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Talnakhite

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Formula:
Cu9(Fe,Ni)8S16
Colour:
Brass-yellow, tarnishes to pink or brown tints, then iridescent
Lustre:
Metallic
Crystal System:
Isometric
Name:
Named after its discovery locality, the Talnakh Cu-Ni deposits, near Noril'sk, Russia.
Talnakhite Group


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Classification of TalnakhiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1967
2.CB.10b

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.
2.9.8.1

2 : SULFIDES
9 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
3.1.35

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 TalnakhiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Brass-yellow, tarnishes to pink or brown tints, then iridescent

Chemical Properties of TalnakhiteHide

Formula:
Cu9(Fe,Ni)8S16
IMA Formula:
Cu9Fe8S16

Crystallography of TalnakhiteHide

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
4 3m - Hextetrahedral
Space Group:
I4 3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.593 Å
Unit Cell V:
1,188.66 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of TalnakhiteHide

Synonyms of TalnakhiteHide

Other Language Names for TalnakhiteHide

German:Talnakhit
Simplified Chinese:硫铜铁矿
Spanish:Talnakhita
Traditional Chinese:硫銅鐵礦

Relationship of Talnakhite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
HaycockiteCu4Fe5S8Orth. 2 2 2
MooihoekiteCu9Fe9S16Tet.
PutoraniteCu1.1Fe1.2S2Iso.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Galena14 photos of Talnakhite associated with Galena on mindat.org.
Chalcopyrite8 photos of Talnakhite associated with Chalcopyrite on mindat.org.
Sperrylite7 photos of Talnakhite associated with Sperrylite on mindat.org.
Shadlunite6 photos of Talnakhite associated with Shadlunite on mindat.org.
Moncheite5 photos of Talnakhite associated with Moncheite on mindat.org.
Silver5 photos of Talnakhite associated with Silver on mindat.org.
Magnetite5 photos of Talnakhite associated with Magnetite on mindat.org.
Taimyrite5 photos of Talnakhite associated with Taimyrite on mindat.org.
Cubanite3 photos of Talnakhite associated with Cubanite on mindat.org.
Parkerite2 photos of Talnakhite associated with Parkerite 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.10aLaforêtiteAgInS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.15aČernýiteCu2(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.CB.15aFerrokesteriteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4Tet. 4 : I4
2.CB.15aHocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.CB.15aIdaiteCu5FeS6Hex.
2.CB.15aKesterite Cu2ZnSnS4Tet. 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.70SulvaniteCu3VS4Iso.
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

2.9.8.2HaycockiteCu4Fe5S8Orth. 2 2 2
2.9.8.3MooihoekiteCu9Fe9S16Tet.

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.
3.1.32Orickite2CuFeS2 · H2OHex.
3.1.33EskeborniteCuFeSe2Tet.
3.1.34Chaméanite(Cu,Fe)4As(Se,S)4Iso.

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 TalnakhiteHide

Reference List:
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Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva (1968): 97: 63.
American Mineralogist (1970): 55: 2135.
American Mineralogist (1971): 56: 2159.
Hall, S.R. and Gabe, E.J. (1972) The crystal structure of talnakhite, Cu18Fe16S32. American Mineralogist (1972): 57: 368-380.
Canadian Mineralogist (1975): 13: 168-172.
Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva (1980): 114: 338.
Economic Geology: 66: 673-675.

Internet Links for TalnakhiteHide

Localities for TalnakhiteHide

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.
Azerbaijan
 
  • Balakan District
    • Belokan-Avar ore district
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Sudbury District
      • Levack Township
Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., and Douma, S.L., 2003, Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE Ore Mineralogy Compilation: Sudbury Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI): Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1787
China
 
  • Fujian Province
    • Putian Prefecture
      • Xianyou Co.
        • Niutoushan
Kefen Yue, Ying He, and Wenfeng Liu (2005): Fujian Province. Chinese Journal of Geology 40(1), 113-119
  • Jilin Province (Manchuria; Dongbei Region)
    • Baishan Prefecture
      • Changbai Co.
Jiuhua Xu, Yuling Mie, Bodnar, R.J., Liquan Wang, and Yan Liu (2001): Journal of University of Science and Technology Beijing 47(5)
  • Zhejiang Province
    • Lishui Prefecture
      • Suichang Co.
        • Suichang gold mine
Anthony, J.W. et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy
East Timor
 
  • Manatuto District
Angela Lay, Ian Graham, David Cohen, Karen Privat, José González-Jiménez, Sadia Mehdi & Sarah-Jane Barnes (2014) Tectonic Significance of Podiform Chromitites Within the Manatuto District, Timor Leste. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention
Finland
 
  • Lapland Region
    • Kittilä
33 IGC excursion No 15, August 15th – 21st 2008
    • Sodankylä
Geological Survey of Finland 2008. Keivitsa - NICKEL Database; Törmänen, T. and Iljina, M., 2008. The Kevitsa intrusion and associated Ni-Cu-PGE deposit. in Ojala, J. and Iljina, M., (eds.). Metallogeny and tectonic evolution of the Northern Fennoscandian Shield : field trip guidebook. 33 IGC excursion No 15, August 15th – 21st 2008., pp 58-66.
33 IGC excursion No 15, August 15th – 21st 2008
  • Northern Finland Region
    • Suomussalmi
Geological Survey of Finland (2017) Mineral deposit Report 10/20/2017
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Lavrion (Laurion; Laurium)
Möckel, S. (2001): Wallkilldellit und weitere acht Neubestimmungen aus Lavrion, Griechenland. Lapis 26 (11), 43.
Japan
 
