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About LautiteHide

Black, steel-gray with reddish tone
Metallic, Sub-Metallic
Specific Gravity:
Crystal System:
Named by A Frenzel in 1881 for the type locality Lauta near Marienberg, Saxony.
This page provides mineralogical data about Lautite.

Classification of LautiteHide

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

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.

12 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
1 : Sulphides etc. of Cu

Physical Properties of LautiteHide

Metallic, Sub-Metallic
Black, steel-gray with reddish tone
3½ on Mohs scale
VHN100=239 - 259 - Vickers
VHN with 100 g load
4.91 g/cm3 (Measured)    4.878 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of LautiteHide


Crystallography of LautiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 11.347(4) Å, b = 3.7533(7) Å, c = 5.453(1) Å
a:b:c = 3.023 : 1 : 1.453
Unit Cell V:
232.24 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Short to long prismatic [100] crystals and tabular [001]; striated on {001} parallel to [100]. Also massive, fine granular or radiating.

Crystallographic forms of LautiteHide

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0009298LautiteCraig D C, Stephenson N C (1965) The crystal structure of lautite, CuAsS Acta Crystallographica 19 543-5471965Lauta, Saxony, Germany0293
0010484LautiteBindi L, Catelani T, Chelazzi L, Paola B (2008) Reinvestigation of the crystal structure of lautite, CuAsS Acta Crystallographica E64 i22-i222008Marienberg, Saxony, Germany0293
0018614LautiteMarumo F, Nowacki W (1964) The crystal structure of lautite and of sinnerite, a new mineral from the Lengenbach Quarry Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen 44 439-4541964Grube Gabe Gottes near Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France0293
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Type Occurrence of LautiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Mining Academy, Freiberg, Germany, 44485.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Other Language Names for LautiteHide

Simplified Chinese:辉砷铜矿

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
1 photo of Lautite associated with LöllingiteFeAs2
1 photo of Lautite associated with ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
1 photo of Lautite associated with ArsenicAs

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

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.05aSphaleriteZnSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.05aStilleiteZnSeIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.05aTiemanniteHgSeIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.05aRudashevskyite(Fe,Zn)SIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.10aChalcopyriteCuFeS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.10aGalliteCuGaS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.10bHaycockiteCu4Fe5S8Orth. 2 2 2
2.CB.10aLenaiteAgFeS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
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.15aFerrokësteriteCu2FeSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
2.CB.15aHocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.CB.15aKësterite Cu2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
2.CB.15aPirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
2.CB.15aStanniteCu2FeSnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.CB.15cUM2006-11-S:CuFeGeZnCu8(Fe,Zn)3Ge2S12 (?)
2.CB.20ChatkaliteCu6FeSn2S8Tet. 4 2m : P4m2
2.CB.20MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8Tet. 4 2m : P4m2
2.CB.30ColusiteCu13VAs3S16Iso. 4 3m : P4 3n
2.CB.30GermaniteCu13Fe2Ge2S16Iso. 4 3m : P4 3n
2.CB.30GermanocolusiteCu26V2(Ge,As)6S32Iso. 4 3m : P4 3m
2.CB.30StibiocolusiteCu13V(Sb,Sn,As)3S16Iso. 4 3m : P4 3m
2.CB.30Ovamboite Cu20(Fe,Cu,Zn)6W2Ge6S32Iso.
2.CB.30MaikainiteCu20(Fe,Cu)6Mo2Ge6S32Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
2.CB.35aKiddcreekiteCu6SnWS8Iso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.35aRenierite(Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16Tet. 4 2m : P4 2c
2.CB.35bCatamarcaiteCu6GeWS8Hex. 6mm : P63mc
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.65ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3Mon. 2/m
2.CB.65SternbergiteAgFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.CB.70SulvaniteCu3VS4Iso. 4 3m : P4 3m
2.CB.80EmpressiteAgTeOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.CB.85MuthmanniteAuAgTe2Mon. 2/m : P2/m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

3.1.1ChalcociteCu2SMon. 2/m : P21/b
3.1.2DjurleiteCu31S16Mon. 2/m
3.1.3DigeniteCu9S5Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
3.1.4AniliteCu7S4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
3.1.5RoxbyiteCu9S5Tric. 1 : P1
3.1.6SpionkopiteCu39S28Hex. 6 2 2
3.1.7GeeriteCu8S5Trig. 3
3.1.8CovelliteCuSHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
3.1.9BerzelianiteCu2SeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.1.10BellidoiteCu2SeTet. 4/m : P42/n
3.1.12YarrowiteCu9S8Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
3.1.14KlockmanniteCuSeHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
3.1.15Krut'aiteCuSe2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
3.1.21MgriiteCu3AsSe3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
3.1.22CubaniteCuFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
3.1.23BorniteCu5FeS4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
3.1.24FukuchiliteCu3FeS8Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
3.1.25ChalcopyriteCuFeS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
3.1.27HaycockiteCu4Fe5S8Orth. 2 2 2
3.1.28IsocubaniteCuFe2S3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.1.30NukundamiteCu3.33Fe0.66S4Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
3.1.32Orickite2CuFeS2 · H2OHex.
3.1.35TalnakhiteCu9(Fe,Ni)8S16Iso. 4 3m : I4 3m

