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Shandite

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Formula:
Ni
 
3
Pb
 
2
S
 
2
System:TrigonalColour: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

IMA status:Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/B.12-20
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID: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)
Dana 8th edition ID:2.3.5.1

2 : SULFIDES
3 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 5:2
Hey's CIM Ref.: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

Type Locality:Nickel Reward Mine, Trial Harbour district, Tasmania, Australia
Year of Discovery:1950

Physical Properties of Shandite

Lustre: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:
Ni
 
3
Pb
 
2
S
 
2
Simplified for copy/paste:Ni3Pb2S2
Essential elements:Ni, Pb, S
All elements listed in formula:Ni, Pb, S
Common Impurities:Zn,Fe,Co,Mn

Relationship of Shandite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
2.BE.05Betekhtinite
Pb
 
2
(Cu,Fe)
 
21
S
 
15
2.BE.10Furutobeite
(Cu,Ag)
 
6
PbS
 
4
2.BE.15Rhodplumsite
Rh
 
3
Pb
 
2
S
 
2
2.BE.20Parkerite
Ni
 
3
Bi
 
2
S
 
2
2.BE.25Schlemaite
(Cu,◻)
 
6
(Pb,Bi)Se
 
4
2.BE.30Pašavaite
Pd
 
3
Pb
 
2
Te
 
2
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
3.11.1Heazlewoodite
Ni
 
3
S
 
2
3.11.2Godlevskite
(Ni,Fe)
 
9
S
 
8
3.11.3Millerite
NiS
3.11.4Polydymite
Ni
2+
 
Ni
3+
2
S
 
4
3.11.5Vaesite
NiS
 
2
3.11.7Donharrisite
Ni
 
8
Hg
 
3
S
 
9
3.11.8Violarite
Fe
2+
 
Ni
3+
2
S
 
4
3.11.9Pentlandite
(Fe,Ni)
 
9
S
 
8
3.11.10Bravoite
(Fe,Ni)S
 
2
3.11.11Siegenite
CoNi
 
2
S
 
4
-NiCo
 
2
S
 
4
3.11.12Fletcherite
Cu(Ni,Co)
 
2
S
 
4
3.11.13Villamaninite
(Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S
 
2
3.11.14Mäkinenite
γ-NiSe
3.11.15Sederholmite
beta-NiSe
3.11.16Trüstedtite
Ni
 
3
Se
 
4
3.11.17Wilkmanite
Ni
 
3
Se
 
4
3.11.18Kullerudite
NiSe
 
2
3.11.19Penroseite
(Ni,Co,Cu)Se
 
2
3.11.20Tyrrellite
Cu(Co
3+
 
,Ni
3+
 
)
 
2
Se
 
4
3.11.21Imgreite
NiTe (?)
3.11.22Melonite
NiTe
 
2
3.11.23Kitkaite
NiTeSe
3.11.24Dienerite
3.11.25Orcelite
Ni
 
5-x
As
 
2
3.11.26Maucherite
Ni
 
11
As
 
8
3.11.27Nickeline
NiAs
3.11.28Rammelsbergite
NiAs
 
2
3.11.29Pararammelsbergite
NiAs
 
2
3.11.30Nickelskutterudite
NiAs
 
2-3
3.11.31Oregonite
Ni
 
2
FeAs
 
2
3.11.32Westerveldite
(Fe,Ni,Co)As
3.11.33Langisite
(Co,Ni)As
3.11.34Gersdorffite
NiAsS
3.11.35Jolliffeite
NiAsSe
3.11.36Breithauptite
NiSb
3.11.38Ullmannite
NiSbS
3.11.39Willyamite
(Co,Ni)SbS

Other Names for Shandite

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

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 Shandite

Reference List:

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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.

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  • Localities for Shandite

    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.
    Australia
     
    • Tasmania
      • Trial Harbour district
    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.
    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
    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)
      • Puschlav (Poschiavo Valley)
        • 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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