  • Hokkaido
    • Hidaka Province
      • Samani-gun
        • Samani-cho
Weiss, S. (2012) Neue Mineralien. Lapis, 37, #5, 9ff
Kitakaze, A. (1998) Sulfide minerals from the Horoman peridotite, Hokkaido, Japan. Journal of Mineralogy, Petrology and Economic Geology, 93, 369-379.; Kitakaze A (2008) Sugakiite, Cu(Fe,Ni)8S8, a new mineral from Hokkaido, Japan. The Canadian Mineralogist 46, 263-267
    • Oshima peninsula
      • Hiyama Subprefecture
        • Kaminokuni
Ishiyama, D. et al (1982) Journal of the Mining College, Akita University, Ser. A, Mining Geology, 6, #2, 149-171.
  • Honshu Island
    • Chugoku Region
      • Okayama Prefecture
        • Takahashi City
          • Bicchu-cho (Bitchu-cho)
            • Fuka
Y. Takechi, I. Kusachi, Y. Nakamuta and K. Kase (2003) Talnakhite associated with andradite skarn at Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Resource Geol., 53, 227-232.
Romania
 
  • Suceava Co.
    • Suceava district
      • Iacobeni (Jakobeny; Jacobeny; Jakabfalva)
http://minerals-of-the-carpathians.eu
Russia (TL)
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug
      • Taimyr Peninsula
        • Putoran Plateau
          • Noril'sk
Amer.Mineral.(1970) 55, 2135
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Gorbachev, N.S. (2006): Geology of Ore Deposits 48(6), 473-488.; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Czamanske. et al (1992). A Proton Microprobe Study of Magmatic Sulfide Ores from the Norilsk-Talnakh District, Siberia (Vol 30, Pg 249, 1992). Canadian Mineralogist, 30, 1189-1189.
2014 Ultramafic-mafic intrusions, volcanic rocks and PGE-Cu-Ni sulfide deposits of the Noril’sk Province, Polar Siberia . 12th International Platinum Symposium
Czamanske. et al (1992). A Proton Microprobe Study of Magmatic Sulfide Ores from the Norilsk-Talnakh District, Siberia (Vol 30, Pg 249, 1992). Canadian Mineralogist, 30, 1189-1189.
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Buriatia Republic (Buryatia)
        • Dovyren Highlands
Konnikov, E.G., Meurer, W.P., Neruchev, S.S., Prasolov, E.M., Kislov, E.V., and Orsoev, D.A. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 526-532.
    • Tuva Republic
      • Sayan Mts
        • Eastern Sayan
Alexander V. Dedeev et al (2002) The PGE-Bearing Sulphide Ores of the Kingash Mafic-Ultramafic Differentiated Intrusion and Ore Processing Characteristics, East Sajan, Russia. 9th annual platinum symposium
  • Northern Region
    • Karelia Republic
      • Lake Onega
Grokhovskaya, T. L., Lapina, M. I., Ganin, V. A., & Grinevich, N. G. (2005). PGE mineralization in the Burakovsk Layered Complex, Southern Karelia, Russia. Geology of Ore Deposits C/C of Geologiia Rudnykh Mestorozhdenii, 47(4), 283.
Grishaenko, M. V. P., & Federation, R. (2007). Independent Report on the Shalozerskoe (Burakovsky), Lukkulaisvaara and Tsipringa Platinum, Palladium, Copper, Nickel Deposits in the Autonomous Republic of Karelia Russian Federation
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
Orsoev, D.A. [Орсоев, Д.А.] (1985): Mineralogy of copper-nickel ores of the Lovnoozero deposit (Kola peninsula) [Минералогия сульфидных медно-никелевых руд Ловноозерского местророждения (Кольский полуостров)]. Candidate's degree thesis, USSR Academy of Sciences, Apatity, 253 pp. (in Russian).
South Africa
 
  • Eastern Cape Province
    • Chris Hani District
      • Cradock
Henning, A., van der Westhuizen, W.A., de Bruiyn, H., and Beukes, G.J. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 410-418.
  • Limpopo Province
    • Phalaborwa
      • Loolekop
Minerals of South Africa
Spain
 
  • Asturias
    • Cabrales
      • Prado
        • Ortiguero
          • Hoyos de Alda
Gutiérrez, M. and Luque, C. (2000): La minería en los Picos de Europa.
  • Castile and Leon
    • León
      • Cármenes (Villamanín)
        • Villanueva de Pontedo
Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
USA
 
  • Minnesota
    • Lake Co.
      • Ely-Hoyt Lakes Area
Moreton, C., & Routledge, R. E. (2009). Technical Report on the Mineral Resource Estimate for the Nokomis Deposit on the Nokomis Property, Minnesota, USA. NI 43-101 Report
55TH INSTITUTE ON LAKE SUPERIOR GEOLOGY (2009) PROCEEDINGS VOLUME 55 p. 25-26
    • St. Louis Co.
      • Ely-Hoyt Lakes Area
Good, D., Borysenko, J., McBride, J., Walford, P., Smyk, M., Hollings, P., ... & Corkery, J. (2010) Cu-Ni-PGE Deposits in Mafic Intrusions of the Lake Superior Region June 24-30, 2010. 11th International Platinum Symposium
Desautels, P., Patelke, R., Maunula, T., & Belluz, N. (2007). Technical Report on the Northmet Deposit, Minnesota, USA.
Good, D., Borysenko, J., McBride, J., Walford, P., Smyk, M., Hollings, P., ... & Corkery, J. (2010) Cu-Ni-PGE Deposits in Mafic Intrusions of the Lake Superior Region June 24-30, 2010. 11th International Platinum Symposium
  • Montana
    • Stillwater Co.
      • Nye
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
  • Utah
    • Salt Lake Co.
      • Oquirrh Mts
        • Bingham District (West Mountain District)
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
The Moon
J. Frondel (2009), Lunar Mineralogy, Wiley Interscience
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