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Hauchecornite

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About HauchecorniteHide

Wilhelm Hauchecorne
Formula:
Ni9BiSbS8
Colour:
Light bronze yellow
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
5
Specific Gravity:
6.35 - 6.47
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Name:
Named by R. Scheibe in 1893 in honor of Heinrich Lambert Wilhelm Hauchecorne (13 August 1828, Aachen, Germany – 15 January 1900, Berlin, Germany), Director of the Geological Survey and Mining Academy, Berlin, Germany.

Classification of HauchecorniteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
First Published:
1893
2.BB.10

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
B : With Ni
3.2.5.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
2 : ø = 4
5.8.15

5 : Sulphosalts - Sulpharsenites and Sulphobismuthites (those containing Sn, Ge,or V are in Section 6)
8 : Sulpharsenites etc. of Mn, Fe, Co and Ni

Physical Properties of HauchecorniteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Light bronze yellow
Comment:
Tarnishes darker
Streak:
Gray-black
Hardness:
Hardness:
VHN50=447 - 655 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
6.35 - 6.47 g/cm3 (Measured)    6.58 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of HauchecorniteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Distinct
Pleochroism:
Weak
Comments:
Very weak in air, more distinct in oil

Chemical Properties of HauchecorniteHide

Formula:
Ni9BiSbS8
Common Impurities:
Co,Fe,As

Crystallography of HauchecorniteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Class (H-M):
4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:
P4/mmm
Setting:
P4/mmm
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.300(3) Å, c = 5.402(2) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.74
Unit Cell V:
287.87 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
1
Morphology:
Tabular, short prismatic, dipyramidal

Type Occurrence of HauchecorniteHide

Other Language Names for HauchecorniteHide

Simplified Chinese:硫镍铋锑矿

Relationship of Hauchecornite to other SpeciesHide

Structurally related to group(s):

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Millerite3 photos of Hauchecornite associated with Millerite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.BB.HoromaniteFe6Ni3S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
2.BB.SamaniiteCu2Fe5Ni2S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
2.BB.UM2007-27-S:CuFeIrNiRh(Ni,Fe,Cu,Rh,Ir)11S9
2.BB.05HeazlewooditeNi3S2Trig. 3 2 : R3 2
2.BB.05OregoniteNi2FeAs2Hex.
2.BB.05Vozhminite(Ni,Co)4(As,Sb)S2Hex.
2.BB.05UM2007-30-S:FeFe3S2
2.BB.10ArsenohauchecorniteNi18Bi3AsS16Tet.
2.BB.10BismutohauchecorniteNi9Bi2S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
2.BB.10TellurohauchecorniteNi9Bi(Te,Bi)S8Tet.
2.BB.10TučekiteNi9Sb2S8Tet.
2.BB.15ArgentopentlanditeAg(Fe,Ni)8S8Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.BB.15Cobaltpentlandite(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.BB.15Geffroyite(Cu,Fe,Ag)9(Se,S)8Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.BB.15Godlevskite(Ni,Fe)9S8Orth. 2 2 2 : C2 2 2
2.BB.15Kharaelakhite(Cu,Pt,Pb,Fe,Ni)9S8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
2.BB.15Manganoshadlunite(Mn,Pb,Cd)(Cu,Fe)8S8
2.BB.15Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.BB.15Shadlunite(Pb,Cd)(Fe,Cu)8S8
2.BB.15SugakiiteCu(Fe,Ni)8S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
2.BB.15UM2002-26-S:FeNi(Ni,Fe)9S8Hex.

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

3.2.5.2BismutohauchecorniteNi9Bi2S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
3.2.5.3TellurohauchecorniteNi9Bi(Te,Bi)S8Tet.
3.2.5.4ArsenohauchecorniteNi18Bi3AsS16Tet.
3.2.5.5TučekiteNi9Sb2S8Tet.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

5.8.1SamsoniteAg4MnSb2S6Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.8.2UchucchacuaiteAgMnPb3Sb5S12Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
5.8.3BenavidesitePb4MnSb6S14Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.8.4BerthieriteFeSb2S4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.8.5JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.8.6ParajamesoniteOrth.
5.8.7GaravelliteFeSbBiS4Orth.
5.8.8IzoklakeitePb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57Orth.
5.8.9MiharaiteCu4FePbBiS6Orth.
5.8.10Sakharovaite(Pb,Bi)4FeSb6S14Mon.
5.8.11ArsenohauchecorniteNi18Bi3AsS16Tet.
5.8.12TučekiteNi9Sb2S8Tet.
5.8.13BismutohauchecorniteNi9Bi2S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
5.8.14ParkeriteNi3(Bi,Pb)2S2Mon.
5.8.16TellurohauchecorniteNi9Bi(Te,Bi)S8Tet.
5.8.17LapieiteNiCuSbS3Orth.
5.8.18MückeiteNiCu(Bi,Sb)S3Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
5.8.19Vozhminite(Ni,Co)4(As,Sb)S2Hex.

