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Koutekite

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Jaromír Koutek
Formula:
Cu5As2
Colour:
Bluish-white
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Name:
Named in 1958 by Zdenek Johan in honor of Jaromir Koutek (1 April 1902, Trebic, Czech Republic - 5 February 1983, Prague, Czech Republic), professor of economic geology, Charles University, Prague.
This page provides mineralogical data about Koutekite.


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Classification of KoutekiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
First Published:
1958
2.AA.10d

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
A : Alloys
A : Alloys of metalloids with Cu, Ag, Au
2.3.1.1

2 : SULFIDES
3 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 5:2
1.36

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

Physical Properties of KoutekiteHide

Metallic
Colour:
Bluish-white
Hardness:
3½ on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of KoutekiteHide

Formula:
Cu5As2
Common Impurities:
Fe

Crystallography of KoutekiteHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 23.06 Å, c = 14.54 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.631
Unit Cell V:
6,695.97 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of KoutekiteHide

Other Language Names for KoutekiteHide

German:Koutekit
Simplified Chinese:六方砷铜矿
Spanish:Koutekita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Domeykite2 photos of Koutekite associated with Domeykite on mindat.org.
Cuprite2 photos of Koutekite associated with Cuprite on mindat.org.
Pyrophanite2 photos of Koutekite associated with Pyrophanite on mindat.org.
Mohawkite2 photos of Koutekite associated with Mohawkite on mindat.org.
Quartz2 photos of Koutekite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Caryopilite1 photo of Koutekite associated with Caryopilite on mindat.org.
Nickeline1 photo of Koutekite associated with Nickeline on mindat.org.
Paxite1 photo of Koutekite associated with Paxite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.AA.Domeykite-βCu3-xAs
2.AA.10aAlgodonite(Cu1-xAsx)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
2.AA.10bDomeykiteCu3AsIso. 4 3m : I4 3d
2.AA.15NovákiteCu20AgAs10Mon.
2.AA.20CuprostibiteCu2(Sb,Tl)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
2.AA.25KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7 Iso.
2.AA.30Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)Hex.
2.AA.35DyscrasiteAg3SbOrth. mm2 : Pmm2
2.AA.40MaldoniteAu2BiIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.AA.45StistaiteSnSbTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

1.1CopperCuIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.2SilverAgIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.5GoldAuIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.6AuricuprideCu3AuOrth.
1.7Tetra-auricuprideAuCuTet.
1.8ZincZnHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.9CadmiumCdHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.10DanbaiteCuZn2Iso.
1.11ZhanghengiteCuZnIso.
1.12MercuryHgTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.13KolymiteCu7Hg6Iso.
1.14MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
1.15EugeniteAg11Hg2Iso.
1.16SchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9Hex.
1.17ParaschachneriteAg3Hg2Orth.
1.18LuanheiteAg3HgHex.
1.19Weishanite(Au,Ag)3Hg2Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.20IndiumInTet.
1.21AluminiumAlIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.22Khatyrkite(Cu,Zn)Al2Tet.
1.23Cupalite(Cu,Zn)AlOrth.
1.24DiamondCIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
1.25GraphiteCHex. 6mm : P63mc
1.26ChaoiteCHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mmm
1.27LonsdaleiteCHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.28SiliconSi
1.29TinSnTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
1.30LeadPbIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.31AnyuiiteAuPb2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mcm
1.31NovodnepriteAuPb3Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
1.32LeadamalgamPb0.7Hg0.3Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
1.33ArsenicAsTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.34ArsenolampriteAsOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
1.35PaxiteCuAs2Mon.
1.37DomeykiteCu3AsIso. 4 3m : I4 3d
1.38Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.39NovákiteCu20AgAs10Mon.
1.40KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7 Iso.
1.41AntimonySbTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.42StibarsenAsSbTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.43ParadocrasiteSb3AsMon. 2 : B2
1.44HorsforditeCu, Sb
1.45CuprostibiteCu2(Sb,Tl)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
1.46Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)Hex.
1.47AurostibiteAuSb2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
1.48DyscrasiteAg3SbOrth. mm2 : Pmm2
1.49BismuthBiTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.50MaldoniteAu2BiIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
1.51SulphurS8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Fddd
1.52RosickýiteSMon. 2/m : P2/b
1.53SeleniumSeTrig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
1.54TelluriumTeHex.
1.55ChromiumCrIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Im3m
1.56RheniumReHex.
1.57IronFeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Im3m
1.58ChromferideFe3Cr1-x (x=0.6)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m
1.59FerchromideCr3Fe1-xIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m
1.60WairauiteCoFe
1.61NickelNiIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.62Kamacite(Fe,Ni)Iso.
1.63Taenite(Fe,Ni)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.64TetrataeniteFeNiTet.
1.65AwaruiteNi3FeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.66Palladium(Pd,Pt)
1.67PotaritePdHgTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
1.68PaolovitePd2SnOrth.
1.69Stannopalladinite(Pd,Cu)3Sn2Hex.
1.70CabriitePd2CuSnOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
1.71Taimyrite(Pd,Cu,Pt)3SnOrth.
1.72Atokite(Pd,Pt)3SnIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.73Rustenburgite(Pt,Pd)3Sn
1.74ZvyagintsevitePd3PbIso.
1.75PlumbopalladinitePd3Pb2Hex.
1.76Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.77Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)Iso.
1.82PlatinumPtIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.83HongshiitePtCuTrig.
1.84NiggliitePtSnHex.
1.85IsoferroplatinumPt3FeIso.
1.86TetraferroplatinumPtFeTet.
1.87TulameenitePt2CuFeTet.
1.88FerronickelplatinumPt2FeNiTet.
1.89Rhodium(Rh,Pt)Iso.