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 LautiteHide

Reference List:
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Frenzel, A. (1881) Mineralogisches. 6. Lautit. Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen: 3: 504-516.
Palache, C., Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 327-328.
Marumo, F., Nowacki, W. (1964) The crystal structure of lautite and of sinnerite, a new mineral from the Lengenbach Quarry. Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen: 44: 439-454.
Craig, D.C., Stephenson, N.C. (1965) The crystal structure of lautite, CuAsS. Acta Crystallographica: 19: 543-547.
Chen, T.T., Dutrizac, J.E. (1978) Lautite and cadmium-rich sphalerite from the Ross mine, Hislop Township, Ontario. The Canadian Mineralogist: 16: 665-669.
Ondruš, P., Veselovský, F., Gabašová, A., Hloušek, J., Šrein, V., Vavrín, I., Skála, R., Sejkora, J., Drábek, M. (2003) Primary minerals of the Jáchymov ore district. Journal of the Czech Geological Society: 48: 19-147 .
Bindi, L., Catelani, T., Chelazzi, L., Bonazzi, P. (2008) Reinvestigation of the crystal structure of lautite, CuAsS. Acta Crystallographica: E64: i22.

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Localities for LautiteHide

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.
  • Styria
    • Murtal District
      • Spielberg
        • Flatschach
Paar, W. H. & Meixner, H. (1979): Neues aus den Kupfererzgängen des Flatschacher Bergbau-Reviers in Knittelfeld, Steiermark. - Karinthin 81, 148-150; Exel (1993)
Paar, W.H. & Meixner, H. (1979): Neues aus den Kupfererz-Gängen des Flatschacher Bergbau-Reviers bei Knittelfeld, Steiermark. Karinthin, 81: 148-150.
  • Ontario
    • Cochrane District
      • Hislop Township
Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 16, pp. 665-669 (1978)
  • Gansu
    • Gannan
      • Luqu Co.
Anthony, J.W. et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy
  • Shandong
    • Binzhou
      • Zouping City
Licheng Tang (1989): Shandong Geological Information 1989(4), 15-21; Pingfu Li and Shurong Yuan (1991): Geology and Prospecting 27(1), 7-12
  • Sichuan
    • Ngawa Autonomous Prefecture (Aba Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Zoigê Co. (Ruo'ergai Co.)
Jiajun Liu, Minghua Zhang, and Jianming Liu (1995): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 15(4), 425-427.
  • Tibet
    • Ngari
      • Gê'gyai Co. (Geji Co.)
Zhenghua Hu, Feng Ding, Juxing Tang, Zhijun Li, Xiaofeng Yao, Shilin Deng, Zhi Zhang, Yiyun Wang, Hongxing Wang, Junlong Song, and Wei Chen (2012): Acta Geoscientica Sinica 33(4), 588-600
    • Xigazê Prefecture (Rikaze Prefecture; Shigatse Prefecture)
      • Xaitongmoin Co. (Xietongmen Co.)
Feng Ding, Xinghai Lang, Zhenghua Hu, Huanhuan Yang, Zizheng Wang, and Li Zhang (2012): Acta Geoscientica Sinica 33(4), 546-558
Czech Republic
  • Karlovy Vary Region
    • Karlovy Vary District
Lapis 2002(7/8), 63-65
  • Grand Est
    • Haut-Rhin
      • Colmar-Ribeauvillé
        • Ste Marie-aux-Mines
P&T N°23-24, H. BARI 1982, Minéralogie des filons du Neuenberg à Sainte Marie aux Mines (Haut-Rhin).
            • Chrétien Vein
Paul De Bondt
            • Sankt Jakob vein
Dana 7:I:327.
This mine worked the same vein as Gabe gottes mine. From the 19th century, ore from a large part of the Saint-Jacques mine network was transported to level -40 of Gabe Gottes before being sent to the processing plant. The mineralization of this sector is therefore very comparable to that of Gabe-Gotes.
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Freiburg Region
      • Ortenaukreis
        • Hausach
          • Hausach
Walenta, K. (1992) Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes und ihre Fundstellan. Christian Weise Verlag, München, 336 pages [in German].
      • Rottweil
        • Schenkenzell
          • Wittichen
            • Böckelsbach valley
Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
