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Sulvanite

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Formula:
Cu3VS4
Colour:
Grey in visible light, but Cream-gold, bronze gold-yellow in polished section
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Isometric
Name:
The name reflects its sulfur and vanadium contents.
Member of Germanite Group?


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Classification of SulvaniteHide

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 SulvaniteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Grey in visible light, but Cream-gold, bronze gold-yellow in polished section
Streak:
Black
Hardness:
3½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of SulvaniteHide

Type:
Isotropic

Chemical Properties of SulvaniteHide

Formula:
Cu3VS4
Common Impurities:
As,Cu,Zn

Crystallography of SulvaniteHide

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

Type Occurrence of SulvaniteHide

Other Language Names for SulvaniteHide

Varieties of SulvaniteHide

Ge-Sn-SulvaniteA variety of sulvanite with significant contents of both germanium (up to 6 wt.-%) and tin (up to 3.6 wt.-%).

Relationship of Sulvanite to other SpeciesHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcite10 photos of Sulvanite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Tangeite9 photos of Sulvanite associated with Tangeite on mindat.org.
Quartz8 photos of Sulvanite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Volborthite5 photos of Sulvanite associated with Volborthite on mindat.org.
Malachite3 photos of Sulvanite associated with Malachite on mindat.org.
Vésigniéite3 photos of Sulvanite associated with Vésigniéite on mindat.org.
Colusite2 photos of Sulvanite associated with Colusite on mindat.org.
Chernykhite1 photo of Sulvanite associated with Chernykhite on mindat.org.
Sphalerite1 photo of Sulvanite associated with Sphalerite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.CB.AgmantiniteAg2MnSnS4Orth.
2.CB.05aColoradoiteHgTeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
2.CB.05aHawleyiteCdSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.05aMetacinnabarHgSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.05cPolhemusite(Zn,Hg)STet.
2.CB.05bSakuraiite(Cu,Zn,Fe)3(In,Sn)S4 Iso.
2.CB.05aSphaleriteZnSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.05aStilleiteZnSe
2.CB.05aTiemanniteHgSe
2.CB.05UM1998-15-S:CuFeZnCu2Fe3Zn5S10
2.CB.05aRudashevskyite(Fe,Zn)SIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.10aChalcopyriteCuFeS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.10aEskeborniteCuFeSe2Tet.
2.CB.10aGalliteCuGaS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.10bHaycockiteCu4Fe5S8Orth. 2 2 2
2.CB.10aLenaiteAgFeS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.10bMooihoekiteCu9Fe9S16Tet.
2.CB.10bPutoraniteCu1.1Fe1.2S2Iso.
2.CB.10aRoquesiteCuInS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.10bTalnakhiteCu9(Fe,Ni)8S16Iso. 4 3m : I4 3m
2.CB.10aLaforêtiteAgInS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.15aČernýiteCu2(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.CB.15aFerrokësteriteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4Tet. 4 : I4
2.CB.15aHocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.CB.15aIdaiteCu5FeS6Hex.
2.CB.15aKësteriteCu2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
2.CB.15aKuramiteCu3SnS4Tet.
2.CB.15bMohiteCu2SnS3Mon.
2.CB.15aPirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
2.CB.15aStanniteCu2FeSnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.CB.15cStannoiditeCu+6Cu2+2(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12Orth.
2.CB.15aVelikiteCu2HgSnS4Tet.
2.CB.15cUM2006-11-S:CuFeGeZnCu8(Fe,Zn)3Ge2S12 (?)
2.CB.20ChatkaliteCu6FeSn2S8Tet. 4 2m : P4m2
2.CB.20MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8Tet. 4 2m : P4m2
2.CB.30ColusiteCu12VAs3S16Iso. 4 3m : P4 3n
2.CB.30GermaniteCu13Fe2Ge2S16Iso. 4 3m : P4 3n
2.CB.30GermanocolusiteCu26V2(Ge,As)6S32Iso.
2.CB.30NekrasoviteCu26V2(Sn,As,Sb)6S32Iso.
2.CB.30StibiocolusiteCu13V(Sb,Sn,As)3S16Iso.
2.CB.30Ovamboite Cu20(Fe,Cu,Zn)6W2Ge6S32Iso.
2.CB.30MaikainiteCu20(Fe,Cu)6Mo2Ge6S32
2.CB.35aHemusiteCu6SnMoS8Iso.
2.CB.35aKiddcreekiteCu6SnWS8Iso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.35aPolkovicite(Fe,Pb)3(Ge,Fe)1-xS4Iso.
2.CB.35aRenierite(Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16Tet. 4 2m : P4 2c
2.CB.35aVincienniteCu+7Cu2+3Fe2+2Fe3+2Sn(As,Sb)S16Tet.
2.CB.35aMorozeviczite(Pb,Fe)3Ge1-xS4Iso.
2.CB.35bCatamarcaiteCu6GeWS8Hex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.40LautiteCuAsSOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.CB.45CadmoseliteCdSeHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.45GreenockiteCdSHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.45Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)SHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.45RambergiteMnSHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.45Buseckite(Fe,Zn,Mn)SHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.55aCubaniteCuFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.CB.55bIsocubaniteCuFe2S3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.CB.60PicotpauliteTlFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
2.CB.60RaguiniteTlFeS2Orth.
2.CB.65ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3Mon. 2/m
2.CB.65SternbergiteAgFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.CB.75VulcaniteCuTeOrth.
2.CB.80EmpressiteAgTeOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.CB.85MuthmanniteAuAgTe2Mon. 2/m : P2/m

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

3.2.3.2ArsenosulvaniteCu3(As,V)S4Iso. 4 3m : P4 3n

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

6.4.2ArsenosulvaniteCu3(As,V)S4Iso. 4 3m : P4 3n
6.4.3ColusiteCu12VAs3S16Iso. 4 3m : P4 3n
6.4.4NekrasoviteCu26V2(Sn,As,Sb)6S32Iso.

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 SulvaniteHide

Reference List:
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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 SulvaniteHide

Localities for SulvaniteHide

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.
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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