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Pyrrhotite Group

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About Pyrrhotite GroupHide

A group of hexagonal or pseudohexagonal iron sulphides with a Fe:S ratio equal or near to 1:1.

Relationship of Pyrrhotite Group to other SpeciesHide

Group Members:
Pyrrhotite Fe7S8Mon.
Smythite (Fe,Ni)3+xS4 (x=0-0.3)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
Troilite FeSHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc

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Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

Pyrrhotite Group in petrologyHide

Internet Links for Pyrrhotite GroupHide

Significant localities for Pyrrhotite GroupHide

Showing 15 significant localities out of 10,946 recorded on mindat.org.

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.

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- 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.
  • Tasmania
    • West Coast municipality
      • Zeehan district
        • North Dundas
[Pyrrhotite] Econ Geol (1987) 82:291-307; Kitto, P. (1992) The geological and structural controls on mineraUsation at the Renison tin mine. BulL geoL Surv. Tasm. 70:97-117.; Kitto, P.A., 1994, Structural and Geochemical controls on Mineralisation at Renison, Tasmania. Unpub. PhD thesis, Uni. Tas.
  • Minas Gerais
    • Nova Lima
[Pyrrhotite] Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 168-370; Rocks & Min.: 63:43.
  • British Columbia
    • Slocan Mining Division
      • Riondel
[Pyrrhotite] Grice, J.D., Gault, R.A. (1977) The Bluebell Mine, Riondel, British Columbia, Canada. The Mineralogical Record 8:1, 33-36. Moynihan, D.P., Pattison, D.R. (2011) The origin of mineralized fractures at the Bluebell mine site, Riondel, British Columbia. Economic Geology, 106:6, 1043-1058.
  • Québec
    • Nord-du-Québec
      • Jamésie
[Pyrrhotite] Tavchandjian, O. (1992). Analyse quantitative de la distribution spatiale de la fracturation et de la minéralisation dans les zones de cisaillement: applications aux gisements du complexe du lac Dore (Chicougamau-Québec). Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.
  • Emilia-Romagna
    • Modena Province
      • Albareto
[Troilite] Haidinger, M.W. (1863) Der Meteorit von Albareto im k. k. Hof-Mineraliencabinet, von Jahre 1766, und der Troilit. Sitzungsberichte der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Classe, Wien, 47, 283-298; Gallitelli, P. (1939): Sulla meteorite caduta in Albareto di Modena nel luglio 1766. Periodico di Mineralogia, 10, 345-371; Rubin, A.E. (1994) Metallic copper in ordinary chondrites. Meteoritics, 29 (1), 93-98 (Jan 1994).
  • Tuscany
    • Lucca Province
      • Stazzema
[Pyrrhotite] European Journal of Mineralogy, 12 (2)
  • District of Kosovska Mitrovica
    • Kosovska Mitrovica
      • Trepča valley
        • Trepča complex
[Pyrrhotite] Féraud J. (1979) - La mine " Stari-Trg " (Trepca, Yougoslavie) et ses richesses minéralogiques. Avec la collaboration de Mari D. et G. (1979) Minéraux et Fossiles, n° 59-60, p. 19-28; Joana Koà Odziejczyk ,Jaroslav Pršek , Halilqela ( 2012) MIneralogical Diversity In Orebodies Within Xth Horizon.At Stan Terg Mine, Kosovo. Buletini i Shkencave Gjeologjike pp84-; Kołodziejczyk, J., Pršek, J., Melfos, V., Voudouris, P. C., Maliqi, F., & Kozub-Budzyń, G. (2015). Bismuth minerals from the Stan Terg deposit (Trepça, Kosovo). Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie-Abhandlungen: Journal of Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 192(3), 317-333.; Kołodziejczyk, J., Pršek, J., Voudouris, P. C., & Melfos, V. (2017). Bi-sulphotellurides associated with Pb–Bi–(Sb±Ag, Cu, Fe) sulphosalts: an example from the Stan Terg deposit in Kosovo. Geologica Carpathica, 68(4), 366-381.
