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Paxite

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Formula:
CuAs2
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
Grey
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
This page provides mineralogical data about Paxite.


Classification of Paxite

Approved
2.EB.15c

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
E : Metal Sulfides, M: S <= 1:2
B : M:S = 1:2, with Fe, Co, Ni, PGE, etc.
2.12.5.2

2 : SULFIDES
12 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
1.35

1 : Elements and Alloys (including the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au)

Physical Properties of Paxite

Metallic
Colour:
Grey
Streak:
Black
Hardness (Mohs):

Chemical Properties of Paxite

Formula:
CuAs2
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Paxite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.83 Å, b = 5.11 Å, c = 8.08 Å
β = 99.7°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.141 : 1 : 1.581
Unit Cell Volume:
V 237.27 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of Paxite

Relationship of Paxite to other Species

Structurally related to group(s):
2.EB.05aAurostibiteAuSb2
2.EB.05bBambollaiteCu(Se,Te)2
2.EB.05aCattieriteCoS2
2.EB.05aErlichmaniteOsS2
2.EB.05aFukuchiliteCu3FeS8
2.EB.05aGeversitePtSb2
2.EB.05aHaueriteMnS2
2.EB.05aInsizwaitePtBi2
2.EB.05aKrut'aiteCuSe2
2.EB.05aLauriteRuS2
2.EB.05aPenroseiteNiSe2
2.EB.05aPyriteFeS2
2.EB.05aSperrylitePtAs2
2.EB.05aTrogtaliteCoSe2
2.EB.05aVaesiteNiS2
2.EB.05aVillamaniniteCuS2
2.EB.05aDzharkeniteFeSe2
2.EB.05aGaotaiiteIr3Te8
2.EB.10bAlloclasiteCoAsS
2.EB.10dCostibiteCoSbS
2.EB.10aFerroseliteCoSe2
2.EB.10aFrohbergiteFeTe2
2.EB.10cGlaucodotCo0.5Fe0.5AsS
2.EB.10aKulleruditeNiSe2
2.EB.10aMarcasiteFeS2
2.EB.10aMattagamiteCoTe2
2.EB.10eParacostibiteCoSbS
2.EB.10ePararammelsbergiteNiAs2
2.EB.10fOeniteCoSbAs
2.EB.15aAnduoiteRuAs2
2.EB.15aClinosaffloriteCoAs2
2.EB.15aLöllingiteFeAs2
2.EB.15aNisbiteNiSb2
2.EB.15aOmeiiteOsAs2
2.EB.15aRammelsbergiteNiAs2
2.EB.15aSaffloriteCoAs2
2.EB.15bSeinäjokiteFeSb2
2.EB.20ArsenopyriteFeAsS
2.EB.20GudmunditeFeSbS
2.EB.20OsarsiteOsAsS
2.EB.20RuarsiteRuAsS
2.EB.25CobaltiteCoAsS
2.EB.25GersdorffiteNiAsS
2.EB.25HollingworthiteRhAsS
2.EB.25IrarsiteIrAsS
2.EB.25JolliffeiteNiAsSe
2.EB.25KrutoviteNiAs2
2.EB.25MaslovitePtBiTe
2.EB.25MicheneritePdBiTe
2.EB.25PadmaitePdBiSe
2.EB.25PlatarsitePtAsS
2.EB.25TestibiopalladitePdTe(Sb,Te)
2.EB.25TolovkiteIrSbS
2.EB.25UllmanniteNiSbS
2.EB.25WillyamiteCoSbS
2.EB.25ChangchengiteIrBiS
2.EB.25MayingiteIrBiTe
2.EB.25Hollingsworthite(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
2.EB.25KalungaitePdAsSe
2.EB.25MilotaitePdSbSe
2.EB.30UrvantsevitePd(Bi,Pb)2
2.EB.35RheniiteReS2
1.1CopperCu
1.2SilverAg
1.5GoldAu
1.6AuricuprideCu3Au
1.7Tetra-auricuprideCuAu
1.8ZincZn
1.9CadmiumCd
1.10DanbaiteCuZn2
1.11ZhanghengiteCuZn
1.12MercuryHg
1.13KolymiteCu7Hg6
1.14MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
1.15EugeniteAg11Hg2
1.16SchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9
1.17ParaschachneriteAg1.2Hg0.8
1.18LuanheiteAg3Hg
1.19Weishanite(Au,Ag)1.2Hg0.8
1.20IndiumIn
1.21AluminiumAl
1.22Khatyrkite(Cu,Zn)Al2
1.23CupaliteCuAl
1.24DiamondC
1.25GraphiteC
1.26ChaoiteC
1.27LonsdaleiteC
1.28SiliconSi
1.29TinSn
1.30LeadPb
1.31AnyuiiteAuPb2
1.31NovodnepriteAuPb3
1.32LeadamalgamPb0.7Hg0.3
1.33ArsenicAs
1.34ArsenolampriteAs
1.36KoutekiteCu5As2
1.37DomeykiteCu3As
1.38AlgodoniteCu1-xAsx (x ~0.15)
1.39Novákite(Cu,Ag)21As10
1.40KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7
1.41AntimonySb
1.42StibarsenSbAs
1.43ParadocrasiteSb3As
1.44HorsforditeCu, Sb
1.45CuprostibiteCu2(Sb,Tl)
1.46AllargentumAg1-xSbx (x=0.09-0.16)
1.47AurostibiteAuSb2
1.48DyscrasiteAg3+xSb1-x (x~0.2)
1.49BismuthBi
1.50MaldoniteAu2Bi
1.51SulphurS
1.52RosickýiteS
1.53SeleniumSe
1.54TelluriumTe
1.55ChromiumCr
1.56RheniumRe
1.57IronFe
1.58ChromferideFe1.5Cr0.2
1.59FerchromideCr1.5Fe0.2
1.60WairauiteCoFe
1.61NickelNi
1.62Kamacite(Fe,Ni)
1.63Taenite(Ni,Fe)
1.64TetrataeniteFeNi
1.65AwaruiteNi3Fe
1.66PalladiumPd
1.67PotaritePdHg
1.68PaolovitePd2Sn
1.69StannopalladinitePd3Sn2
1.70CabriitePd2CuSn
1.71Taimyrite(Pd,Cu,Pt)3Sn
1.72AtokitePd3Sn
1.73RustenburgitePt3Sn
1.74ZvyagintsevitePd3Pb
1.75PlumbopalladinitePb2Pd3
1.76OsmiumOs
1.77IridiumIr
1.82PlatinumPt
1.83HongshiitePtCu
1.84NiggliitePtSn
1.85IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
1.86TetraferroplatinumPtFe
1.87TulameeniteCuFePt2
1.88FerronickelplatinumPt2FeNi
1.89RhodiumRh

