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Rheniite

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Formula:
ReS
 
2
System:TriclinicColour:Black, red translucent
This page provides mineralogical data about Rheniite.

Classification of Rheniite

IMA status:Approved 2004
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/D.25-05
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.EB.35

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
E : Metal Sulfides, M: S <= 1:2
B : M:S = 1:2, with Fe, Co, Ni, PGE, etc.
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Type Occurrence of Rheniite

Type Locality:Kudriavy volcano (Kudryavyi), Iturup Island, Kuril Islands, Sakhalinskaya Oblast', Far-Eastern Region, Russia
General Appearance of Type Material:Millimetric, wedge-shaped crystals that are dark red translucent.

Physical Properties of Rheniite

Lustre:Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Translucent
Colour:Black, red translucent

Crystallography of Rheniite

Crystal System:Triclinic

Chemical Properties of Rheniite

Formula:
ReS
 
2
Simplified for copy/paste:ReS2
Essential elements:Re, S
All elements listed in formula:Re, S

Relationship of Rheniite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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2.EB.05aAurostibite
AuSb
 
2
2.EB.05bBambollaite
Cu(Se,Te)
 
2
2.EB.05aCattierite
CoS
 
2
2.EB.05aErlichmanite
OsS
 
2
2.EB.05aFukuchilite
Cu
 
3
FeS
 
8
2.EB.05aGeversite
PtSb
 
2
2.EB.05aHauerite
MnS
 
2
2.EB.05aInsizwaite
Pt(Bi,Sb)
 
2
2.EB.05aKrut'aite
CuSe
 
2
2.EB.05aLaurite
RuS
 
2
2.EB.05aPenroseite
(Ni,Co,Cu)Se
 
2
2.EB.05aPyrite
FeS
 
2
2.EB.05aSperrylite
PtAs
 
2
2.EB.05aTrogtalite
CoSe
 
2
2.EB.05aVaesite
NiS
 
2
2.EB.05aVillamaninite
(Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S
 
2
2.EB.05aDzharkenite
FeSe
 
2
2.EB.05aGaotaiite
Ir
 
3
Te
 
8
2.EB.10bAlloclasite
Co
 
1-x
Fe
 
x
AsS
2.EB.10dCostibite
CoSbS
2.EB.10aFerroselite
FeSe
 
2
2.EB.10aFrohbergite
FeTe
 
2
2.EB.10cGlaucodot
(Co
 
0.50
Fe
 
0.50
)AsS
2.EB.10aKullerudite
NiSe
 
2
2.EB.10aMarcasite
FeS
 
2
2.EB.10aMattagamite
CoTe
 
2
2.EB.10eParacostibite
CoSbS
2.EB.10ePararammelsbergite
NiAs
 
2
2.EB.10fOenite
CoSbAs
2.EB.15aAnduoite
(Ru,Os)As
 
2
2.EB.15aClinosafflorite
CoAs
 
2
2.EB.15aLöllingite
FeAs
 
2
2.EB.15aNisbite
NiSb
 
2
2.EB.15aOmeiite
(Os,Ru)As
 
2
2.EB.15cPaxite
CuAs
 
2
2.EB.15aRammelsbergite
NiAs
 
2
2.EB.15aSafflorite
CoAs
 
2
2.EB.15bSeinäjokite
(Fe,Ni)(Sb,As)
 
2
2.EB.20Arsenopyrite
FeAsS
2.EB.20Gudmundite
FeSbS
2.EB.20Osarsite
(Os,Ru)AsS
2.EB.20Ruarsite
(Ru,Os)AsS
2.EB.25Cobaltite
CoAsS
2.EB.25Gersdorffite
NiAsS
2.EB.25Hollingworthite
(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
2.EB.25Irarsite
(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
2.EB.25Jolliffeite
NiAsSe
2.EB.25Krutovite
NiAs
 
