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Chatkalite

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Formula:
Cu6FeSn2S8
System:
Tetragonal
Hardness:
Name:
For the type locality.
This page provides mineralogical data about Chatkalite.

Classification of Chatkalite

Approved
2.CB.20

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
C : Metal Sulfides, M: S = 1: 1 (and similar)
B : With Zn, Fe, Cu, Ag, etc.
2.9.3.2

2 : SULFIDES
9 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
6.1.9

6 : Sulphosalts - Sulphostannates, Sulphogermanates,Sulpharsenates, Sulphantimonates, Sulphovanadates and Sulphohalides
1 : Sulphostannates and other sulfides containing Sn
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Type Occurrence of Chatkalite

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Fersman Museum.
Year of Discovery:
1981
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Sulfide bearing quartz vein.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Physical Properties of Chatkalite

Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Hardness (Mohs):
Hardness (Vickers):
VHN20=258 - 287 kg/mm2
Density:
5.00 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Chatkalite

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Class (H-M):
4 2m - Scalenohedral
Space Group:
P4m2
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.61(1) Å, c = 5.373(5) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.706
Unit Cell Volume:
V 311.16 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
1
Morphology:
Rounded grains to 100 microns in tetrahedrite.

Optical Data of Chatkalite

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Weak in shades of brown
Colour in reflected light:
Pale rose

Chemical Properties of Chatkalite

Formula:
Cu6FeSn2S8
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Ag,Zn,Mo,Sb,As

Relationship of Chatkalite to other Species

2.CB.05aColoradoiteHgTe
2.CB.05aHawleyiteCdS
2.CB.05aMetacinnabarHgS
2.CB.05cPolhemusite(Zn,Hg)S
2.CB.05bSakuraiite(Cu,Zn,Fe)3(In,Sn)S4
2.CB.05aSphaleriteZnS
2.CB.05aStilleiteZnSe
2.CB.05aTiemanniteHgSe
2.CB.05UM1998-15-S:CuFeZnCu2Fe3Zn5S10
2.CB.05aRudashevskyite(Fe,Zn)S
2.CB.10aChalcopyriteCuFeS2
2.CB.10aEskeborniteCuFeSe2
2.CB.10aGalliteCuGaS2
2.CB.10bHaycockiteCu4Fe5S8
2.CB.10aLenaiteAgFeS2
2.CB.10bMooihoekiteCu9Fe9S16
2.CB.10bPutoraniteCu9(Fe,Ni)9S16
2.CB.10aRoquesiteCuInS2
2.CB.10bTalnakhiteCu9(Fe,Ni)8S16
2.CB.10aLaforêtiteAgInS2
2.CB.15aČernýiteCu2(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS4
2.CB.15aFerrokësteriteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
2.CB.15aHocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4
2.CB.15aIdaiteCu5FeS6
2.CB.15aKësteriteCu2(Zn,Fe)SnS4
2.CB.15aKuramiteCu3SnS4
2.CB.15bMohiteCu2SnS3
2.CB.15aPirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4
2.CB.15aStanniteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
2.CB.15cStannoiditeCu6+Cu22+(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
2.CB.15aVelikiteCu2HgSnS4
2.CB.15cUM2006-11-S:CuFeGeZnCu8(Fe,Zn)3Ge2S12 (?)
2.CB.20MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8
2.CB.30ColusiteCu12VAs3S16
2.CB.30GermaniteCu13Fe2Ge2S16
2.CB.30GermanocolusiteCu26V2(Ge,As)6S32
2.CB.30NekrasoviteCu26V2(Sn,As,Sb)6S32
2.CB.30StibiocolusiteCu13V4(Sb,Sn,As)3S16
2.CB.30Ovamboite Cu20(Fe,Cu,Zn)6W2Ge6S32
2.CB.30MaikainiteCu20(Fe,Cu)6Mo2Ge6S32
2.CB.35aHemusiteCu6SnMoS8
2.CB.35aKiddcreekiteCu6SnWS8
2.CB.35aPolkovicite(Fe,Pb)3(Ge,Fe)1-xS4
2.CB.35aRenierite(Cu,Zn)11(Ge,As)2Fe4S16
2.CB.35aVincienniteCu7+Cu32+Fe22+Fe23+Sn(As,Sb)S16
2.CB.35aMorozeviczite(Pb,Fe)3Ge1-xS4
2.CB.35bCatamarcaiteCu6GeWS8
2.CB.40LautiteCuAsS
2.CB.45CadmoseliteCdSe
2.CB.45GreenockiteCdS
2.CB.45Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
2.CB.45RambergiteMnS
2.CB.45Buseckite(Fe,Zn,Mn)S
2.CB.55aCubaniteCuFe2S3
2.CB.55bIsocubaniteCuFe2S3
2.CB.60PicotpauliteTlFe2S3
2.CB.60RaguiniteTlFeS2
2.CB.65ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3
2.CB.65SternbergiteAgFe2S3
2.CB.70SulvaniteCu3VS4
2.CB.75VulcaniteCuTe
2.CB.80EmpressiteAgTe
2.CB.85MuthmanniteAuAgTe2
6.1.1KuramiteCu3SnS4
6.1.2MohiteCu2SnS3
6.1.3VelikiteCu2HgSnS4
6.1.4HemusiteCu6SnMoS8
6.1.5KiddcreekiteCu6SnWS8
6.1.6StanniteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
6.1.7RhodostanniteCu2FeSn3S8
6.1.8MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8
6.1.10FerrokësteriteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
6.1.11KësteriteCu2(Zn,Fe)SnS4
6.1.12StannoiditeCu6+Cu22+(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
6.1.13ČernýiteCu2(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS4
6.1.14VincienniteCu7+Cu32+Fe22+Fe23+Sn(As,Sb)S16
6.1.15PirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4
6.1.16HocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4
6.1.17Teallite(Pb,Sn)SnS2
6.1.18FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
6.1.19LévyclauditePb8Sn7Cu3(Bi,Sb)3S28
6.1.20CylindritePb3Sn4FeSb2S14
6.1.21PotosíitePb6Sn3FeSb3S16
6.1.22Sakuraiite(Cu,Zn,Fe)3(In,Sn)S4
6.1.23Petrukite(Cu,Fe,Zn,Ag)3(Sn,In)S4
6.1.24Incaite(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15

