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Tučekite

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About TučekiteHide

Karel Tuček
Formula:
Ni9Sb2S8
Colour:
Brass-yellow
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
6
Specific Gravity:
6.15 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Name:
Named in honor of Karel Tuček (1906 - 1990, Písek, Czechoslovakia), Curator of the National Museum, Prague (Czech Republic).

Classification of TučekiteHide

Approved
2.BB.10

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
B : With Ni
3.2.5.5

3 : SULFOSALTS
2 : ø = 4
5.8.12

5 : Sulphosalts - Sulpharsenites and Sulphobismuthites (those containing Sn, Ge,or V are in Section 6)
8 : Sulpharsenites etc. of Mn, Fe, Co and Ni

Physical Properties of TučekiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Brass-yellow
Hardness:
Hardness:
VHN20=718 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Density:
6.15 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of TučekiteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
very strong with deep brown and greyish-blue polarization colours
Colour in reflected light:
brownish-yellow

Chemical Properties of TučekiteHide

Formula:
Ni9Sb2S8
Common Impurities:
Co,Fe,As,Bi,Te

Crystallography of TučekiteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.174 Å, c = 5.402 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.753
Unit Cell V:
278.02 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
2.76(10)
2.38 (8)
2.28 (8)
1.850 (8)
4.33 (7)
1.793 (7)

Type Occurrence of TučekiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is preserved in the British Museum, London, and the National Museum, Prague (Czechoslovakia).
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Other Language Names for TučekiteHide

German:Tučekit
Simplified Chinese:硫锑镍矿
Spanish:Tucekita
Traditional Chinese:硫銻鎳礦

Relationship of Tučekite to other SpeciesHide

Structurally related to group(s):

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Ullmannite1 photo of Tučekite associated with Ullmannite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.BB.HoromaniteFe6Ni3S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
2.BB.SamaniiteCu2Fe5Ni2S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
2.BB.UM2007-27-S:CuFeIrNiRh(Ni,Fe,Cu,Rh,Ir)11S9
2.BB.05HeazlewooditeNi3S2Trig. 3 2 : R3 2
2.BB.05OregoniteNi2FeAs2Hex.
2.BB.05Vozhminite(Ni,Co)4(As,Sb)S2Hex.
2.BB.05UM2007-30-S:FeFe3S2
2.BB.10ArsenohauchecorniteNi18Bi3AsS16Tet.
2.BB.10BismutohauchecorniteNi9Bi2S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
2.BB.10HauchecorniteNi9BiSbS8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
2.BB.10TellurohauchecorniteNi9Bi(Te,Bi)S8Tet.
2.BB.15ArgentopentlanditeAg(Fe,Ni)8S8Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.BB.15Cobaltpentlandite(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.BB.15Geffroyite(Cu,Fe,Ag)9(Se,S)8Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.BB.15Godlevskite(Ni,Fe)9S8Orth. 2 2 2 : C2 2 2
2.BB.15Kharaelakhite(Cu,Pt,Pb,Fe,Ni)9S8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
2.BB.15Manganoshadlunite(Mn,Pb,Cd)(Cu,Fe)8S8
2.BB.15Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.BB.15Shadlunite(Pb,Cd)(Fe,Cu)8S8
2.BB.15SugakiiteCu(Fe,Ni)8S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
2.BB.15UM2002-26-S:FeNi(Ni,Fe)9S8Hex.

