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Copper Sulphides

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A generic term often used in petrology and mining to cover any individual or mixture of copper (and copper iron) sulphides.


Classification of Copper Sulphides

Other Names for Copper Sulphides

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References for Copper Sulphides

Reference List:
Goble, R.J. (1985): The relationship between crystal structure, bonding and cell dimensions in the copper sulfides. Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 61-76.

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Significant localities for Copper Sulphides

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(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.
Australia
 
  • Queensland
    • Whitsunday Region
      • Strathmore
[Chalcocite] Steve Sorrell Collection
  • South Australia
    • Yorke Peninsula
      • Moonta
[Chalcopyrite] RB94/00041;Janz 1990 (unpublished honours thesis) + self prospected
  • Western Australia
    • East Pilbara Shire
      • Rudall River District
[Chalcocite] Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.; Mineralogical Record (2001) 32:253
Austria
 
  • Tyrol
    • East Tyrol
      • Tauern valley
        • Frosnitz valley
[Bornite] R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
        • Matrei in Osttirol
[Bornite] R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
Bolivia
 
  • Cochabamba Department
    • Chapare Province
[Chalcopyrite] Alfredo Petrov collection.
Canada
 
  • Alberta
    • Yarrow Creek-Spionkop Creek deposit
[Spionkopite] Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
[Yarrowite] GOBLE, R.J. (1980): Copper sulfides from Alberta: yarrowite Cu9S8 and spionkopite Cu39S28. Canadian Mineralogist 18, 511-518. GOBLE, R.J. (1985): The relationship between crystal structure, bonding and cell dimensions in the copper sulfides. Canadian Mineralogist 23, 61-76.
  • British Columbia
    • Lillooet Mining Division
      • Bridge River area
        • Truax Creek
[Cubanite] http://www.canadianrockhound.com/2002/01/cr0206105_topten.html
  • Québec
    • Nord-du-Québec
      • Chibougamau
[Cubanite]
[Cubanite] Fig. 1, Rocks & Minerals 75:6, p. 404; Lévesque, André (1983): Cubanite from Chibougamau, Québec. Mineralogical Record 14 (3): 151-155
  • Yukon
    • Mayo Mining District
      • Galena Hill
        • Elsa
[Chalcopyrite] Oscar Jose Tessari (1979) Model Ages and Applied Whole Rock Geochemistry of Ag-Pb-Zn veins, Keno Hill - Galena Hill Mining Camp, Yukon Territory. MSc Thesis, University of British Columbia.
China
 
  • Hubei Province
    • Huangshi Prefecture
      • Daye Co.
[Chalcopyrite] Jingye Jiang, Dafang Tan, Guojun Hu, and Lichun Zhang (1998): Geology and Prospecting 34(6), 5-9; Ottens, B. (2003): Lapis 28(9), 41-47
Cuba
 
  • Holguín Province
    • Mayarí-Baracoa Belt
      • Moa-Baracoa District
[Cubanite] [Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index"]
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Karlovy Vary Region
      • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
        • Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal)
[Bornite] Am Min 46 (1961), 1270; Lapis 2002(7/8), 63-65
France
 
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Rhône
      • Beaujeu
        • Les Ardillats
[Covellite] Favreau G., Legris J-R., Dardillac M. (1996), La Verrière (Rhône): Histoire et Minéralogie, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°3, pp:3-28
  • Grand Est
    • Bas-Rhin
      • Bruche valley (Breuch valley)
        • Schirmeck
[Chalcopyrite] Alain Steinmetz and Thierry Brunsperger Collection
Germany
 
  • Saxony-Anhalt
    • Naumburg
      • Bad Kösen
[Chalcopyrite] Mineralogical Collection of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany. Formerly in the Michael Scheven Collection.
    • Sangerhausen
[Digenite] Breithaupt, A. (1844): Zwei neue Kupfer enthaltende Mineralien aus der Ordnung der Glanze.- Pogg. Ann. d. Phys. u. Chem. 61, 671-675
Ireland
 
  • Co. Tipperary
    • Monard
[Chalcopyrite] Barry Flannery Collection; Steed, G. M. (1983). Gortdrumite, a new sulphide mineral containing copper and mercury, from Ireland. Mineralogical Magazine, 47, 35-6.
Italy
 
