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Russian mineralogist Leonid Anatol'evich Pautov.
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

Approved 2004

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.) URL:
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Type Occurrence of Pautovite

Geological Setting of Type Material:
Palitra Pegmatite, Lovozero Massif, Russia
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Physical Properties of Pautovite


Crystallography of Pautovite

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

Chemical Properties of Pautovite

All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Pautovite to other Species

2.FB.05SchöllhorniteNa0.3CrS2 · H2O
2.FB.05CronusiteCa0.2CrS2 · 2 H2O
2.FB.15Orickite2CuFeS2 · H2O

Other Names for Pautovite

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:硫铁铯矿
Traditional Chinese:硫鐵銫礦

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 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.

Internet Links for Pautovite

Localities for Pautovite

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