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Sulvanite

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Formula:
Cu3VS4
System:
Isometric
Colour:
Grey in visible light, ...
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
Name:
The name reflects its sulfur and vanadium contents.
Member of Germanite Group?


Classification of Sulvanite

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
2.CB.70

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
C : Metal Sulfides, M: S = 1: 1 (and similar)
B : With Zn, Fe, Cu, Ag, etc.
3.2.3.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
2 : ø = 4
6.4.1

6 : Sulphosalts - Sulphostannates, Sulphogermanates,Sulpharsenates, Sulphantimonates, Sulphovanadates and Sulphohalides
4 : Sulphovanadates

Physical Properties of Sulvanite

Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Colour:
Grey in visible light, but Cream-gold, bronze gold-yellow in polished section
Streak:
Black
Hardness (Mohs):

Optical Data of Sulvanite

Type:
Isotropic

Chemical Properties of Sulvanite

Formula:
Cu3VS4
Elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
As,Cu,Zn

Crystallography of Sulvanite

Crystal System:
Isometric
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.39 Å
Unit Cell Volume:
V 156.59 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of Sulvanite

Relationship of Sulvanite to other Species

Series:
Forms a series with Colusite (see here)
2.CB.AgmantiniteAg2MnSnS4
2.CB.05aColoradoiteHgTe
2.CB.05aHawleyiteCdS
2.CB.05aMetacinnabarHgS
2.CB.05cPolhemusite(Zn,Hg)S
2.CB.05bSakuraiite(Cu,Zn,Fe)3(In,Sn)S4
2.CB.05aSphaleriteZnS
2.CB.05aStilleiteZnSe
2.CB.05aTiemanniteHgSe
2.CB.05UM1998-15-S:CuFeZnCu2Fe3Zn5S10
2.CB.05aRudashevskyite(Fe,Zn)S
2.CB.10aChalcopyriteCu1+Fe3+S2
2.CB.10aEskeborniteCuFeSe2
2.CB.10aGalliteCuGaS2
2.CB.10bHaycockiteCu4Fe5S8
2.CB.10aLenaiteAgFeS2
2.CB.10bMooihoekiteCu9Fe9S16
2.CB.10bPutoraniteCu1.1Fe1.2S2
2.CB.10aRoquesiteCuInS2
2.CB.10bTalnakhiteCu9Fe8S16
2.CB.10aLaforêtiteAgInS2
2.CB.15aČernýiteCu2CdSnS4
2.CB.15aFerrokësteriteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
2.CB.15aHocartiteAg2FeSnS4
2.CB.15aIdaiteCu3FeS4
2.CB.15aKësteriteCu2ZnSnS4
2.CB.15aKuramiteCu3SnS4
2.CB.15bMohiteCu2SnS3
2.CB.15aPirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4
2.CB.15aStanniteCu2FeSnS4
2.CB.15cStannoiditeCu8(Fe,Zn)3Sn2S12
2.CB.15aVelikiteCu2HgSnS4
2.CB.15cUM2006-11-S:CuFeGeZnCu8(Fe,Zn)3Ge2S12 (?)
2.CB.20ChatkaliteCu6FeSn2S8
2.CB.20MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8
2.CB.30ColusiteCu12VAs3S16
2.CB.30GermaniteCu13Fe2Ge2S16
2.CB.30GermanocolusiteCu13VGe3S16
2.CB.30NekrasoviteCu13VSn3S16
2.CB.30StibiocolusiteCu13V(Sb,Sn,As)3S16
2.CB.30OvamboiteCu10Fe3WGe3S16
2.CB.30MaikainiteCu10Fe3MoGe3S16
2.CB.35aHemusiteCu41+Cu22+SnMoS8
2.CB.35aKiddcreekiteCu6WSnS8
2.CB.35aPolkovicite(Fe,Pb)3(Ge,Fe)1-xS4
2.CB.35aRenierite(Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16
2.CB.35aVincienniteCu10Fe4SnAsS16
2.CB.35aMorozeviczitePb3Ge1-xS4
2.CB.35bCatamarcaiteCu6GeWS8
2.CB.40LautiteCuAsS
2.CB.45CadmoseliteCdSe
2.CB.45GreenockiteCdS
2.CB.45WurtziteZnS
2.CB.45RambergiteMnS
2.CB.45Buseckite(Fe,Zn,Mn)S
2.CB.55aCubaniteCuFe2S3
2.CB.55bIsocubaniteCuFe2S3
2.CB.60PicotpauliteTlFe2S3
2.CB.60RaguiniteTlFeS2
2.CB.65ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3
2.CB.65SternbergiteAgFe2S3
2.CB.75VulcaniteCuTe
2.CB.80EmpressiteAgTe
2.CB.85MuthmanniteAuAgTe2

Other Names for Sulvanite

Name in Other Languages:

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 Sulvanite

Reference List:
Trans. Roy. Soc. South Austr. (1900), 74, 69.

