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Named for I.I. Malyshev (1904-1973), discoverer of the Samotkansky titanium ore deposit in the Urals, and his son, Professor V.I. Malyshev (1927-2002).
Pd analogue of Mückeite; S analogue of Unnamed (Pd-Bi-Cu Selenide). Chemically resembles UM1990-35-S:BiCuPbPdSe.

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Classification of MalysheviteHide

Approval Year:

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

4 : ø = 3

Chemical Properties of MalysheviteHide


Crystallography of MalysheviteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.541 Å, b = 6.482 Å, c = 11.522 Å
a:b:c = 1.163 : 1 : 1.778
Unit Cell V:
563.20 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
3.77 (1)
3.24 (4)
2.88 (8)
2.52 (6)
2.44 (1)
1.900 (10)
1.715 (2)
1.672 (1)

Type Occurrence of MalysheviteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
lead-gray rim-shaped and irregular cluster segregations around clausthalite and quartz, replacing padmaite
Geological Setting of Type Material:
in the roscoelite-chromceladonite -dolomite veinlet bearing selenide and precious metals mineralization
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of MalysheviteHide

Relationship of Malyshevite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
LisiguangitePtCuBiS3Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
MückeiteNiCu(Bi,Sb)S3Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
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.25MückeiteNiCu(Bi,Sb)S3Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
2.GA.25LisiguangitePtCuBiS3Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
2.GA.30AktashiteCu6Hg3As4S12Trig. 3 : R3
2.GA.30NowackiiteCu6Zn3As4S12Trig. 3 : R3
2.GA.40RouthieriteTl(Cu,Ag)(Hg,Zn)2(As,Sb)2S6Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.GA.50BournonitePbCuSbS3Orth. mm2 : Pmn21
2.GA.50SeligmannitePbCuAsS3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)HideückeiteNiCu(Bi,Sb)S3Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21

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 MalysheviteHide

Reference List:
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Chernikov, A.A., Chistyakova, N.I., Uvarkina, O.M., Dubinchuk, V.T., Rassulov, V.A. & Polekhovsky, Y.S. (2006): Malyshevite PdBiCuS3 - a new mineral from Srednyaya Padma deposit in southern Karelia. New Data on Minerals 41, 14-17.

Internet Links for MalysheviteHide

Localities for MalysheviteHide

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.
  • Ontario
    • Sudbury District
      • Wisner Township
Economic Geology 103 (2008) 1005-1028; Wilson, Bradley S. (2012) New sperrylites from Canada. Minerals, #4, 1ff.
  • Hebei Province
    • Chengde Prefecture
      • Yan Mts (Yanshan Mts)
Yu, Z., Cheng, F., Ma, H. (2009): Lisiguangite, CuPtBiS3, a new platinum-group mineral from the Yanshan Mountains, Hebei, China. Acta Geologica Sinica, 83, 238-244.
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Krasnoyarsk Territory (Krasnoyarsk Kray; Krasnoyarskii Krai)
      • Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug
        • Taimyr Peninsula
          • Putoran Plateau
(2014) 12th International Platinum Symposium p320
              • Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit
Vymazalová, A., Laufek, F., Sluzhenikin, S.F., Stanley, C.J., Kozlov, V.V., Chareev, D.A., Lukashova, M.L. (2017): Kravtsovite, PdAg2S, a new mineral from the Noril’sk-Talnakh deposit, Krasnoyarskiy kray, Russia. European Journal of Mineralogy: 29: 597-602.
  • Northern Region
    • Karelia Republic
      • Lake Onega
        • Zaonezhie peninsula
          • Velikaya Guba uran-vanadium deposit
IMA website; New Data on Minerals 41,14-17(2006)
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