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Colimaite

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Formula:
K3VS4
System:
Orthorhombic
Colour:
Yellow-green
Name:
Named for type locality - Colima Volcano, Mexico.
This page provides mineralogical data about Colimaite.

Classification of Colimaite

Approved 2007
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

General Appearance of Type Material:
micro-sized needles (10–100 µm in size)
Geological Setting of Type Material:
High temperature fumaroles (450-600C)

Physical Properties of Colimaite

Resinous, Greasy
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Colour:
Yellow-green
Streak:
yellow green
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
Splintery
Density:
2.235 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Colimaite

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Pnma
Space Group Setting:
Pnma
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)
Z:
4
Comment:
Determined from powder diffraction
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
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:
K3VS4
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Colimaite to other Species

2.FB.05CaswellsilveriteNaCrS2
2.FB.05SchöllhorniteNa0.3CrS2 · H2O
2.FB.05CronusiteCa0.2CrS2 · 2 H2O
2.FB.10ChvilevaiteNa(Cu,Fe,Zn)2S4
2.FB.15Orickite2CuFeS2 · H2O
2.FB.20RasvumiteKFe2S3
2.FB.20PautoviteCsFe2S3

Other Names for Colimaite

Name in Other Languages:
Albanian:Colimaite

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 Colimaite

Reference List:
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., Taran, Y., Arellano-Jiménez, M., Ponce, A., & Reyes-Gasga, J. (2009). Colimaite, K3VS4-a new potassium-vanadium sulfide mineral from the Colima volcano, State of Colima (Mexico). Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, 26(3), 600-608.

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

Internet Links for Colimaite

Localities for Colimaite

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.
Mexico (TL)
 
  • Jalisco
    • Colima volcanic complex
Ostrooumov, M., Taran, Y., Arellano-Jiménez, M., Ponce, A., & Reyes-Gasga, J. (2009). Colimaite, K3VS4-a new potassium-vanadium sulfide mineral from the Colima volcano, State of Colima (Mexico). Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, 26(3), 600-608.; Ostrooumov, M. and Taran, Y. (2015): Discovery of Native Vanadium, a New Mineral from the Colima Volcano, State of Colima (Mexico). Revista de la Sociedad Española de Mineralogía, 20, 109-110.
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