe
3.1.19Bambollaite
Cu(Se,Te)
 
2
3.1.20Lautite
CuAsS
3.1.21Mgriite
Cu
 
3
AsSe
 
3
3.1.22Cubanite
CuFe
 
2
S
 
3
3.1.23Bornite
Cu
 
5
FeS
 
4
3.1.24Fukuchilite
Cu
 
3
FeS
 
8
3.1.25Chalcopyrite
CuFeS
 
2
3.1.26Mooihoekite
Cu
 
9
Fe
 
9
S
 
16
3.1.27Haycockite
Cu
 
4
Fe
 
5
S
 
8
3.1.28Isocubanite
CuFe
 
2
S
 
3
3.1.29Idaite
Cu
 
5
FeS
 
6
3.1.30Nukundamite
Cu
 
3.4
Fe
 
0.6
S
 
4
3.1.31Putoranite
Cu
 
9
(Fe,Ni)
 
9
S
 
16
3.1.32Orickite
2CuFeS
 
2
· H
 
2
O
3.1.33Eskebornite
CuFeSe
 
2
3.1.34Chaméanite
(Cu,Fe)
 
4
As(Se,S)
 
4
3.1.35Talnakhite
Cu
 
9
(Fe,Ni)
 
8
S
 
16

Other Names for Klockmannite

Other Languages:
German:Klockmannit
Russian:Клокманнит
Simplified Chinese:六方硒铜矿
硒铜蓝
Spanish:Klockmannita
Traditional Chinese:六方硒銅礦
硒銅藍

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 Klockmannite

Reference List:

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Ramdohr (1928), Cbl. Min.: 225.

Schneiderhöhn and Ramdohr (1931): 2: 317.

Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 834pp.: 249.

Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte (1981): 197-205.

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  • Localities for Klockmannite

    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
      • Famatina
        • Puerto Alegre
    Paar, et al. (1996): Revista de la Asociacion Geologica Argentina 51 (4):304-312
      • Sañogasta District
    M.K. de Brodtkorb (ed.) (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina, (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina)
    Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
    Economic Geology (1997) 92, 468-484.
    de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Crosta, S. (2010). Reseña de la ubicación geográfica de los seleniuros de la Sierra de Umango, provincia de La Rioja. Revista de la Asociación Geológica Argentina, 67(2), 272-279.
    Milka K. de BRODTKORB and Sabrina CROSTA (2010) RESEÑA DE LA UBICACIÓN GEOGRÁFICA DE LOS SELENIUROS DE LA SIERRA DE UMANGO, PROVINCIA DE LA RIOJA. Revista de la Asociación Geológica Argentina 67 (2), 272 - 277.
    Ramdohr, P. (1928) Klockmannit, ein natürliches Kupferselenid. Centralblatt für Mineralogie A, 225- 232 (as "Sierra de Umango"); Earley, J.W. (1949) American Mineralogist, 34, 435ff (as "Sierra de Umango"); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
    Milka K. de BRODTKORB and Sabrina CROSTA (2010) RESEÑA DE LA UBICACIÓN GEOGRÁFICA DE LOS SELENIUROS DE LA SIERRA DE UMANGO, PROVINCIA DE LA RIOJA. Revista de la Asociación Geológica Argentina 67 (2), 272 - 277.
    Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Crosta, S. (2010). Reseña de la ubicación geográfica de los seleniuros de la Sierra de Umango, provincia de La Rioja. Revista de la Asociación Geológica Argentina, 67(2), 272-279.
    No reference listed
    Ramdohr, P. (1928) Klockmannit, ein natürliches Kupferselenid. Centralblatt für Mineralogie A, 225- 232; Earley, J.W. (1949) American Mineralogist, 34, 435ff; Economic Geology (1997) 92, 468-484.
      • Vinchina Department
    Recursos Minerales de la Republica Argentina, E. O. Zappettini Ed., Buenos Aires 1999 ISSN 0328-2325
    Can. Min. Vol. 42, 1745-1755 (2004).
    • Mendoza
    Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
        • Cerro de Cacheuta
    Ahlfeld Friedrich and Angelelll Vlctorio 1948 Las especies minerales de la Republica Argentina Univ Nac Tucumftn Inst Geologla y Mineria Jujuy Pub no 458 p 47 48 49 50 54 67 69 70 71 120 121 133 134
    Australia
     
    • Queensland
      • Tablelands Region
        • Mareeba Shire
          • Dimbulah
    Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
    Austria
     
