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Pyrite yellow to ...
Not the Melnikovite of Doss, which is greigite
Finely layered sulfide gel of pyrite or marcasite and sometimes alternating between the two species. May be a zonal phase composed of sulphites, thiosulphates, dithionates containing Fe, Pb, As and Tl (e.g., Kucha et al., 1989; Kucha & Viaene, 1993).

Classification of Melnikovite

Physical Properties of Melnikovite

Pyrite yellow to Marcasite greeny yellow, often irridescent
black to greeny black

Crystallography of Melnikovite

Crystal System:

Other Names for Melnikovite

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:胶状黄铁矿

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 Melnikovite

Reference List:
Kucha, H., Wouters, R., Arkens, O. (1989): Determination of sulfur and iron valence by microprobe. Scanning Microscopy Int.: 3: 89-97

Kucha, H., Viaene, W. (1992): Compounds with mixed and intermediate sulfur valences as precursors of banded sulfides in carbonate-hosted Zn-Pb deposits in Belgium and Poland. Mineralium Deposita: 28(1): 13-21

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Localities for Melnikovite

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