2
2.EB.25Maslovite
PtBiTe
2.EB.25Michenerite
PdBiTe
2.EB.25Padmaite
PdBiSe
2.EB.25Platarsite
(Pt,Rh,Ru)AsS
2.EB.25Testibiopalladite
PdTe(Sb,Te)
2.EB.25Tolovkite
IrSbS
2.EB.25Ullmannite
NiSbS
2.EB.25Willyamite
(Co,Ni)SbS
2.EB.25Changchengite
IrBiS
2.EB.25Mayingite
IrBiTe
2.EB.25Hollingsworthite
2.EB.25Kalungaite
PdAsSe
2.EB.25Milotaite
PdSbSe
2.EB.30Urvantsevite
Pd(Bi,Pb)
 
2

Other Names for Rheniite

Synonyms:
IMA1999-004a
Other Languages:
Dutch:Rheniiet
German:Rheniit
Spanish:Rheniita

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 Rheniite

Reference List:

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Kelty S.P., Ruppert A.F., Chianelli R.R., Ren, J., Whangbo, M-H. (1994): Jour. Amer. Chem. Soc., 116, 7857-7863.

Murray H.H., Kelty S.P., Chianelli R.R., Day C.S. (1994): Inorg.Chem., 33, 4418-4420.

Korzhinsky M.A., Tkachenko S.I., Shmulovich K.I., Taran Y.A., Steinberg G.S. (1994): Nature, 369, 51-20.

Canadian Mineralogist (2005) 43, 834.

V. S. Znamensky, M. A. Korzhinsky, G. S. Steinberg, S. I. Trachenko, A. I. Yakushev, I. P. Laputina, I. A. Bryzgalov, N. D. Samotoin, L. O. Magazina, O. V. Kuzmina, N. I. Organova, V. A. Rassulov & I. V. Chaplygin (2005), Rheniite, ReS2, the natural rhenium disulphide from fumaroles of of Kudryavy volcano, Iturup Island, Kurile Islands. (Russian with English abstract) Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva (Proceedings of the Russian Mineralogical Society), 134(5), 32–40.

http://www.cnt.ru/users/yakushev/rhenium/ [Link Broken? Mar 2014]

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  • Localities for Rheniite

    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.
    Botswana
     
    • North-East District
      • Francistown District
    Maier, W.D., Barnes, S.-J., Chinyepi, G., Barton, Jr., J.M., Eglington, B., and Setshedi, I. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 37-60.
    Brazil
     
    • Minas Gerais
      • Fortaleza de Minas
    Marchetto (1990) Econ Geol 85:921-927
    Greece
     
    • Thraki Department (Thrace; Thracia)
      • Évros Prefecture
        • Alexandroupoli (Alexandroupolis)
    Voudouris, Panagiotis C.; Melfos, Vasilios; Spry, Paul G.; Bindi, Luca; Kartal, Tamara; Arikas, Kyriakos; Moritz, Robert; Ortelli, Melissa (2009): Rhenium-rich molybdenite and rheniite in the Pagoni Rachi Mo-Cu-Te-Ag-Au prospect, Northern Greece: implications for the Re geochemistry of porphyry-style Cu-Mo and Mo mineralization. Canadian Mineralogist 47, 1013-1036. ; Voudouris, P.C., Melfos, V., Spry, P.G., Kartal, T., Schleicher, H., Moritz, R., Ortelli, M. (2013): The Pagoni Rachi/Kirki Cu-Mo±Re±Au deposit, northern Greece: mineralogical and fluid inclusion constraints on the evolution of a telescoped porphyry-epithermal system. Canadian Mineralogist 51, 253-284.
    Japan
     
    • Hokkaido
      • Iburi Province
    Bernard & Dumortier (1986): Proceedings 11th International Conference Electron Microscopy, 1691-1692
      • Nemuro subprefecture
        • Etorofu island
          • Shibetoro-gun
            • Shibetoro-mura
    Canadian Mineralogist (2005) 43, 834.
    Russia
     
    • Far-Eastern Region
      • Sakhalinskaya Oblast'
        • Kuril Islands
          • Iturup Island
    Znamenskiy V.S., Korzhinsky M.A., Steinberg G.S., Tkachenko S.I., Yakushev A.I., Laputina I.P., Bryzgalov I.A., Samotoin N.D., Magazina L.O., Kuzmina O.V., Organova N.I., Rassulov V.A., Chaplygin I.V. (2005): Zapiski Vse.Mineral.Obshch., 134(5), 32-40
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