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Velikite

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Formula:
Cu2HgSnS4
Colour:
Dark gray
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
4
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Member of:
Name:
Named after A.S. Velikiy (1913-1970), investigator of ore deposits in Soviet central Asia.

Classification of Velikite

Approved
Approval Year:
1996
2/C.06-100
2.CB.15a

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.
2.9.2.8

2 : SULFIDES
9 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
6.1.3

6 : Sulphosalts - Sulphostannates, Sulphogermanates,Sulpharsenates, Sulphantimonates, Sulphovanadates and Sulphohalides
1 : Sulphostannates and other sulfides containing Sn

Physical Properties of Velikite

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Dark gray
Hardness:

Chemical Properties of Velikite

Formula:
Cu2HgSnS4

Crystallography of Velikite

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.55 Å, c = 10.91 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.966
Unit Cell V:
336.06 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of Velikite

Synonyms of Velikite

Other Language Names for Velikite

German:Velikit
Spanish:Velikita

Relationship of Velikite to other Species

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
BriartiteCu2(Fe,Zn)GeS4
ČernýiteCu2(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS4
FamatiniteCu3SbS4
FerrokësteriteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
Ge-stannoiditeCu8Fe2ZnGe2S12
HocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4
KësteriteCu2ZnSnS4
KeutschiteCu2AgAsS4
KuramiteCu3SnS4
LuzoniteCu3AsS4
PermingeatiteCu3SbSe4
Petrukite(Cu,Fe,Zn,Ag)3(Sn,In)S4
PirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4
StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Unnamed (Cu-Zn-In Sulphide)CuZn2InS4
ZincobriartiteCu2(Zn,Fe)(Ge,Ga)S4

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping

2.CB.AgmantiniteAg2MnSnS4
2.CB.05aColoradoiteHgTe
2.CB.05aHawleyiteCdS
2.CB.05aMetacinnabarHgS
2.CB.05cPolhemusite(Zn,Hg)S
2.CB.05bSakuraiite(Cu,Zn,Fe)3(In,Sn)S4
2.CB.05aSphaleriteZnS
2.CB.05aStilleiteZnSe
2.CB.05aTiemanniteHgSe
2.CB.05UM1998-15-S:CuFeZnCu2Fe3Zn5S10
2.CB.05aRudashevskyite(Fe,Zn)S
2.CB.10aChalcopyriteCuFeS2
2.CB.10aEskeborniteCuFeSe2
2.CB.10aGalliteCuGaS2
2.CB.10bHaycockiteCu4Fe5S8
2.CB.10aLenaiteAgFeS2
2.CB.10bMooihoekiteCu9Fe9S16
2.CB.10bPutoraniteCu1.1Fe1.2S2
2.CB.10aRoquesiteCuInS2
2.CB.10bTalnakhiteCu9(Fe,Ni)8S16
2.CB.10aLaforêtiteAgInS2
2.CB.15aČernýiteCu2(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS4
2.CB.15aFerrokësteriteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
2.CB.15aHocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4
2.CB.15aIdaiteCu5FeS6
2.CB.15aKësteriteCu2ZnSnS4
2.CB.15aKuramiteCu3SnS4
2.CB.15bMohiteCu2SnS3
2.CB.15aPirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4
2.CB.15aStanniteCu2FeSnS4
2.CB.15cStannoiditeCu+6Cu2+2(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
2.CB.15cUM2006-11-S:CuFeGeZnCu8(Fe,Zn)3Ge2S12 (?)
2.CB.20ChatkaliteCu6FeSn2S8
2.CB.20MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8
2.CB.30ColusiteCu12VAs3S16
2.CB.30GermaniteCu13Fe2Ge2S16
2.CB.30GermanocolusiteCu26V2(Ge,As)6S32
2.CB.30NekrasoviteCu26V2(Sn,As,Sb)6S32
2.CB.30StibiocolusiteCu13V(Sb,Sn,As)3S16
2.CB.30Ovamboite Cu20(Fe,Cu,Zn)6W2Ge6S32
2.CB.30MaikainiteCu20(Fe,Cu)6Mo2Ge6S32
2.CB.35aHemusiteCu6SnMoS8
2.CB.35aKiddcreekiteCu6SnWS8
2.CB.35aPolkovicite(Fe,Pb)3(Ge,Fe)1-xS4
2.CB.35aRenierite(Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16
2.CB.35aVincienniteCu+7Cu2+3Fe2+2Fe3+2Sn(As,Sb)S16
2.CB.35aMorozeviczite(Pb,Fe)3Ge1-xS4
2.CB.35bCatamarcaiteCu6GeWS8
2.CB.40LautiteCuAsS
2.CB.45CadmoseliteCdSe
2.CB.45GreenockiteCdS
2.CB.45Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
2.CB.45RambergiteMnS
2.CB.45Buseckite(Fe,Zn,Mn)S
2.CB.55aCubaniteCuFe2S3
2.CB.55bIsocubaniteCuFe2S3
2.CB.60PicotpauliteTlFe2S3
2.CB.60RaguiniteTlFeS2
2.CB.65ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3
2.CB.65SternbergiteAgFe2S3
2.CB.70SulvaniteCu3VS4
2.CB.75VulcaniteCuTe
2.CB.80EmpressiteAgTe
2.CB.85MuthmanniteAuAgTe2

