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Originally approved but approval has subsequently been withdrawn because a subsequent single-crystal structural analysis has shown that Te is disordered over the three sulphur sites and thus the material is in fact Te-rich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

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Pronounciation of TellurocanfielditeHide

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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Chemical Properties of TellurocanfielditeHide


Crystallography of TellurocanfielditeHide

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 V:
1,345.52 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

First Recorded Occurrence of TellurocanfielditeHide

Synonyms of TellurocanfielditeHide

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 TellurocanfielditeHide

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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 TellurocanfielditeHide

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- 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.
  • Jiangxi
    • Ganzhou
      • 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
    • Huludao
      • 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
  • Magadan 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; http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12972 (2016)
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