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Thalcusite

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Formula:
Tl2Cu3FeS4
Colour:
Gray
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
2½ - 3
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Member of:
Name:
The name reflects its composition: thallium, copper (latin "cuprum") and sulfur.
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Classification of ThalcusiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1975
2.BD.30

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
D : With Hg, Tl
2.5.5.1

2 : SULFIDES
5 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
3.5.16

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
5 : Sulphides etc. of Hg and Tl

Physical Properties of ThalcusiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Gray
Hardness:
2½ - 3 on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of ThalcusiteHide

Formula:
Tl2Cu3FeS4
IMA Formula:
(Cu,Fe)4Tl2S4
Common Impurities:
K,Pb,Cr,Sb,As

Crystallography of ThalcusiteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.88 Å, c = 13.25 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 3.415
Unit Cell V:
199.47 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of ThalcusiteHide

Synonyms of ThalcusiteHide

Other Language Names for ThalcusiteHide

German:Thalcusit
Simplified Chinese:硫铊铁铜矿
Spanish:Thalcusita
Traditional Chinese:硫鉈鐵銅礦

Relationship of Thalcusite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
BukoviteTl2(Cu,Fe)4Se4Tet.
MurunskiteK2(Cu,Fe)4S4Tet.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Lafossaite4 photos of Thalcusite associated with Lafossaite on mindat.org.
Polylithionite1 photo of Thalcusite associated with Polylithionite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.BD.UM2004-33-S:AgCuHgSe(Ag,Cu)8Hg3(S,Se)7
2.BD.05ImiteriteAg2HgS2Mon.
2.BD.10GortdrumiteCu18FeHg6S16Orth.
2.BD.15BalkaniteCu9Ag5HgS8Mon. 2/m : P2/m
2.BD.15Danielsite(Cu,Ag)14HgS8Orth.
2.BD.20DonharrisiteNi3HgS3Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.BD.25CarliniteTl2STrig. 3 : R3
2.BD.30BukoviteTl2(Cu,Fe)4Se4Tet.
2.BD.30MurunskiteK2(Cu,Fe)4S4Tet.
2.BD.35Rohaite(Tl,Pb,K)2Cu8.7Sb2S4Orth.
2.BD.40ChalcothalliteTl2(Cu,Fe)6SbS4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
2.BD.45SabatieriteCu6TlSe4Orth.
2.BD.50CrookesiteCu7(Tl, Ag)Se4Tet.
2.BD.55BrodtkorbiteCu2HgSe2Mon. 2/m : P21/m

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

2.5.5.2BukoviteTl2(Cu,Fe)4Se4Tet.
2.5.5.3MurunskiteK2(Cu,Fe)4S4Tet.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

3.5.1CinnabarHgSTrig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
3.5.2HypercinnabarHgSHex.
3.5.3MetacinnabarHgSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
3.5.4ImiteriteAg2HgS2Mon.
3.5.5TiemanniteHgSe
3.5.6BalkaniteCu9Ag5HgS8Mon. 2/m : P2/m
3.5.7Danielsite(Cu,Ag)14HgS8Orth.
3.5.8ColoradoiteHgTeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
3.5.9GortdrumiteCu18FeHg6S16Orth.
3.5.10Polhemusite(Zn,Hg)STet.
3.5.11CarliniteTl2STrig. 3 : R3
3.5.12CrookesiteCu7(Tl, Ag)Se4Tet.
3.5.13SabatieriteCu6TlSe4Orth.
3.5.14PicotpauliteTlFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
3.5.15RaguiniteTlFeS2Orth.
3.5.17BukoviteTl2(Cu,Fe)4Se4Tet.
3.5.18GalliteCuGaS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
3.5.19RoquesiteCuInS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
3.5.20InditeFeIn2S4

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 ThalcusiteHide

Reference List:
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Kovalenker V.A., Laputina I.P., Evstigneeva T.L., Izoitko V.M. (1976): Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 105: 202-206.
Kovalenker V.A., Laputina I.P., Semenov Y.E., Evstigneeva T.L. (1978): Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR: 239: 1203-1206.
American Mineralogist (1977): 62: 396.
Makovický E., Johan Z., Karup-Møller S. (1980): Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen: 138: 122-146.
Dobrovolskaya M.G., Malov V.S., Rogova V.P., Vyalsov L.N. (1982): Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR: 267: 1214-1217.
Mookherjee A., Mozgova N.N., Golonova T.I., Mishra B. (1984): Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 1984: 444-454.
American Mineralogist (1994): 79: 1211.

Internet Links for ThalcusiteHide

Localities for ThalcusiteHide

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
 
  • Catamarca
    • Andalgalá Department
Paar, W., Roberts, A.C., Topa, D., Zagler, G., Berlepsch, P., Armbruster, Th. (2004): Putzite, (Cu4.7 Ag3.3)GeS6, a new mineral species from Capillitas, Catamarca, Argentina: description and crystal structure. Canadian Mineralogist: 42: 1757-1769. ; Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Hubert, P., Werner, H., & Dan, T. (2009). A contribution to the knowledge of the mineralization at Mina Capillitas, Catamarca. Revista de la Asociacion Geologica Argentina, 64(3), 514-524.
PUTZ, Hubert; PAAR, Werner H and TOPA, Dan. A contributionto the knowledge of the mineralization at mina Capillitas, Catamarca. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 514-524.
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Montérégie
      • La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
        • Mont Saint-Hilaire
Horváth, L and Gault, R.A. (1990), The mineralogy of Mont Saint-Hilaire Quebec. Mineralogical Record: 21: 284-359.
Greenland
 
  • Kujalleq
    • Narsaq
Petersen, O.V. (2001): List of all minerals identified in the Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin. 190, 25-33
        • Kangerluarsuk Fjord (Kangerdluarssuq Fjord)
Karup-Moeller, S., Makovicky E. (2001): Thalcusite from Nakkaalaaq, the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland, South Greenland, Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin, 190, 127-130
Karup-Moeller, S., Makovicky E. (2001): Thalcusite from Nakkaalaaq, the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland, South Greenland, Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin, 190, 127-130
        • Taseq area
Karup-Moeller, S., Makovicky E. (2001): Thalcusite from Nakkaalaaq, the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland, South Greenland, Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin, 190, 127-130
Karup-Moeller, S., Makovicky E. (2001): Thalcusite from Nakkaalaaq, the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland, South Greenland, Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin, 190, 127-130
India
 
  • Rajasthan (Rajputana)
    • Udaipur Division
      • Udaipur District
        • Rajpura-Dariba deposit
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
      • Aldan Shield
        • Chara and Tokko Rivers Confluence
[Lapis 1993:4 p.13-20]
    • Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug
      • Taimyr Peninsula
        • Putoran Plateau
          • Noril'sk
            • Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit
ZVMO,(1976) 105, 202-206; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Sweden
 
  • Småland
    • Jönköping
      • Gränna
Kramm, U.& Koark, H. (1988): Isotopic composition of Galena lead from the Norra Kärr peralkaline complex, Sweden. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlinga, 110: 311-316
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Binn Valley
      • Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld)
aufschluss 2005 Guastoni, A., & De Battisti, L., 2006. Thalcusite. Un altro minerale di tallio scoperto a Lengenbach, Valle di Binn, Svizzera. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 30 (1), 54-55.
USA
 
  • Alaska
    • Juneau Borough
      • Admiralty District
Taylor, C.D., and Johnson, C.A., editors, 2010, Geology, geochemistry, and genesis of the Greens Creek massive sulfide deposit, Admiralty Island, southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1763, 429 p., 7 plates on CD.
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