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Vozhminite

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Formula:
(Ni,Co)4(As,Sb)S2
Type material contains minor Co and Sb, possibly stabilising the structure.
Colour:
Yellow with brownish tint
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
4½ - 5
Specific Gravity:
6.2 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Name:
Named after its discovery locality, Vozhminskiy massif, Karelia, Russia.
Chemically related to heazlewoodite.


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Classification of VozhminiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1981
2.BB.05

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
2.3.6.1

2 : SULFIDES
3 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 5:2
5.8.19

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 VozhminiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Yellow with brownish tint
Streak:
Black
Hardness:
4½ - 5 on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN100=436 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
one distinct
Density:
6.2 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of VozhminiteHide

Formula:
(Ni,Co)4(As,Sb)S2

Type material contains minor Co and Sb, possibly stabilising the structure.
IMA Formula:
Ni4AsS2
Common Impurities:
Fe

Crystallography of VozhminiteHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 17.46(4) Å, c = 7.20(1) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.412
Unit Cell V:
1,900.87 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
18
Morphology:
Massive(?).
Comment:
Point group and space group not determined.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
8.7(10)
3.07(9)
2.717(6)
2.303(7)
2.111(9)
1.776(10)

Type Occurrence of VozhminiteHide

Synonyms of VozhminiteHide

Other Language Names for VozhminiteHide

German:Vozhminit
Spanish:Vozhminita

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.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.10TučekiteNi9Sb2S8Tet.
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 - 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.
5.8.12TučekiteNi9Sb2S8Tet.
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

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 VozhminiteHide

Reference List:
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Rudashevskii N S, Men'shikov Y P, Lentsi A A, Shumskaya N I, Lobanova A B, Goncharov G N, Tutov A G (1982) Vozhminite, (Ni,Co)4(As,Sb)S2, a new mineral. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 111, 480-485.
American Mineralogist (1983): 68: 645. (abs.)

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Localities for VozhminiteHide

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Locality ListHide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Russia (TL)
 
  • 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
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