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Orickite

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About OrickiteHide

Formula:
2CuFeS2 · H2O
Contains small amounts of Na, K and O.
Colour:
Brass yellow
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Name:
Named by R.C. Erd and G.K. Czamanske in 1983 for the town of Orick, California, near the type locality.
This page provides mineralogical data about Orickite.


Classification of OrickiteHide

Approved
2.FB.15

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
F : Sulfides of arsenic, alkalies; sulfides with halide, oxide, hydroxide, H2O
B : With alkalies (without Cl, etc.)
2.14.7.1

2 : SULFIDES
14 : Hydroxysulfides and Hydrated Sulfides
3.1.32

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
1 : Sulphides etc. of Cu

Physical Properties of OrickiteHide

Metallic
Colour:
Brass yellow
Streak:
Black
Hardness:
3½ on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of OrickiteHide

Formula:
2CuFeS2 · H2O

Contains small amounts of Na, K and O.
IMA Formula:
CuFeS2 · nH2O
Common Impurities:
Na,K

Crystallography of OrickiteHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.69 Å, c = 6.16 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.669
Unit Cell V:
72.64 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.20 (90)
3.08 (100)
2.84 (60)
2.20 (20)
1.85 (70)
1.73 (55)
1.583 (30)

Type Occurrence of OrickiteHide

Synonyms of OrickiteHide

Other Language Names for OrickiteHide

German:Orickit
Spanish:Orickita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.FB.05CaswellsilveriteNaCrS2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
2.FB.05SchöllhorniteNa0.3CrS2 · H2OTrig.
2.FB.05CronusiteCa0.2CrS2 · 2 H2OTrig. 3m : R3m
2.FB.10ChvilevaiteNa(Cu,Fe,Zn)2S4Trig. 3m : R3m
2.FB.20RasvumiteKFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
2.FB.20PautoviteCsFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
2.FB.25ColimaiteK3VS4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

3.1.1ChalcociteCu2SMon. 2/m : P21/b
3.1.2DjurleiteCu31S16Mon. 2/m
3.1.3DigeniteCu9S5Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
3.1.4AniliteCu7S4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
3.1.5RoxbyiteCu9S5Tric. 1 : P1
3.1.6SpionkopiteCu39S28Trig.
3.1.7GeeriteCu8S5Trig. 3
3.1.8CovelliteCuSHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
3.1.9BerzelianiteCu2SeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.1.10BellidoiteCu2SeTet. 4/m : P42/n
3.1.11UmangiteCu3Se2Tet.
3.1.12YarrowiteCu9S8Trig.
3.1.13AthabascaiteCu5Se4Orth.
3.1.14KlockmanniteCuSeHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
3.1.15Krut'aiteCuSe2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
3.1.16WeissiteCu2-xTeHex.
3.1.17RickarditeCu7Te5Orth.
3.1.18VulcaniteCuTeOrth.
3.1.19BambollaiteCu(Se,Te)2Tet.
3.1.20LautiteCuAsSOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
3.1.21MgriiteCu3AsSe3
3.1.22CubaniteCuFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
3.1.23BorniteCu5FeS4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
3.1.24FukuchiliteCu3FeS8Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
3.1.25ChalcopyriteCuFeS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
3.1.26MooihoekiteCu9Fe9S16Tet.
3.1.27HaycockiteCu4Fe5S8Orth. 2 2 2
3.1.28IsocubaniteCuFe2S3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.1.29IdaiteCu5FeS6Hex.
3.1.30NukundamiteCu3.4Fe0.6S4Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
3.1.31PutoraniteCu1.1Fe1.2S2Iso.
3.1.33EskeborniteCuFeSe2Tet.
3.1.34Chaméanite(Cu,Fe)4As(Se,S)4Iso.
3.1.35TalnakhiteCu9(Fe,Ni)8S16Iso. 4 3m : I4 3m

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 OrickiteHide

Reference List:
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Erd, R.C., G.K. Czamanske (1983) Orickite and coyoteite, two new sulfide minerals from Coyote Peak, Humboldt Co., California. American Mineralogist: 68: 245–254.

Internet Links for OrickiteHide

Localities for OrickiteHide

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.
Germany
 
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Schlema-Hartenstein District
Van King
Boutry Collection
Italy
 
  • Piedmont
    • Torino Province
      • Susa Valley
        • Oulx
          • Signols
Orlandi, P. (2011). Zibaldone di mineralogia italiana 2010. Micro 1/2011, 39-42
Portugal
 
  • Aveiro District
    • Albergaria-a-Velha
      • Branca
Marques de Sá, J. & Leal Gomes, C. (2010): Les mines de cuivre et nickel de Palhal et Telhadela, Albergaria-a-Velha, Aveiro, Portugal. Le Règne Minéral, 92, 36-47.
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Khibiny Massif
PEKOV, I.V. & NIKOLAEV, A.P. (2013) Minerals of the pegmatites and hydrothermal assemblages of the Koashva deposit (Khibiny, Kola Peninsula, Russia). Mineralogical Almanac 189(2), 7-65.
USA (TL)
 
  • California
    • Humboldt Co.
      • Coastal Range
Erd, R.C. and G.K. Czamanske (1981) Orickite and coyoteite, two new sulfide minerals. American Mineralogist; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 92; American Mineralogist: (1983) 68: 245-254.
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