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Roquesite

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Formula:
CuInS2
System:
Tetragonal
Colour:
Grey
Hardness:
3½ - 4
Name:
Named after Maurice Roques, Professor of Geology

Classification of Roquesite

Approved
2.CB.10a

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
C : Metal Sulfides, M: S = 1: 1 (and similar)
B : With Zn, Fe, Cu, Ag, etc.
2.9.1.4

2 : SULFIDES
9 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
3.5.19

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

Physical Properties of Roquesite

Metallic
Colour:
Grey
Hardness (Mohs):
3½ - 4

Crystallography of Roquesite

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.52Å, c = 11.14Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 2.018
Unit Cell Volume:
V 339.44 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Roquesite

Formula:
CuInS2
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Fe

Relationship of Roquesite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
2.CB.05aColoradoiteHgTe
2.CB.05aHawleyiteCdS
2.CB.05aMetacinnabarHgS
2.CB.05cPolhemusite(Zn,Hg)S
2.CB.05bSakuraiite(Cu,Zn,Fe)3(In,Sn)S4
2.CB.05aSphaleriteZnS
2.CB.05aStilleiteZnSe
2.CB.05aTiemanniteHgSe
2.CB.05UM1998-15-S:CuFeZnCu2Fe3Zn5S10
2.CB.05aRudashevskyite(Fe,Zn)S
2.CB.10aChalcopyriteCuFeS2
2.CB.10aEskeborniteCuFeSe2
2.CB.10aGalliteCuGaS2
2.CB.10bHaycockiteCu4Fe5S8
2.CB.10aLenaiteAgFeS2
2.CB.10bMooihoekiteCu9Fe9S16
2.CB.10bPutoraniteCu9(Fe,Ni)9S16
2.CB.10bTalnakhiteCu9(Fe,Ni)8S16
2.CB.10aLaforêtiteAgInS2
2.CB.15aČernýiteCu2(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS4
2.CB.15aFerrokësteriteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
2.CB.15aHocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4
2.CB.15aIdaiteCu5FeS6
2.CB.15aKësteriteCu2(Zn,Fe)SnS4
2.CB.15aKuramiteCu3SnS4
2.CB.15bMohiteCu2SnS3
2.CB.15aPirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4
2.CB.15aStanniteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
2.CB.15cStannoiditeCu6+Cu22+(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
2.CB.15aVelikiteCu2HgSnS4
2.CB.15cUM2006-11-S:CuFeGeZnCu8(Fe,Zn)3Ge2S12 (?)
2.CB.20ChatkaliteCu6FeSn2S8
2.CB.20MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8
2.CB.30ColusiteCu12VAs3S16
2.CB.30GermaniteCu13Fe2Ge2S16
2.CB.30GermanocolusiteCu26V2(Ge,As)6S32
2.CB.30NekrasoviteCu26V2(Sn,As,Sb)6S32
2.CB.30StibiocolusiteCu13V4(Sb,Sn,As)3S16
2.CB.30Ovamboite Cu20(Fe,Cu,Zn)6W2Ge6S32
2.CB.30MaikainiteCu20(Fe,Cu)6Mo2Ge6S32
2.CB.35aHemusiteCu6SnMoS8
2.CB.35aKiddcreekiteCu6SnWS8
2.CB.35aPolkovicite(Fe,Pb)3(Ge,Fe)1-xS4
2.CB.35aRenierite(Cu,Zn)11(Ge,As)2Fe4S16
2.CB.35aVincienniteCu7+Cu32+Fe22+Fe23+Sn(As,Sb)S16
2.CB.35aMorozeviczite(Pb,Fe)3Ge1-xS4
2.CB.35bCatamarcaiteCu6GeWS8
2.CB.40LautiteCuAsS
2.CB.45CadmoseliteCdSe
2.CB.45GreenockiteCdS
2.CB.45Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
2.CB.45RambergiteMnS
2.CB.45Buseckite(Fe,Zn,Mn)S
2.CB.55aCubaniteCuFe2S3
2.CB.55bIsocubaniteCuFe2S3
2.CB.60PicotpauliteTlFe2S3
2.CB.60RaguiniteTlFeS2
2.CB.65ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3
2.CB.65SternbergiteAgFe2S3
2.CB.70SulvaniteCu3VS4
2.CB.75VulcaniteCuTe
2.CB.80EmpressiteAgTe
2.CB.85MuthmanniteAuAgTe2
3.5.1CinnabarHgS
3.5.2HypercinnabarHgS
3.5.3MetacinnabarHgS
3.5.4ImiteriteAg2HgS2
3.5.5TiemanniteHgSe
3.5.6BalkaniteCu9Ag5HgS8
3.5.7Danielsite(Cu,Ag)14HgS8
3.5.8ColoradoiteHgTe
3.5.9Gortdrumite(Cu,Fe)6Hg2S5
3.5.10Polhemusite(Zn,Hg)S
3.5.11CarliniteTl2S
3.5.12CrookesiteCu7(Tl, Ag)Se4
3.5.13SabatieriteCu6TlSe4
3.5.14PicotpauliteTlFe2S3
3.5.15RaguiniteTlFeS2
3.5.16ThalcusiteTl2Cu3FeS4
3.5.17BukoviteTl2(Cu,Fe)4Se4
3.5.18GalliteCuGaS2
3.5.20InditeFeIn2S4

