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Chaméanite

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Formula:
(Cu,Fe)
 
4
As(Se,S)
 
4
System:IsometricColour:Grey
Lustre:MetallicHardness:
Name:Named for the locality, Chaméane, Puy-de-Dôme, France


Possibly identical to mgriite.

Classification of Chaméanite

IMA status:Approved 1980
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.LA.35

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
L : Unclassified Sulfosalts
A : Without essential Pb
Dana 7th edition ID:3.2.8.1
Dana 8th edition ID:3.2.8.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
2 : ø = 4
Hey's CIM Ref.:3.1.34

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 Chaméanite

Type Locality:Chaméane Uranium Deposit, Chaméane, Sauxillanges, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France
Place of Conservation of Type Material:National School of Mines, Paris, France
Geological Setting of type material:Late stage deposits cutting granites

Physical Properties of Chaméanite

Lustre:Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):Opaque
Colour:Grey
Streak:(not reported)
Hardness (Mohs):
Hardness (Vickers):VHN25=247 - 292 kg/mm2
Density (calculated):6.17 g/cm3

Crystallography of Chaméanite

Crystal System:Isometric
Cell Parameters:a = 11.039Å
Unit Cell Volume:V 1,345.21 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:8
Morphology:Anhedral grains.

Optical Data of Chaméanite

Type:Isotropic
Colour in reflected light:Dark gray

Chemical Properties of Chaméanite

Formula:
(Cu,Fe)
 
4
As(Se,S)
 
4
Simplified for copy/paste:(Cu,Fe)4As(Se,S)4
Essential elements:As, Cu, Se
All elements listed in formula:As, Cu, Fe, S, Se

Relationship of Chaméanite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
2.LA.10Dervillite
Ag
 
2
AsS
 
2
2.LA.15Daomanite
CuPtAsS
 
2
2.LA.20Vaughanite
TlHgSb
 
4
S
 
7
2.LA.25Criddleite
TlAg
 
2
Au
 
3
Sb
 
10
S
 
10
2.LA.30Fettelite
[Ag
 
6
As
 
2
S
 
7
][Ag
 
10
HgAs
 
2
S
 
8
]
2.LA.40Arcubisite
Ag
 
6
CuBiS
 
4
2.LA.45Mgriite
Cu
 
3
AsSe
 
3
2.LA.50Benleonardite
Ag
 
8
(Sb,As)Te
 
2
S
 
3
2.LA.55Tsnigriite
Ag
 
9
SbTe
 
3
(S,Se)
 
3
2.LA.60Borovskite
Pd
 
3
SbTe
 
4
2.LA.65Jonassonite
AuBi
 
5
S
 
4
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
3.1.1Chalcocite
Cu
 
2
S
3.1.2Djurleite
Cu
 
31
S
 
16
3.1.3Digenite
Cu
 
9
S
 
5
3.1.4Anilite
Cu
 
7
S
 
4
3.1.5Roxbyite
Cu
 
9
S
 
5
3.1.6Spionkopite
Cu
 
39
S
 
28
3.1.7Geerite
Cu
 
8
S
 
5
3.1.8Covellite
CuS
3.1.9Berzelianite
Cu
 
2
Se
3.1.10Bellidoite
Cu
 
2
Se
3.1.11Umangite
Cu
 
3
Se
 
2
3.1.12Yarrowite
Cu
 
9
S
 
8
3.1.13Athabascaite
Cu
 
5
Se
 
4
3.1.14Klockmannite
CuSe
3.1.15Krut'aite
CuSe
 
2
3.1.16Weissite
Cu
 
2-x
Te
3.1.17Rickardite
Cu
 
7
Te
 
5
3.1.18Vulcanite
CuTe
3.1.19Bambollaite
Cu(Se,Te)
 
2
3.1.20Lautite
CuAsS
3.1.21Mgriite
Cu
 
3
AsSe
 
3
3.1.22Cubanite
CuFe
 
2
S
 
3
3.1.23Bornite
Cu
 
5
FeS
 
4
3.1.24Fukuchilite
Cu
 
3
FeS
 
8
3.1.25Chalcopyrite
CuFeS
 
2
3.1.26Mooihoekite
Cu
 
9
Fe
 
9
S
 
16
3.1.27Haycockite
Cu
 
4
Fe
 
5
S
 
8
3.1.28Isocubanite
CuFe
 
2
S
 
3
3.1.29Idaite
Cu
 
5
FeS
 
6
3.1.30Nukundamite
Cu
 
3.4
Fe
 
0.6
S
 
4
3.1.31Putoranite
Cu
 
9
(Fe,Ni)
 
9
S
 
16
3.1.32Orickite
2CuFeS
 
2
· H
 
2
O
3.1.33Eskebornite
CuFeSe
 
2
3.1.35Talnakhite
Cu
 
9
(Fe,Ni)
 
8
S
 
16

Other Names for Chaméanite

Synonyms:
IMA1980-088
Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:砷硒铜矿
Traditional Chinese:砷硒銅礦

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 Chaméanite

Reference List:

- +
Johan, Z., Picot, P., Ruhlmann, F. (1982): Evolution paragénétique de la minéralisation uranifère de Chaméane (Puy-de-Dôme), France: chaméanite, geffroyite et giraudite, trois séléniures nouveaux de Cu, Fe, Ag et As. Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen 29, 151-167 (in French).

American Mineralogist: 67: 1074-1075.

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  • Localities for Chaméanite

    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
    W. H. Paar, D. Topa, E. Makovický, F. J. Culetto: "Milotaite, PdSbSe, a new palladium mineral, from Předbořice, Czech Republic", The Canadian Mineralogist 43, 689-694 (2005)
    France
     
    • Auvergne
      • Puy-de-Dôme
        • Sauxillanges
          • Chaméane
    Tschermaks Min.Petr.Mitt.(1982) 29, 151-167; Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
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