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Carlinite

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Formula:
Tl2S
Colour:
Grey
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
1½ - 2
Specific Gravity:
8.1
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
For the type locality.
This page provides mineralogical data about Carlinite.


Classification of Carlinite

Approved
2.BD.25

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
D : With Hg, Tl
2.4.13.1

2 : SULFIDES
4 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
3.5.11

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
5 : Sulphides etc. of Hg and Tl

Physical Properties of Carlinite

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Grey
Comment:
Oxidized surfaces become darker and duller.
Streak:
Dark grey to black
Hardness:
1½ - 2 on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN50=20.1 - 23.8 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Tenacity:
Sectile
Cleavage:
Perfect
(0001)
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
8.1 g/cm3 (Measured)    8.55 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Carlinite

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Moderate to distinct
Colour in reflected light:
White with faint bluish cast.
Pleochroism:
Visible
Comments:
Brownish gray to bluish gray

Chemical Properties of Carlinite

Formula:
Tl2S

Crystallography of Carlinite

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3 - Pyramidal
Space Group:
R3
Cell Parameters:
a = 12.12 Å, c = 18.17 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.499
Unit Cell V:
2310 ų
Z:
27
Morphology:
Small anhedral grains, poorly developed rhombohedral and tabular forms.

Type Occurrence of Carlinite

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Smithsonian
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Carlin type gold deposit
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of Carlinite

Other Language Names for Carlinite

German:Carlinit
Simplified Chinese:辉铊矿
Spanish:Carlinita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping

2.BD.UM2004-33-S:AgCuHgSe(Ag,Cu)8Hg3(S,Se)7
2.BD.05ImiteriteAg2HgS2
2.BD.10GortdrumiteCu18FeHg6S16
2.BD.15BalkaniteCu9Ag5HgS8
2.BD.15Danielsite(Cu,Ag)14HgS8
2.BD.20DonharrisiteNi3HgS3
2.BD.30BukoviteTl2(Cu,Fe)4Se4
2.BD.30MurunskiteK2(Cu,Fe)4S4
2.BD.30ThalcusiteTl2Cu3FeS4
2.BD.35Rohaite(Tl,Pb,K)2Cu8.7Sb2S4
2.BD.40ChalcothalliteTl2(Cu,Fe)6SbS4
2.BD.45SabatieriteCu6TlSe4
2.BD.50CrookesiteCu7(Tl, Ag)Se4
2.BD.55BrodtkorbiteCu2HgSe2

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals Grouping

3.5.1CinnabarHgS
3.5.2HypercinnabarHgS
3.5.3MetacinnabarHgS
3.5.4ImiteriteAg2HgS2
3.5.5TiemanniteHgSe
3.5.6BalkaniteCu9Ag5HgS8
3.5.7Danielsite(Cu,Ag)14HgS8
3.5.8ColoradoiteHgTe
3.5.9GortdrumiteCu18FeHg6S16
3.5.10Polhemusite(Zn,Hg)S
3.5.12CrookesiteCu7(Tl, Ag)Se4
3.5.13SabatieriteCu6TlSe4
3.5.14PicotpauliteTlFe2S3
3.5.15RaguiniteTlFeS2
3.5.16ThalcusiteTl2Cu3FeS4
3.5.17BukoviteTl2(Cu,Fe)4Se4
3.5.18GalliteCuGaS2
3.5.19RoquesiteCuInS2
3.5.20InditeFeIn2S4

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 Carlinite

Reference List:
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American Mineralogist: 60: 559-565.
Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 101: 367-375.

Internet Links for Carlinite

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Localities for Carlinite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
USA (TL)
 
  • Nevada
    • Eureka Co.
      • Lynn District
        • Elko
[Amer.Min.(1975) 60, 559-565; Nickel & Nichols, 1991, p34 - "Mineral Reference Manual"]
        • Goldstrike Mine
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Mineral and/or Locality  
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