Other Names for Roquesite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Roquesit
Spanish:Roquesita

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 Roquesite

Reference List:
Picot, P. and Pierrot, R. (1963) La roquesite, premier minéral d'indium: CuInS2. Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie: 86: 7-14.

American Mineralogist (1963): 48: 1178.

American Mineralogist (1969): 54: 1212.

Internet Links for Roquesite

Localities for Roquesite

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.
Argentina
 
  • Río Negro
Dill, H.G., Garrido, M.M., Melcher, F., Gomez, M.C., Weber, B., Luna, L.I., Bahr, A. (2013): Sulfidic and non-sulfidic indium mineralization of the epithermal Au-Cu-Zn-Pb-Ag deposit San Roque (Provincia Rio Negro, SE Argentina) – with special reference to the “indium window” in zinc sulfide. Ore Geology Reviews, 51, 103-128.
Bolivia
 
  • Potosí Department
    • Sud Chichas Province
      • San Vicente District
Salomon Rivas y Federico Ahlfeld (1998) Los Minerales de Bolivia y sus Parajes. (Santa Cruz)
Brazil
 
  • Goiás
    • Monte Alegre de Goiás
http://www.sbgeo.org.br/rgb/vol30_down/3002/3002270.pdf; Márcia Abrahão Moura, Nilson Francisquini Botelho and Fábio Carvalho de Mendonça (2007): The indium-rich sulfides and rare arsenates of the Sn–In-mineralized Mangabeira A-type granite, Central Brazil. Canadian Mineralogist 45, 485-496.
Bulgaria
 
  • Pazardzhik Oblast (Pazardjik Oblast)
    • Panagyurishte (Panagurishte) Obshtina
      • Levski
Bogdanov, K., Tsonev, D., & Popov, K. (2004). Mineral Assemblages And Genesis Of The Cu-Au Epithermal Deposits In The Southern Part Of The Panaguyrishte Ore District, Bulgaria. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece, 36:406-415
Canada
 
  • New Brunswick
    • Charlotte Co.
      • Saint George Parish
Mineralogical Journal Vol. 12 (1984) , No. 4 pp 162-172; Amer. Mineral., (1969) 54, 1202–1203.; Parrish, I. S., 1977, Mineral Catalog for the Mount Pleasant Deposit of Brunswick Tin Mines, Canadian Mineralogist, v. 15, p. 121-126.
  • Ontario
    • Cochrane District
      • Timmins area
        • Kidd Township
ontariominerals.com; Canadian Mineralogist (1984) 22 (2), 227-232
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Central Bohemia Region
      • Příbram
Litochleb J., Sejkora J., Ozdín D., 2004: Roquésit z polymetalického ložiska Příbram-Březové hory, Česká republika. Mineralia Slovaca, 36, 3-4, 353-356.
    • Karlovy Vary Region
      • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
Ondruš P, Veselovský F, Gabašová A, Hloušek J, Šrein V, Vavrín I, Skála R, Sejkora J, Drábek M (2003) Primary minerals of the Jáchymov ore district, Journal of the Czech Geological Society 48, 19-147
Finland
 
  • Southern Finland Region
    • Loviisa
Sundblad K.L. et al.(2014). Indium Resources in the Fennoscandian Shield. Preparatory Workshop on Academy of Finland Research Programme Mineral Resources and substitution. April 15 2014
France
 