Other Names for Chatkalite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Chatkalit
Spanish:Chatkalita

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Chatkalite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist: 67: 621-622.

Mineralogicheskii Zhurnal (Kiev): 3(5): 79-86.

Internet Links for Chatkalite

Localities for Chatkalite

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 for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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
 
  • Catamarca
    • Andalgalá Department
      • Cerro Atajo
MARQUEZ-ZAVALIA, M. F. and GALLISKI, M. A.. Chatkalita, nekrasovita y otros minerales del grupo de la estannita de veta María Eugenia, Cerro Atajo, Catamarca. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2007, vol.62, n.2, pp. 289-298.
China
 
  • Fujian Province
    • Longyan Prefecture
      • Wuping Co.
        • Zijinshan ore field
Dianfen Chen, Jianguo Na, Youheng Xiong, Tongde Zhong, and Xueming Li (1998): Acta Geologica Sinica 72(3), 249-259
Peru
 
  • La Libertad Department
    • Santiago de Chuco Province
      • Quiruvilca District
Min.Rec. 28, #4 (1997)
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Rudawy Janowickie Mts
      • Czarnów
        • Rędziny
Pieczka, Adam, Golebiowska, and Parafiniuk, Jan, 2009, Conditions of Formation of Polymetallic Mineralization in the Eastern Envelope of the Karkonosze Granite: The Case of Redziny, Southwestern Poland, Canadian Mineralogist, v 47, p. 765-786.
Romania
 
  • Suceava Co.
    • Suceava district
      • Iacobeni (Jakobeny; Jacobeny; Jakabfalva)
http://minerals-of-the-carpathians.eu
USA
 
  • Nevada
    • Lander Co.
      • McCoy District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Uzbekistan (TL)
 
  • Tashkent Viloyati (Toshkent)
    • Angren Region
      • Chatkal-Kuraminskii Range
Mineral.Zhurnal,(1981) 3, n5, 79-86; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Pasi Eilu (2003) Exploration for orogenic gold deposits. Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining 2003 Rovaniemi, Finland December 2003
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