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Kostovite

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Formula:
CuAuTe4
System:
Orthorhombic
Colour:
Grayish white
Hardness:
2 - 2½
Name:
For Professor Ivan Kostov (1913-2004), Bulgarian Mineralogist
This page provides mineralogical data about Kostovite.

Classification of Kostovite

Approved
2.EA.15

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
E : Metal Sulfides, M: S <= 1:2
A : M:S = 1:2 - With Cu, Ag, Au
2.12.13.4

2 : SULFIDES
12 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
3.3.3

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

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Geologicai Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and at the
University of Sofia, as well as in the Mineralogical Museum of the Academy
of Sciences of the USSR and the Mineragraphic Laboratory of
IGEM (Institute of Geology of the Ore Deposits,P
Year of Discovery:
1966
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Replacement copper deposit

Physical Properties of Kostovite

Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Colour:
Grayish white
Hardness (Mohs):
2 - 2½
Hardness (Vickers):
VHN25=0180 - 0186 kg/mm2
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
Distinct in one direction
Density:
07.94 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Kostovite

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 16.5Å, b = 8.84Å, c = 4.42Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.867 : 1 : 0.5
Unit Cell Volume:
V 644.70 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
20-50 micron equant to slightly elongated grains.
Twinning:
Fine lamellar

Optical Data of Kostovite

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Distinct: pinkish grayish brown, yellowish gray, brownish gray and reddish hues.
Colour in reflected light:
Creamy white
Pleochroism:
Visible
Comments:
light creamy white (lighter)
to light creamy brownish (darker)

Chemical Properties of Kostovite

Formula:
CuAuTe4
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Ag,Fe,Sb,S

Relationship of Kostovite to other Species

2.EA.05Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
2.EA.10CalaveriteAuTe2
2.EA.15KrenneriteAu3AgTe8
2.EA.20BerndtiteSnS2
2.EA.20KitkaiteNiTeSe
2.EA.20MeloniteNiTe2
2.EA.20Merenskyite(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
2.EA.20Moncheite(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2
2.EA.20ShuangfengiteIrTe2
2.EA.20SudovikovitePtSe2
2.EA.25VerbeekitePdSe2
2.EA.30DrysdalliteMo(Se,S)2
2.EA.30JordisiteMoS2
2.EA.30MolybdeniteMoS2
2.EA.30TungsteniteWS2
3.3.1CalaveriteAuTe2
3.3.2KrenneriteAu3AgTe8
3.3.4UytenbogaardtiteAg3AuS2
3.3.5FischesseriteAg3AuSe2
3.3.6PetrovskaiteAuAg(S,Se)
3.3.7PetziteAg3AuTe2
3.3.8MuthmanniteAuAgTe2
3.3.9Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
3.3.10Penzhinite(Ag,Cu)4Au(S,Se)4
3.3.11Bezsmertnovite(Au,Ag)4Cu(Te,Pb)
3.3.12BilibinskitePbCu2Au3Te2
3.3.13Bogdanovite(Au,Te,Pb)3(Cu,Fe)
3.3.14Montbrayite(Au,Sb)2Te3

Other Names for Kostovite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Kostovit
Simplified Chinese:针碲金铜矿
Spanish:Kostovita

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 Kostovite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist (1966): 51: 29-36.

Mineralogical Magazine (1990): 54: 617.

Ivan K. Bonev, Rumen Petrunov, Nigel J. Cook, Cristiana L. Ciobanu (2005) Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. GEOCHEMISTRY, MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY • 42 • SOFIA • 2005 pp 1-22

Internet Links for Kostovite

Localities for Kostovite

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
 
  • Western Australia
Frank Keutsch (reflected light and SEM/EDS study)
Bulgaria (TL)
 
  • Sofiya Oblast (Sofia Oblast)
    • Chelopech
Geol. Ore deposit (1966) no. 3, p. 37; Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404
China
 
  • Shandong Province
    • Linyi Prefecture
      • Pingyi Co.
        • Tongshi complex
Anthony, J.W., et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy
Fiji
 
  • Vanua Levu
    • Wailevu
      • Yanawai Goldfield
Naden, Jon; Henney, P.J.. 1995 Characterisation of gold from Fiji. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 58pp. (WC/95/041) (Unpublished)
Finland
 
  • Western and Inner Finland Region
    • Orivesi
Economic Geology (1996) 91:1335-1353
Ghana
 
  • Western Region
    • Ashanti gold belt
      • Obuasi
Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627
Greece
 
  • Aegean Islands Department (Aiyaíon)
    • Kykládes Prefecture
      • Cyclade Islands (Cyclades; Kikladhes; Nomos Kikladhon)
        • Tinos Island
Ref.: Bernard, H. & Hyrsl, J., Minerals and Their Localities, 2004; Bonev, I.K.; Petrunov, R.; Cook, N. J.; Ciobanu, C. L. (2005): Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology. 42, 1-22
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Shizuoka Prefecture
        • Shimoda City
          • Rendaiji
Int Geol Congr (2008) Oslo. MRD-09
Mexico
 
  • Sonora
    • Mun. de Moctezuma
Lapis 2001(1), 11-40
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.
Papua New Guinea
 
  • Eastern Highlands Province
    • Kainantu
ESPI, Joseph O., SPRY, Paul G., HAYASHI, Ken-ichiro, KOMURO, Kosei, and MURAKAMI, HiroyasuTHE BILIMOIA AU-BI-W-TE DEPOSIT, KAINANTU, PAPUA NEW GUINEA: GEOLOGY, MINERALOGY, AND CONDITIONS OF FORMATION 2006, Geological Society of America, Philadelphia Annual Meeting (22–25 October 2006)
Romania
 
  • Hunedoara Co.
    • Deva
      • Bocşa Mare
Bonev, I.K.; Petrunov, R.; Cook, N. J.; Ciobanu, C. L. (2005): Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology. 42, 1-22
Russia
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Kamchatka Oblast'
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.
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
        • Pervomayskiy
Lehmann, B., Heinhorst, J., Hein, U., Neumann, M., Weisser, J.D., and Fedesejev, V. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 241-249.; 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.
Sweden
 
  • Värmland
    • Arvika
      • Glava
Bonev, I.K.; Petrunov, R.; Cook, N. J.; Ciobanu, C. L. (2005): Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology. 42, 1-22
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Mule Mts
        • Warren District
[MinRec 24:421]
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 269; Graeme, R. (1993), Bisbee revisited, Min.Rec.: 24: 421-436.; 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.
  • Colorado
    • Gunnison Co.
      • Vulcan District (Cebolla District; Domingo District)
        • Vulcan
Frank Keutsch collection, polished section SEM/EDS and reflected light
    • Lake Co.
      • Alicante
        • Buckeye Gulch
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
Uzbekistan
 
  • Tashkent Viloyati (Toshkent)
    • Angren Region
      • Chatkal-Kuraminskii Range
Eleonora A. Dunin-Barkovskaya, Umid K. Aripov, L.A. Tsoy, M.A. Kim (2005) Mineralogical features and ore-forming conditions of goldbearing deposits of Uzbekistan. GEOCHMISTRY, MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY 43 SOFIA pp 69-74
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; GEOCHMISTRY, MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY • 4 3 • SOFIA pp 69-74; 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.
Zimbabwe
 
  • Mashonaland West
    • Kadoma District
Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404; 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.
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