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Vihorlatite

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About VihorlatiteHide

Formula:
Bi24Se17Te4
Lustre:
Metallic
Specific Gravity:
8.0
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
Named after the Vihorlat Mountains, that includes the type locality. The Vihorlat is a volcanic mountain range in eastern Slovakia and western Ukraine. A part of the range is listed as a World Heritage Site.
This page provides mineralogical data about Vihorlatite.


Classification of VihorlatiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1988
First Published:
2007
2.DC.05

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
D : Metal Sulfides, M: S = 3 :4 and 2:3
C : Variable M:S

Physical Properties of VihorlatiteHide

Metallic
Density:
8.0(2) g/cm3 (Measured)    7.850(3) g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of VihorlatiteHide

Formula:
Bi24Se17Te4

Crystallography of VihorlatiteHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal

Type Occurrence of VihorlatiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Anhedral grains or lamellar crystals 1–2 mm (up to 8 mm)
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
National Museum in Prague, Czech Republic under the catalog number P1N 84444 and the acquisition number P1p 5/89.
Reference:
Skála, Roman; Ondruš, Petr; Veselovký, František; Táborský, Zdeněk; Ďuďa, Rudolf (2007) Vihorlatite, Be24Se17Te4, a new mineral of the tetradymite group from Vihorlat Mts., Slovakia. European Journal of Mineralogy: 19: 255-265.

Synonyms of VihorlatiteHide

Other Language Names for VihorlatiteHide

German:Vihorlatit
Simplified Chinese:维碲硒铋矿
Spanish:Vihorlatita

Relationship of Vihorlatite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
HedleyiteBi7Te3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
HitachiitePb5Bi2Te2S6Trig. 3m : P3m1
IngoditeBi2TeSTrig.
Joséite-BBi4Te2STrig.
KawazuliteBi2Te2SeTrig.
PilseniteBi4Te3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
SkippeniteBi2TeSe2Trig.
SulphotsumoiteBi3Te2STrig.
TellurobismuthiteBi2Te3Trig.
TelluronevskiteBi3TeSe2Trig.
TetradymiteBi2Te2STrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
TsumoiteBiTeTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3 1m

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Telluronevskite4 photos of Vihorlatite associated with Telluronevskite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.DC.05HedleyiteBi7Te3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
2.DC.05IkunoliteBi4(S,Se)3Trig.
2.DC.05IngoditeBi2TeSTrig.
2.DC.05Joséite-BBi4Te2STrig.
2.DC.05KawazuliteBi2Te2SeTrig.
2.DC.05LaitakariteBi4Se2STrig. 3m : R3m
2.DC.05NevskiteBi(Se,S)Trig.
2.DC.05ParaguanajuatiteBi2Se3Trig.
2.DC.05PilseniteBi4Te3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
2.DC.05SkippeniteBi2TeSe2Trig.
2.DC.05SulphotsumoiteBi3Te2STrig.
2.DC.05TellurantimonySb2Te3Trig.
2.DC.05TellurobismuthiteBi2Te3Trig.
2.DC.05TetradymiteBi2Te2STrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
2.DC.05TsumoiteBiTeTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3 1m
2.DC.05BaksaniteBi6Te2S3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
2.DC.05Joséite-CBi16Te3S9
2.DC.05ProtojoséiteBi3(Te,S)2Trig.
2.DC.05SztrókayiteBi3TeS2
2.DC.05TelluronevskiteBi3TeSe2Trig.
2.DC.05UM1983-09-S:BiPbTePbBi3S2Te

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 VihorlatiteHide

Reference List:
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Skála, Roman; Ondruš, Petr; Veselovký, František; Táborský, Zdeněk; Ďuďa, Rudolf (2007) Vihorlatite, Be24Se17Te4, a new mineral of the tetradymite group from Vihorlat Mts., Slovakia. European Journal of Mineralogy: 19: 255-265.

Internet Links for VihorlatiteHide

Localities for VihorlatiteHide

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.
Slovakia (TL)
 
  • Košice Region
    • Michalovce Co.
Skála R., Ondruš P., Veselovský F., Táborský Z., Ďuďa R., 2007: Vihorlatite, Bi24Se17Te4, a new mineral of the tetradymite groupfrom Vihorlat Mts, Slovakia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 19, 2, 255–265.
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