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 KoutekiteHide

Reference List:
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Johan, Z. (1958) Koutekite: a new mineral. Nature: 181: 1553-1554.
Fleischer, M. (1958) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 43: 790-798.
Johan, Z. (1960) Koutekit - Cu2As, ein neues Mineral. Chemie der Erde: 20: 217-226.
Fleischer, M. (1961) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 46: 464-468.
Liebisch, W., Schubert, K. (1971) Zur struktur der mischung kupfer-arsen. Journal of the Less-Common Metals: 23: 231-236.
Makovicky, M.; Rose-Hansen, J.; Skinner, B. J. (1979): Phases and phase relations in the system Cu–Ag–As at 500, 400 and 350°C. Neues Jahrb. Mineral., Abh. 135, 221-269.
M. Tarkian, W.-D. Bock and M. Neumann (1983): Geology and mineralogy of the Cu-Ni-Co-U ore deposits at Talmessi and Meskani, central Iran. Tschermaks Mineral. Petrol. Mitt., 32, 111-133.
Johan, Z. (1985): The Černý Důl deposit (Czechoslovakia): an example of Ni-, Fe-, Ag-, and Cu-arsenide mineralization with extremely high activity of arsenic; new data on paxite, novakite and kutinaite. Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen 34, 167-182.
Jambor, J.L., Burke, E.A.J., Grew, E.S., Puziewicz, J. (1993) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 78: 672-678.

Internet Links for KoutekiteHide

Localities for KoutekiteHide

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.
Austria
 
  • Styria
    • Knittelfeld
      • Flatschach
J.Raith+ T.Leitner+ W.Paar (2015)
Leitner (2015)
  • Tyrol
    • North Tyrol
      • Inn valley
        • Brixlegg - Schwaz area
          • Brixlegg - Rattenberg
            • St Gertraudi
Lapis 19 (7/8):69 (1994)
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Central Bohemia Region
      • Příbram
        • Březové Hory ore region (Birkenberg)
          • Bohutín
Ettler, V., Červinka, R., Johan, Z. (2009): Mineralogy of medieval slags from lead and silver smelting (Bohutín, Příbram district, Czech Republic): towards estimation of historical smelting conditions. Archaeometry 51, 987-1007.
    • Hradec Králové Region
      • Krkonoše Mtn (Riesengebirge)
Nature (1958) 181, 1553-1554; Johan, Z. & Hak, J. (1961): Novákite, (Cu,Ag)4As3, a new mineral. American Mineralogist. 46: 885-891.
France
 
  • Grand Est
    • Haut-Rhin
      • Doller Valley
        • Sewen
Picot, P. and Ruhlmann, F. (1978): Occurrence of high temperature copper arsenides in "granite des Ballons": (Southern Vosges, France). Bulletin de Minéralogie 101(5-6), 563-9 (in French).
  • Occitanie
    • Hérault
      • Lodève
No reference listed
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Alpes-Maritimes
      • Guillaumes
        • Daluis
Pierrot, R., Picot, P., Feraud, J., and Vernet, J. (1974) Inventaire Minéralogique de la France, N° 4, Alpes Maritimes, BRGM.; Jambor, J.L. and Roberts, A.C. (2001) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 86: 197-200.; Mineralogical Record 32: 312.
    • Hautes-Alpes
      • Villar-d'Arêne
R. Pierrot, P. Picot, P.A. Poulain, "Inventaire Minéralogique de la France : Hautes-Alpes", BRGM, 1972
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Franconia
      • Spessart
        • Aschaffenburg
          • Dörrmorsbach
A. Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", Schweizerbart (Stuttgart), 2001
Iran
 
  • Esfahan Province (Isfahan Province; Aspadana Province)
    • Nain County (Nayin County)
      • Anarak District
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Tarkian, M., Bock, D. G. W., & Neumann, D. G. M. (1983). Geology and mineralogy of the Cu− Ni− Co− U ore deposits at Talmessi and Meeskani, central Iran. Tschermaks mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen, 32(2-3), 111-133.
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Revúca Co.
      • Gemerská Ves
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
Sweden
 
  • Värmland
    • Filipstad
Burke, E. A. J. (1986): Koutekite and some other opaque minerals new for Långban, Sweden. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte. 1986, 59-64
      • Persberg district
        • Pajsberg
Nysten, P. (1984): Copperarsenides from Harstigen, central Sweden. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar. 106, 293-294
Switzerland
 
  • Vaud (Waadt)
    • Leysin
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 243.
USA
 
  • Colorado
    • Montrose Co.
      • La Sal District (Paradox Valley District)
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckels, E. B.
  • Michigan
    • Keweenaw Co.
      • Mohawk
Mineralogy of Michigan (E. W. Heinrich & G. W. Robinson)
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