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Arsenohauchecornite

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About ArsenohauchecorniteHide

Formula:
Ni18Bi3AsS16
Colour:
Bronze
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
6.35
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Name:
For its arsenic content and relation to hauchecornite.

Classification of ArsenohauchecorniteHide

Approved
2.BB.10

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
B : With Ni
3.2.5.4

3 : SULFOSALTS
2 : ø = 4
5.8.11

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 ArsenohauchecorniteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Bronze
Hardness:
5½ on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN50=546 - 655 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
6.35 g/cm3 (Measured)    6.52 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of ArsenohauchecorniteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Reflectivity:
470nmR1=41.6%R2= 43.0%
546nmR1=46.2%R2= 47.1%
589nmR1=48.2%R2= 49.2%
650nmR1=50.8%R2= 51.6%

Reflectance graph
Graph shows reflectance levels at different wavelengths (in nm). Top of box is 100%. Peak reflectance is 51.6%.
R1 shown in black, R2 shown in red

Chemical Properties of ArsenohauchecorniteHide

Formula:
Ni18Bi3AsS16
Common Impurities:
Fe,Co,Sb

Crystallography of ArsenohauchecorniteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.2711 Å, c = 10.8070 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.052
Unit Cell V:
1,140.09 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2
Morphology:
Tabular crystals to 20 mm.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
4.343 (53)
3.637 (48)
3.253 (56)
2.875 (100)
2.393 (66)
2.298 (59)
1.862 (48)
Comments:
Vermilion mine, Sudbury, Canada.

Type Occurrence of ArsenohauchecorniteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada, M29206–M29208.

Synonyms of ArsenohauchecorniteHide

Other Language Names for ArsenohauchecorniteHide

Relationship of Arsenohauchecornite to other SpeciesHide

Structurally related to group(s):

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Chalcopyrite5 photos of Arsenohauchecornite associated with Chalcopyrite on mindat.org.
Sperrylite1 photo of Arsenohauchecornite associated with Sperrylite on mindat.org.
Quartz1 photo of Arsenohauchecornite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.BB.HoromaniteFe6Ni3S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
2.BB.SamaniiteCu2Fe5Ni2S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
2.BB.UM2007-27-S:CuFeIrNiRh(Ni,Fe,Cu,Rh,Ir)11S9
2.BB.05HeazlewooditeNi3S2Trig. 3 2 : R3 2
2.BB.05OregoniteNi2FeAs2Hex.
2.BB.05Vozhminite(Ni,Co)4(As,Sb)S2Hex.
2.BB.05UM2007-30-S:FeFe3S2
2.BB.10BismutohauchecorniteNi9Bi2S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
2.BB.10HauchecorniteNi9BiSbS8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
2.BB.10TellurohauchecorniteNi9Bi(Te,Bi)S8Tet.
2.BB.10TučekiteNi9Sb2S8Tet.
2.BB.15ArgentopentlanditeAg(Fe,Ni)8S8Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.BB.15Cobaltpentlandite(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.BB.15Geffroyite(Cu,Fe,Ag)9(Se,S)8Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.BB.15Godlevskite(Ni,Fe)9S8Orth. 2 2 2 : C2 2 2
2.BB.15Kharaelakhite(Cu,Pt,Pb,Fe,Ni)9S8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
2.BB.15Manganoshadlunite(Mn,Pb,Cd)(Cu,Fe)8S8
2.BB.15Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.BB.15Shadlunite(Pb,Cd)(Fe,Cu)8S8
2.BB.15SugakiiteCu(Fe,Ni)8S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
2.BB.15UM2002-26-S:FeNi(Ni,Fe)9S8Hex.

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

3.2.5.1HauchecorniteNi9BiSbS8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
3.2.5.2BismutohauchecorniteNi9Bi2S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
3.2.5.3TellurohauchecorniteNi9Bi(Te,Bi)S8Tet.
3.2.5.5TučekiteNi9Sb2S8Tet.

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.
5.8.12TučekiteNi9Sb2S8Tet.
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.
5.8.18MückeiteNiCu(Bi,Sb)S3Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
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 ArsenohauchecorniteHide

Reference List:
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Gait, R.L., Harris, D.C. (1972) Hauchecornite - antimonian, arsenian and tellurian varieties. The Canadian Mineralogist: 11: 819-825.
Gait, R.L., Harris, D.C. (1980) Arsenohauchecornite and tellurohauchecornite: new minerals in the hauchecornite group. Mineralogical Magazine: 43: 877-878.
Fleischer, M., Pabst, A. (1981) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 66: 436-439.
Grice, J.D., Ferguson, R.B. (1989) The crystal structure of arsenohauchecornite. The Canadian Mineralogist: 27: 137-142.
Jambor, J.L., Vanko, D.A. (1990) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 75: 706-713.

Internet Links for ArsenohauchecorniteHide

Localities for ArsenohauchecorniteHide

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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.
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Nipissing District
      • Phyllis Township
Reiner Mielke 2014
    • Sudbury District
      • Denison Township
GAIT, R.L. & HARRIS, D.C. (1980): Arsenohauchecornite and tellurohauchecornite: new minerals in the hauchecornite group. Mineralogical Magazine, 43, 877-878.
Germany
 
  • Thuringia
    • Saalfeld
Sharp square platy crystals(!) found in open pit, Jan. 2000; XRD by J. Wohlfahrt, Freiberg, 2004.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chugoku Region
      • Shimane Prefecture
        • Masuda
The Mineral Species of Japan (5th ed) Matsubara; Soeda, A., & Hirowatari, F. (1978). Arsenian hauchecornite from the Tsumo mine, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. Mineralogical Journal, 9(4), 199-209.
Kazakhstan
 
  • Kostanai
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