  • Auvergne
    • Allier
      • Le Mayet-de-Montagne
        • Laprugne
Picot & Pierrot (1963), Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie: 86: 7-14; Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
  • Brittany
    • Morbihan
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
  • Limousin
    • Haute-Vienne
      • Nantiat
        • Vaulry
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Hautes-Alpes
      • Villar d'Arène
R. Pierrot, P. Picot, P.A. Poulain, "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France : Hautes-Alpes", BRGM, 1972
Germany & Czech Republic
 
  • Saxony & Ústí Region (Bohemia; Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Erzgebirge; Krusné Hory Mts
Jansa, J., Novák, F., Pauliš, P., Scharmová, M.: Supergenní minerály Sn-W ložiska Cínovec v Krušných horách (Česká republika). Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1998, roč. 6, s. 83-101.
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
          • Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines)
SKARPELIS, N. (2007): The Lavrion deposit (SE Attica, Greece): geology, mineralogy and minor elements chemistry. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie Abhandlungen, 183, 227-249.
India
 
  • Haryana
    • Bhiwani District
Murao, S., Deb, M., and Furuno, M. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 33, 490-504.
Japan
 
  • Hokkaido
    • Sapporo
      • Minami-ku
Min. Jour. (Japan): 15:222-232.
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Fukui Prefecture
        • Ono City
Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 25, pp,229-236 (1987)
      • Shizuoka Prefecture
        • Shimoda City
          • Rendaiji
Yamada, T. and Harada, A. (2000) Suishoh (Quartz) 13, 2-9; Kato, A. and Shinohara, K. (1986) Mineralogical Journal, 5, 276-284.; Int Geol Congr (2008) Oslo. MRD-09
    • Chugoku region
      • Okayama prefecture
        • Mito-cho
          • Aida
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (2012), Hiromi Yamasaki specimen
    • Kanto Region
      • Tochigi Prefecture
        • Nikko City
          • Kuriyamamura
Matsubara and Miyawaki (2006) Catalogue of Japanese Minerals, p 110 (Tokai University Press)
    • Kinki Region
      • Hyogo Prefecture
        • Asago City
          • Ikuno-cho-ono
Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 25, pp,229-236 (1987)
        • Yabu City
          • Oya-cho
Mineralogical Journal 5 (1968) 276-284; Mining Annual Review:1985:407.; Mineralogical Journal Vol. 12 (1984) , No. 4 pp 162-172; Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 25, pp,229-236 (1987)
Norway
 
  • Telemark
    • Kviteseid
Neumann, H. (1985): Norges Mineraler. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse Skrifter 68, 278 pp( p. 21).
Russia
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Sakhalinskaya Oblast'
      • Kuril Islands
        • Iturup Island
http://maurice.strahlen.org/kurilles/kurilles.htm
        • Kunashir Island
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]
  • Northern Region
    • Karelia Republic
      • Ladoga Region
Ivashchenko, V. I., Valkama, M., Sundblad, K., Golubev, A. I., & Alekseev, V. Y. (2011, September). New data on mineralogy and metallogeny of scarns in the Pitkyaranta ore region. In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 440, No. 1, pp. 1307-1311). SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
Tony Nikischer
Slovakia
 
  • Košice Region
    • Rožňava Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
South Korea
 
  • Ulsan
Mineralogical Journal Vol. 12 (1984) , No. 4 pp 162-172
Sweden
 
  • Värmland
    • Filipstad
Damman, A. H & Kieft, C. (1990): W-MO polymettallic mineralization and associated calc-silicate assemblages in the Gåsborn area, West Bergslagen, Central Sweden. Canadian Mineralogist. 28, 17-36
Kieft, K. & Damman, A. H. (1990): Indium-bearing chalcopyrite and sphalerite from the Gåsborn area, West Bergslagen, central Sweden. Mineralogical Magazine 54, 109-112.; Damman, A. H & Lustenhouwer, W. (1991): Native lead and tin from the Gåsborn area, Filipstad, Sweden. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar. 113, 35-37
Nysten, P., Holtstam, D. and Jonsson, E. (1999) The Långban minerals. In Långban - The mines,their minerals, geology and explorers (D. Holtstam and J. Langhof, eds.), Swedish Museum of Natural History and Raster Förlag, Stockholm & Chr. Weise Verlag, Munich, pp. 89-183.
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • St Just District
        • St Just
          • Pendeen
Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
USA
 
  • Nevada
    • Washoe Co.
      • Pyramid District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
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