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Chlorbartonite

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Formula:
K6Fe24S26(Cl,S)
System:
Tetragonal
Colour:
brown, black
Hardness:
4
Name:
Named for the relationship to Bartonite
This page provides mineralogical data about Chlorbartonite.

Classification of Chlorbartonite

Approved 2000
Explanation of status:
IMA 2000-048
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 ed.:
2.9.19.2
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Type Occurrence of Chlorbartonite

Physical Properties of Chlorbartonite

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:
3.7 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.65 g/cm3 (Calculated)

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
Unit Cell Volume:
V 2221.5 ų
Z:
2
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
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%

Reflectance graph
Graph shows reflectance levels at different wavelengths (in nm). Top of box is 100%. Peak reflectance is 10.8%.
Colour in reflected light:
yellowish brown
Internal Reflections:
none observed

Chemical Properties of Chlorbartonite

Formula:
K6Fe24S26(Cl,S)
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Chlorbartonite to other Species

Structurally related to group(s):
2.FC.05DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
2.FC.05ThalfenisiteTl6(Fe,Ni,Cu)25S26Cl
2.FC.05Owensite(Ba,Pb)6(Cu,Fe,Ni)25S27
2.FC.10BartoniteK6Fe20S26S
2.FC.15aArzakiteHg32+S2(Br,Cl)2
2.FC.15aCorderoiteHg32+S2Cl2
2.FC.15cGrechishcheviteHg32+S2(Br,Cl,I)2
2.FC.15aLavrentieviteHg32+S2(Cl,Br)2
2.FC.15dRadtkeiteHg32+S2ICl
2.FC.15bKenhsuiteHg32+S2Cl2
2.FC.20aCapgaronniteHgAgS(Cl,Br,I)
2.FC.20cPerrouditeHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
2.FC.20bIltisiteHgAgS(Cl,Br)
2.FC.25Demicheleite-(Br)BiSBr
2.FC.25Demicheleite-(Cl)BiSCl

Other Names for Chlorbartonite

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:氯硫铁钾矿
Traditional Chinese:氯硫鐵鉀礦

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 Chlorbartonite

Reference List:
Canadian Mineralogist 41, 503-511

Internet Links for Chlorbartonite

Localities for Chlorbartonite

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.
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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