Other InformationHide

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 HauchecorniteHide

Reference List:
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Scheibe, R. (1888) Protokoll der sitzung vom 15 August 1888. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft: 40: 610-618.
Scheibe, R. (1893) Ueber hauchecornit, ein nickelwismuthsulfid von der Grube Friedrich. Jahrbuch der Königlich Preussischen Geologischen Landesanstalt und Bergakademie zu Berlin für das Jahr 1891: 12: 91-125.
Peacock, M.A. (1950) Hauchecornite. American Mineralogist: 35: 440-446.
Gait, R.I., Harris, D.C. (1972) Hauchecornite — antimonian, arsenian and tellurian varieties. The Canadian Mineralogist: 11: 819-825.
Kocman, V., Nuffield, E.W. (1974) The crystal structure of antimonian hauchecornite from Westphalia. The Canadian Mineralogist: 12: 269-274.
Kovalenker, V.A., Evstigneeva, T.L., Begizov, V.D., Vyal´sov, L.N., Smirnov, A.V., Krakovetskii, Y.K., Balbin, V.S. (1978) Hauchecornite from copper-nickel ores of the Oktyabr´skoe deposit (in Russian). Trudy Mineralogicheskogo Muzeya Fersman Akademiya Nauk SSSR: 26: 201-205.
Just, J. (1980) Bismutohauchecornite - new name: hauchecornite redefined. Mineralogical Magazine: 43: 873-876.
Fleischer, M., Pabst, A. (1981) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 66: 436-439.

Internet Links for HauchecorniteHide

Localities for HauchecorniteHide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Australia
 
  • Tasmania
    • West Coast municipality
      • Zeehan district
        • Zeehan mineral field
Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Bolivia
 
  • La Paz Department
    • Pacajes Province
      • Berenguela District
USGS Bulletin # 1975, p. 247.
USGS Bulletin # 1975, p. 247.
Canada
 
  • Northwest Territories
    • Great Slave Lake
Badham, J. P. N. and Muda, M. M. Z, 1980, Mineralogy and Paragenesis of Hydrothermal Mineralizations in the East Arm of Great Slave Lake, Economic Geology, 75:1220-1238.
  • Ontario
    • Sudbury District
      • Denison Township
Canadian Mineralogist (1973): 11: 903-912.
      • Levack Township
Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., (2003), Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 17, pp.275-285 (1979); Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
      • Maclennan Township
Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., (2003), Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
      • Norman Township
Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., (2003), Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
  • Saskatchewan
    • Athabasca Basin
WATKINSON, D.H., HESLOP, J.B. & EWERT, W.D. (1975) Nickel sulphide-arsenide assemblages associated with uranium mineralization, Zimmer Lake area, Northern Saskatchewan. Canadian Mineralogist 13, 198-204.
China
 
  • Beijing Municipality
    • Yanqing Co.
Chengmu Fan and Chongyao Cao (1991): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 11(3), 234-242
Germany
 
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Siegerland
      • Hilchenbach
        • Müsen
Weiss. "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
      • Neunkirchen
        • Salchendorf
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
      • Siegen
        • Achenbach
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
        • Eiserfeld
          • Kohlenbach Valley
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
        • Eisern
Weiss. "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
        • Obersdorf
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Siegerland
      • Betzdorf
        • Kirchen
          • Freusburg
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
        • Schutzbach
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
      • Wissen
        • Schönstein (Steckenstein)
Dana 6:1039; Dana 7:I:242,302; Min.Rec.:21:103.
Hungary
 
  • Győr-Moson-Sopron Co.
    • Balfi Mts
      • Fertőrákos
Koch: Minerals of Hungary, 1985
Italy
 
  • Sardinia
    • Medio Campidano Province
      • Arbus
Stara, P., Rizzo, R., Tanca, G.A. (1996): Iglesiente e Arburese. Miniere e Minerali. Edito a cura dell'EMSA e "varie associazioni mineralogiche", Volume 2, 192 pp.
      • Arbus and Guspini municipalities
AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Monche-Tundra
        • Monchegorsk
Slovakia
 
  • Košice Region
    • Spišská Nová Ves Co.
Ďuďa R., Peterec D., 1995 : Die Mineralien der siderit - baryt lagersttäte von Rudňany ( Kotterbach ) in der Slowakei. Mineralien Welt /Haltern/, 1, s.20 - 31
Sweden
 
  • Södermanland
    • Nyköping
      • Tunaberg
NJMAh 166, 261; MinMag (1992) 56, 113-115
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