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Mückeite

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About MückeiteHide

Arno Mücke
Formula:
NiCu(Bi,Sb)S3
Colour:
Light gray with an orange tint
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
5.88
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Member of:
Name:
Named by G. Schnorrer-Köhler, U. Neumann, and T. Doering in 1989 in honor of Arno Mücke (b. 1937), Professor at the Mineralogical-Petrological Institute, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, for his work in systematic and ore mineralogy.
Ni analogue of Malyshevite.


Classification of MückeiteHide

Approved
First Published:
1989
2.GA.25

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
G : Sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites
A : Neso-sulfarsenites, etc. without additional S
3.4.4.2

3 : SULFOSALTS
4 : ø = 3
5.8.18

5 : Sulphosalts - Sulpharsenites and Sulphobismuthites (those containing Sn, Ge,or V are in Section 6)
8 : Sulpharsenites etc. of Mn, Fe, Co and Ni

Physical Properties of MückeiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Light gray with an orange tint
Streak:
Gray-black
Hardness:
3½ on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN100=136 - 165 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Hardness Data:
Measured
Cleavage:
Very Good
Very good {010}, good {001}
Density:
5.88 g/cm3 (Measured)    6.07 g/cm3 (Calculated)
Comment:
Measured value is low due to intergrown sulfides.

Chemical Properties of MückeiteHide

Formula:
NiCu(Bi,Sb)S3
IMA Formula:
CuNiBiS3

Crystallography of MückeiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
2 2 2 - Disphenoidal
Space Group:
P21 21 21
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.51 Å, b = 12.55 Å, c = 4.88 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.598 : 1 : 0.389
Unit Cell V:
459.94 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
Tabular {01O}, elongate [100], showing {l00}, {01O}, {001}, {l01}, and another (hkO).
Comment:
Ranges given are: a = 7.509(2)-7.514(3), b = 12.551(2)-12.557(6), c = 4.877(1)-4.8880(2) Å.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.177 (80)
2.975 (100)
2.895 (40)
2.232 (30)
2.159 (30)
2.087 (60)
1.863 (50)
1.837 (70)

Type Occurrence of MückeiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Göttingen University, Göttingen, Germany.
Tübingen University, Tübingen, Germany.

Synonyms of MückeiteHide

Other Language Names for MückeiteHide

German:Mückeit
Russian:Мукеит
Spanish:Mückeita

Relationship of Mückeite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
LapieiteNiCuSbS3Orth.
LisiguangitePtCuBiS3Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
MalyshevitePdCuBiS3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
Unnamed (Pd-Bi-Cu Selenide)PdBiCuSe3

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.GA.05ProustiteAg3AsS3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3c
2.GA.05PyrargyriteAg3SbS3Trig. 3m : R3c
2.GA.10PyrostilpniteAg3SbS3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.GA.10XanthoconiteAg3AsS3Mon. 2/m : B2/b
2.GA.15SamsoniteAg4MnSb2S6Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.GA.20SkinneriteCu3SbS3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.GA.20WitticheniteCu3BiS3Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
2.GA.25LapieiteNiCuSbS3Orth.
2.GA.25MalyshevitePdCuBiS3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
2.GA.25LisiguangitePtCuBiS3Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
2.GA.30AktashiteCu6Hg3As4S12Trig. 3 : R3
2.GA.30GruzdeviteCu6Hg3Sb4S12Trig.
2.GA.30NowackiiteCu6Zn3As4S12Trig. 3 : R3
2.GA.35LaffittiteAgHgAsS3Mon.
2.GA.40RouthieriteTl(Cu,Ag)(Hg,Zn)2(As,Sb)2S6Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.GA.40StalderiteTl(Cu,Ag)(Zn,Fe,Hg)2(As,Sb)2S6Tet.
2.GA.45ErniggliiteTl2SnAs2S6Trig.
2.GA.50BournonitePbCuSbS3Orth. mm2 : Pmn21
2.GA.50SeligmannitePbCuAsS3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
2.GA.50SoučekitePbCuBi(S,Se)3Orth.

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

3.4.4.1LapieiteNiCuSbS3Orth.
3.4.4.3MalyshevitePdCuBiS3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

5.8.1SamsoniteAg4MnSb2S6Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.8.2UchucchacuaiteAgMnPb3Sb5S12Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
5.8.3BenavidesitePb4MnSb6S14Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.8.4BerthieriteFeSb2S4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.8.5JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.8.6ParajamesoniteOrth.
5.8.7GaravelliteFeSbBiS4Orth.
5.8.8IzoklakeitePb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57Orth.
5.8.9MiharaiteCu4FePbBiS6Orth.
5.8.10Sakharovaite(Pb,Bi)4FeSb6S14Mon.
5.8.11ArsenohauchecorniteNi18Bi3AsS16Tet.
5.8.12TučekiteNi9Sb2S8Tet.
5.8.13BismutohauchecorniteNi9Bi2S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
5.8.14ParkeriteNi3(Bi,Pb)2S2Mon.
5.8.15HauchecorniteNi9BiSbS8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
5.8.16TellurohauchecorniteNi9Bi(Te,Bi)S8Tet.
5.8.17LapieiteNiCuSbS3Orth.
5.8.19Vozhminite(Ni,Co)4(As,Sb)S2Hex.

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 MückeiteHide

Reference List:
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Schnorrer-Köhler, G., Neumann, U., Doering, T. (1989) Mückeite, CuNiS3, a new mineral from the Grüne Au mine, Schutzbach/Siegerland. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 5: 193-200.
Jambor, J.L., Vanko, D.A. (1990) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 75: 706-713.
Bente, K., Doering, T., Edenharter, A., Kupcik, V., Steins, M., Wendschuh-Josties, M. (1990) Structure of the new mineral muckeite, BiCuNiS3. Acta Crystallographica: C46: 127-128.
Doering, T., Schnorrer, G. (1993) Mückeit, CuNiBiS3, und Lapieit, CuNiSbS3, zwei isotype Sulfosalze, Der Aufschluss: 44: 277-280.

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Localities for MückeiteHide

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Locality ListHide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Germany (TL)
 
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Siegerland
      • Betzdorf
        • Schutzbach
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
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