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|Name:||Named for the principal species in the group - pyrite.|
Group of isostructural sulphide species sharing the Pa-3 space group, with a diploidal structure in which the "A" atoms occupy a face-centred cubic lattice position and the "X" atoms are in dumbbell-like pairs parallel to the four cube diagonals of the lattice, with each "A" atom surrounded by six "X" atoms in octahedral coordination - each pair of "X" atoms coordinated to six "A" atoms.
The general formula is AX2 where A = Au, Co, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Os, Pd, Pt, Ru, and and X = As, Bi, S, Sb, Se, Te.
Note: Krutovite is probably also a member of this group (Strunz & Nickel, 2001).
Classification of Pyrite Group
|Dana 7th edition ID:||22.214.171.124|
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Crystallography of Pyrite Group
Optical Data of Pyrite Group
Chemical Properties of Pyrite Group
|Simplified for copy/paste:||AX2|
Relationship of Pyrite Group to other Species
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|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 Pyrite Group
Strunz, H. and Nickel, E. H. (2001): Strunz Mineralogical Tables. E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart, Germany, 870 pp.
Internet Links for Pyrite Group
Localities for Pyrite Group
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