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Florensovite

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Nikolai A. Florensov
Formula:
(Cu,Zn)Cr1.5Sb0.5S4
Colour:
Black
Lustre:
Adamantine, Metallic
Hardness:
5
Specific Gravity:
4.28 (Calculated)
Name:
Named in honor of Nikolai Aleksandrovich Florensov (Николая Александровича Флоренсова) (15 (28) January 1909, Kiev, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) – 21 April 1986, Irkutsk, USSR), geologist, Director of the Institute of the Earth’s Crust, Irkutsk, Russia.
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Classification of FlorensoviteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1987
First Published:
1989
Approval History:
IMA1987-012
2.DA.05

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
D : Metal Sulfides, M: S = 3 :4 and 2:3
A : M:S = 3:4
2.10.1.14

2 : SULFIDES
10 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
5.4.2

5 : Sulphosalts - Sulpharsenites and Sulphobismuthites (those containing Sn, Ge,or V are in Section 6)
4 : Sulpharsenites etc. of Zn and Hg

Physical Properties of FlorensoviteHide

Adamantine, Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Black
Hardness:
Hardness:
VHN50=477 - 541 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Tenacity:
Brittle
Density:
4.28 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of FlorensoviteHide

Formula:
(Cu,Zn)Cr1.5Sb0.5S4
IMA Formula:
Cu1+(Cr3+1.5Sb5+0.5)S4

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.53 (50)
3.01 (100)
2.50 (80)
1.923 (80)
1.768 (100)
1.302 (60)
1.021 (80)

Type Occurrence of FlorensoviteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Central Siberian Geological Museum, Novosibirsk.
Mining Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2077/1–2.
Reference:
Reznitskii, L.Z., Sklyarov, E.V., Piskunova, L.F., Ushchapovskaya, Z.F. (1989) Florensovite Cu(Cr1.5Sb0.5)S4 — a new sulfospinel from Pribaikalya. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 118(1): 57-65.

Synonyms of FlorensoviteHide

Other Language Names for FlorensoviteHide

Relationship of Florensovite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
BornhardtiteCo2+Co3+2Se4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
CadmoinditeCdIn2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
Cuproiridsite(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
CuprokalininiteCuCr2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
Cuprorhodsite(Cu,Fe)Rh2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
DaubréeliteFe2+Cr3+2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
Ferrorhodsite(Fe,Cu)(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S4Iso.
FletcheriteCu(Ni,Co)2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
GreigiteFe2+Fe3+2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
InditeFeIn2S4
JoegoldsteiniteMnCr2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
KalininiteZnCr2S4
LinnaeiteCo2+Co3+2S4Iso.
MalaniteCu(Pt3+,Ir3+)2S4Iso.
PolydymiteNi2+Ni3+2S4Iso.
SiegeniteCoNi2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
TrüstedtiteNi3Se4Iso.
TyrrelliteCu(Co3+,Ni3+)2Se4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
ViolariteFe2+Ni3+2S4Iso.
Xingzhongite(Pb,Cu,Fe)(Ir,Pt,Rh)2S4Iso.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.DA.05BornhardtiteCo2+Co3+2Se4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05Cuproiridsite(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05Cuprorhodsite(Cu,Fe)Rh2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05DaubréeliteFe2+Cr3+2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05FletcheriteCu(Ni,Co)2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05GreigiteFe2+Fe3+2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05InditeFeIn2S4
2.DA.05KalininiteZnCr2S4
2.DA.05LinnaeiteCo2+Co3+2S4Iso.
2.DA.05MalaniteCu(Pt3+,Ir3+)2S4Iso.
2.DA.05PolydymiteNi2+Ni3+2S4Iso.
2.DA.05SiegeniteCoNi2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05TrüstedtiteNi3Se4Iso.
2.DA.05TyrrelliteCu(Co3+,Ni3+)2Se4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05ViolariteFe2+Ni3+2S4Iso.
2.DA.05Xingzhongite(Pb,Cu,Fe)(Ir,Pt,Rh)2S4Iso.
2.DA.05Ferrorhodsite(Fe,Cu)(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S4Iso.
2.DA.05CadmoinditeCdIn2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05CuprokalininiteCuCr2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.10RhodostanniteCu2FeSn3S8Tet. 4/m : I41/a
2.DA.10ToyohaiteAg2FeSn3S8Tet.
2.DA.15BrezinaiteCr3S4Mon. 2/m
2.DA.15Heideite(Fe,Cr)1.15(Ti,Fe)2S4Mon. 2/m
2.DA.20InaglyiteCu3Pb(Ir,Pt)8S16Hex.
2.DA.20KonderiteCu3Pb(Rh,Pt,Ir)8S16Hex. 6/m : P6/m
2.DA.25Kingstonite(Rh,Ir,Pt)3S4Mon. 2/m : B2/m

