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Oulankaite

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Formula:
(Pd,Pt)5(Cu,Fe)4SnTe2S2
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
3½ - 4
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Name:
Named by Andrew Y. Barkov, Yurii P. Men'shikov, Victor D. Begizov, and Andrew I. Lednev in 1996 for the Oulanka River, that passes near the type locality.
This page provides mineralogical data about Oulankaite.


Classification of Oulankaite

Approved
Approval Year:
1990
First Published:
1996
2.BC.40

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

Physical Properties of Oulankaite

Metallic
Hardness:
3½ - 4 on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of Oulankaite

Formula:
(Pd,Pt)5(Cu,Fe)4SnTe2S2
IMA Formula:
Pd5Cu4SnTe2S2

Crystallography of Oulankaite

Crystal System:
Tetragonal

Type Occurrence of Oulankaite

Synonyms of Oulankaite

Other Language Names for Oulankaite

German:Oulankait
Spanish:Oulankaita

Varieties of Oulankaite

Argentian Oulankaite

A silver-bearing variety of oulankaite.

Common Associates

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Telargpalite6 photos of Oulankaite associated with Telargpalite on mindat.org.
Moncheite4 photos of Oulankaite associated with Moncheite on mindat.org.
Tulameenite2 photos of Oulankaite associated with Tulameenite on mindat.org.
Chalcopyrite2 photos of Oulankaite associated with Chalcopyrite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping

2.BC.UM2004-45-Se:AgHgPd(Ag,Cu)6Hg2Pd2Se3
2.BC.ColdwellitePd3Ag2S
2.BC.05PalladseitePd17Se15
2.BC.05MiassiteRh17S15
2.BC.05UM2000-47-S:CuFePdPt(Cu,Fe,Pd,Pt,Rh)9S8
2.BC.10Oosterboschite(Pd,Cu)7Se5
2.BC.15ChrisstanleyiteAg2Pd3Se4
2.BC.15JagüéiteCu2Pd3Se4
2.BC.20KeithconnitePd20Te7
2.BC.25Vasilite(Pd,Cu)16(S,Te)7
2.BC.30TelluropalladinitePd9Te4
2.BC.35LuberoitePt5Se4
2.BC.45Telargpalite(Pd,Ag)3(Te,Bi)
2.BC.50TemagamitePd3HgTe3
2.BC.55SopcheiteAg4Pd3Te4
2.BC.60LaflammeitePd3Pb2S2
2.BC.65TischendorfitePd8Hg3Se9

Other Information

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 Oulankaite

Reference List:
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Barkov, A.Yu., Men'shikov, Y.P., Begizov, V.D., Lednev, A.I. (1996) Oulankaite, a new platinum-group mineral from the Lukkulaisvaara layered intrusion, Northern Karelia, Russia. European Journal of Mineralogy: 8: 311-316.
Mandarino, J.A. (996) Abstracts of New Mineral Descriptions. Mineralogical Record: 27: 465-466.
Barkov, A.Y., Fleet, M.E., Martin, R.F., Tarkian, M. (2004) Compositional variations of oulankaite and a new series of argentian oulankaite from the Lukkulaisvaara layered intrusion, northern Russian Karelia. Canadian Mineralogist: 42: 439-453.
Jambor, J.L., Roberts, A.C. (2005) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 90: 271-275.

Internet Links for Oulankaite

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Localities for Oulankaite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Russia (TL)
 
  • Northern Region
    • Karelia Republic
      • Northern Karelia
        • Oulanka plutonic complex
          • Olanga River (Oulanka River)
[MinRec 27:465]; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Barkov, A. Y., Martin, R. F., Tarkian, M., Poirier, G., & Thibault, Y. (2001). Pd–Ag Tellurides from a Cl-rich environment in the Lukkulaisvaara layered intrusion, northern Russian Karelia. The Canadian Mineralogist, 39(2), 639-653.
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