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Bismutohauchecornite

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Formula:
Ni
 
9
Bi
 
2
S
 
8
System:TetragonalColour:Bronze-yellow
Hardness:4½ - 5½
Name:For bismuth and relation to hauchecornite.


Hauchecornite Group.
See also the chemically related parkerite.

Classification of Bismutohauchecornite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/B.15-50
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.BB.10

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
B : With Ni
Dana 8th edition ID:3.2.5.2

3 : SULFOSALTS
2 : ø = 4
Hey's CIM Ref.:5.8.13

5 : Sulphosalts - Sulpharsenites and Sulphobismuthites (those containing Sn, Ge,or V are in Section 6)
8 : Sulpharsenites etc. of Mn, Fe, Co and Ni
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Type Occurrence of Bismutohauchecornite

Type Locality:Oktyabr'skoe Cu-Ni deposit (Oktyabr'skoye; Oktyabr'sky), Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit, Noril'sk, Putoran Plateau, Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Place of Conservation of Type Material:A.E. Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 77168.
Year of Discovery:1980
Associated Minerals at type locality:
PentlanditeGalenaChalcociteAltaite

Occurrences of Bismutohauchecornite

Geological Setting:Hydrothermal veins.

Physical Properties of Bismutohauchecornite

Diaphaneity (Transparency):Opaque
Colour:Bronze-yellow
Hardness (Mohs):4½ - 5½
Hardness (Vickers):VHN10=360 - 392 kg/mm2
Comment:(Source of 5.5 figure unknown, and unlikely to correspond to VHN data.)
Density (calculated):6.25 g/cm3

Crystallography of Bismutohauchecornite

Crystal System:Tetragonal
Class (H-M):4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:P4/mmm
Space Group Setting:P4/mmm
Cell Parameters:a = 7.37Å, c = 5.88Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 0.798
Unit Cell Volume:V 319.38 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:1
Morphology:Elongated tabular crystals, grains, massive.
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
4.34 (60)
3.67 (50)
2.80 (100)
2.40 (60)
2.32 (60)
1.867 (80)
1.808 (40)
Comments:Oktyabr mine, Russia.

Optical Data of Bismutohauchecornite

Type:Anisotropic
Anisotropism:Weak
Pleochroism:Visible

Chemical Properties of Bismutohauchecornite

Formula:
Ni
 
9
Bi
 
2
S
 
8
Simplified for copy/paste:Ni9Bi2S8
Essential elements:Bi, Ni, S
All elements listed in formula:Bi, Ni, S
Analytical Data:Oktyabr mine, Russia; by electron microprobe.
Ni (43.6)
Fe (0.2)
Co (0.8)
As (0.5)
Bi (33.9)
S (21.4)
Total (100.4)
Empirical Formula:
(Ni
 
8.90
Co
 
0.16
Fe
 
0.04
)(Bi
 
1.94
As
 
0.08
)S
 
8.00
Common Impurities:Fe,Co,Pb,As

Relationship of Bismutohauchecornite to other Species

Structurally related to group(s):
Hauchecornite Group
Common Associates:
PyrrhotiteMilleriteChalcopyrite
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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2.BB.Horomanite
Fe
 
6
Ni
 
3
S
 
8
2.BB.Samaniite
Cu
 
2
Fe
 
5
Ni
 
2
S
 
8
2.BB.UM2007-27-S:CuFeIrNiRh
(Ni,Fe,Cu,Rh,Ir)
 
11
S
 
9
2.BB.05Heazlewoodite
Ni
 
3
S
 
2
2.BB.05Oregonite
Ni
 
2
FeAs
 
2
2.BB.05Vozhminite
(Ni,Co)
 
4
(As,Sb)S
 
2
2.BB.05UM2007-30-S:Fe
Fe
 
3
S
 
2
2.BB.10Arsenohauchecornite
Ni
 
18
Bi
 
3
AsS
 
16
2.BB.10Hauchecornite
Ni
 
9
Bi(Sb,Bi)S
 
8
2.BB.10Tellurohauchecornite
Ni
 
9
Bi(Te,Bi)S
 
8
2.BB.10Tučekite
Ni
 
9
Sb
 
2
S
 
8
2.BB.15Argentopentlandite
Ag(Fe,Ni)
 
8
S
 
8
2.BB.15Cobaltpentlandite
(Co,Ni,Fe)
 
9
S
 
8
2.BB.15Geffroyite
(Cu,Fe,Ag)
 
