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Kusachiite

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Isao Kusachi
Formula:
CuBi2O4
Colour:
Black
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Name:
Named in 1995 by Chiyoko Henmi in honor of Dr. Isao Kusachi (草地功) (14 September 1942, Okayama prefecture, Japan - ), Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Education, Okayama University, in recognition of his work on skarn minerals from Fuka. He authored/coauthored the description of about 10 new minerals.
This page provides mineralogical data about Kusachiite.


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Classification of KusachiiteHide

Approved
First published:
1995
4.JA.20

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
J : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites; iodates
A : Arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites; without additional anions, without H2O
7.2.6.1

7 : MULTIPLE OXIDES
2 : AB2X4

Physical Properties of KusachiiteHide

Metallic
Colour:
Black
Streak:
Black
Hardness:
4½ on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of KusachiiteHide

Formula:
CuBi2O4
IMA Formula:
Cu2+Bi3+2O4

Crystallography of KusachiiteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.51 Å, c = 5.82 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.684
Unit Cell V:
421.48 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Crystal StructureHide

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0012142KusachiiteBoivin J, Trehoux J, Thomas D (1976) Etude structurale de CuBi2O4 _cod_database_code 1004051 Bulletin de la Societe Francaise de Mineralogie et de Cristallographie 99 193-19619760293
0013255KusachiiteGarcia-Munoz J L, Rodriguez-Carvajal J, Sapina F, Sanchis M J, Ibanez R, Beltran-Porter D (1990) Crystal and magnetic structures of Bi2CuO4 Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 2 2205-22141990synthetic0293
0013256KusachiiteGarcia-Munoz J L, Rodriguez-Carvajal J, Sapina F, Sanchis M J, Ibanez R, Beltran-Porter D (1990) Crystal and magnetic structures of Bi2CuO4 Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 2 2205-22141990synthetic0293
0013257KusachiiteGarcia-Munoz J L, Rodriguez-Carvajal J, Sapina F, Sanchis M J, Ibanez R, Beltran-Porter D (1990) Crystal and magnetic structures of Bi2CuO4 Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 2 2205-22141990synthetic0293
0013258KusachiiteGarcia-Munoz J L, Rodriguez-Carvajal J, Sapina F, Sanchis M J, Ibanez R, Beltran-Porter D (1990) Crystal and magnetic structures of Bi2CuO4 Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 2 2205-22141990synthetic0293
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Type Occurrence of KusachiiteHide

Synonyms of KusachiiteHide

Other Language Names for KusachiiteHide

German:Kusachiit
Japanese:草地鉱
Spanish:Kusachiita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.JA.05LeiteiteZn(As2O4)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
4.JA.10ReineriteZn3(AsO3)2Orth.
4.JA.15KaribibiteFe3+3(As3+O2)4(As3+2O5)(OH)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
4.JA.20SchafarzikiteFe2+Sb3+2O4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mbc
4.JA.20TrippkeiteCu2+As3+2O4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mbc
4.JA.25ApuaniteFe2+Fe3+4Sb3+4O12STet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mbc
4.JA.30VersiliaiteFe2Fe4Sb6O16SOrth.
4.JA.35SchneiderhöhniteFe2+Fe3+3As3+5O13Tric. 1 : P1
4.JA.40Zimbabweite(Na,K)2PbAs4(Ta,Nb,Ti)4O18Orth.
4.JA.45LudlockitePbFe3+4As3+10O22Tric. 1 : P1
4.JA.50PaulmooreitePb2[As2O5]Mon. 2/m : P21/b
4.JA.55StibivaniteSb2VO5Orth.
4.JA.60Chadwickite(UO2)[HAsO3]Tet.

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

7.2.6.2Jacobsite-QMn2+(Fe3+,Mn3+)2O4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd

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 KusachiiteHide

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Henmi, C. (1995) Kusachiite, CuBi2O4, a new mineral from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine: 59: 545-548.
Mandarino, J. (1996) Abstracts of New Mineral Descriptions (Department). Mineralogical Record: 27: 4: 301-306.

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Localities for KusachiiteHide

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- 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.
Japan (TL)
 
  • Okayama Prefecture
    • Takahashi City
      • Bicchu-cho (Bitchu-cho)
        • Fuka
Henmi, C. (1995) Kusachiite, CuBi2O4, a new mineral from Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Magazine: 59: 545-548; Mandarino, J. (1996) Abstracts of New Mineral Descriptions (Department). Mineralogical Record: 27: 4: 301-306
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesian Voivodeship
    • Jelenia Góra County
      • Szklarska Poręba
Kozłowski, A., & Matyszczak, W. (2018). Oxygenic bismuth minerals in the NE part of the Karkonosze pluton (West Sudetes, SW Poland). Acta Geologica Polonica, 68(4).
 
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