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A variety of Canfieldite

Originally approved but approval has subsequently been withdrawn because a subsequent single-crystal structural analysis has shown that Te is disordered over the three sulphur sites and thus the material is in fact Te-rich canfieldite.

Classification of Tellurocanfieldite

Chemical Properties of Tellurocanfieldite

Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Tellurocanfieldite

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
mm2 - Pyramidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 15.615(4) Å, b = 7.803 Å, c = 11.043(7) Å
a:b:c = 2.001 : 1 : 1.415
Unit Cell Volume:
V 1,345.52 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

First Recorded Occurrence of Tellurocanfieldite

Other Names for Tellurocanfieldite

Name in Other Languages:

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 Tellurocanfieldite

Reference List:
Gu, X., Xie, X., Lu, A., Hoshino, H., Huang, J. and Li, J. (2012): Tellurocanfieldite, IMA 2012-013. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 816; Mineralogical Magazine,76, 807-817. [Approval subsequently redrawn - IMA CNMNC - June-August 2012]

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Localities for Tellurocanfieldite

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.
  • Jiangxi Province
    • Ganzhou Prefecture
      • Dayu Co.
        • Xihuashan ore field
Weining Zhou (1994): Occurrence state of silver in China's major silver deposits. Mineral Resources and Geology 8 (4), 233-244 (in Chinese)
  • Liaoning Province (Manchuria; Dongbei Region)
    • Huludao Prefecture
      • Jianchang Co.
Gu, X., Xie, X., Lu, A., Hoshino, H., Huang, J. and Li, J. (2012): Tellurocanfieldite, IMA 2012-013. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 816; Mineralogical Magazine,76, 807-817
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Magadanskaya Oblast'
      • Engteri ore cluster
Palyanova, G.A., Savva, N.E., Zhuravkova, T.V., Kolova, E.E. (2016): Gold and silver minerals in low-sulfidaton ores of the Julietta deposit (northeastern Russia). Russian Geology and Geophysics: 57: 1171-1190; (2016)
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