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Colimaite

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Formula:
K
 
3
VS
 
4
System:Orthorhombic
Name:
Named for type locality - Colima Volcano, Mexico.
This page provides mineralogical data about Colimaite.

Classification of Colimaite

IMA status:Approved 2007
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.FB.25

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
F : Sulfides of arsenic, alkalies; sulfides with halide, oxide, hydroxide, H2O
B : With alkalies (without Cl, etc.)
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Type Occurrence of Colimaite

Type Locality:Colima volcano (Volcan de Fuego; Volcan de Colima), Colima volcanic complex, Jalisco, Mexico

Crystallography of Colimaite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:Pnma {P21/n 21/m 21/a}
Cell Parameters:a = 9.138Å, b = 10.627Å, c = 9.131Å
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.86 : 1 : 0.859
Unit Cell Volume:V 886.71 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
3.464 (77)
3.237 (57)
3.229 (66)
2.926 (70)
2.890 (52)
2.799 (100)
2.787 (75)
2.676 (80)

Chemical Properties of Colimaite

Formula:
K
 
3
VS
 
4
Simplified for copy/paste:K3VS4
Essential elements:K, S, V
All elements listed in formula:K, S, V

Relationship of Colimaite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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2.FB.05Caswellsilverite
NaCrS
 
2
2.FB.05Schöllhornite
Na
 
0.3
CrS
 
2
· H
 
2
O
2.FB.05Cronusite
Ca
 
0.2
CrS
 
2
· 2 H
 
2
O
2.FB.10Chvilevaite
Na(Cu,Fe,Zn)
 
2
S
 
4
2.FB.15Orickite
2CuFeS
 
2
· H
 
2
O
2.FB.20Rasvumite
KFe
 
2
S
 
3
2.FB.20Pautovite
CsFe
 
2
S
 
3

Other Names for Colimaite

Synonyms:
IMA2007-045
Other Languages:
Albanian:Colimaite

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 Colimaite

Reference List:

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Ostrooumov, M., Arellano-Jimenez, M., Ponce, A., Taran, Y., Reyes-Gasga, J. (2008): La colimaíta, K3VS4, un nuevo mineral del volcán Colima (México). Boletín de Mineralogía, 18(1), 7-8.

Ostrooumov, M. (2011): Colimaite, a new mineral found in the Colima volcano. Ciencia (Mexico City) 62(2), 40-43.

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