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About KoutekiteHide

Jaromír Koutek
Crystal System:
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.

Classification of KoutekiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
First Published:

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

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

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

Physical Properties of KoutekiteHide

3½ on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of KoutekiteHide

Common Impurities:

Crystallography of KoutekiteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 23.06 Å, c = 14.54 Å
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

Simplified Chinese:六方砷铜矿

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
2 photos of Koutekite associated with DomeykiteCu3As
2 photos of Koutekite associated with CupriteCu2O
2 photos of Koutekite associated with PyrophaniteMn2+TiO3
2 photos of Koutekite associated with Mohawkite
2 photos of Koutekite associated with QuartzSiO2
1 photo of Koutekite associated with CaryopiliteMn2+3Si2O5(OH)4
1 photo of Koutekite associated with NickelineNiAs
1 photo of Koutekite associated with PaxiteCuAs2

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

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.20CuprostibiteCu2(Sb,Tl)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
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
1.8ZincZnHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.9CadmiumCdHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.12MercuryHgTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.14MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
1.19Weishanite(Au,Ag,Hg)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.21AluminiumAlIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
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
1.29TinSnTet. 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)
1.37DomeykiteCu3AsIso. 4 3m : I4 3d
1.38Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
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
1.47AurostibiteAuSb2Iso. 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
1.54TelluriumTeTrig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
1.55ChromiumCrIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Im3m
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
1.61NickelNiIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.63Taenite(Fe,Ni)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.65AwaruiteNi3FeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.67PotaritePdHgTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
1.70CabriitePd2CuSnOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
1.72Atokite(Pd,Pt)3SnIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.76Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.82PlatinumPtIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m

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

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Locality ListHide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Styria
    • Knittelfeld
      • Flatschach
Raith, J. G., Leitner, T., & Paar, W. H. (2015). Orogenic-type copper-gold-arsenic-(bismuth) mineralization at Flatschach (Eastern Alps), Austria. Mineralogy and Petrology, 109(5), 531-553.
Leitner (2015)
  • Tyrol
    • North Tyrol
      • Inn valley
        • Brixlegg - Schwaz area
          • Brixlegg - Rattenberg
            • St Gertraudi
Lapis 19 (7/8):69 (1994)
Czech Republic
  • Central Bohemian Region
    • Příbram District
      • 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.
  • Grand Est
    • Haut-Rhin
      • Thann-Guebwiller
        • 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).
Picot, P., & Ruhlmann, F. (1978). Presence d'arseniures de cuivre de haute temperature dans le granite des Ballons (Vosges meridionales). Bulletin de Minéralogie, 101(5), 563-569.
  • Occitanie
    • Hérault
      • Le Puech
Dal Bo, F., Hatert, F., & Philippo, S. (2018). Supergene Uranyl Mineralization of the Rabejac Deposit, Lodève, France. Minerals, 8(9), 414.
  • 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
  • Bavaria
    • Lower Franconia
      • Aschaffenburg
        • Dörrmorsbach
A. Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", Schweizerbart (Stuttgart), 2001
  • Isfahan
    • 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.
  • Podrinje District
    • Boranja orefield
Radosavljević-Mihajlović, A. S., Stojanović, J. N., Radosavljević, S. A., Pačevski, A. M., Vuković, N. S., & Tošović, R. D. (2017). Mineralogy and genetic features of the Cu-As-Ni-Sb-Pb mineralization from the Mlakva polymetallic deposit (Serbia)—New occurrence of (Ni-Sb)-bearing Cu-arsenides. Ore Geology Reviews, 80, 1245-1258.
  • 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
  • Värmland County
    • 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 ore district
        • Pajsberg
Nysten, P. (1984): Copperarsenides from Harstigen, central Sweden. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar. 106, 293-294
  • Vaud
    • Leysin
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 243.
  • Colorado
    • Montrose Co.
      • La Sal Mining District (Paradox Valley Mining District)
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
  • Michigan
    • Keweenaw Co.
      • Mohawk
Mineralogy of Michigan (E. W. Heinrich & G. W. Robinson)
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