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Chalcopyrite Group

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About Chalcopyrite GroupHide

A, D = various metals
X = S, Se.
A group of metal sulphides and selenides, structurally closely related to the sphalerite (ZnS) structure type.
The general formula is ADX2, where A, D = various metals, X = S, Se.

Chemical Properties of Chalcopyrite GroupHide


A, D = various metals
X = S, Se.

Relationship of Chalcopyrite Group to other SpeciesHide

Group Members:
Chalcopyrite CuFeS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
Eskebornite CuFeSe2Tet.
Gallite CuGaS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
Laforêtite AgInS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
Lenaite AgFeS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
Roquesite CuInS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
Shenzhuangite NiFeS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
Unnamed (Cu-Mn-Sn Sulfide) Cu2MnSnS4

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.

Chalcopyrite Group in petrologyHide

An essential component of rock names highlighted in red, an accessory component in rock names highlighted in green.

References for Chalcopyrite GroupHide

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Hall, S.R. (1975) Crystal structures of the chalcopyrite series. Canadian Mineralogist: 13: 168-172.

Internet Links for Chalcopyrite GroupHide

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