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Bismutohauchecornite

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Formula:
Ni9Bi2S8
Colour:
Bronze-yellow
Hardness:
4½ - 5½
Specific Gravity:
6.25 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Name:
For bismuth and relation to hauchecornite.
Hauchecornite Group.
See also the chemically related parkerite.


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Classification of BismutohauchecorniteHide

Approved
2.BB.10

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
B : With Ni
3.2.5.2

3 : SULFOSALTS
2 : ø = 4
5.8.13

5 : Sulphosalts - Sulpharsenites and Sulphobismuthites (those containing Sn, Ge,or V are in Section 6)
8 : Sulpharsenites etc. of Mn, Fe, Co and Ni

Physical Properties of BismutohauchecorniteHide

Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Bronze-yellow
Hardness:
4½ - 5½ on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN10=360 - 392 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Comment:
(Source of 5.5 figure unknown, and unlikely to correspond to VHN data.)
Density:
6.25 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of BismutohauchecorniteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Weak
Pleochroism:
Visible

Chemical Properties of BismutohauchecorniteHide

Formula:
Ni9Bi2S8
Common Impurities:
Fe,Co,Pb,As

Crystallography of BismutohauchecorniteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Class (H-M):
4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:
P4/mmm
Setting:
P4/mmm
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.37 Å, c = 5.88 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.798
Unit Cell V:
319.38 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
1
Morphology:
Elongated tabular crystals, grains, massive.

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
4.34 (60)
3.67 (50)
2.80 (100)
2.40 (60)
2.32 (60)
1.867 (80)
1.808 (40)
Comments:
Oktyabr mine, Russia.

Type Occurrence of BismutohauchecorniteHide

Synonyms of BismutohauchecorniteHide

Other Language Names for BismutohauchecorniteHide

Relationship of Bismutohauchecornite to other SpeciesHide

Structurally related to group(s):

Common AssociatesHide

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.BB.HoromaniteFe6Ni3S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
2.BB.SamaniiteCu2Fe5Ni2S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
2.BB.UM2007-27-S:CuFeIrNiRh(Ni,Fe,Cu,Rh,Ir)11S9
2.BB.05HeazlewooditeNi3S2Trig. 3 2 : R3 2
2.BB.05OregoniteNi2FeAs2Hex.
2.BB.05Vozhminite(Ni,Co)4(As,Sb)S2Hex.
2.BB.05UM2007-30-S:FeFe3S2
2.BB.10ArsenohauchecorniteNi18Bi3AsS16Tet.
2.BB.10HauchecorniteNi9BiSbS8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
2.BB.10TellurohauchecorniteNi9Bi(Te,Bi)S8Tet.
2.BB.10TučekiteNi9Sb2S8Tet.
2.BB.15ArgentopentlanditeAg(Fe,Ni)8S8Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.BB.15Cobaltpentlandite(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.BB.15Geffroyite(Cu,Fe,Ag)9(Se,S)8Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.BB.15Godlevskite(Ni,Fe)9S8Orth. 2 2 2 : C2 2 2
2.BB.15Kharaelakhite(Cu,Pt,Pb,Fe,Ni)9S8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
2.BB.15Manganoshadlunite(Mn,Pb,Cd)(Cu,Fe)8S8
2.BB.15Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.BB.15Shadlunite(Pb,Cd)(Fe,Cu)8S8
2.BB.15SugakiiteCu(Fe,Ni)8S8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
2.BB.15UM2002-26-S:FeNi(Ni,Fe)9S8Hex.

