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Castaingite

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Formula:
CuMo2S5
Lustre:
Metallic
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Originally reported from Zirkel Shaft, Eisleben, Mansfeld Basin, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

Compare Unnamed (Cu-Mo Sulphide), Unnamed (Cu-Mo Sulphide II), Unnamed (Cu-Mo Sulphide III), Unnamed (Cu-Mo-As Sulphide); Unnamed (Pb-Mo Sulphide) ("Pb-castaingite"), and Unnamed (K-Mo Sulphide) ("K-castaingite").


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Classification of CastaingiteHide

Discredited
2/D.25-50

2 : Sulphides
D : Sulphides with metal: sulphur, selenium and tellurium < 1:1, Tellurides with Copper, Silver, Gold
25 : Molybdenite series

Physical Properties of CastaingiteHide

Metallic

Chemical Properties of CastaingiteHide

Formula:
CuMo2S5

Crystallography of CastaingiteHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal

Other Language Names for CastaingiteHide

German:Castaingit
Spanish:Castaingita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping (8th Edition)Hide

2/D.25-05RheniiteReS2Tric.
2/D.25-10MolybdeniteMoS2Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
2/D.25-20JordisiteMoS2
2/D.25-30DrysdalliteMo(Se,S)2Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
2/D.25-40TungsteniteWS2Trig. 3m : R3m

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 CastaingiteHide

Reference List:
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American Mineralogist (1965) 50, 264

Internet Links for CastaingiteHide

Localities for CastaingiteHide

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.
Germany
 
  • Saxony-Anhalt
    • Mansfeld Basin
      • Siersleben
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Legnica
Kucha H. 1982: Platinum metals in the Zechstein copper deposits, Poland. Economic Geology, 77, 1578-1591
Kucha H. 2007: Mineralogia kruszcowa i geochemia ciała rudnego złoża Lubin-Sieroszowice. Biuletyn PIG, vol. 423, pp. 77-94
USA
 
  • Missouri
    • Reynolds Co.
http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2003NC/finalprogram/abstract_51354.htm.
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