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Rickardite

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Formula:
Cu
 
7
Te
 
5
System:OrthorhombicColour:Red-violet (fresh), ...
Hardness:
Name:Named after Thomas Arthur Rickard (1864–1953), mining engineer and Editor of the Engineering and Mining Journal, New York and London.
This page provides mineralogical data about Rickardite.

Classification of Rickardite

IMA status:Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/B.04-20
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.BA.30

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
A : With Cu, Ag, Au
Dana 8th edition ID:2.16.15.1

2 : SULFIDES
16 : Miscellaneous
Hey's CIM Ref.:3.1.17

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
1 : Sulphides etc. of Cu
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Type Occurrence of Rickardite

Type Locality:Good Hope Mine (Mammoth Good Hope Mine; Mammoth-Good Hope Mine; Mammoth Chimney Mine), Vulcan, Vulcan District (Cebolla District; Domingo District), Gunnison Co., Colorado, USA
Year of Discovery:1903

Physical Properties of Rickardite

Lustre:Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Opaque
Colour:Red-violet (fresh), darkens
Streak:Red
Hardness (Mohs):

Crystallography of Rickardite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:a = 4Å, b = 19.89Å, c = 12.22Å
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.201 : 1 : 0.614
Unit Cell Volume:V 972.22 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Rickardite

Formula:
Cu
 
7
Te
 
5
Simplified for copy/paste:Cu7Te5
Essential elements:Cu, Te
All elements listed in formula:Cu, Te

Relationship of Rickardite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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2.BA.05Chalcocite
Cu
 
2
S
2.BA.05Djurleite
Cu
 
31
S
 
16
2.BA.05Geerite
Cu
 
8
S
 
5
2.BA.05Roxbyite
Cu
 
9
S
 
5
2.BA.10Anilite
Cu
 
7
S
 
4
2.BA.10Digenite
Cu
 
9
S
 
5
2.BA.15Bornite
Cu
 
5
FeS
 
4
2.BA.20Bellidoite
Cu
 
2
Se
2.BA.20Berzelianite
Cu
 
2
Se
2.BA.25Athabascaite
Cu
 
5
Se
 
4
2.BA.25Umangite
Cu
 
3
Se
 
2
2.BA.30Weissite
Cu
 
2-x
Te
2.BA.35Acanthite
Ag
 
2
S
2.BA.40Mckinstryite
Ag
 
5-x
Cu
 
3+x
S
 
4
2.BA.40Stromeyerite
AgCuS
2.BA.40dUM2003-13-S:AgAuCu
Ag
 
6
AuCu
 
2
S
 
5
2.BA.45Jalpaite
Ag
 
3
CuS
 
2
2.BA.45Selenojalpaite
Ag
 
3
CuSe
 
2
2.BA.50Eucairite
AgCuSe
2.BA.55Aguilarite
Ag
 
4
SeS
2.BA.55Naumannite
Ag
 
2
Se
2.BA.60Cervelleite
Ag
 
4
TeS
2.BA.60Hessite
Ag
 
2
Te
2.BA.60Chenguodaite
Ag
 
9
Fe
3+
 
Te
 
2
S
 
4
2.BA.65Henryite
Ag
 
3
Cu
 
4
Te
 
4
2.BA.65Stützite
Ag
 
5-x
Te
 
3
, x = 0.24-0.36
2.BA.70Argyrodite
Ag
 
8
GeS
 
6
2.BA.70Canfieldite
Ag
 
8
SnS
 
6
2.BA.70Putzite
(Cu
 
4.7
Ag
 
3.3
)GeS
 
6
2.BA.75Fischesserite
Ag
 
3
AuSe
 
2
2.BA.75Penzhinite
(Ag,Cu)
 
4
Au(S,Se)
 
4
2.BA.75Petrovskaite
AuAg(S,Se)
2.BA.75Petzite
Ag
 
3
AuTe
 
2
2.BA.75Uytenbogaardtite
Ag
 
3
AuS
 
2
2.BA.80Bezsmertnovite
(Au,Ag)
 
4
Cu(Te,Pb)
2.BA.80Bilibinskite
PbCu
 
2
Au
 
3
Te
 
2
2.BA.80Bogdanovite
(Au,Te,Pb)
 