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals Grouping

6.1.1KuramiteCu3SnS4
6.1.2MohiteCu2SnS3
6.1.4HemusiteCu6SnMoS8
6.1.5KiddcreekiteCu6SnWS8
6.1.6StanniteCu2FeSnS4
6.1.7RhodostanniteCu2FeSn3S8
6.1.8MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8
6.1.9ChatkaliteCu6FeSn2S8
6.1.10FerrokësteriteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
6.1.11KësteriteCu2ZnSnS4
6.1.12StannoiditeCu+6Cu2+2(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
6.1.13ČernýiteCu2(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS4
6.1.14VincienniteCu+7Cu2+3Fe2+2Fe3+2Sn(As,Sb)S16
6.1.15PirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4
6.1.16HocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4
6.1.17Teallite(Pb,Sn)SnS2
6.1.18FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn4+2Sb2S14
6.1.19LévyclauditePb8Sn7Cu3(Bi,Sb)3S28
6.1.20CylindritePb3Sn4FeSb2S14
6.1.21PotosíitePb6Sn3FeSb3S16
6.1.22Sakuraiite(Cu,Zn,Fe)3(In,Sn)S4
6.1.23Petrukite(Cu,Fe,Zn,Ag)3(Sn,In)S4
6.1.24Incaite(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)

2.9.2.1StanniteCu2FeSnS4
2.9.2.2ČernýiteCu2(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS4
2.9.2.3BriartiteCu2(Fe,Zn)GeS4
2.9.2.4KuramiteCu3SnS4
2.9.2.5Sakuraiite(Cu,Zn,Fe)3(In,Sn)S4
2.9.2.6HocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4
2.9.2.7PirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4
2.9.2.9KësteriteCu2ZnSnS4
2.9.2.10FerrokësteriteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4

Other Information

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 Velikite

Reference List:
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Kristallografiya (1977): 22: 175-177.
Mineralogical Record: 29: 478.
Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen: 144: 307-309.
Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva (1997): 126(4): 71-75.

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Localities for Velikite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Kyrgyzstan
 
  • Osh Oblast
    • Alai Range (Alay Range)
[Lapis 1993:11 p11-24]
      • Fergana Valley
[Kristallografiya,(1977) 22, 175-177; Lapis 11:11-24]; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Peru
 
  • La Libertad Department
    • Santiago de Chuco Province
Moh, G. H. (1982): Applied experimental ore petrology. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen 144, 291-342. [as unnamed Cu2HgSnS4, intergrown with Hg-bearing kesterite]
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Mule Mts
        • Warren District
[MinRec 24:421]
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 413; Graeme, R. (1993), Bisbee revisited, Min.Rec.: 24: 421-436.
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