    • Lower Austria
      • Industrieviertel
        • Bucklige Welt
          • Aspang-Markt
            • Kirchschlag
              • Judenbauer
    Kolitsch, U. (2014): 1892) Akanthit, Allanit-(Ce), Albit, Bohdanowiczit, Bornit, Calcit, Chalkopyrit, Chalkosin, Clausthalit, ein Mineral der Crichtonitgruppe, Chrysokoll, Covellin, Dravit, Fluorapatit, Hamatit, Ilmenit, Klinochlor, Klockmannit, Kupfer, Limonit, Malachit, Muskovit, Naumannit, Phlogopit, Quarz, Rutil, Tiemannit, Uraninit, Xenotim-(Y) und Zirkon aus einem kleinen Steinbruch beim Judenbauer, nordwestlich Kirchschlag in der Buckligen Welt, Niederösterreich. Pp. 127-130 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2014): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXIII. Carinthia II, 204./124., 65-146.
    Bolivia
     
    • Potosí Department
      • Antonio Quijarro Province
    [MinRec 21:133]
    Canada
     
    • Northwest Territories
      • Baker Lake
    Richard Gunter Collection
    • Ontario
      • Algoma District
        • Peever Township
    J. A. Mandarino (1965): Molybdomenite from the Ranwick uranium mine, Montreal River area, Ontario. Can. Mineral. 8, 149-158.
      • Cochrane District
        • Timmins area
          • Kidd Township
    ontariominerals.com
    • Québec
      • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
        • Rouyn-Noranda TE
    Sabina (2003) 66.
    • Saskatchewan
      • Beaverlodge Region
    J. Traill (1952) Synthesis and x-ray study of uranium sulphate minerals . American Mineralogist 37:394-406.
          • Beaverlodge Lake
    Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
          • Melville Lake
            • Eagle shaft area
    Can Min 10:787-796
        • Lake Athabasca
          • Uranium City
    Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
    Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
    Chile
     
    • Atacama Region
      • Chañaral Province
        • Salitrosa-Porvenir district
    Atlas of Ore Minerals, Picot and Johan (1982)
    China
     
    • Hubei Province
      • Enshi Autonomous Prefecture (E'xi Autonomous Prefecture)
        • Enshi Co.
    Linbo Yao and Zhenmin Gao (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(suppl.), 837-840; Hanjie Wen, Carignan, J., Yuzhuo Qiu, and Shirong Liu (2006): Environmental Science and Technology 40(4), 1126-1132; Handong Qian, Zhenghua Zhao, Xiang Zheng, Chengyi Lin, Jiahu Zeng, Xuemei Wu, and Wu Chen (2006): Acta Geologica Sinica 80(11), 1706-1710
    • Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
      • Alxa League (Alashan Prefecture)
        • Alxa Right Banner (Alashan Youqi)
    Jiayong Pan, Chengdong Liu, Guolin Guo, Anping Chen, Fazheng Chen, Zhaobin Yan, Yiping Chen, and Rengui Wu (2009): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 29(1), 44-48
    • Sichuan Province
      • Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture
        • Huili Co.
    Zhi Li, Zhenjie Chen, and Fengge Wang (1973): Geology and Prospecting 10(2), 20-24; Dequan Shuai and Fengming Fu (1983): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 3(4), 318-320
    Czech Republic
     
    • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
      • Central Bohemia Region
    Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
      • Hradec Králové Region
        • Krkonoše Mtn (Riesengebirge)
    Kopecký, S., Pauliš, P., Škoda, R. (2010): Nový nález selenidů na výskytu uranových rud Černý Důl v Krkonoších (Česká republika) [New occurrence of selenides from the Černý Důl uranium deposit in the Giant Mountains (Czech Republic)]. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrologického oddělení 18 (2), 43-49.
    • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
      • Olomouc Region
        • Javorník (Jauernig)
    Sejkora, J., Plášil, J., Litochleb, J., Škácha, P., Pavlícek, R. (2012): A selenide association with macroscopic umangite from the abandoned uranium deposit Zálesí, Rychlebské hory Mountains (Czech Republic). Bulletin mineralogicko-petrologického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 20, 187-196 (in Czech with English abstract).
      • Vysočina Region
        • Nové Město na Moravě
    Kvaček, M.: Selenides from the deposits of Western Moravia, Czechoslovakia – Part II. Acta Universitatis Carolinae – Geologica, 1979, vol. 23, nos. 1-2, s. 15-38. ; Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
    Kvaček, M.: Selenides from the deposits of Western Moravia, Czechoslovakia – Part II. Acta Universitatis Carolinae – Geologica, 1979, vol. 23, nos. 1-2, s. 15-38.
    Kvaček, M.: Selenides from the deposits of Western Moravia, Czechoslovakia – Part II. Acta Universitatis Carolinae – Geologica, 1979, vol. 23, nos. 1-2, s. 15-38.
        • Rožná deposit
    Vavřín, I.: Nové poznatky o selenidech Českého masívu. Bulletin Mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1994, roč. 2, s. 82-89. ; Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
    Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
    Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
     