  • Campania
    • Naples Province
      • Somma-Vesuvius Complex
[Covellite] Covelli, N. (1827) Sur le Bisulfure de Cuivre qui se forme actuellement dans le Vesuve (1826), Ann. Chim. Vol. XXXV, 105-111, Paris.
  • Tuscany
    • Lucca Province
      • Apuan Alps
        • Stazzema
[Chalcopyrite] Am.Min.:77:1301-1304.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Tohoku Region
      • Akita Prefecture
        • Kitaakita City
          • Ani-machi
[Anilite] Amer.Min.(1969) 54, 1256-1269
Kazakhstan
 
  • Karagandy Province (Qaragandy Oblysy; Karaganda Oblast')
    • Dzhezkazgan (Zhezqazghan)
[Bornite] [www.thamesvalleyminerals.com]; Box, S.E., Syusyura, Boris, Hayes, T.S., Taylor, C.D., Zientek, M.L., Hitzman, M.W., Seltmann, Reimer, Chechetkin, Vladimir, Dolgopolova, Alla, Cossette, P.M., and Wallis, J.C., 2012, Sandstone copper assessment of the Chu-Sarysu Basin, Central Kazakhstan: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–E, 63 p. ; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Kosovo
 
  • District of Kosovska Mitrovica
    • Kosovska Mitrovica
      • Trepča valley
        • Trepča complex
[Chalcopyrite] Féraud J. (1979) - La mine " Stari-Trg " (Trepca, Yougoslavie) et ses richesses minéralogiques. Avec la collaboration de Mari D. et G. (1979) Minéraux et Fossiles, n° 59-60, p. 19-28; Pršek, J. et al. (2012) [http://www.mineral.hermuz.hu/acta_07/pdf/114-Prsek.pdf]; Joana Koà Odziejczyk ,Jaroslav Pršek , Halilqela ( 2012) MIneralogical Diversity In Orebodies Within Xth Horizon.At Stan Terg Mine, Kosovo. Buletini i Shkencave Gjeologjike pp84-
Mexico
 
  • Chihuahua
[Djurleite] Am Min 47 (1962), 1181-1184
  • Guanajuato
    • Mun. de Guanajuato
      • Guanajuato
[Chalcopyrite] Panczner (1987): 152.
Morocco
 
  • Drâa-Tafilalet Region
    • Ouarzazate Province
      • Djebel Saghro (Jbel Saghro)
        • Bou Skour District
[Chalcocite] Dietrich, J.E. & Favreau, G. (2005) Bou Skour (Maroc) : au pays des wulfenites bleues, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 89, pp 106-114
Namibia
 
  • Erongo Region
    • Walvis Bay District (Walvisbaai)
[Idaite] American Mineralogist (1958): 43: 1219.
Pacific Ocean
 
  • East Pacific Rise
    • Juan de Fuca Ridge complex
[Isocubanite] Mineralogical Magazine(1988) 52, 509-514
Peru
 
  • Ancash Department
    • Bolognesi Province
      • Huallanca District
        • Huallanca
[Chalcopyrite] Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.; Econ Geol (1985) 80:416-478
[Chalcopyrite] Mineralogical Record 28, no. 4 (1997); Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.; Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.
    • Recuay Province
      • Ticapampa District
[Chalcopyrite] Mi.Rec. 28, no.4 (1997)
  • Huancavelica Department
    • Angaraes Province
[Chalcopyrite] Crowley, Jack A., Currier, Rock H., & Szenics, Terry (1997) Mines and Minerals of Peru. Mineralogical Record, Vol.28, No.4. 98p.
  • Lima Department
    • Huarochiri Province
      • Casapalca
[Chalcopyrite] Mineralogical Record (1997): 28(4).; Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.
  • Pasco department
    • Pasco province
      • Tinyahuarco district
        • Colquijirca mining district
[Chalcopyrite] Min.Rec., 28, no.4 (1997); Mineralium Deposita September 2003, Volume 38, Issue 6, pp 683-694 ; Economic Geology November 2009 vol. 104 no. 7 905-944
Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)
 
  • Bouenza Department
    • Boko Songho District
[Chalcocite] P Haas collection
Romania
 
  • Maramureș Co.
    • Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik)
[Chalcopyrite] Mineral News 14:12 p 1,4
Russia
 
