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Arsenosulvanite

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Formula:
Cu3(As,V)S4
System:
Isometric
Colour:
Bronze yellow
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
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

Discredited 2006
Explanation of status:
Probably colusite.
2/C.10-50

2 : Sulphides
C : Sulphides with metal: sulphur, selenium and tellurium = 1:1
10 : Stannite group, Germanite series
3.2.3.2

3 : SULFOSALTS
2 : ø = 4
6.4.2

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

Physical Properties of Arsenosulvanite

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

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:
Cu3(As,V)S4
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Arsenosulvanite to other Species

Series:
Forms a series with Sulvanite (see here)
2/C.10-10Renierite(Cu,Zn)11(Ge,As)2Fe4S16
2/C.10-20GermaniteCu13Fe2Ge2S16
2/C.10-30NekrasoviteCu26V2(Sn,As,Sb)6S32
2/C.10-40ColusiteCu12VAs3S16
2/C.10-45StibiocolusiteCu13V4(Sb,Sn,As)3S16
2/C.10-47GermanocolusiteCu26V2(Ge,As)6S32
2/C.10-60SulvaniteCu3VS4
2/C.10-70Polkovicite(Fe,Pb)3(Ge,Fe)1-xS4
2/C.10-80Morozeviczite(Pb,Fe)3Ge1-xS4
6.4.1SulvaniteCu3VS4
6.4.3ColusiteCu12VAs3S16
6.4.4NekrasoviteCu26V2(Sn,As,Sb)6S32

Other Names for Arsenosulvanite

Name in Other Languages:

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 Arsenosulvanite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist: 40: 368.

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

Internet Links for Arsenosulvanite

Localities for Arsenosulvanite

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.
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.
  • Sofiya Oblast (Sofia Oblast)
    • Chelopech
Bonev, I.K.; Petrunov, R.; Cook, N. J.; Ciobanu, C. L. (2005): Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology. 42, 1-22
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Alberni Mining Division
      • Vancouver Island
www.cannonmicroprobe.com/Mineral_Specimens.htm
Hungary
 
  • Fejér Co.
    • Velencei Mts
      • 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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