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Oulankaite

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Formula:
(Pd,Pt)
 
5
(Cu,Fe)
 
4
SnTe
 
2
S
 
2
System:TetragonalLustre:Metallic
Hardness:3½ - 4
This page provides mineralogical data about Oulankaite.

Classification of Oulankaite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/A.07-35
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.BC.40

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
C : With Rh, Pd, Pt, etc.
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Type Occurrence of Oulankaite

Type Locality:Lukkulaisvaara ultrabasic Massif (Lukkulaisvaara pluton; Lukkulaisvaara layered intrusion), Olanga River (Oulanka River), Oulanka plutonic complex, Northern Karelia, Karelia Republic, Northern Region, Russia

Physical Properties of Oulankaite

Lustre:Metallic
Hardness (Mohs):3½ - 4

Crystallography of Oulankaite

Crystal System:Tetragonal

Chemical Properties of Oulankaite

Formula:
(Pd,Pt)
 
5
(Cu,Fe)
 
4
SnTe
 
2
S
 
2
Simplified for copy/paste:(Pd,Pt)5(Cu,Fe)4SnTe2S2
Essential elements:Cu, Pd, S, Sn, Te
All elements listed in formula:Cu, Fe, Pd, Pt, S, Sn, Te

Relationship of Oulankaite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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2.BC.UM2004-45-Se:AgHgPd
(Ag,Cu)
 
6
Hg
 
2
Pd
 
2
Se
 
3
2.BC.05Palladseite
Pd
 
17
Se
 
15
2.BC.05Miassite
Rh
 
17
S
 
15
2.BC.05UM2000-47-S:CuFePdPt
(Cu,Fe,Pd,Pt,Rh)
 
9
S
 
8
2.BC.10Oosterboschite
(Pd,Cu)
 
7
Se
 
5
2.BC.15Chrisstanleyite
Ag
 
2
Pd
 
3
Se
 
4
2.BC.15Jagüéite
Cu
 
2
Pd
 
3
Se
 
4
2.BC.20Keithconnite
Pd
 
20
Te
 
7
2.BC.25Vasilite
(Pd,Cu)
 
16
(S,Te)
 
7
2.BC.30Telluropalladinite
Pd
 
9
Te
 
4
2.BC.35Luberoite
Pt
 
5
Se
 
4
2.BC.45Telargpalite
(Pd,Ag)
 
3
(Te,Bi)
2.BC.50Temagamite
Pd
 
3
HgTe
 
3
2.BC.55Sopcheite
Ag
 
4
Pd
 
3
Te
 
4
2.BC.60Laflammeite
Pd
 
3
Pb
 
2
S
 
2
2.BC.65Tischendorfite
Pd
 
8
Hg
 
3
Se
 
9

Other Names for Oulankaite

Synonyms:
IMA1990-055Oulongaite
Other Languages:
German:Oulankait
Spanish:Oulankaita
Varieties:
Argentian Oulankaite

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 Oulankaite

Reference List:

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Mineralogical Record: 27: 465-466.

Barkov, A.Yu., Men'shikov, Y.P., Begizov, V.D., Lednev, A.I. (1996) Oulankaite, a new platinum-group mineral from the Lukkulaisvaara layered intrusion, Northern Karelia, Russia. European Journal of Mineralogy: 8: 311-316.

Barkov, A.Y., Fleet, M.E., Martin, R.F., and Tarkian, M. (2004) Compositional variations of oulankaite and a new series of argentian oulankaite from the Lukkulaisvaara layered intrusion, northern Russian Karelia. Canadian Mineralogist: 42: 439-453.

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  • Localities for Oulankaite

    (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.
    Russia
     
    • Northern Region
      • Karelia Republic
        • Northern Karelia
          • Oulanka plutonic complex
            • Olanga River (Oulanka River)
    [MinRec 27:465]; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Barkov, A. Y., Martin, R. F., Tarkian, M., Poirier, G., & Thibault, Y. (2001). Pd–Ag Tellurides from a Cl-rich environment in the Lukkulaisvaara layered intrusion, northern Russian Karelia. The Canadian Mineralogist, 39(2), 639-653.
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