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Kiddcreekite

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Formula:
Cu6SnWS8
Colour:
Pale gray-brown; pale gray in reflected light
Hardness:
4
Specific Gravity:
4.934 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Isometric
Name:
Named for the type locality, Kidd Creek mine, Canada.
The W analogue of hemusite.


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Classification of KiddcreekiteHide

Approved
2.CB.35a

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.
2.9.6.2

2 : SULFIDES
9 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
6.1.5

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

Physical Properties of KiddcreekiteHide

Colour:
Pale gray-brown; pale gray in reflected light
Hardness:
Hardness:
VHN100=183 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Density:
4.934 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of KiddcreekiteHide

Formula:
Cu6SnWS8
IMA Formula:
Cu6WSnS8
Common Impurities:
Fe,V,Sb,Se

Crystallography of KiddcreekiteHide

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
4 3m - Hextetrahedral
Space Group:
F4 3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.8178(3) Å
Unit Cell V:
1265.95 ų
Z:
4
Comment:
For type material, a = 10.856(2) A is given.

Type Occurrence of KiddcreekiteHide

Synonyms of KiddcreekiteHide

Other Language Names for KiddcreekiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Pyrite3 photos of Kiddcreekite associated with Pyrite on mindat.org.
Tennantite3 photos of Kiddcreekite associated with Tennantite on mindat.org.
Clausthalite2 photos of Kiddcreekite associated with Clausthalite on mindat.org.
Colusite1 photo of Kiddcreekite associated with Colusite on mindat.org.
Galena1 photo of Kiddcreekite associated with Galena on mindat.org.
Chalcopyrite1 photo of Kiddcreekite associated with Chalcopyrite on mindat.org.
Tellurium1 photo of Kiddcreekite associated with Tellurium on mindat.org.
Tungstenite1 photo of Kiddcreekite associated with Tungstenite on mindat.org.
Scheelite1 photo of Kiddcreekite associated with Scheelite on mindat.org.
Carrollite1 photo of Kiddcreekite associated with Carrollite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.CB.AgmantiniteAg2MnSnS4Orth.
2.CB.05aColoradoiteHgTeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
2.CB.05aHawleyiteCdSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.05aMetacinnabarHgSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.05cPolhemusite(Zn,Hg)STet.
2.CB.05bSakuraiite(Cu,Zn,Fe)3(In,Sn)S4 Iso.
2.CB.05aSphaleriteZnSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.05aStilleiteZnSe
2.CB.05aTiemanniteHgSe
2.CB.05UM1998-15-S:CuFeZnCu2Fe3Zn5S10
2.CB.05aRudashevskyite(Fe,Zn)SIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.10aChalcopyriteCuFeS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.10aEskeborniteCuFeSe2Tet.
2.CB.10aGalliteCuGaS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.10bHaycockiteCu4Fe5S8Orth. 2 2 2
2.CB.10aLenaiteAgFeS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.10bMooihoekiteCu9Fe9S16Tet.
2.CB.10bPutoraniteCu1.1Fe1.2S2Iso.
2.CB.10aRoquesiteCuInS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.10bTalnakhiteCu9(Fe,Ni)8S16Iso. 4 3m : I4 3m
2.CB.10aLaforêtiteAgInS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.15aČernýiteCu2(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.CB.15aFerrokësteriteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4Tet. 4 : I4
2.CB.15aHocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.CB.15aIdaiteCu5FeS6Hex.
2.CB.15aKesterite Cu2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
2.CB.15aKuramiteCu3SnS4Tet.
2.CB.15bMohiteCu2SnS3Mon.
2.CB.15aPirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
2.CB.15aStanniteCu2FeSnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.CB.15cStannoiditeCu+6Cu2+2(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12Orth.
2.CB.15aVelikiteCu2HgSnS4Tet.
2.CB.15cUM2006-11-S:CuFeGeZnCu8(Fe,Zn)3Ge2S12 (?)
2.CB.20ChatkaliteCu6FeSn2S8Tet. 4 2m : P4m2
2.CB.20MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8Tet. 4 2m : P4m2
2.CB.30ColusiteCu12VAs3S16Iso. 4 3m : P4 3n
2.CB.30GermaniteCu13Fe2Ge2S16Iso. 4 3m : P4 3n
2.CB.30GermanocolusiteCu26V2(Ge,As)6S32Iso.
2.CB.30NekrasoviteCu26V2(Sn,As,Sb)6S32Iso.
2.CB.30StibiocolusiteCu13V(Sb,Sn,As)3S16Iso.
2.CB.30Ovamboite Cu20(Fe,Cu,Zn)6W2Ge6S32Iso.
2.CB.30MaikainiteCu20(Fe,Cu)6Mo2Ge6S32
2.CB.35aHemusiteCu6SnMoS8Iso.
2.CB.35aPolkovicite(Fe,Pb)3(Ge,Fe)1-xS4Iso.
2.CB.35aRenierite(Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16Tet. 4 2m : P4 2c
2.CB.35aVincienniteCu+7Cu2+3Fe2+2Fe3+2Sn(As,Sb)S16Tet.
2.CB.35aMorozeviczite(Pb,Fe)3Ge1-xS4Iso.
2.CB.35bCatamarcaiteCu6GeWS8Hex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.40LautiteCuAsSOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.CB.45CadmoseliteCdSeHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.45GreenockiteCdSHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.45Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)SHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.45RambergiteMnSHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.45Buseckite(Fe,Zn,Mn)SHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.55aCubaniteCuFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.CB.55bIsocubaniteCuFe2S3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.CB.60PicotpauliteTlFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
2.CB.60RaguiniteTlFeS2Orth.
2.CB.65ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3Mon. 2/m
2.CB.65SternbergiteAgFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.CB.70SulvaniteCu3VS4Iso.
2.CB.75VulcaniteCuTeOrth.
2.CB.80EmpressiteAgTeOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.CB.85MuthmanniteAuAgTe2Mon. 2/m : P2/m

