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Kolymite

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Formula:
Cu7Hg6
System:
Isometric
Hardness:
4
Name:
Named after type locality
Dimorph of:
This page provides mineralogical data about Kolymite.


Classification of Kolymite

Approved
1.AD.10

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
D : Mercury-amalgam family
Dana 7th ed.:
1.1.13.1
1.1.9.1

1 : NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
1 : Metals, other than the Platinum Group
1.13

1 : Elements and Alloys (including the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au)

Physical Properties of Kolymite

Hardness (Mohs):
4

Optical Data of Kolymite

Type:
Isotropic

Chemical Properties of Kolymite

Formula:
Cu7Hg6
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Kolymite

Crystal System:
Isometric
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.41 Å
Unit Cell Volume:
V 833.24 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of Kolymite

Relationship of Kolymite to other Species

1.AD.05MercuryHg
1.AD.10BelendorffiteCu7Hg6
1.AD.15cEugeniteAg11Hg2
1.AD.15bLuanheiteAg3Hg
1.AD.15dMoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
1.AD.15aParaschachneriteAg1.2Hg0.8
1.AD.15aSchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9
1.AD.20aWeishanite(Au,Ag)1.2Hg0.8
1.AD.20bGoldamalgam (of Chen et al.)(Au,Ag)Hg
1.AD.25PotaritePdHg
1.AD.30LeadamalgamPb0.7Hg0.3
1.1CopperCu
1.2SilverAg
1.5GoldAu
1.6AuricuprideCu3Au
1.7Tetra-auricuprideCuAu
1.8ZincZn
1.9CadmiumCd
1.10DanbaiteCuZn2
1.11ZhanghengiteCuZn
1.12MercuryHg
1.14MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
1.15EugeniteAg11Hg2
1.16SchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9
1.17ParaschachneriteAg1.2Hg0.8
1.18LuanheiteAg3Hg
1.19Weishanite(Au,Ag)1.2Hg0.8
1.20IndiumIn
1.21AluminiumAl
1.22Khatyrkite(Cu,Zn)Al2
1.23CupaliteCuAl
1.24DiamondC
1.25GraphiteC
1.26ChaoiteC
1.27LonsdaleiteC
1.28SiliconSi
1.29TinSn
1.30LeadPb
1.31AnyuiiteAuPb2
1.31NovodnepriteAuPb3
1.32LeadamalgamPb0.7Hg0.3
1.33ArsenicAs
1.34ArsenolampriteAs
1.35PaxiteCuAs2
1.36KoutekiteCu5As2
1.37DomeykiteCu3As
1.38AlgodoniteCu1-xAsx (x ~0.15)
1.39Novákite(Cu,Ag)21As10
1.40KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7
1.41AntimonySb
1.42StibarsenSbAs
1.43ParadocrasiteSb3As
1.44HorsforditeCu, Sb
1.45CuprostibiteCu2(Sb,Tl)
1.46AllargentumAg1-xSbx (x=0.09-0.16)
1.47AurostibiteAuSb2
1.48DyscrasiteAg3+xSb1-x (x~0.2)
1.49BismuthBi
1.50MaldoniteAu2Bi
1.51SulphurS
1.52RosickýiteS
1.53SeleniumSe
1.54TelluriumTe
1.55ChromiumCr
1.56RheniumRe
1.57IronFe
1.58ChromferideFe1.5Cr0.2
1.59FerchromideCr1.5Fe0.2
1.60WairauiteCoFe
1.61NickelNi
1.62Kamacite(Fe,Ni)
1.63Taenite(Ni,Fe)
1.64TetrataeniteFeNi
1.65AwaruiteNi3Fe
1.66PalladiumPd
1.67PotaritePdHg
1.68PaolovitePd2Sn
1.69StannopalladinitePd3Sn2
1.70CabriitePd2CuSn
1.71Taimyrite(Pd,Cu,Pt)3Sn
1.72AtokitePd3Sn
1.73RustenburgitePt3Sn
1.74ZvyagintsevitePd3Pb
1.75PlumbopalladinitePb2Pd3
1.76OsmiumOs
1.77IridiumIr
1.82PlatinumPt
1.83HongshiitePtCu
1.84NiggliitePtSn
1.85IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
1.86TetraferroplatinumPtFe
1.87TulameeniteCuFePt2
1.88FerronickelplatinumPt2FeNi
1.89RhodiumRh

Other Names for Kolymite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Kolymit
Simplified Chinese:科汞铜矿
汞铜矿
Spanish:Kolymita
Traditional Chinese:科汞銅礦
汞銅礦

Other Information

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 Kolymite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist (1981): 66: 218.

Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 109(2): 206-211.

European Journal of Mineralogy (1989): 1: 719.

Internet Links for Kolymite

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Localities for Kolymite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Chile
 
  • Atacama Region
    • Copiapó Province
      • Pabellón
British Museum online catalogue 2007
Hungary
 
  • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Co.
    • Rudabányai Mts
      • Rudabánya
Kupi, L., Szakáll, S., Zajzon, N., Kristály, F. & Fehér, B. (2010): Copper-amalgams from the Rudabánya base metal mineralization, NE Hungary. 20th General Meeting of the IMA (IMA2010), Budapest, Hungary, August 21-27, CD of Abstracts, p. 430.
Zajzon, N., Szentpéteri, K., Fehér, B., Szakáll, S., Kupi, L., & Barkóczy, P. (2012). New data on Cuamalgams, kolymite and belendorffite from Rudabánya, Hungary. In Acta Mineralogica-Petrographica, Abstract Series (Vol. 7, p. 160).
Mexico
Cipriani, C., & Mazzetti, G. (1989). Kolymite (copper amalgam); report of second and third occurrences. European Journal of Mineralogy, 1(5), 719-720.
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
Piestrzyński, A. (Main Ed.), Zaleska-Kuczmierczyk, M., Jasiński, A.W., Kotarski, J., Maślanka, W., Siewierski, S., Speczik, S., Śmieszek, Z. (1996): Monografia KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. Lubin., 1204 pp.
Russia (TL)
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Magadanskaya Oblast'
      • Kolyma River Basin
        • Arik-Revkom zone
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
USA
 
  • Nevada
    • Storey Co.
      • Comstock District
        • Virginia City
          • Comstock Lode
Eur. J. Mineral. , 1993, 5, pp. 903-914.
Cipriani, C., & Mazzetti, G. (1989). Kolymite (copper amalgam); report of second and third occurrences. European Journal of Mineralogy, 1(5), 719-720.
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