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Unnamed (Cu-Sb Selenide)

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Formula:
CuSbSe
 
2
This page provides mineralogical data about Unnamed (Cu-Sb Selenide).

Classification of Unnamed (Cu-Sb Selenide)

IMA status:Not Approved
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Occurrences of Unnamed (Cu-Sb Selenide)

Geological Setting:Uranium- and selenium-bearing calcite veins in a U-Hg-Mo deposit

Physical Properties of Unnamed (Cu-Sb Selenide)

Diaphaneity (Transparency):Opaque
Hardness (Vickers):VHN100=159.7

Optical Data of Unnamed (Cu-Sb Selenide)

Type:Anisotropic
Anisotropism:Distinct
Reflectivity:
470nmR1=34.1%R2=22.9%
550nmR1=36.2%R2=26.8%
590nmR1=36.5%R2=27.2%
650nmR1=34.8%R2=26.5%


Graph shows reflectance levels at different wavelengths (in nm). Peak reflectance is 36.5%.
R1 shown in black, R2 shown in red
Colour in reflected light:White with a yellowish hue

Chemical Properties of Unnamed (Cu-Sb Selenide)

Formula:
CuSbSe
 
2
Essential elements:Cu, Sb, Se
All elements listed in formula:Cu, Sb, Se
Analytical Data:Average values out of 12 electron microprobe determinations, in weight percent
Cu (17.42)
Hg (1.65)
Ni (0.02)
Fe (0.05)
Se (45.80)
S (0.11)
Sb (34.08)
As (0.58)

sum (99.71)
Empirical Formula:
(Cu
 
0.95
Hg
 
0.03
)
 
=0.98
(Sb
 
0.97
As
 
0.03
)
 
=1.00
(Se
 
2.01
S
 
0.01
)
 
=2.02

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 Unnamed (Cu-Sb Selenide)

Reference List:

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Luming Chen, Deren Li, Guangxing Wang, and Qifa Zhang (1995): A study of two unnamed selenide minerals. Acta Mineralogica Sinica 15(4), 418-421 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Jambor, J.L., Grew, E.S., and Roberts, A.C. (1996): New Mineral Names. American Mineralogist 81, 1513-1518.

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