            • Burgfelsen
No reference listed
            • Heubach Valley
No reference listed
Walenta, K. (1992) Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes und ihre Fundstellan. Christian Weise Verlag, München, 336 pages [in German].
      • Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis
        • Vöhrenbach
          • Hammereisenbach-Bregenbach
Lapis 21(12), 43 (1996)
  • Hesse
    • Darmstadt
      • Darmstadt-Dieburg
        • Mühltal
          • Nieder-Beerbach
Nickel, E., and Fettel, M. (1985): Odenwald. Sammlung geologischer Führer Vol. 65, 2nd ed., Bornträger (Berlin, Stuttgart), 231 pp.; Belendorff, K. (1986). a Paragenesis of Rare Minerals from Nieder-beerbach, Odenwald, Frg-lautite, Kutinaite, Paxite. Neues Jahrbuch Fur Mineralogie-monatshefte, (11), 511-518.
  • Lower Saxony
    • Goslar District
      • Braunlage
No reference listed
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirgskreis
      • Marienberg
        • Lauta
A. Frenzel (1881): Mineralogisches - 6. Lautit, Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen 3, 515-516
      • Wolkenstein
Lapis, Jg 33 (2008), No.9, pag 26-27.
    • Zwickau district
      • Hartenstein
X-ray diffraction analysis, Thomas Witzke
  • Heves County
    • Recsk
Földessy, J., Hartai, É., & Kupi, L. (2008). NEW DATA ABOUT THE LAHÓCA HIGH SULFIDA-TION MINERALIZATION. Recsk and Lahóca, Geology of the Paleogene Ore Complex, Proceedings of the University of Miskolc, Series A, Mining, 73, 129-143.
  • Rajasthan
    • Jodhpur Division
      • Sirohi District
        • Deri-Ambaji Zn-Pb-Cu deposit
Deb, M., 1980, Genesis and Metamorphism of Two Stratiform Massive Sulfide Depoosits at Ambaji and Deri in the Precambrian of Western India, Economic Geology, 75:572-591
  • West Azerbaijan Province
    • Takab County
Mehrabi, B., Yardley, B.W.D., and Cann, J.R. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 673-696.; Asadi, H.H., Voncken, J.H.L, Kühnel, R.A., and Hale, M. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 656-671.
  • Otjozondjupa Region
    • Grootfontein
      • Kombat
Dunn, P.J. (1991), Rare minerals of the Kombat Mine, Mineralogical Record: 22(6): 421-425.
  • La Libertad
    • Sanchez Carrion Province
      • Huamachuco
        • Mundo Nuevo
EDS and EMPA-WDS analyzed Frank Keutsch
  • Lower Silesian Voivodeship
Piestrzyński, A., & Pieczonka, J. (2012). Low temperature ore minerals associations in the Kupferschiefer type deposit, Lubin–Sieroszowice mining district, SW Poland. Мінералогічний збірник, (2), 59-66.
    • Lubin County
Kucha H. 2007: Mineralogia kruszcowa i geochemia ciała rudnego złoża Lubin-Sieroszowice. Biuletyn PIG, vol. 423, pp. 77-94
  • Harghita
Hirtopanu, P. (2006). One hundred minerals for one hundred years (dedicated to the Centennial of the Geological Institute of Romania). In 3rd Conference on Mineral Sciences in the Carpathians, Miskolc Hungary. Acta Mineralogica–Petrographica, Abstract series (Vol. 5, p. 86).
  • Andalusia
    • Córdoba
      • Fuente Obejuna
Carmona Ruiz, A.; Ramos Márquez, I.; Menor Salván, C. (2016). Grupo Minero de Navalespino y mina “La Solución”, Fuente Obejuna (Córdoba): historia, explotación y mineralogía. Acopios, 7. Pp. 21-227
  • Valais
    • Martigny
      • Isérables
Hügi, T., Köppel, V., de Quervain, F. and Rickenbach, E. (1967): Die Uranvererzungen bei Isérables, VS. Beitr. Geol. Schweiz, Geotechn. Ser. 42, 88 pages (in German)
  • Southern Lau Basin
Wendt, K. (2013). Geochemical Profiles of Three Deep-sea Hydrothermal Plumes of the Eastern Lau Spreading Center. Thesis
Wendt, K. (2013). Geochemical Profiles of Three Deep-sea Hydrothermal Plumes of the Eastern Lau Spreading Center. Thesis
  • Arizona
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 272; Wenrich, K.J. & H.B. Sutphin (1988), Recognition of breccia pipes in northern Arizona, AZ Bur. Geol. Min. Tech. Fieldnotes: 18: 1-5, II.
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