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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 in honor of Alexander Semenovich Velikiy (Александр Семёнович Великий) (3 May (20 April) 1913, Kolyshkino village, Saratov province, Russian empire - 21 April 1970, Leningrad, USSR), investigator of ore deposits in Soviet central Asia.
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Classification of VelikiteHide

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 VelikiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Dark gray
Hardness:

Chemical Properties of VelikiteHide

Formula:
Cu2HgSnS4

Crystallography of VelikiteHide

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 VelikiteHide

Synonyms of VelikiteHide

Other Language Names for VelikiteHide

German:Velikit
Spanish:Velikita

Relationship of Velikite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
BriartiteCu2(Fe,Zn)GeS4Tet.
ČernýiteCu2(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
FamatiniteCu3SbS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
FerrokësteriteCu2FeSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
HocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
IdaiteCu5FeS6Hex.
Kësterite Cu2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
KeutschiteCu2AgAsS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
KuramiteCu3SnS4Tet.
LuzoniteCu3AsS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
OmariniiteCu8Fe2ZnGe2S12Orth. 2 2 2 : I2 2 2
PermingeatiteCu3SbSe4Tet.
Petrukite(Cu,Fe,Zn,Ag)3(Sn,In)S4Orth.
PirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
StanniteCu2FeSnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
StannoiditeCu+6Cu2+2(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12Orth.
UM1984-30-S:CuFeSnCu2Fe2Sn3S7
Unnamed (Cu-Zn-In Sulphide)CuZn2InS4
ZincobriartiteCu2(Zn,Fe)(Ge,Ga)S4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m

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)S4Iso.
2.CB.05aSphaleriteZnSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.05aStilleiteZnSeIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.05aTiemanniteHgSeIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
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.10bTalnakhiteCu9(Fe,Ni)8S16Iso. 4 3m : I4 3m
2.CB.10aLaforêtiteAgInS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.15aČernýiteCu2(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.CB.15aFerrokësteriteCu2FeSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
2.CB.15aHocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.CB.15aIdaiteCu5FeS6Hex.
2.CB.15aKësterite 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.15cUM2006-11-S:CuFeGeZnCu8(Fe,Zn)3Ge2S12 (?)
2.CB.20ChatkaliteCu6FeSn2S8Tet. 4 2m : P4m2
2.CB.20MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8Tet. 4 2m : P4m2
2.CB.30ColusiteCu13VAs3S16Iso. 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)6Mo2Ge6S32Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
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

2.9.2.1StanniteCu2FeSnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.9.2.2ČernýiteCu2(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.9.2.3BriartiteCu2(Fe,Zn)GeS4Tet.
2.9.2.4KuramiteCu3SnS4Tet.
2.9.2.5Sakuraiite(Cu,Zn,Fe)3(In,Sn)S4Iso.
2.9.2.6HocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.9.2.7PirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
2.9.2.9Kësterite Cu2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
2.9.2.10FerrokësteriteCu2FeSnS4Tet. 4 : I4

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

6.1.1KuramiteCu3SnS4Tet.
6.1.2MohiteCu2SnS3Mon.
6.1.4HemusiteCu6SnMoS8Iso.
6.1.5KiddcreekiteCu6SnWS8Iso. 4 3m : F4 3m
6.1.6StanniteCu2FeSnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
6.1.7RhodostanniteCu1+(Fe2+0.5Sn4+1.5)S4Tet. 4/m : I41/a
6.1.8MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8Tet. 4 2m : P4m2
6.1.9ChatkaliteCu6FeSn2S8Tet. 4 2m : P4m2
6.1.10FerrokësteriteCu2FeSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
6.1.11Kësterite Cu2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
6.1.12StannoiditeCu+6Cu2+2(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12Orth.
6.1.13ČernýiteCu2(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
6.1.14VincienniteCu+7Cu2+3Fe2+2Fe3+2Sn(As,Sb)S16Tet.
6.1.15PirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
6.1.16HocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
6.1.17TeallitePbSnS2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
6.1.18FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn4+2Sb2S14Tric. 1 : P1
6.1.19LévyclauditePb8Sn7Cu3(Bi,Sb)3S28Tric. 1
6.1.20CylindritePb3Sn4FeSb2S14Tric. 1 : P1
6.1.21PotosíitePb6Sn3FeSb3S16Tric.
6.1.22Sakuraiite(Cu,Zn,Fe)3(In,Sn)S4Iso.
6.1.23Petrukite(Cu,Fe,Zn,Ag)3(Sn,In)S4Orth.
6.1.24Incaite(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15Mon.

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 VelikiteHide

Reference List:
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Kaplunnik, L.N., Pobedimskaya, E.A., Belov, N.V. (1977) Crystal structure of velikite Cu3.75Hg1.75Sn2S8. Kristallografiya: 22(1): 175-177. (in Russian)
Kaplunnik, L.N., Pobedimskaya, E.A., Belov, N.V. (1977) Crystal structure of velikite Cu3.75Hg1.75Sn2S8. Soviet Physics - Crystallography: 22: 99-100.
Fleischer, M., Cabri, L.J., Pabst, A. (1977) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 62: 1259-1262.
Burkart-Baumann, I., Amstutz, G.C. (1982) New ore microscopic observations on a Hg-rich Cu-Sn sulfide from Quiruvilca/Peru. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen: 144: 307-309.
Gruzdev, V.S., Volgin, V.Y., Spiridonov, E.M., Kaplunnik, L.N., Pobedimskaya, Y.A., Chvileva, T.N., Chernitsova, N.M. (1988) Velikite Cu2HgSnS4 - the mercury member of the stannite group. Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR: 300: 432-435.
Jambor, J.L., Grew, E.S. (1990) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 75: 931-937.
Gruzdev V.S., Volgin, V.Y., Spiridonov, E.M., Evstigneeva, T.L., Kabalov, Y.K., Sorokin, V.I., Osadchyi, E.G., Chvileva, T.N., Chernizova, N.M. (1997) Velikite Cu2HgSnS4 (mercurian member of the stannite group) – the new mineral. Zapiski Vserossijskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 126(4): 71-75.
Mandarino, J.A. (1998) Abstracts of New Mineral Descriptions (Department). Mineralogical Record: 29(5): 467-479 (478).
Kabalov, Yu.K., Yevstigneeva, T.L., Spiridinov, E.M. (1998) Crystal sctructure of Cu2HgSnS4 - synthetic analogue of velikite. Kristallografiya: 43(1): 21-25.
Jambor, J.L., Kovalenker, V.A., Roberts, A.C. (1998) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 83: 1117-1121.

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Localities for VelikiteHide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Kyrgyzstan (TL)
 
  • Batken Region
[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
  • Osh Region
[Lapis 1993:11 p11-24]
Peru
 
  • La Libertad
    • 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]
Taiwan
 
  • Taiwan Province
    • New Taipei City
      • Ruifang District
Henley, R. W., & Berger, B. R. (2012). Pyrite–sulfosalt reactions and semimetal fractionation in the Chinkuashih, Taiwan, copper–gold deposit: a 1 Ma paleo‐fumarole. Geofluids, 12(3), 245-260.
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise County
[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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