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Roquesite

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Formula:
CuInS
 
2
System:TetragonalColour:Grey
Hardness:3½ - 4
Member of:Chalcopyrite Group
Name:Named after Maurice Roques, Professor of Geology

Classification of Roquesite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/C.03-40
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID: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.
Dana 8th edition ID:2.9.1.4

2 : SULFIDES
9 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Hey's CIM Ref.: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

Type Locality:Charrier Mine, Laprugne, Le Mayet-de-Montagne, Allier, Auvergne, France

Physical Properties of Roquesite

Lustre: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:
CuInS
 
2
Simplified for copy/paste:CuInS2
Essential elements:Cu, In, S
All elements listed in formula:Cu, In, S
Common Impurities:Fe

Relationship of Roquesite to other Species

Member of:Chalcopyrite Group
Other Members of Group:

- +
Chalcopyrite
CuFeS
 
2
Eskebornite
CuFeSe
 
2
Gallite
CuGaS
 
2
Laforêtite
AgInS
 
2
Lenaite
AgFeS
 
2
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
2.CB.05aColoradoite
HgTe
2.CB.05aHawleyite
CdS
2.CB.05aMetacinnabar
HgS
2.CB.05cPolhemusite
(Zn,Hg)S
2.CB.05bSakuraiite
(Cu,Zn,Fe)
 
3
(In,Sn)S
 
4
2.CB.05aSphalerite
ZnS
2.CB.05aStilleite
ZnSe
2.CB.05aTiemannite
HgSe
2.CB.05UM1998-15-S:CuFeZn
Cu
 
2
Fe
 
3
Zn
 
5
S
 
10
2.CB.05aRudashevskyite
(Fe,Zn)S
2.CB.10aChalcopyrite
CuFeS
 
2
2.CB.10aEskebornite
CuFeSe
 
2
2.CB.10aGallite
CuGaS
 
2
2.CB.10bHaycockite
Cu
 
4
Fe
 
5
S
 
8
2.CB.10aLenaite
AgFeS
 
2
2.CB.10bMooihoekite
Cu
 
9
Fe
 
9
S
 
16
2.CB.10bPutoranite
Cu
 
9
(Fe,Ni)
 
9
S
 
16
2.CB.10bTalnakhite
Cu
 
9
(Fe,Ni)
 
8
S
 
16
2.CB.10aLaforêtite
AgInS
 
2
2.CB.15aČernýite
Cu
 
2
(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS
 
4
2.CB.15aFerrokesterite
Cu
 
2
(Fe,Zn)SnS
 
4
2.CB.15aHocartite
Ag
 
2
(Fe
2+
 
,Zn)SnS
 
4
2.CB.15aIdaite
Cu
 
5
FeS
 
6
2.CB.15aKesterite
Cu
 
2
(Zn,Fe)SnS
 
4
2.CB.15aKuramite
Cu
 
3
SnS
 
4
2.CB.15bMohite
Cu
 
2
SnS
 
3
2.CB.15aPirquitasite
Ag
 
2
ZnSnS
 
4
2.CB.15aStannite
Cu
 
2
(Fe,Zn)SnS
 
4
2.CB.15cStannoidite
Cu
+
6
Cu
2+
2
(Fe
2+
 
,Zn)
 
3
Sn
 
2
S
 
12
2.CB.15aVelikite
Cu
 
2
HgSnS
 
4
2.CB.15cUM2006-11-S:CuFeGeZn
Cu
 
8
(Fe,Zn)
 
3
Ge
 
2
S
 
12
(?)
2.CB.20Chatkalite
Cu
 
6
FeSn
 
2
S
 
8
2.CB.20Mawsonite
Cu
 
6
Fe
 
2
SnS
 
8
2.CB.30Colusite
Cu
 
26
V
 
2
(As,Sn,Sb)
 