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

3.2.5.1HauchecorniteNi9BiSbS8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
3.2.5.2BismutohauchecorniteNi9Bi2S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
3.2.5.3TellurohauchecorniteNi9Bi(Te,Bi)S8Tet.
3.2.5.4ArsenohauchecorniteNi18Bi3AsS16Tet.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

5.8.1SamsoniteAg4MnSb2S6Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.8.2UchucchacuaiteAgMnPb3Sb5S12Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
5.8.3BenavidesitePb4MnSb6S14Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.8.4BerthieriteFeSb2S4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.8.5JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.8.6ParajamesoniteOrth.
5.8.7GaravelliteFeSbBiS4Orth.
5.8.8IzoklakeitePb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57Orth.
5.8.9MiharaiteCu4FePbBiS6Orth.
5.8.10Sakharovaite(Pb,Bi)4FeSb6S14Mon.
5.8.11ArsenohauchecorniteNi18Bi3AsS16Tet.
5.8.13BismutohauchecorniteNi9Bi2S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
5.8.14ParkeriteNi3(Bi,Pb)2S2Mon.
5.8.15HauchecorniteNi9BiSbS8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
5.8.16TellurohauchecorniteNi9Bi(Te,Bi)S8Tet.
5.8.17LapieiteNiCuSbS3Orth.
5.8.18MückeiteNiCu(Bi,Sb)S3Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
5.8.19Vozhminite(Ni,Co)4(As,Sb)S2Hex.

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 TučekiteHide

Reference List:
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Just J, Feather C E (1978) Tucekite, a new antimony analogue of hauchecornite. Mineralogical Magazine 42, 278-278 (and M21-22).
American Mineralogist (1979): 64: 465.
Bulletin of the Czech National Museum, Prague (1997): 4-5: 21-24.

Internet Links for TučekiteHide

Localities for TučekiteHide

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.
Australia (TL)
 
  • Western Australia
    • Kalgoorlie-Boulder Shire
MM 1978, 278
    • Roebourne Shire
      • Whim Creek
Collins, P., Hooper, B., & Cornelius, M. (2004). Whim Creek Cu-Zn-Pb deposit, Pilbara, WA. Regolith Expression of Australian Ore Systems. CRC LEME, Perth, 1-3.
France
 
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Isère
      • Allemont
P. Picot, Z. Johan : "Atlas of Ore Minerals", BRGM, Elsevier, 1982
  • Pays de la Loire
    • Vendée
      • La Roche-sur-Yon
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Germany
 
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Siegerland
      • Siegen
        • Achenbach
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001; Lapis 32 (7) (2007), p. 74.
        • Eiserfeld
          • Kohlenbach Valley
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
        • Eisern
No reference listed
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Kanto Region
      • Saitama Prefecture
        • Chichibu City
          • Urayama
K. Nishikubo, T. Yamada, A. Harada, M. Takizawa, K. Tange, Y. Kosuge, R. Miyawaki, and S. Matsubara (2005) "Rambergite from the Hirogawara mine, Urayama, Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan"
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Northern Karelia
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
South Africa
 
  • Free State Province
Minerals of South Africa
  • Gauteng Province
    • Witwatersrand field
      • West Rand District (West Rand)
Econ Geol (1986) 81:20-31
          • Western Sector
Just J, Feather C E (1978) Tucekite, a new antimony analogue of hauchecornite. Mineralogical Magazine 42, 278-278; Minerals of South Africa
  • North West Province
    • Dr Kenneth Kaunda District
      • Witwatersrand field
        • Klerksdorp
Just J, Feather C E (1978) Tucekite, a new antimony analogue of hauchecornite. Mineralogical Magazine 42, 278-278; Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Anniviers Valley
      • Ayer
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 413.; Ansermet, S. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais - II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. With contributions by N. Meisser, Ed. Porte-plumes (Ayer)
UK
 
  • Wales
    • Ceredigion
      • Ceulanymaesmawr
        • Talybont
          • Nant-y-Moch Reservoir area
BMS Database
UKJMM No5
BMS Database
    • Powys
      • Uwch y Garreg
        • Carn Hyddgen
BMS Database
Ukraine
 
  • Cherkasy Oblast'
    • Zvenyhorodka
Gornostayev, S.S., Laajoki, K.V.O., and Popovchenko, S.E. (2002): The chromitites of the Kapitanov deposit, Ukrainian Shield. Presented at the 47th Annual GAC-MAC meeting, Saskatoon, Canada.
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