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Shandite

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Samuel James Shand
Formula:
Ni3Pb2S2
System:
Trigonal
Colour:
Brass-yellow
Hardness:
4
Name:
Named by Paul Ramdohr in 1950 for petrologist, Samuel James Shand [October 29, 1882 Edinburgh, Scotland - April 11, 1957 Boughty Ferry, near Dundee, Scotland], professor at University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, later chair of petrography at Columbia University, New York.
See also 'Lead-parkerite'.

Classification of Shandite

Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
2.BE.15

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
E : With Pb (Bi)
2.3.5.1

2 : SULFIDES
3 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 5:2
3.11.6

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

Year of Discovery:
1950

Physical Properties of Shandite

Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Colour:
Brass-yellow
Hardness (Mohs):
4

Crystallography of Shandite

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.59Å, c = 13.57Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 2.428
Unit Cell Volume:
V 367.23 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Shandite

Formula:
Ni3Pb2S2
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Zn,Fe,Co,Mn

Relationship of Shandite to other Species

2.BE.05Betekhtinite(Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15
2.BE.10Furutobeite(Cu,Ag)6PbS4
2.BE.15RhodplumsiteRh3Pb2S2
2.BE.20ParkeriteNi3Bi2S2
2.BE.25Schlemaite(Cu,◻)6(Pb,Bi)Se4
2.BE.30PašavaitePd3Pb2Te2
3.11.1HeazlewooditeNi3S2
3.11.2Godlevskite(Ni,Fe)9S8
3.11.3MilleriteNiS
3.11.4PolydymiteNi2+Ni23+S4
3.11.5VaesiteNiS2
3.11.7DonharrisiteNi8Hg3S9
3.11.8ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
3.11.9Pentlandite(Fe,Ni)9S8
3.11.10Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
3.11.11SiegeniteCoNi2S4
3.11.12FletcheriteCu(Ni,Co)2S4
3.11.13Villamaninite(Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S2
3.11.14Mäkineniteγ-NiSe
3.11.15Sederholmitebeta-NiSe
3.11.16TrüstedtiteNi3Se4
3.11.17WilkmaniteNi3Se4
3.11.18KulleruditeNiSe2
3.11.19Penroseite(Ni,Co,Cu)Se2
3.11.20TyrrelliteCu(Co3+,Ni3+)2Se4
3.11.21ImgreiteNiTe (?)
3.11.22MeloniteNiTe2
3.11.23KitkaiteNiTeSe
3.11.24Dienerite
3.11.25OrceliteNi5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
3.11.26MaucheriteNi11As8
3.11.27NickelineNiAs
3.11.28RammelsbergiteNiAs2
3.11.29PararammelsbergiteNiAs2
3.11.30NickelskutteruditeNiAs3-x
3.11.31OregoniteNi2FeAs2
3.11.32Westerveldite(Fe,Ni,Co)As
3.11.33Langisite(Co,Ni)As
3.11.34GersdorffiteNiAsS
3.11.35JolliffeiteNiAsSe
3.11.36BreithauptiteNiSb
3.11.38UllmanniteNiSbS
3.11.39Willyamite(Co,Ni)SbS

Other Names for Shandite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Shandit
Russian:Шэндит
Simplified Chinese:硫铅镍矿
Spanish:Shandita

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 Shandite

Reference List:
Sitzungsberichte der Deutschen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin (Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche Klasse) (1949): 6: 1-29.

American Mineralogist (1950): 35: 425-439.

American Mineralogist (1974): 59: 300.

Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte (1978): 256-268.

Internet Links for Shandite

Localities for Shandite

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.
Australia
 
  • Tasmania
Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey
Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
  • Western Australia
    • East Pilbara Shire
      • Nullagine
Nickel, E. H.; Hallbert, J. A.; Halligan, R. (1979): Unusual nickel mineralization at Nullagine, Western Australia. Journal of the Geological Society of Australia 26, 61-71.
Austria
 
  • Styria
    • Frohnleiten
      • Kirchdorf
Kolitsch, U. & Brandstätter, F. (2010): 1666) Ein vorläufiger Bericht über seltene Ni- und Cr-Mineralien vom Kirchdorftunnel der Brucker Schnellstraße, Steiermark. Pp. 250-252 in Niedermayr et al. (2010): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LIX. Carinthia II, 200./120., 199-260.
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Estrie
      • Les Sources RCM
        • Asbestos
HORVÁTH, L., PFENNINGER-HORVÁTH, E. and SPERTINI, F. (2013) The Jeffrey mine, Asbestos, Québec, Canada: A mineralogical review. Mineralogical Record, 44, 375-417.
France
 
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Bouches-du-Rhône
      • Aix-en-Provence
        • Peyrolles-en-Provence
Y. Moëlo : "Compte-rendu de la réunion "Systématique des Minéraux" du 23 novembre 1989", Bull. Soc. Franç. Minéral. ; 5th International Platinum Symposium Bulletin of The Geological Society of Finland Number 61, Part 1,1989,1-64
Greenland
 
  • Qaasuitsup
    • Qeqertarsuaq Island (Disko Island)
Ulff-Møller, F. (1985): Solidification History of the KitdlÎt Lens: Immiscible Metal and Sulphide Liquids from a Basaltic Dyke on Disko, Central West Greenland Journal of Petrology. 26,64-91.
  • Sermersooq
    • Nuuk (Godthåb)
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Italy
 
  • Lombardy
    • Sondrio Province
      • Valtellina
AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Niigata Prefecture
JOURNAL OF MINERALOGY, PETROLOGY AND ECONOMIC GEOLOGY 93 (1998) 427-436 (wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp/jampeg/93-11.htm)
Spain
 
  • Andalusia
    • Málaga
      • Ojén
        • Ojén lherzolite massif
Econ Geol (1990) 85:112-132
Switzerland
 
  • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
    • Poschiavo Valley
      • Poschiavo (Puschlav)
        • Selva
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 368.
USA
 
  • Pennsylvania
    • Chester Co.
      • State Line Chromite District
Smith and Barnes (2011) Pennsylvania Geology v. 41, no. 3/4.
    • Lancaster Co.
      • State Line Chromite District
Smith and Barnes (2011) Pennsylvania Geology Fall/Winter 2011; Smith and Barnes (2011) Pennsylvania Geology v. 41, no. 3/4.
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