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Appears to be a Cu deficient domeykite.
Dimorph of:
A Cu-deficient "domeykite" with a few extra powder diffraction lines. Possibly a new phase here as with Cu-deficient chalcocites and covellites. Possibly visually indistinguishable from domeykite.

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Classification of Domeykite-βHide

Redefined by the IMA

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
A : Alloys
A : Alloys of metalloids with Cu, Ag, Au

Physical Properties of Domeykite-βHide


Chemical Properties of Domeykite-βHide


Appears to be a Cu deficient domeykite.
IMA Formula:

Synonyms of Domeykite-βHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.AA.10aAlgodonite(Cu1-xAsx)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
2.AA.10bDomeykiteCu3AsIso. 4 3m : I4 3d
2.AA.20CuprostibiteCu2(Sb,Tl)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
2.AA.25KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7 Iso.
2.AA.35DyscrasiteAg3SbOrth. mm2 : Pmm2
2.AA.40MaldoniteAu2BiIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.AA.45StistaiteSnSbTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m

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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 Domeykite-βHide

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Michejev, V. I. (1949): On alpha-, beta- and gamma-domeykite. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 78, 3-7.
Heyding, R.D., Despault, G.J.G. (1960) The copper/arsenic system and the copper arsenide minerals. Canadian Journal of Chemistry: 38: 2477-2481. [http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1139/v60-335]
Moore, P.B. (1971): COPPER-NICKEL ARSENIDES OF THE MOHAWK NO. 2 MINE, MOHAWK, KEWEENAW CO., MICHIGAN. American Mineralogist, 56, 1319-1331.
Makovicky, M.; Rose-Hansen, J.; Skinner, B. J. (1979): Phases and phase relations in the system Cu–Ag–As at 500, 400 and 350°C. Neues Jahrb. Mineral., Abh. 135, 221-269.

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Localities for Domeykite-βHide

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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.
  • Northwest Territories
    • Great Slave Lake
Harris, D. C. & Thorpe, R. I. (1985): Occurrence of copper arsenides in the East Arm area, Great Slave Lake, District of Mackenzie. Geological Survey of Canada Paper 85-1A, 713-716.
  • Grand Est
    • Haut-Rhin
      • Doller Valley
        • Sewen
Picot, P. and Ruhlmann, F. (1978): Occurrence of high temperature copper arsenides in "granite des Ballons": (Southern Vosges, France). Bulletin de Minéralogie 101(5-6), 563-9 (in French).
  • Saxony
    • Zwickau
Nebel, J. (1983): Silver-bearing arsenide in domeykite from Brückenberg near Zwickau. Zeit. Angew. Geol.: 29: 86-89; in: Hawthorne, F.C., Bladh, K.W., Burke, E.A.J., Grew, E.S., Langley, R.H., Puziewicz, J., Roberts, A.C., Schedler, R.A., Shigley, J.E., Vanko, D.A. (1987): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 72: 227
  • Karaganda Region
    • Zhanaarka
Sal'kov, S. A.; Abulgazina, S. D. (1990): First discovery of kutinaite in the USSR. Vestnik Akademii Nauk Kazakhskoi SSR 1990 (12), 81-82 (in Russian).
  • Podrinje District
    • Boranja orefield
Radosavljević-Mihajlović, A. S., Stojanović, J. N., Radosavljević, S. A., Pačevski, A. M., Vuković, N. S., & Tošović, R. D. (2017). Mineralogy and genetic features of the Cu-As-Ni-Sb-Pb mineralization from the Mlakva polymetallic deposit (Serbia)—New occurrence of (Ni-Sb)-bearing Cu-arsenides. Ore Geology Reviews, 80, 1245-1258.
  • Värmland County
    • Filipstad
      • Persberg ore district
        • Pajsberg
Nysten, P. (1984): Kleinod des Nordens - Harstigen in Schweden. Magma 2/1984, 12-30.
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