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Chlorbartonite

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Formula:
K
 
6
Fe
 
24
S
 
26
(Cl,S)
System:TetragonalColour:brown, black
Hardness:4
Name:Named for the relationship to Bartonite
This page provides mineralogical data about Chlorbartonite.

Classification of Chlorbartonite

IMA status:Approved 2000
Explanation of status:IMA 2000-048
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/F.07-
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.FC.10

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
C : With Cl, Br, I (halide-sulfides)
Dana 7th edition ID:2.9.19.2
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Type Occurrence of Chlorbartonite

Type Locality:Koashva quarry, Koashva Mt, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia

Physical Properties of Chlorbartonite

Lustre:Sub-Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Opaque
Colour:brown, black
Streak:black
Hardness (Mohs):4
Hardness (Vickers):VHN40=203 - 212 kg/mm2
Tenacity:Brittle
Cleavage:None Observed
Fracture:Conchoidal
Density (measured):3.7 g/cm3
Density (calculated):3.65 g/cm3

Crystallography of Chlorbartonite

Crystal System:Tetragonal
Class (H-M):4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:I4/mmm
Cell Parameters:a = 10.381Å, b = 20.614Å
Ratio:a:b = 0.504 : 1
Unit Cell Volume:V 2221.5 ų
Z:2
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
9.25(33)
5.97(65)
3.121(45)
2.986(100)
2.380(38)
2.374(57)
1.834(51)
1.830(82)

Optical Data of Chlorbartonite

Type:Isotropic
Reflectivity:
470(13.5) 546(15.1) 589(17.2) 650nmR=10.8%


Graph shows reflectance levels at different wavelengths (in nm). Peak reflectance is 10.8%.
Colour in reflected light:yellowish brown
Internal Reflections:none observed

Chemical Properties of Chlorbartonite

Formula:
K
 
6
Fe
 
24
S
 
26
(Cl,S)
Simplified for copy/paste:K6Fe24S26(Cl,S)
Essential elements:Cl, Fe, K, S
All elements listed in formula:Cl, Fe, K, S

Relationship of Chlorbartonite to other Species

Structurally related to group(s):
Djerfisherite Group
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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2.FC.05Djerfisherite
K
 
6
(Fe,Cu,Ni)
 
25
S
 
26
Cl
2.FC.05Thalfenisite
Tl
 
6
(Fe,Ni,Cu)
 
25
S
 
26
Cl
2.FC.05Owensite
(Ba,Pb)
 
6
(Cu,Fe,Ni)
 
25
S
 
27
2.FC.10Bartonite
K
 
6
Fe
 
20
S
 
26
S
2.FC.15aArzakite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
(Br,Cl)
 
2
2.FC.15aCorderoite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
Cl
 
2
2.FC.15cGrechishchevite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
(Br,Cl,I)
 
2
2.FC.15aLavrentievite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
(Cl,Br)
 
2
2.FC.15dRadtkeite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
ICl
2.FC.15bKenhsuite
Hg
2+
3
S
 
2
Cl
 
2
2.FC.20aCapgaronnite
HgAgS(Cl,Br,I)
2.FC.20cPerroudite
Hg
 
5
Ag
 
4
S
 
5
(I,Br)
 
2
Cl
 
2
2.FC.20bIltisite
HgAgS(Cl,Br)
2.FC.25Demicheleite-(Br)
BiSBr
2.FC.25Demicheleite-(Cl)
BiSCl

Other Names for Chlorbartonite

Synonyms:
IMA2000-048
Other Languages:
Russian:Хлорбартонит
Simplified Chinese:氯硫铁钾矿
Traditional Chinese:氯硫鐵鉀礦

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 Chlorbartonite

Reference List:

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Canadian Mineralogist 41, 503-511

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  • Localities for Chlorbartonite

    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.
    Italy
     
    • Umbria
      • Terni Province
        • San Venanzo
    Sharygin probeb
    Russia
     
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
      • Krasnoyarsk Territory (Krasnoyarsk Kray; Krasnoyarskii Krai)
        • Maimecha and Kotui Rivers Basin
    N. V. Sorokhtina, A.M. Asavin, V.G .Senin (2010) K-bearing sulfides in carbonatites of the Guli massif of the Polar Siberia. Abstracts of XXVII International conference School «Geochemistry of Alkaline rocks». – Moscow-Koktebel’. pp. 240 pp.
    • Northern Region
      • Murmanskaja Oblast'
        • Kola Peninsula
          • Khibiny Massif
            • Koashva Mt
    Canadian Mineralogist (2003) 41, pp. 503-511
          • Lovozero Massif
            • Kedykverpakhk Mt
    Mineralogical Record: 36(4): 397-416.
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