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

3.2.5.1HauchecorniteNi9BiSbS8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
3.2.5.3TellurohauchecorniteNi9Bi(Te,Bi)S8Tet.
3.2.5.4ArsenohauchecorniteNi18Bi3AsS16Tet.
3.2.5.5TučekiteNi9Sb2S8Tet.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

5.8.1SamsoniteAg4MnSb2S6Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.8.2UchucchacuaiteAgMnPb3Sb5S12Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
5.8.3BenavidesitePb4MnSb6S14Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.8.4BerthieriteFeSb2S4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.8.5JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.8.6ParajamesoniteOrth.
5.8.7GaravelliteFeSbBiS4Orth.
5.8.8IzoklakeitePb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57Orth.
5.8.9MiharaiteCu4FePbBiS6Orth.
5.8.10Sakharovaite(Pb,Bi)4FeSb6S14Mon.
5.8.11ArsenohauchecorniteNi18Bi3AsS16Tet.
5.8.12TučekiteNi9Sb2S8Tet.
5.8.14ParkeriteNi3Bi2S2Mon.
5.8.15HauchecorniteNi9BiSbS8Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
5.8.16TellurohauchecorniteNi9Bi(Te,Bi)S8Tet.
5.8.17LapieiteNiCuSbS3Orth.
5.8.18MückeiteNiCu(Bi,Sb)S3Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
5.8.19Vozhminite(Ni,Co)4(As,Sb)S2Hex.

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 BismutohauchecorniteHide

Reference List:
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American Mineralogist: 66: 436.
Watkinson, D.H., Heslop, J.B. and Ewert, W.D. (1975): Nickel sulphide-arsenide assemblages associated with uranium mineralization, Zimmer Lake area, northern Saskatchewan. Canadian Mineralogist, 13, 198–204.
Kovalenker, V.A., Evstigneeva, T.L., Begizov, V.D., Vyal'sov, L.N., Smirnov, A.V., Krakovetskii, Y.K. and Balbin, V.S. (1978): Hauchecornite from copper-nickel ores of the Oktyabr'skoe deposit. Trudy Min. muzeya Akad. Nauk SSSR, 26, 201–205 (in Russian).
Just, J. (1980): Bismutohauchecornite — new name: hauchecornite redefined. Mineralogical Magazine, 43, 873–876.

Internet Links for BismutohauchecorniteHide

Localities for BismutohauchecorniteHide

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Locality ListHide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Austria
 
  • Styria
    • Frohnleiten
      • Kirchdorf
Kolitsch, U. & Brandstätter, F. (2010): 1666) Ein vorläufiger Bericht über seltene Ni- und Cr-Mineralien vom Kirchdorftunnel der Brucker Schnellstraße, Steiermark. Pp. 250-252 in Niedermayr et al. (2010): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LIX. Carinthia II, 200./120., 199-260.
Canada
 
  • Saskatchewan
    • Athabasca Basin
WATKINSON, D.H., HESLOP, J.B. & EWERT, W.D. (1975) Nickel sulphide-arsenide assemblages associated with uranium mineralization, Zimmer Lake area, Northern Saskatchewan. Canadian Mineralogist 13, 198-204.
China
 
  • Henan Province
    • Nanyang Prefecture
      • Tongbai Co.
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3 (1997)
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chugoku Region
      • Okayama Prefecture
        • Ihara City (Ibara City)
          • Higashi-Mihara
Soeda et al. (1985) Sanko-Gakkai Kouen-Youshi, 126.
      • Shimane Prefecture
        • Masuda
Handbook of Mineralogy
Russia (TL)
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug
      • Taimyr Peninsula
        • Putoran Plateau
          • Noril'sk
            • Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit
Trudy Min. Muzeya AN SSSR,(1977) 26, 201-205; Geology of Ore Deposits (2009) 50:755-762
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Pechengsky District
Anatoly Kasatkin analytical data
  • Urals Region
    • Middle Urals
      • Sverdlovskaya Oblast'
        • Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk)
          • Malyshevo
            • Izumrudnye Kopi area
Koroteev, V.A., Popov, M.P., Erokhin, Yu.V., Khiller, V.V. (2017): Parkerite and Bismutohauchecornite in Chromitites of the Urals: Example of the Uralian Emerald Mines. Doklady Earth Sciences, 473, 438-440
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