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Arsenosulvanite

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Formula:
Cu
 
3
(As,V)S
 
4
System:IsometricColour:Bronze yellow
Lustre:MetallicHardness:
Name:For it's chemical relation to sulvanite.


Arsenosulvanite-Sulvanite Series.

Originally described from Lebedinoye Au Deposit (Nezametnyi Mine), Aldan, Aldan Shield, Saha Republic (Sakha Republic; Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia.

Classification of Arsenosulvanite

IMA status:Discredited 2006
Explanation of status:Probably colusite.
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/C.10-50

2 : Sulphides
C : Sulphides with metal: sulphur, selenium and tellurium = 1:1
10 : Stannite group, Germanite series
Dana 8th edition ID:3.2.3.2

3 : SULFOSALTS
2 : ø = 4
Hey's CIM Ref.:6.4.2

6 : Sulphosalts - Sulphostannates, Sulphogermanates,Sulpharsenates, Sulphantimonates, Sulphovanadates and Sulphohalides
4 : Sulphovanadates
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Type Occurrence of Arsenosulvanite

Type Locality:Lebedinoye Au Deposit (Nezametnyi Mine), Aldan, Aldan Shield, Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia

Physical Properties of Arsenosulvanite

Lustre:Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Opaque
Colour:Bronze yellow
Hardness (Mohs):
Density (measured):4.01 - 4.2 g/cm3
Density (calculated):4.39 g/cm3

Crystallography of Arsenosulvanite

Crystal System:Isometric
Class (H-M):4 3m - Hextetrahedral
Space Group:P4 3n
Cell Parameters:a = 5.257(3) Å
Unit Cell Volume:V 145.28 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:1
Morphology:Tiny grains

Optical Data of Arsenosulvanite

Type:Isotropic
Pleochroism:Visible
Comments:Distinctive yellowish brown tint.

Chemical Properties of Arsenosulvanite

Formula:
Cu
 
3
(As,V)S
 
4
Simplified for copy/paste:Cu3(As,V)S4
Essential elements:As, Cu, S
All elements listed in formula:As, Cu, S, V

Relationship of Arsenosulvanite to other Species

Series:Forms a series with Sulvanite (see here)
Related Minerals - Strunz Grouping):

- +
2/C.10-10Renierite
(Cu,Zn)
 
11
(Ge,As)
 
2
Fe
 
4
S
 
16
2/C.10-20Germanite
Cu
 
13
Fe
 
2
Ge
 
2
S
 
16
2/C.10-30Nekrasovite
Cu
 
26
V
 
2
(Sn,As,Sb)
 
6
S
 
32
2/C.10-40Colusite
Cu
 
26
V
 
2
(As,Sn,Sb)
 
6
S
 
32
2/C.10-45Stibiocolusite
Cu
 
13
V
 
4
(Sb,Sn,As)
 
3
S
 
16
2/C.10-47Germanocolusite
Cu
 
26
V
 
2
(Ge,As)
 
6
S
 
32
2/C.10-60Sulvanite
Cu
 
3
VS
 
4
2/C.10-70Polkovicite
(Fe,Pb)
 
3
(Ge,Fe)
 
1-x
S
 
4
2/C.10-80Morozeviczite
(Pb,Fe)
 
3
Ge
 
1-x
S
 
4
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
6.4.1Sulvanite
Cu
 
3
VS
 
4
6.4.3Colusite
Cu
 
26
V
 
2
(As,Sn,Sb)
 
6
S
 
32
6.4.4Nekrasovite
Cu
 
26
V
 
2
(Sn,As,Sb)
 
6
S
 
32

Other Names for Arsenosulvanite

Synonyms:
Arsensulvanite
Other Languages:
German:Arsenosulvanit
Arsensulvanit
Russian:Арсеносульванит
Simplified Chinese:硫砷钒铜矿
Spanish:Arsenosulvanita
Arsensulvanita
Traditional Chinese:硫砷釩銅礦
Varieties:
Lazarevicite

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 Arsenosulvanite

Reference List:

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American Mineralogist: 40: 368.

Spry, et al American Mineralogist, Volume 79, pages 7 50-762, 1994

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  • Localities for Arsenosulvanite

    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.
    Bolivia
     
    • Potosí Department
      • Potosí City
    [MinRec 32:465]
    Bulgaria
     
    • Pazardzhik Oblast (Pazardjik Oblast)
      • Panagyurishte (Panagurishte) Obshtina
        • Elshitsa
    Kouzmanov, K., Moritz, R., von Quadt, A., Chiaradia, M., Peytcheva, I., Fontignie, D., Ramboz, C., and Bogdanov, K. (2009): Mineralium Deposita 44, 611-646.
        • Panagyurishte
    Strashimirov, S., Petrunov, R., and Kanazirski, M. (2002): Mineralium Deposita 37, 587-598.; Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
    Canada
     
    • British Columbia
      • Alberni Mining Division
        • Vancouver Island
    www.cannonmicroprobe.com/Mineral_Specimens.htm
    Hungary
     
    • Fejér Co.
      • Velencei Mtns
        • Pázmánd
    Szakáll & Gatter, 1993
    Italy
     
    • Liguria
      • Genova Province
        • Ne
          • Graveglia Valley
            • Reppia
    Redazione (2005): Sistematica ligure: resoconto 2005. Notiziario di Mineralogia Ferrania Club, 19, 3-5.
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Tohoku Region
        • Akita Prefecture
          • Kazuno City
    Am Min 79:750-762. The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara
    Mongolia
     
    • Ömnögovi Aimag
      • Erdenetsogt
        • Oyu Tolgoi Cu-Au ore field (Turquoise Hill Cu-Au ore field)
    Economic Geology September 2001 v. 96 no. 6 p. 1407-1428
    Russia
     
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
    Am Min 79:750-762.
        • Aldan Shield
          • Aldan
    Gramaccioli, C. M., 1985. Conoscere i minerali. I solfosali. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 96 pp; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
    Serbia
     
    • Bor District
      • Bor-Majdanpek mining district
        • Bor
          • Bor Mine
    Am Min 79:750-762.
    USA
     
    • Arizona
      • Cochise Co.
        • Mule Mts
          • Warren District
    [MinRec 24:421]
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 120, 252; Graeme, R. (1993), Bisbee revisited, Min.Rec.: 24: 421-436.
    • Montana
      • Fergus Co.
        • Warm Springs District (Gilt Edge District; Gold Hill District; Maiden District)
          • Cone Butte Sub-District
    Gobla, M.J. (2012) Montana mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 87, #3, 208-240.
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