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Crystal System:
Named in honor of Shangyue Shen and Xiaoli Zhuang, professors, who first discovered the Ni-rich variety of chalcopyrite in the Suizhou meteorite.
Structure determined. The Ni analogue of chalcopyrite.

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Classification of ShenzhuangiteHide

Approval Year:
First Published:
Approval History:
IMA 2017-018

Physical Properties of ShenzhuangiteHide


Optical Data of ShenzhuangiteHide

471.1nmR1=24.8%R2= 26.0%
548.3nmR1=34.9%R2= 36.2%
586.6nmR1=37.7%R2= 39.1%
652.3nmR1=40.4%R2= 41.1%

Reflectance graph
Graph shows reflectance levels at different wavelengths (in nm). Top of box is 100%. Peak reflectance is 41.1%.
R1 shown in black, R2 shown in red
Colour in reflected light:
light brown to greenish
Internal Reflections:

Chemical Properties of ShenzhuangiteHide


Crystallography of ShenzhuangiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
4 2m - Scalenohedral
Space Group:
I4 2d
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.3121(4) Å, c = 10.4772(7) Å
a:c = 1 : 1.972
Unit Cell V:
295.65 ų

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
From Type Description.

Occurrences of ShenzhuangiteHide

Paragenetic Mode(s):

Type Occurrence of ShenzhuangiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the mineralogical collections of the Museo di Storia Naturale, Università di Firenze, Via La Pira 4, I-50121, Firenze, Italy, catalogue number 3238/I
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Bindi, L. and Xie, X. (2018) Shenzhuangite, NiFeS2, the Ni-analogue of chalcopyrite from the Suizhou L6 chondrite. European Journal of Mineralogy: 30: 165-169.

Synonyms of ShenzhuangiteHide

Relationship of Shenzhuangite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
ChalcopyriteCuFeS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
GalliteCuGaS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
LaforêtiteAgInS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
LenaiteAgFeS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
RoquesiteCuInS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
Unnamed (Cu-Mn-Sn Sulfide)Cu2MnSnS4

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 ShenzhuangiteHide

Reference List:
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Bindi, L. and Xie, X. (2017) Shenzhuangite, IMA 2017-018. CNMNC Newsletter No. 38, August 2017, page 1034; Mineralogical Magazine: 81: 1033–1038.
Bindi, L. and Xie, X. (2018) Shenzhuangite, NiFeS2, the Ni-analogue of chalcopyrite from the Suizhou L6 chondrite. European Journal of Mineralogy: 30: 165-169.

Internet Links for ShenzhuangiteHide

Localities for ShenzhuangiteHide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

- 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.
China (TL)
  • Hubei
    • Suizhou
      • Zengdu District (Cengdou District)
        • Xihe
Bindi, L. and Xie, X. (2017) Shenzhuangite, IMA 2017-018. CNMNC Newsletter No. 38, August 2017, page 1034; Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 1033–1038.
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