Other Names for Paxite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Paxit
Spanish:Paxita

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 Paxite

Reference List:
Johan, Z. (1961:) Paxite - Cu2As3, a new copper arsenide from Černý Důl in the Giant Mts. (Krkonoše). Acta Universitatis Carolinae - Geologica 2, 77-86.

American Mineralogist (1962): 47: 1484.

Johan, Z. (1985): The Černý Důl deposit (Czechoslovakia): an example of Ni-, Fe-, Ag-, and Cu-arsenide mineralization with extremely high activity of arsenic; new data on paxite, novakite and kutinaite. Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen 34, 167-182.

Internet Links for Paxite

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Localities for Paxite

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.
Czech Republic (TL)
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Hradec Králové Region
      • Krkonoše Mtn (Riesengebirge)
Johan, Z. (1961:) Paxite - Cu2As3, a new copper arsenide from Černý Důl in the Giant Mts. (Krkonoše). Acta Universitatis Carolinae - Geologica 2, 77-86; Johan, Z. (1985): The Černý Důl deposit (Czechoslovakia): an example of Ni-, Fe-, Ag-, and Cu-arsenide mineralization with extremely high activity of arsenic; new data on paxite, novakite and kutinaite. Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen 34, 167-182.
Germany
 
  • Hesse
    • Odenwald
      • Mühltal
        • Nieder-Beerbach
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
USA
 
  • Michigan
    • Keweenaw Co.
      • Mohawk
Mineralogy of Michigan (E. W. Heinrich & G. W. Robinson)
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