9
(Se,S)
 
8
2.BB.15Godlevskite
(Ni,Fe)
 
9
S
 
8
2.BB.15Kharaelakhite
(Cu,Pt,Pb,Fe,Ni)
 
9
S
 
8
2.BB.15Manganoshadlunite
(Mn,Pb,Cd)(Cu,Fe)
 
8
S
 
8
2.BB.15Pentlandite
(Fe,Ni)
 
9
S
 
8
2.BB.15Shadlunite
(Pb,Cd)(Fe,Cu)
 
8
S
 
8
2.BB.15Sugakiite
Cu(Fe,Ni)
 
8
S
 
8
2.BB.15UM2002-26-S:FeNi
(Ni,Fe)
 
9
S
 
8
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
5.8.1Samsonite
Ag
 
4
MnSb
 
2
S
 
6
5.8.2Uchucchacuaite
AgMnPb
 
3
Sb
 
5
S
 
12
5.8.3Benavidesite
Pb
 
4
(Mn,Fe)Sb
 
6
S
 
14
5.8.4Berthierite
FeSb
 
2
S
 
4
5.8.5Jamesonite
Pb
 
4
FeSb
 
6
S
 
14
5.8.6Parajamesonite
5.8.7Garavellite
FeSbBiS
 
4
5.8.8Izoklakeite
Pb
 
27
(Cu,Fe,Ag)
 
2
(Sb,Bi)
 
19
S
 
57
5.8.9Miharaite
Cu
 
4
FePbBiS
 
6
5.8.10Sakharovaite
5.8.11Arsenohauchecornite
Ni
 
18
Bi
 
3
AsS
 
16
5.8.12Tučekite
Ni
 
9
Sb
 
2
S
 
8
5.8.14Parkerite
Ni
 
3
Bi
 
2
S
 
2
5.8.15Hauchecornite
Ni
 
9
Bi(Sb,Bi)S
 
8
5.8.16Tellurohauchecornite
Ni
 
9
Bi(Te,Bi)S
 
8
5.8.17Lapieite
NiCuSbS
 
3
5.8.18Mückeite
NiCu(Bi,Sb)S
 
3
5.8.19Vozhminite
(Ni,Co)
 
4
(As,Sb)S
 
2

Other Names for Bismutohauchecornite

Synonyms:
IMA1978-F
Other Languages:
German:Bismutohauchecornit
Spanish:Bismutohauchecornita

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 Bismutohauchecornite

Reference List:

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American Mineralogist: 66: 436.

Watkinson, D.H., Heslop, J.B. and Ewert, W.D. (1975): Nickel sulphide-arsenide assemblages associated with uranium mineralization, Zimmer Lake area, northern Saskatchewan. Canadian Mineralogist, 13, 198–204.

Kovalenker, V.A., Evstigneeva, T.L., Begizov, V.D., Vyal'sov, L.N., Smirnov, A.V., Krakovetskii, Y.K. and Balbin, V.S. (1978): Hauchecornite from copper-nickel ores of the Oktyabr'skoe deposit. Trudy Min. muzeya Akad. Nauk SSSR, 26, 201–205 (in Russian).

Just, J. (1980): Bismutohauchecornite — new name: hauchecornite redefined. Mineralogical Magazine, 43, 873–876.

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  • Localities for Bismutohauchecornite

    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.
    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
     
    • Saskatchewan
      • Athabasca Basin
    WATKINSON, D.H., HESLOP, J.B. & EWERT, W.D. (1975) Nickel sulphide-arsenide assemblages associated with uranium mineralization, Zimmer Lake area, Northern Saskatchewan. Canadian Mineralogist 13, 198-204.
    China
     
    • Henan Province
      • Nanyang Prefecture
        • Tongbai Co.
    Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3 (1997)
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Chugoku Region
        • Okayama Prefecture
          • Ihara City (Ibara City)
            • Higashi-Mihara
    Soeda et al. (1985) Sanko-Gakkai Kouen-Youshi, 126.
    Russia
     
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
      • Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug
        • Taimyr Peninsula
          • Putoran Plateau
            • Noril'sk
              • Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit
    Trudy Min. Muzeya AN SSSR,(1977) 26, 201-205; Geology of Ore Deposits (2009) 50:755-762
    • Northern Region
      • Murmanskaja Oblast'
        • Kola Peninsula
          • Pechengsky District
    Anatoly Kasatkin analytical data
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