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Pautovite

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Formula:
CsFe
 
2
S
 
3
System:OrthorhombicColour:black
Name:
The name honors Leonid A. Pautov (b. 1958), in recognition of his studies of minerals by physical methods.


An unusual caesium sulphide mineral that occurs as small elongated black aggregates.

Classification of Pautovite

IMA status:Approved 2004
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/F.07-
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.FB.20

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
F : Sulfides of arsenic, alkalies; sulfides with halide, oxide, hydroxide, H2O
B : With alkalies (without Cl, etc.)
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Type Occurrence of Pautovite

Type Locality:Palitra pegmatite (Palette pegmatite), Kedykverpakhk Mt, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia
Geological Setting of type material:Palitra Pegmatite, Lovozero Massif, Russia
Associated Minerals at type locality:
Belovite-(Ce)

Physical Properties of Pautovite

Colour:black

Crystallography of Pautovite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:Cmcm {C2/m 2/c 21/m}
Cell Parameters:a = 9.477Å, b = 11.245Å, c = 5.485Å
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.843 : 1 : 0.488
Unit Cell Volume:V 584.53 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
4.69 (30)
4.28 (20)
2.981(100)
2.723 (40)
2.003 (30)
1.910 (60)
1.785 (30)
1.565 (40)

Chemical Properties of Pautovite

Formula:
CsFe
 
2
S
 
3
Simplified for copy/paste:CsFe2S3
Essential elements:Cs, Fe, S
All elements listed in formula:Cs, Fe, S

Relationship of Pautovite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
2.FB.05Caswellsilverite
NaCrS
 
2
2.FB.05Schöllhornite
Na
 
0.3
CrS
 
2
· H
 
2
O
2.FB.05Cronusite
Ca
 
0.2
CrS
 
2
· 2 H
 
2
O
2.FB.10Chvilevaite
Na(Cu,Fe,Zn)
 
2
S
 
4
2.FB.15Orickite
2CuFeS
 
2
· H
 
2
O
2.FB.20Rasvumite
KFe
 
2
S
 
3
2.FB.25Colimaite
K
 
3
VS
 
4

Other Names for Pautovite

Synonyms:
IMA2004-005
Other Languages:
German:Pautovit
Simplified Chinese:硫铁铯矿
Traditional Chinese:硫鐵銫礦

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 Pautovite

Reference List:

- +
Pekov, I.V., A.A. Agakhanov, M.M. Boldyreva, and V.G. Grishin (2005) Pautovite, CsFe2S3, a new mineral species from the Lovozero alkaline complex, Kola Peninsula, Russia
Canadian Mineralogist: 43: 965-972.

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  • Localities for Pautovite

    (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.
    Russia
     
    • Northern Region
      • Murmanskaja Oblast'
        • Kola Peninsula
          • Lovozero Massif
            • Kedykverpakhk Mt
    Mineralogical Record: 36(4): 397-416.
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