3
(Cu,Fe)
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

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3.1.1Chalcocite
Cu
 
2
S
3.1.2Djurleite
Cu
 
31
S
 
16
3.1.3Digenite
Cu
 
9
S
 
5
3.1.4Anilite
Cu
 
7
S
 
4
3.1.5Roxbyite
Cu
 
9
S
 
5
3.1.6Spionkopite
Cu
 
39
S
 
28
3.1.7Geerite
Cu
 
8
S
 
5
3.1.8Covellite
CuS
3.1.9Berzelianite
Cu
 
2
Se
3.1.10Bellidoite
Cu
 
2
Se
3.1.11Umangite
Cu
 
3
Se
 
2
3.1.12Yarrowite
Cu
 
9
S
 
8
3.1.13Athabascaite
Cu
 
5
Se
 
4
3.1.14Klockmannite
CuSe
3.1.15Krut'aite
CuSe
 
2
3.1.16Weissite
Cu
 
2-x
Te
3.1.18Vulcanite
CuTe
3.1.19Bambollaite
Cu(Se,Te)
 
2
3.1.20Lautite
CuAsS
3.1.21Mgriite
Cu
 
3
AsSe
 
3
3.1.22Cubanite
CuFe
 
2
S
 
3
3.1.23Bornite
Cu
 
5
FeS
 
4
3.1.24Fukuchilite
Cu
 
3
FeS
 
8
3.1.25Chalcopyrite
CuFeS
 
2
3.1.26Mooihoekite
Cu
 
9
Fe
 
9
S
 
16
3.1.27Haycockite
Cu
 
4
Fe
 
5
S
 
8
3.1.28Isocubanite
CuFe
 
2
S
 
3
3.1.29Idaite
Cu
 
5
FeS
 
6
3.1.30Nukundamite
Cu
 
3.4
Fe
 
0.6
S
 
4
3.1.31Putoranite
Cu
 
9
(Fe,Ni)
 
9
S
 
16
3.1.32Orickite
2CuFeS
 
2
· H
 
2
O
3.1.33Eskebornite
CuFeSe
 
2
3.1.34Chaméanite
(Cu,Fe)
 
4
As(Se,S)
 
4
3.1.35Talnakhite
Cu
 
9
(Fe,Ni)
 
8
S
 
16

Other Names for Rickardite

Other Languages:
German:Rickardit
Russian:Рикардит
Simplified Chinese:碲铜矿
铜碲矿
Spanish:Rickardita

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 Rickardite

Reference List:

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Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 834pp.: 198-199.

American Mineralogist (1949): 34: 441-451.

Acta Crystallographica: B49: 398-403.

Mineralogical Journal (Japan) (1973): 7: 252.

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  • Localities for Rickardite

    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.
    Australia
     
    • Western Australia
      • Coolgardie Shire
    Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404
    Bolivia
     
    • La Paz Department
      • Aroma Province
        • Laurani District
    USGS Bulletin # 1975, p. 255.
    Bulgaria
     
    • Pazardzhik Oblast (Pazardjik Oblast)
      • Panagyurishte (Panagurishte) Obshtina
        • Levski
    Tsonev, D., Popov, K., Kanazirski, M., Strashimirov, S. 2000. Radka ore field. In: Strashimirov, S., Popov, P. (Eds.), Geology and Metallogeny of the Panagyurishte Ore Region (Srednogorie Zone, Bulgaria). ABCD-GEODE 2000 Workshop, Guide to excursions (A and C), 32-39.
    Canada
     
    • British Columbia
      • Skeena Mining Division
        • Pitman
    R. M. Thompson (1954) Mineral occurrences in Western Canada. American Mineralogist 39:525-528
    • Northwest Territories
      • Mackenzie District
        • Yellowknife
    RIDLAND, G. C (1941): Mineralogy of the Negus and Con Mines, Yellowknife, Northwest
    COLEMAN, L.C. (1953) Mineralogy of the Yellowknife Bay are, N.W.T. American Mineralogist 38, 506-527.
    RIDLAND, G. C (1941): Mineralogy of the Negus and Con Mines, Yellowknife, Northwest
    • Ontario
      • Timiskaming District
        • Bannockburn Township
    Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404
    • Québec
      • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
        • Rouyn-Noranda TE
    Sabina (2003) 66.
    Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404
    China
     
    • Henan Province
      • Sanmenxia Prefecture
        • Lingbao Co.
    Shuzhang Tian, Jingyu Chen, and Xiumei Li (1994): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 14(3), 241-246
    • Xinjiang Autonomous Region
      • Hami Prefecture (Kumul Prefecture; Qumul Prefecture)
        • Hami Co. (Kumul Co.; Qumul Co.)
          • Tuwu-Yandong copper ore belt
    http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1060/PorCu.txt
    Czech Republic
     
    • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
      • Karlovy Vary Region
        • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
          • Nejdek (Neudek)
    Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
    El Salvador
     
    • La Unión Department
    American Mineralogist (1930) 15: 272-273
    Ghana
     
    • Western Region
      • Ashanti gold belt
        • Obuasi
    Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627
    Greece
     
    • Aegean Islands Department (Aiyaíon)
      • Kykládes Prefecture
        • Cyclade Islands (Cyclades; Kikladhes; Nomos Kikladhon)
          • Tinos Island
    Econ. Geol. 102 (2007) 1269-1294.; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
    Japan
     
    • Hokkaido
      • Sapporo
    Watanabe (1934) Ganseki-Koubutsu-Koshogaku Zasshi, 11, 213-220.
    • Honshu Island
      • Chubu Region
        • Shizuoka Prefecture
          • Shimoda City
            • Rendaiji
    Int Geol Congr (2008) Oslo. MRD-09; Okamoto collection (curated at the Geological Survey museum, Japan)
      • Kinki region
        • Wakayama prefecture
          • Iwade city
    Manabe Minerals specimens; Alfredo Petrov collection
    Mexico
     
    • Sonora
      • Mun. de Moctezuma
    Lapis 2001(1), 11-40
    Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
    Russia
     
    • Far-Eastern Region
      • Kamchatka Oblast'
    V.A. Kovalenker, O.Yu. Plotinskaya (2005): Te and Se mineralogy of Ozernovskoe and Prasolovskoe epithermal gold deposits, Kuril – Kamchatka volcanic belt. Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology 43, 118-123. [http://www.geology.bas.bg/mineralogy/gmp_files/gmp43/Kovalenker.pdf]
    Saudi Arabia
     
    • Mintaqah Tabuk
      • Wejh
    Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404
    Slovakia
     
    • Prešov Region
      • Prešov Co.
    Duda et. all.,1981:Minerály severnej časti Slanských vrchov. Min.Slovca,Monografia 2,Bratislava, 98 p
    South Africa
     
    • Northern Cape Province
      • Namakwa District (Namaqualand)
    Cairncross, B. (2004): History of The Okiep Copper District, Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Mineralogical Record 35(4) 289-317.
    USA
     
    • Arizona
      • Cochise Co.
        • Mule Mts
          • Warren District
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.:65
              • Calumet and Arizona group of claims (Calumet and Arizona Mining Company group of claims)
    American Mineralogist (1930) 15: 272-273
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 355; Crawford, W.P. (1930), Notes on Rickardite, a new occurrence, Am.Min.: 15: 272-273; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of AZ, AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 153: 17; Moore, R.T. (1953), Minerals and Metals of Increasing Interest, Rare and Radioactive Minerals, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 163: 19.
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 248, 355; Graeme, R. (1993), Bisbee revisited, Min.Rec.: 24: 421-436; Criddle, A.J., et al (1983), Henryite, a new copper-silver telluride from Bisbee, AZ, Bull. Min.: 106: 511-517.; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
        • Tombstone Hills
          • Tombstone District
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 212-213.
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 355.
    • California
      • Inyo Co.
        • Darwin Hills
          • Darwin District
            • Darwin
    Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404
    • Colorado
      • Boulder Co.
        • Gold Hill District
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
        • Jamestown District
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
        • Magnolia District
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
        • Sugarloaf District
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
      • Custer Co.
        • Rosita District
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
      • Gunnison Co.
        • Vulcan District (Cebolla District; Domingo District)
          • Vulcan
    Amer.J.Sci.(1903) ser. 4, 15, 69-70
    U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
      • Lake Co.
        • Alicante
          • Buckeye Gulch
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
      • Saguache Co.
        • Bonanza District (Kerber Creek District)
          • Bonanza
    Dana 7:I:199.; American Mineralogist (1930) 15: 272-273
    • New Mexico
      • Doña Ana Co.
        • Organ Mts
    Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd. rev. ed. (1996)
    Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
    Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
    • Utah
      • Utah Co.
        • East Tintic Mts
          • East Tintic District
    Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne. SEM-EDS confirmed by Rob Bowell.
    Zimbabwe
     
    • Mashonaland West
      • Kadoma District
    Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
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