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

2.9.6.1HemusiteCu6SnMoS8Iso.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

6.1.1KuramiteCu3SnS4Tet.
6.1.2MohiteCu2SnS3Mon.
6.1.3VelikiteCu2HgSnS4Tet.
6.1.4HemusiteCu6SnMoS8Iso.
6.1.6StanniteCu2FeSnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
6.1.7RhodostanniteCu2FeSn3S8Tet. 4/m : I41/a
6.1.8MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8Tet. 4 2m : P4m2
6.1.9ChatkaliteCu6FeSn2S8Tet. 4 2m : P4m2
6.1.10FerrokësteriteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4Tet. 4 : I4
6.1.11Kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
6.1.12StannoiditeCu+6Cu2+2(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12Orth.
6.1.13ČernýiteCu2(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
6.1.14VincienniteCu+7Cu2+3Fe2+2Fe3+2Sn(As,Sb)S16Tet.
6.1.15PirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
6.1.16HocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
6.1.17Teallite(Pb,Sn)SnS2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
6.1.18FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn4+2Sb2S14Tric. 1 : P1
6.1.19LévyclauditePb8Sn7Cu3(Bi,Sb)3S28
6.1.20CylindritePb3Sn4FeSb2S14Tric. 1 : P1
6.1.21PotosíitePb6Sn3FeSb3S16Tric.
6.1.22Sakuraiite(Cu,Zn,Fe)3(In,Sn)S4 Iso.
6.1.23Petrukite(Cu,Fe,Zn,Ag)3(Sn,In)S4Orth.
6.1.24Incaite(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15Mon.

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 KiddcreekiteHide

Reference List:
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Harris, D.C., Roberts, A.C., Thorpe, R.I., Criddle, A.J., Stanley, C.J. (1984) Kiddcreekite, a new mineral species from the Kidd Creek mine, Timmins, Ontario and from the Campbell orebody, Bisbee, Arizona. Canadian Mineralogist: 22: 227-232.
Liu, W., Dong, C., Gu, X. Liu, Yu, Qiu, X., Chen, Y. (2014) The crystal structure of kiddcreekite solved using micro X-ray diffraction and the EPCryst program. Mineralogical Magazine: 78: 1517–1525.

Internet Links for KiddcreekiteHide

Localities for KiddcreekiteHide

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

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Bulgaria
 
  • Pazardzhik Oblast (Pazardjik Oblast)
    • Panagyurishte (Panagurishte) Obshtina
      • Levski
Bogdanov, K., Tsonev, D., & Popov, K. (2004). Mineral Assemblages And Genesis Of The Cu-Au Epithermal Deposits In The Southern Part Of The Panaguyrishte Ore District, Bulgaria. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece, 36:406-415
Canada (TL)
 
  • Ontario
    • Cochrane District
      • Timmins area
        • Kidd Township
Canadian Mineralogist (1984) 22 (2), 227-232
China
 
  • Fujian Province
    • Longyan Prefecture
      • Shanghang Co.
Liu Wenyuan, Dong Cheng, Gu Xiangping, Liu Yu, Qiu Xiaoping, and Chen Yuchuan (2014): The crystal structure of kiddcreekite solved using micro X-ray diffraction and the EPCryst program. Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 1517-1525
Liu Wenyuan, Dong Cheng, Gu Xiangping, Liu Yu, Qiu Xiaoping, and Chen Yuchuan (2014): The crystal structure of kiddcreekite solved using micro X-ray diffraction and the EPCryst program. Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 1517-1525.
      • Wuping Co.
        • Zijinshan ore field
Dianfen Chen, Jianguo Na, Youheng Xiong, Tongde Zhong, and Xueming Li (1998): Acta Geologica Sinica 72(3), 249-259; Liu, W., Dong, C., Gu, X. Liu, Yu, Qiu, X., Chen, Y. (2014): The crystal structure of kiddcreekite solved using micro X-ray diffraction and the EPCryst program. Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 1517–1525.
Liu Wenyuan, Dong Cheng, Gu Xiangping, Liu Yu, Qiu Xiaoping, and Chen Yuchuan (2014): The crystal structure of kiddcreekite solved using micro X-ray diffraction and the EPCryst program. Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 1517-1525
  • Jiangxi Province
    • Ganzhou Prefecture
      • Huichang Co.
Liu Wenyuan, Dong Cheng, Gu Xiangping, Liu Yu, Qiu Xiaoping, and Chen Yuchuan (2014): The crystal structure of kiddcreekite solved using micro X-ray diffraction and the EPCryst program. Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 1517-1525
Peru
 
  • Ancash Department
    • Bolognesi Province
      • Huallanca District
        • Huallanca
http://mrdata.usgs.gov/sedznpb/json/367 (lists of original references shown at this page)
Portugal
 
  • Beja District
    • Castro Verde
      • Santa Bárbara de Padrões
Benzaazoua, M., Marion, P., Pinto, A., Migeon, H., & Wagner, F. E. (2003). Tin and indium mineralogy within selected samples from the Neves Corvo ore deposit (Portugal): a multidisciplinary study. Minerals Engineering, 16(11), 1291-1302.
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Mule Mts
        • Warren District
[MinRec 24:421]
HARRIS, D.C., ROBERTS, A.C., THORPE, R.I., CRIDDLE, A.J. & STANLEY, C.J. (1984): Kiddcreekite, a new mineral species from the Kidd Creek mine, Timmins, Ontario and from the Campbell orebody, Bisbee, Arizona. Canadian Mineralogist 22, 227-232.; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Mineralogical Record 24:421-436
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