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Rainbow hydrothermal field, Rainbow Massif, Mid-Atlantic Ridge complex, Atlantic Oceani
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Rainbow hydrothermal field- not defined -
Rainbow MassifMassif
Mid-Atlantic Ridge complexMid-Ocean Ridge
Atlantic OceanOcean

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 13' 47'' North , 33° 54' 7'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):


36 14' N

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North America PlateTectonic Plate
Atlantic OceanOcean

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


13 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 99-105
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Fardoost et al (2005) New Data on Minerals Vol 40 pp44-50; New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 99-105; Lee, S. Y., Watanabe, M., Hoshino, K., Oomori, T., Fujioka, K., & Rona, P. A. (2002). First report of linnaeite (Co3S4) and millerite (NiS) from active submarine hydrothermal deposits: Rainbow hydrothermal field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 36˚ 14'N. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie-Monatshefte, 2002(1), 1-21.
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Reference: Lartaud, F., Little, C. T., De Rafelis, M., Bayon, G., Dyment, J., Ildefonse, B., ... & Le Bris, N. (2011). Fossil evidence for serpentinization fluids fueling chemosynthetic assemblages. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(19), 7698-7703.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Fardoost et al (2005) New Data on Minerals Vol 40 pp44-50; New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 99-105
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Description: Easily oxidzed
Reference: Fardoost et al (2005) New Data on Minerals Vol 40 pp44-50; New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 99-105; Lee, S. Y., Watanabe, M., Hoshino, K., Oomori, T., Fujioka, K., & Rona, P. A. (2002). First report of linnaeite (Co3S4) and millerite (NiS) from active submarine hydrothermal deposits: Rainbow hydrothermal field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 36˚ 14'N. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie-Monatshefte, 2002(1), 1-21.
Cobaltpentlandite
Formula: (Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
Reference: Lee, S. Y., Watanabe, M., Hoshino, K., Oomori, T., Fujioka, K., & Rona, P. A. (2002). First report of linnaeite (Co3S4) and millerite (NiS) from active submarine hydrothermal deposits: Rainbow hydrothermal field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 36˚ 14'N. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie-Monatshefte, 2002(1), 1-21.
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Fardoost et al (2005) New Data on Minerals Vol 40 pp44-50; New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 99-105
Djurleite
Formula: Cu31S16
Reference: New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 99-105
Isocubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 99-105
Linnaeite
Formula: Co2+Co3+2S4
Reference: Lee, S. Y., Watanabe, M., Hoshino, K., Oomori, T., Fujioka, K., & Rona, P. A. (2002). First report of linnaeite (Co3S4) and millerite (NiS) from active submarine hydrothermal deposits: Rainbow hydrothermal field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 36˚ 14'N. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie-Monatshefte, 2002(1), 1-21.
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Reference: Lee, S. Y., Watanabe, M., Hoshino, K., Oomori, T., Fujioka, K., & Rona, P. A. (2002). First report of linnaeite (Co3S4) and millerite (NiS) from active submarine hydrothermal deposits: Rainbow hydrothermal field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 36˚ 14'N. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie-Monatshefte, 2002(1), 1-21.
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Lartaud, F., Little, C. T., De Rafelis, M., Bayon, G., Dyment, J., Ildefonse, B., ... & Le Bris, N. (2011). Fossil evidence for serpentinization fluids fueling chemosynthetic assemblages. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(19), 7698-7703.
Spionkopite
Formula: Cu39S28
Reference: New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 99-105
Yarrowite
Formula: Cu9S8
Reference: New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 99-105

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cobaltpentlandite2.BB.15(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Djurleite2.BA.05Cu31S16
Isocubanite2.CB.55bCuFe2S3
Linnaeite2.DA.05Co2+Co3+2S4
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Spionkopite2.CA.05cCu39S28
Yarrowite2.CA.05dCu9S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Brucite4.FE.05Mg(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
Djurleite2.4.7.2Cu31S16
Spionkopite2.4.7.7Cu39S28
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Cobaltpentlandite2.7.1.3(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
Yarrowite2.7.3.1Cu9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Isocubanite2.9.13.3CuFe2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Linnaeite2.10.1.1Co2+Co3+2S4
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
X(OH)2
Brucite6.2.1.1Mg(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BruciteMg(OH)2
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
OOxygen
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O BruciteMg(OH)2
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
MgMagnesium
Mg BruciteMg(OH)2
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AlAluminium
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S DigeniteCu9S5
S DjurleiteCu31S16
S IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S SpionkopiteCu39S28
S YarrowiteCu9S8
S Cobaltpentlandite(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
S MilleriteNiS
S LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
CaCalcium
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CoCobalt
Co Cobaltpentlandite(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
Co LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
NiNickel
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu DjurleiteCu31S16
Cu IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
Cu SpionkopiteCu39S28
Cu YarrowiteCu9S8
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

References

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Lee, S. Y., Watanabe, M., Hoshino, K., Oomori, T., Fujioka, K., & Rona, P. A. (2002). First report of linnaeite (Co3S4) and millerite (NiS) from active submarine hydrothermal deposits: Rainbow hydrothermal field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 36˚ 14'N. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie-Monatshefte, 2002(1), 1-21.
New Data on Minerals (2004): 39: 99-105
Fardoost et al (2005) New Data on Minerals Vol 40 pp44-50


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