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Arsenotučekite

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Formula:
Ni18Sb3AsS16

Lustre:
Metallic
Specific Gravity:
6.477 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Name:
The name of the new mineral species indicates the As-dominant of tučekite.
This page provides mineralogical data about Arsenotučekite.


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Classification of ArsenotučekiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2020

Physical Properties of ArsenotučekiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Tenacity:
Brittle
Density:
6.477 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of ArsenotučekiteHide

Anisotropism:
pale blue to brown
Bireflectance:
barely perceptible
Colour in reflected light:
creamy-yellow
Pleochroism:
Weak

Chemical Properties of ArsenotučekiteHide

Formula:
Ni18Sb3AsS16


Crystallography of ArsenotučekiteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Class (H-M):
4mm - Ditetragonal Pyramidal
Space Group:
I4mm
Cell Parameters:
a = 9.7856(3) Å, c = 10.7582(6) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.099
Unit Cell V:
1,030.18 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.560Å(56)
3.094Å(85)
2.682Å(81)
2.357Å(96)
2.188Å(75)
1.810Å(100)
1.751Å(91)
1.730Å(47)

Geological EnvironmentHide

Paragenetic Mode(s):

Type Occurrence of ArsenotučekiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
forms anhedral to subhedral grains that vary in size between 5 μm up to 100 μm, and occurs as single phase grains
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the mineralogical collections of the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom, catalogue number BM 2020,1
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Chromium mine in ophiolite sequence.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:
Reference:
Zaccarini, F., Bindi, L., Tsikouras, B., Grammatikopoulos, T., Stanley, C. J., & Garuti, G. (2020). Arsenotučekite, Ni18Sb3AsS16, a new mineral from the Tsangli chromitites, Othrys ophiolite, Greece. Mineralogy and Petrology, 1-8.

Synonyms of ArsenotučekiteHide

Relationship of Arsenotučekite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
ArsenohauchecorniteNi18Bi3AsS16Tet.
BismutohauchecorniteNi9Bi2S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
HauchecorniteNi9BiSbS8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
TellurohauchecorniteNi9Bi(Te,Bi)S8Tet.
TučekiteNi9Sb2S8Tet.

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 ArsenotučekiteHide

Reference List:
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F Zaccarini, L Bindi, B Tsikouras, T Grammatikopoulos, C J Stanley & G Garuti. Arsenotucekite, Ni18Sb3AsS16, a new mineral from the Tsangli chromite mine, Othrys ophiolite, Greece. [Status not given] https://www.mindat.org/user-8203.html
Bindi, L., Tsikouras, B., Grammatikopoulos, T., Stanley, C.J. and Garuti, G. (2020) Arsenotučekite, IMA 2019-135. CNMNC Newsletter No. 55; Mineralogical Magazine, 84, https://doi.org/10.1180/mgm.2020.39
Zaccarini, F., Bindi, L., Tsikouras, B., Grammatikopoulos, T., Stanley, C. J., & Garuti, G. (2020). Arsenotučekite, Ni18Sb3AsS16, a new mineral from the Tsangli chromitites, Othrys ophiolite, Greece. Mineralogy and Petrology, 1-8.

Internet Links for ArsenotučekiteHide

Localities for ArsenotučekiteHide

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.
Greece (TL)
 
  • Thessaly
    • Larissa
Bindi, L., Tsikouras, B., Grammatikopoulos, T., Stanley, C.J. and Garuti, G. (2020) Arsenotučekite, IMA 2019-135. CNMNC Newsletter No. 55; Mineralogical Magazine, 84, https://doi.org/10.1180/mgm.2020.39
 
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