    • Katanga (Shaba)
      • Katanga Copper Crescent
        • Shinkolobwe
    Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
    Finland
     
    • Eastern Finland Region
      • Joensuu
    http://en.gtk.fi/ExplorationFinland/Commodities/Uranium/paukkajanvaara.html
    France
     
    • Alsace
      • Haut-Rhin
        • Thur valley (Thann valley)
          • Kruth
    Hohl: "Minéraux et Mines du Massif Vosgien", Editions du Rhin (Mulhouse), 1994
    • Midi-Pyrénées
      • Aveyron
        • Entraygues-sur-Truyère
    Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
    Germany
     
    • Baden-Württemberg
      • Black Forest
        • Menzenschwand
    Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
    • Bavaria
      • Franconia
        • Fichtelgebirge
          • Weißenstadt
            • Großschloppen
    Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990; DILL, H. G. and KOLB, S.G. (1986): The Großschloppen-Hebanz uranium occurrences. A prototype of mineralized structure zones associated with desilification and silification processes (F.R. Germany/N Bavaria). - In: Uranium Vein-Type Deposits (Ed. H.D. Fuchs), International Atomic Energy Agency, 287-303
      • Upper Palatinate
        • Schwandorf
          • Wölsendorf Fluorite mining District
    Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
    • Lower Saxony
      • Harz
        • Bad Sachsa
          • Zorge
    Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
        • Clausthal-Zellerfeld
          • Rosenhof veins
            • Lerbach
    Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
        • St Andreasberg District
          • St Andreasberg
    Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
    • Saxony-Anhalt
      • Harz
        • Gernrode
          • Rieder
    Schaarschmidt, H. (2007): Weltweit einmalig: Clausthalit als freie Kristalle aus dem Harz. Lapis 32 (3), 41-42. (in German); Heider, J. & Siemroth, J. (2012): Die Selenidmineralisation im Grauwacke-Tagebau Rieder bei Gernrode, Harz. Aufschluss, 63, 213-223.
    Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
    • Saxony
      • Erzgebirge
        • Schlema-Hartenstein District
          • Alberoda
            • Shaft 366
    The Canadian Mineralogist, V 42, 2004, pp. 1719-1732.
    • Thuringia
      • Gera
        • Ronneburg U deposit
    T. Witzke & F. Rüger: Lapis 1998(7/8), 26-64
    Mexico
     
    • Sonora
      • Mun. de Moctezuma
        • Moctezuma
    In the collection of Brent Thorne.
    Panczner(1987):108-401.; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
    Poland
     
    • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
      • Gogołów-Jordanów Massif
        • Sobótka
    Galuskin E. & Szełęg E. 2003: The first finding of Ag-amalgamates in rodingites (Nasławice, Lower Silesia, Poland). Mineralogical Society of Poland - Special Papers, 22, 48-50
      • Kłodzko District
    Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484;
    Romania
     
    • Hunedoara Co.
      • Deva
    Gheorghe C. POPESCU, Antonela NEACŞU, Mihaela CIOACĂ, D. FILIPESCU (2010): The selenium and Se-minerals in the Săcărâmb ore deposits – Metaliferi Mountains, Romania. Romanian Journal of Mineral Deposits, 84, 127-130.
    Sweden
     
    • Östergötland
      • Valdemarsvik
    Sandström, F. (2007): Skrikerum. Litiofilen 24 (1), 22-38; Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
    • Västerbotten
      • Boliden
    No reference listed
    Switzerland
     
    • Aargau
      • Rheinfelden
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 241.
    UK
     
    • England
      • Devon
        • South Devon
          • Torquay
    [Camm, 1995, 71 - "Gold in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon"]; C. J. Stanley, A. J. Criddle and D. Lloyd (1990) Precious and Base Metal Selenide Mineralization at Hope's Nose, Torquay, Devon. Mineralogical Magazine 54:485-493
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