6
S
 
32
2.CB.30Germanite
Cu
 
13
Fe
 
2
Ge
 
2
S
 
16
2.CB.30Germanocolusite
Cu
 
26
V
 
2
(Ge,As)
 
6
S
 
32
2.CB.30Nekrasovite
Cu
 
26
V
 
2
(Sn,As,Sb)
 
6
S
 
32
2.CB.30Stibiocolusite
Cu
 
13
V
 
4
(Sb,Sn,As)
 
3
S
 
16
2.CB.30Ovamboite
Cu
 
20
(Fe,Cu,Zn)
 
6
W
 
2
Ge
 
6
S
 
32
2.CB.30Maikainite
Cu
 
20
(Fe,Cu)
 
6
Mo
 
2
Ge
 
6
S
 
32
2.CB.35aHemusite
Cu
 
6
SnMoS
 
8
2.CB.35aKiddcreekite
Cu
 
6
SnWS
 
8
2.CB.35aPolkovicite
(Fe,Pb)
 
3
(Ge,Fe)
 
1-x
S
 
4
2.CB.35aRenierite
(Cu,Zn)
 
11
(Ge,As)
 
2
Fe
 
4
S
 
16
2.CB.35aVinciennite
Cu
+
7
Cu
2+
3
Fe
2+
2
Fe
3+
2
Sn(As,Sb)S
 
16
2.CB.35aMorozeviczite
(Pb,Fe)
 
3
Ge
 
1-x
S
 
4
2.CB.35bCatamarcaite
Cu
 
6
GeWS
 
8
2.CB.40Lautite
CuAsS
2.CB.45Cadmoselite
CdSe
2.CB.45Greenockite
CdS
2.CB.45Wurtzite
(Zn,Fe)S
2.CB.45Rambergite
MnS
2.CB.45Buseckite
(Fe,Zn,Mn)S
2.CB.55aCubanite
CuFe
 
2
S
 
3
2.CB.55bIsocubanite
CuFe
 
2
S
 
3
2.CB.60Picotpaulite
TlFe
 
2
S
 
3
2.CB.60Raguinite
TlFeS
 
2
2.CB.65Argentopyrite
AgFe
 
2
S
 
3
2.CB.65Sternbergite
AgFe
 
2
S
 
3
2.CB.70Sulvanite
Cu
 
3
VS
 
4
2.CB.75Vulcanite
CuTe
2.CB.80Empressite
AgTe
2.CB.85Muthmannite
AuAgTe
 
2
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
3.5.1Cinnabar
HgS
3.5.2Hypercinnabar
HgS
3.5.3Metacinnabar
HgS
3.5.4Imiterite
Ag
 
2
HgS
 
2
3.5.5Tiemannite
HgSe
3.5.6Balkanite
Cu
 
9
Ag
 
5
HgS
 
8
3.5.7Danielsite
(Cu,Ag)
 
14
HgS
 
8
3.5.8Coloradoite
HgTe
3.5.9Gortdrumite
(Cu,Fe)
 
6
Hg
 
2
S
 
5
3.5.10Polhemusite
(Zn,Hg)S
3.5.11Carlinite
Tl
 
2
S
3.5.12Crookesite
Cu
 
7
(Tl, Ag)Se
 
4
3.5.13Sabatierite
Cu
 
6
TlSe
 
4
3.5.14Picotpaulite
TlFe
 
2
S
 
3
3.5.15Raguinite
TlFeS
 
2
3.5.16Thalcusite
Tl
 
2
Cu
 
3
FeS
 
4
3.5.17Bukovite
Tl
 
2
(Cu,Fe)
 
4
Se
 
4
3.5.18Gallite
CuGaS
 
2
3.5.20Indite
FeIn
 
2
S
 
4

Other Names for Roquesite

Synonyms:
IMA1962-001
Other Languages:
German:Roquesit
Russian:Рокезит
Spanish:Roquesita

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 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.

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  • Localities for Roquesite

    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.
    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.
    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
    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
    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-akenobe
    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
    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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