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Bukovite

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Formula:
Tl
 
2
(Cu,Fe)
 
4
Se
 
4
System:TetragonalColour:Greyish-brown
Lustre:MetallicHardness:2
Name:For the type locality

Classification of Bukovite

IMA status:Approved
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/F.04-20
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.BD.30

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
D : With Hg, Tl
Dana 8th edition ID:2.5.5.2

2 : SULFIDES
5 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Hey's CIM Ref.:3.5.17

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

Type Locality:Bukov Mine, Rožná deposit, Vysočina Region, Moravia (Mähren; Maehren), Czech Republic
Year of Discovery:1971

Occurrences of Bukovite

Geological Setting:Calcite veins of hydrothermal origin.

Physical Properties of Bukovite

Lustre:Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Opaque
Colour:Greyish-brown
Hardness (Mohs):2
Hardness (Vickers):VHN20=64 kg/mm2
Cleavage:Distinct/Good
Good on {001}
imperfect on {100}
Density (calculated):7.40 g/cm3

Crystallography of Bukovite

Crystal System:Tetragonal
Cell Parameters:a = 3.976(5) Å, c = 13.70(2) Å
Ratio:a:c = 1 : 3.446
Unit Cell Volume:V 216.58 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:1
Morphology:Minute crystals to 2mm

Chemical Properties of Bukovite

Formula:
Tl
 
2
(Cu,Fe)
 
4
Se
 
4
Simplified for copy/paste:Tl2(Cu,Fe)4Se4
Essential elements:Cu, Se, Tl
All elements listed in formula:Cu, Fe, Se, Tl

Relationship of Bukovite to other Species

Structurally related to group(s):
Bukovite Group
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
2.BD.UM2004-33-S:AgCuHgSe
(Ag,Cu)
 
8
Hg
 
3
(S,Se)
 
7
2.BD.05Imiterite
Ag
 
2
HgS
 
2
2.BD.10Gortdrumite
(Cu,Fe)
 
6
Hg
 
2
S
 
5
2.BD.15Balkanite
Cu
 
9
Ag
 
5
HgS
 
8
2.BD.15Danielsite
(Cu,Ag)
 
14
HgS
 
8
2.BD.20Donharrisite
Ni
 
8
Hg
 
3
S
 
9
2.BD.25Carlinite
Tl
 
2
S
2.BD.30Murunskite
K
 
2
(Cu,Fe)
 
4
S
 
4
2.BD.30Thalcusite
Tl
 
2
Cu
 
3
FeS
 
4
2.BD.35Rohaite
(Tl,Pb,K)
 
2
Cu
 
8.7
Sb
 
2
S
 
4
2.BD.40Chalcothallite
Tl
 
2
(Cu,Fe)
 
6
SbS
 
4
2.BD.45Sabatierite
Cu
 
6
TlSe
 
4
2.BD.50Crookesite
Cu
 
7
(Tl, Ag)Se
 
4
2.BD.55Brodtkorbite
Cu
 
2
HgSe
 
2
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
3.5.1Cinnabar
HgS
3.5.2Hypercinnabar
HgS
3.5.3Metacinnabar
HgS
3.5.4Imiterite
Ag
 
2
HgS
 
2
3.5.5Tiemannite
HgSe
3.5.6Balkanite
Cu
 
9
Ag
 
5
HgS
 
8
3.5.7Danielsite
(Cu,Ag)
 
14
HgS
 
8
3.5.8Coloradoite
HgTe
3.5.9Gortdrumite
(Cu,Fe)
 
6
Hg
 
2
S
 
5
3.5.10Polhemusite
(Zn,Hg)S
3.5.11Carlinite
Tl
 
2
S
3.5.12Crookesite
Cu
 
7
(Tl, Ag)Se
 
4
3.5.13Sabatierite
Cu
 
6
TlSe
 
4
3.5.14Picotpaulite
TlFe
 
2
S
 
3
3.5.15Raguinite
TlFeS
 
2
3.5.16Thalcusite
Tl
 
2
Cu
 
3
FeS
 
4
3.5.18Gallite
CuGaS
 
2
3.5.19Roquesite
CuInS
 
2
3.5.20Indite
FeIn
 
2
S
 
4

Other Names for Bukovite

Synonyms:
IMA1970-029
Other Languages:
German:Bukovit
Simplified Chinese:硒铊铁铜矿
Spanish:Bukovita
Traditional Chinese:硒鉈鐵銅礦

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 Bukovite

Reference List:

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American Mineralogist: 57: 1910.

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  • Localities for Bukovite

    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.
    Argentina
     
    • La Rioja
      • Sierra de Cacho
    Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Crosta, S. (2010). Reseña de la ubicación geográfica de los seleniuros de la Sierra de Umango, provincia de La Rioja. Revista de la Asociación Geológica Argentina, 67(2), 272-279.
    Czech Republic
     
    • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
      • Central Bohemia Region
    Strübel, Zimmer: "Lexikon der Minerale", 2nd Ed., 1991; Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
      • Hradec Králové Region
        • Krkonoše Mtn (Riesengebirge)
    Kopecký, S., Pauliš, P., Škoda, R. (2010): Nový nález selenidů na výskytu uranových rud Černý Důl v Krkonoších (Česká republika) [New occurrence of selenides from the Černý Důl uranium deposit in the Giant Mountains (Czech Republic)]. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrologického oddělení 18 (2), 43-49.
    • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
      • Vysočina Region
        • Nové Město na Moravě
    Kvaček, M.: Selenides from the deposits of Western Moravia, Czechoslovakia – Part II. Acta Universitatis Carolinae – Geologica, 1979, vol. 23, nos. 1-2, s. 15-38. ; Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
    Kvaček, M.: Selenides from the deposits of Western Moravia, Czechoslovakia – Part II. Acta Universitatis Carolinae – Geologica, 1979, vol. 23, nos. 1-2, s. 15-38.
        • Rožná deposit
    Bull.Soc.fr.Min.Crist.(1971) 94, 529-533; Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
    France
     
    • Auvergne
      • Puy-de-Dôme
        • Sauxillanges
          • Chaméane
    P. Picot, Z. Johan : "Atlas of Ore Minerals", BRGM, Elsevier, 1982; Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
    Germany
     
    • Lower Saxony
      • Harz
        • Clausthal-Zellerfeld
          • Rosenhof veins
            • Lerbach
    Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
    • Saxony
      • Erzgebirge
    The Canadian Mineralogist, V 42, 2004, pp. 1719-1732.
    Sweden
     
    • Östergötland
      • Valdemarsvik
    Sandström, F. (2007): Skrikerum. Litiofilen 24 (1), 22-38
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