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Primorskiy Kray
      • Kavalerovo Mining District
        • Dal'negorsk (Dalnegorsk; Tetyukhe; Tjetjuche; Tetjuche)
[Chalcopyrite] [MinRec vol 32 pp 14-15]; Rogulina, L.I., and Sveshnikova, O.L. (2008): Geology of Ore Deposits 50(1), 60-74.; Dobovol'skaya, M. G., Baskina, V. A., Balashova, S. P., Kenisarin, A. M., Arakelyants, M. M., Klimachev, L. A., & Muravitskaya, G. N. (1990). Order of Formation of the Ores and Mafic Dikes of the Nikolayevsk Deposit (Southern Primor'ye). International Geology Review, 32(4), 391-403.
South Africa
 
  • Northern Cape Province
    • Namakwa District (Namaqualand)
      • Okiep Copper District
        • Nababeep tungsten mines
[Chalcocite] Min Rec 35:4 pp289-317; P. G. Sonhnge (1950) The Nababeep Near West Tungsten Mine, South Africa. American Mineralogist 35:931-940
Spain
 
  • Andalusia
    • Seville
      • Gerena
[Djurleite] - Menor-Salván, César; Carrasco, Iván y García, Gonzalo (2010). Los minerales del grupo de la Calcosina en la mina “Las Cruces”, Gerena (Sevilla) en Acopios 1-7, pp. 95-116
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Camborne - Redruth - St Day District
        • Carn Brea
          • Carn Brea and Tincroft United Mine
[Chalcocite] Phillips, W. (1823): An Elementary Introduction to the Knowledge of Mineralogy, 3rd ed. William Phillips (London), 535 pp.; Henwood, W.J. (1843): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 5, 1-386; Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
      • St Ives District
        • St Ives
[Chalcocite] Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.; Dines, H.G. (1956): The metalliferous mining region of south-west England. HMSO Publications (London), Vol. 1, p. 114-117.
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Coconino Co.
      • Grand Canyon
        • Horseshoe Mesa
[Covellite] Michael Cline Collection
  • Colorado
    • Rio Grande Co.
      • Summitville District (Summit District)
[Covellite] U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
[Covellite] Rob Lavinsky photo
  • Connecticut
    • Hartford Co.
      • Bristol
[Bornite] Rocks & Minerals (1995) 70:396-409; Jones (2001)
  • Kentucky
    • Boyle Co.
      • Danville
        • Caldwell Stone Company Quarry
[Chalcopyrite] Rocks and Minerals Magazine Vol. 69 No. 4 (jul/aug 1994); Rocks & Minerals 81:420-440
  • Michigan
    • Keweenaw Co.
      • Copper Harbor
[Chalcocite] Rocks & Min.:58:111.; Rocks & Minerals 84:298-323.; Rosemeyer, T. 2011 New from the Keweenaw: Part 4 - Recent Mineral Finds in Michigan's Copper Country. Rocks & Minerals 86:205-227
    • Ontonagon Co.
      • White Pine
[Chalcocite] Rocks & Min.: 58:112; 61:345.
  • Missouri
    • Reynolds Co.
      • Viburnum Trend District
        • Ellington
[Djurleite] Rocks & Min.:72:417.
  • Montana
    • Silver Bow Co.
      • Butte District (Summit Valley District)
        • Butte
[Digenite] J Lorengo collection
  • New Jersey
    • Somerset Co.
      • Bridgewater Township
[Chalcocite] Manchester, J.G. (1931) Minerals of New York City and its Environs. Bulletin of the New York Mineralogical Club, 3:67; American Mineralogist (1929) 14: 309-311
  • New Mexico
    • Santa Fe Co.
      • New Placers District
[Chalcopyrite] M Massis collection; W. W., Jr Atkinson and Sherman P. Marsh (2012) The San Pedro mine - a record of the history, geology, and mineral collection. New Mexico Mineral Symposium Socorro, NM November 10-11, 2012 Abstracts pp. 22-23.
  • New York
    • St. Lawrence Co.
      • De Kalb Township
[Geerite] Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 18, pp. 519-523 (1980)
    • Ulster Co.
      • Wawarsing
        • Ellenville
[Chalcopyrite] Dana 7:I:592.; Econ Geol (1990) 85:182-196
  • Wisconsin
    • Rusk Co.
      • Ladysmith
[Chalcocite] Jones, C., J. Jones & G. LaBerge, G. (1999). The Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Wisconsin. Mineralogical Record, 30 (2), 107-131.
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