  • Buskerud
[Pyrrhotite] Neumann, H. (1944): Silver deposits at Kongsberg. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse 162 p. 63
  • Nordland
    • Grane
      • Svenningdalen
[Pyrrhotite] Vogt, J.H.L. (1900): Søndre Helgeland. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse. 29, 1-178; Neumann, H. (1985): Norges Mineraler. Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse Skrifter 68, p.26.
  • Áncash
    • Bolognesi Province
      • Huallanca District
        • Huallanca
[Pyrrhotite] Econ Geol (1985) 80:416-478
  • Maramureș
    • Baia Mare (Nagybánya)
      • Chiuzbaia (Kisbánya)
[Pyrrhotite] Palache et al. (1944) Dana's System of Mineralogy, Seventh ed., Vol. 1: 450.; Zsivny, V. and Naray-Szabo, I.V. (1947) Parajamesonit, ein neues Mineral von Kisbanya. Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen: 27: 183-189.; Fleischer, M. (1949) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 34: 133.; Cook N.J. and Damian, G. (1997) New data on "Plumosite" and Other Sulfosalt Minerals from the Herja Vein Deposit, Baia Mare District, Rumania. Geologica Carphathica: 48: 387-399.; Damian, G. (2012) The genesis of the base metal ore deposit from Herja. Studia UBB, Geologia, 48(1), 85-100.
  • Primorsky Krai
    • Dalnegorsk Urban District
      • Dalnegorsk
[Pyrrhotite] [MinRec 32:9]; Rogulina, L.I., and Sveshnikova, O.L. (2008): Geology of Ore Deposits 50(1), 60-74.; Dobovol'skaya, M. G., Baskina, V. A., Balashova, S. P., Kenisarin, A. M., Arakelyants, M. M., Klimachev, L. A., & Muravitskaya, G. N. (1990). Order of Formation of the Ores and Mafic Dikes of the Nikolayevsk Deposit (Southern Primor'ye). International Geology Review, 32(4), 391-403.; Vasilenko, G.P. (2001) The Dalnegorsk Ore District. pp98-124 in Khanchuk, A.I., Gonevchuk, G.A. & Seltmann, R. (Eds) Metallogeny of the Pacific Northwest (Russian Far East): Tectonics, Magmatism and Metallogeny of Active Continental Margins. IAGOD Guidebook series 11, Dalnauka Publishing House, Vladivostok 2004, 176 p
  • Valais
    • Westlich Raron (West Raron)
[Pyrrhotite] Ansermet, S. (2004) Les minéraux du tunnel du Lötschberg en Valais. Tracé, 130, 6, 24-28; Ansermet, S. (2004) Pristline mineral assemblages in deep Alpine veins from the Lötschberg base tunnel (Wallis, Switzerland). 5th International Conference "Mineralogy & Museums", Paris, September 5-8th 2004. Bulletin de Liaison de la Societé Française de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, 16, 2, 26; Arlt, T. (2004) Neuigkeiten: Herausragende Pyrrhotine aus dem Lötschberg-Basistunnel. Schweizer Strahler, 2/2004, 2-3 and 24; Weiß, S. (2004) Lapis Aktuell: Riesenkristall aus dem Lötschbergtunnel im Wallis. Lapis, 29, 3, 5.
  • Connecticut
    • Tolland Co.
      • Willington
        • West Willington
[Pyrrhotite] Ague, J. J. (1995): Deep Crustal Growth of Quartz, Kyanite and Garnet into Large-Aperature, fluid-filled fractures, northeastern Connecticut, USA. Journal of Metamorphic Geology: 13: 299-314.
  • Indiana
    • Monroe Co.
      • Bloomington
[Smythite] Erd, R. C. and S.S. Greenburg (1960) Minerals of Indiana. Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin 18 73pp; American Mineralogist (1957): 42: 309-333.
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