Goyder (1900) Journal of the Chemical Society: 77: 1094.

Schempp and Schaller (1931)American Mineralogist: 16: 557.

Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 384-385.

American Mineralogist (1966): 51: 890-894.

Journal of the Chemical Society: 77: 1094-1098.

Internet Links for Sulvanite

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Localities for Sulvanite

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.
Argentina
 
  • Córdoba
    • Punilla Department
Gramaccioli, C. M., 1985. Conoscere i minerali. I solfosali. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 96 pp
Australia
 
  • South Australia
    • Mt Lofty Ranges
      • North Mt Lofty Ranges
        • Burra
(Erroneous attribution; See Edelweiss mine, in this same Burra district.)
Gramaccioli, C. M., 1985. Conoscere i minerali. I solfosali. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 96 pp
  • Tasmania
    • West Coast municipality
      • Rosebery district
        • Rosebery
Zaw, K., Large, R. R., & Huston, D. L. (1997). Petrologic and geochemical significance of a Devonian replacement zone in the Cambrian Rosebery massive sulfide deposit, western Tasmania. The Canadian Mineralogist, 35(5), 1325-1349.
Bulgaria
 
  • Pazardzhik Oblast (Pazardjik Oblast)
    • Panagyurishte (Panagurishte) Obshtina
      • Elshitsa
Kouzmanov, K., Moritz, R., von Quadt, A., Chiaradia, M., Peytcheva, I., Fontignie, D., Ramboz, C., and Bogdanov, K. (2009): Mineralium Deposita 44, 611-646.
      • Panagyurishte
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Strashimirov, S., Petrunov, R., and Kanazirski, M. (2002): Mineralium Deposita 37, 587-598.; Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Liard Mining Division
      • Sifton Pass
        • Kechika River
Scott, J. D., & Peatfield, G. R. (1986). Mannardite [Ba.H2O](Ti6V3+2)O16, a new mineral species, and new data on redledgeite. Canadian Mineralogist, 24, 55-66.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Newfoundland
Gill, S.B., Piercey, S.J. & Layton-Matthews, D. (2016): Mineralogy and metal zoning of the Cambrian Zn-Pb-Cu-Ag-Au Lemarchant volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposit, Newfoundland. Canadian Mineralogist 54, 1307-1344.
China
 
  • Guizhou Province
    • Zunyi Prefecture
      • Zunyi Co.
        • Zunyi Ni-Mo-PGE-Au ore field
Coveney, R.M., Grauch, R.I., and Murowchick, J.B. (1993), In: Reddy, R.G., and Weizenbach, R.N. (eds): The minerals, metals and materials society, Proceedings of the Paul E. Queneau International Symposium "Extractive Metallurgy of Copper, Nickel and Cobalt", 369–375.
  • Hunan Province
    • Zhangjiajie Prefecture
      • Cili Co.
Wallis, E. (2006): PhD Thesis, Technical University of Berlin, Germany (in German with English abstract), Vol. 1, 136-154.
  • Shaanxi Province
    • Ankang Prefecture
      • Hanbin District
Shenghua Wu, Jiajun Liu, Zhenjiang Liu, Degao Zhai, and Meijuan Yao (2010): Geology in China 37(5), 1469-1479
  • Sichuan Province
    • Garzê Autonomous Prefecture (Ganzi Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Baiyu Co.
        • Maqiong
Shihui Yang and Xiaoling Zhu (1991): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 10(4)
Shihui Yang, Yueying Lin, and Yi Wang (1996): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 16(3), 304-306
    • Ngawa Autonomous Prefecture (Aba Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Zoigê Co. (Ruo'ergai Co.)
Li Chaoyang (1996), In: Tu Guangzhi (ed.): "Geochemistry of Strata-Bound Deposits in China", Science Press (Beijing), 508-527.
  • Yunnan Province
    • Qujing Prefecture
      • Zhanyi Co.
Nansheng Chen (1996), In: Tu Guangzhi (ed.): "Geochemistry of Strata-Bound Deposits in China", Science Press (Beijing), 528-548
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Plzeň Region
      • Rožmitál pod Třemšínem
        • Nové Mitrovice
Scharm, B. & Scharmová, M. (2000) Accessory minerals of siliceous rocks from the Kokšín hill near Mítov (Barrandian Neoproterozoic). Bulletin of Geosciences, 75(3), 307-318.
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
 
