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|Name:||Named after its discovery locality, Yarrow Creek and Spionkop Creek Valley, Alberta, Canada.|
Classification of Yarrowite
|IMA status:||Approved 1978|
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||2/B.01-80|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||2.CA.05d|
2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
C : Metal Sulfides, M: S = 1: 1 (and similar)
A : With Cu
|Dana 8th edition ID:||18.104.22.168|
2 : SULFIDES
7 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||3.1.12|
3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
1 : Sulphides etc. of Cu
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Type Occurrence of Yarrowite
|Type Locality:||Yarrow Creek, Yarrow Creek-Spionkop Creek deposit, Alberta, Canada|
Physical Properties of Yarrowite
Crystallography of Yarrowite
|Cell Parameters:||a = 3.8Å, c = 67.26Å|
|Ratio:||a:c = 1 : 17.7|
|Unit Cell Volume:||V 841.11 Å³ (Calculated from Unit Cell)|
Chemical Properties of Yarrowite
|Essential elements:||Cu, S|
|All elements listed in formula:||Cu, S|
Relationship of Yarrowite to other Species
|Series:||Forms a series with Chalcocite (see here)|
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
|Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:|
Other Names for Yarrowite
|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 Yarrowite
GOBLE, R.J. (1980): Copper sulfides from Alberta: yarrowite Cu9S8 and spionkopite Cu39S28. Canadian Mineralogist 18, 511-518. Abstracted in: American Mineralogist (1981): 1279.
GOBLE, R.J. (1985): The relationship between crystal structure, bonding and cell dimensions in the copper sulfides. Canadian Mineralogist 23, 61-76.
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Localities for Yarrowite
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(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.