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

2.10.1.1LinnaeiteCo2+Co3+2S4Iso.
2.10.1.2CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.10.1.3FletcheriteCu(Ni,Co)2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.10.1.4TyrrelliteCu(Co3+,Ni3+)2Se4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.10.1.5BornhardtiteCo2+Co3+2Se4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.10.1.6SiegeniteCoNi2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.10.1.7PolydymiteNi2+Ni3+2S4Iso.
2.10.1.8ViolariteFe2+Ni3+2S4Iso.
2.10.1.9TrüstedtiteNi3Se4Iso.
2.10.1.10GreigiteFe2+Fe3+2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.10.1.11DaubréeliteFe2+Cr3+2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.10.1.12InditeFeIn2S4
2.10.1.13KalininiteZnCr2S4
2.10.1.15Cuproiridsite(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.10.1.16Cuprorhodsite(Cu,Fe)Rh2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.10.1.17MalaniteCu(Pt3+,Ir3+)2S4Iso.
2.10.1.20CuprokalininiteCuCr2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

5.4.1NowackiiteCu6Zn3As4S12Trig. 3 : R3
5.4.3AktashiteCu6Hg3As4S12Trig. 3 : R3
5.4.4LaffittiteAgHgAsS3Mon.
5.4.5Galkhaite(Cs,Tl)(Hg,Cu,Zn)6(As,Sb)4S12Iso. 4 3m : I4 3m
5.4.6LivingstoniteHgSb4S6(S2)Mon. 2/m : B2/b
5.4.7GruzdeviteCu6Hg3Sb4S12Trig.
5.4.8TvalchrelidzeiteHg3SbAsS3Mon. 2/m
5.4.9HakiteCu6[Cu4Hg2]Sb4Se13Iso. 4 3m : I4 3m

Other InformationHide

Notes:
Strongly magnetic
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 FlorensoviteHide

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Riedel, E., Horváth, E. (1973) Röntgenographische untersuchung der system CuCr2(S1-x)Sex)4 und CuCr2(Se1-xTex)4. Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie: 399: 219-224.
Riedel, E., Karl, R., Rackwitz, R. (1981) Mössbauer studies of thiospinels. V. The systems Cu1-xFexMe2S4 (Me=Cr,Rh) and Cu1-xFexCr2(S.7Se.3)4. Journal of Solid State Chemistry: 40: 255-265.
Reznitskii, L.Z., Sklyarov, E.V., Piskunova, L.F., Ushchapovskaya, Z.F. (1989) Florensovite Cu(Cr1.5Sb0.5)S4 — a new sulfospinel from Pribaikalya. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 118(1): 57-65.
Jambor, J.L., Puziewicz, J. (1990) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 75: 1209-1216.
Warczewski, J., Kusz, J., Filimonov, D.S., Kessler, Y.A., Koroleva, L.I., Mikheev, M.G., Odintsov, A.G., Aminov, T.G., Busheva, E.V., Shabunina, G.G. (1997) New antiferromagnetic semiconductor CuCr1.5Sb0.5S4. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials: 175: 299-303.

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Localities for FlorensoviteHide

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Locality ListHide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Russia (TL)
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
      • Irkutskaya Oblast'
        • Lake Baikal area
          • Slyudyanka (Sludyanka)
ZVMO,(1989) 118, n1, 57-64; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
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