  • Katanga (Shaba)
    • Katanga Copper Crescent
www.ulb.ac.be/sciences/katangapgm/STUMAT.pdf.
France
 
  • Corsica
    • Haute-Corse
      • Corte
        • Soveria
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Germany
 
  • Bavaria
    • Franconia
      • Spessart
        • Aschaffenburg
          • Dörrmorsbach
A. Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", Schweizerbart (Stuttgart), 2001
Greece
 
  • Aegean Islands Department (Aiyaíon)
    • Kykládes Prefecture
      • Cyclade Islands (Cyclades; Kikladhes; Nomos Kikladhon)
        • Tinos Island
Economic Geology 102 (2007) 1269-1294.
Italy
 
  • Tuscany
    • Lucca Province
      • Apuan Alps
        • Seravezza
Orlandi et al., 1996. Minerals of the Seravezza Marble, Tuscany, Italy. Mineralogical Record, 27: 47-58. ; Orlandi, P. & Criscuolo, A. (2009). Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Pacini editore, Pisa, 180 pp.
    • Massa-Carrara Province
      • Apuan Alps
Orlandi P., Franzini M., 1994. I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Amilcare Pizzi S.p.A., Milano. ; Orlandi, P. & Criscuolo, A. (2009). Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Pacini editore, Pisa, 180 pp.
Matteo Chinellato Collection
AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.; Morino A., Passarino G. (2016): Minerali nel marmo di Carrara: solfuri e solfosali. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 40, 1 (1-2016), 22-33.
Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 19, pp. 423-427 (1981)
AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
Orlandi P., Franzini M., 1994. I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Amilcare Pizzi S.p.A., Milano. ; Morino A., Passarino G. (2016): Minerali nel marmo di Carrara: solfuri e solfosali. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 40, 1 (1-2016), 22-33.
Morino A., Passarino G. (2016): Minerali nel marmo di Carrara: solfuri e solfosali. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 40, 1 (1-2016), 22-33.
        • Massa
          • Casette
[MinRec 33:162]; Morino A., Passarino G. (2016): Minerali nel marmo di Carrara: solfuri e solfosali. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 40, 1 (1-2016), 22-33.bornite
Orlandi, P. & Criscuolo, A. (2009). Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Pacini editore, Pisa, 180 pp
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Tohoku Region
      • Akita Prefecture
        • Kosaka
Matsubara, S. & Miyawaki, R. (2006) Catalogue of Japanese Minerals (National Science Museum)
Kazakhstan
 
  • Southern Kazakhstan Province (Ongtüstik Qazaqstan Oblysy; Yuzhno-Kazakhstanskaya Oblast')
    • Karatau Range
      • Aksumbe
Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
      • Kentau
United States Geological Survey (USGS) Mineral Resources Data
Kyrgyzstan
 
  • Issyk-Kul'skaya Oblast
Pautov L.A., Belakovskii D.I., Baimagambetov B.K. Sulvanite: revision of specimens from museum funds and litherature data, new occurrence in South-Eastern Kirgizia, - Novye dannye o mineralah, Moscow, Nauka, 1989, v.36, p.91-100.
Mongolia
 
  • Ömnögovi Aimag
    • Erdenetsogt
      • Oyu Tolgoi Cu-Au ore field (Turquoise Hill Cu-Au ore field)
Economic Geology September 2001 v. 96 no. 6 p. 1407-1428
Namibia
 
  • Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto)
    • Tsumeb
Gramaccioli, C. M., 1985. Conoscere i minerali. I solfosali. Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 96 pp
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
Chmielewski, A., Oszczepalski, S. (2016): Replacement processes of primary mineralization in the uppermost part of the Kupferschiefer series in SW Poland. Mineralogia - Special Papers: 45: 41-42
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
[World of Stones 12:49]
  • Northern Region
    • Komi Republic
      • Pay Khoy Mts
Pavel M. Kartashov data
Am Min 59:307-313
    • Nenetskiy Autonomous Okrug
      • Yugorskii Peninsula
        • Pai-Khoi Range (Paikhoi; Pay Khoy)
Collection of Geological Museum in Geological Institute Ural's Branch Russian Academy of Science in Syktyvkar
          • Middle Silova-Yakha River
Geology of Ore Deposits Volume 50, Number 7, 503-517
Serbia
 
  • Bor District
    • Bor-Majdanpek mining district
      • Bor
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
USA
 
  • Utah
    • Tooele Co.
      • Oquirrh Mts
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Bart Cannon microprobe analysis, July 1991.
    • Utah Co.
      • Thorpe Hills
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah; Dolanski, J. (1974) Sulvanite from Thorpe Hills, Utah. American Mineralogist 59:307-313.
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