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About CattieriteHide

Félicien Cattier
Grey-White, pinkish
Specific Gravity:
Crystal System:
Member of:
For Felicien Cattier (Cuesmes, Hainaut province, Belgium, 4 March 1869 - Madeira Island, 4 February 1946), former Chairman of Union Miniere du Haut Katanga, Belgium

Classification of CattieriteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
E : Metal Sulfides, M: S <= 1:2
B : M:S = 1:2, with Fe, Co, Ni, PGE, etc.

12 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2

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

Physical Properties of CattieriteHide

Grey-White, pinkish
VHN10=1018 - 1114 kg/mm2 - Vickers
on {001}
4.82 g/cm3 (Measured)    4.80 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of CattieriteHide

Colour in reflected light:
White, pinkish

Chemical Properties of CattieriteHide

Common Impurities:

Crystallography of CattieriteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
m3 (2/m 3) - Diploidal
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.52 Å
Unit Cell V:
168.20 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Cubic crystals to 1cm, granular intergrowths.

Type Occurrence of CattieriteHide

Geological Setting of Type Material:
Carbonate rocks
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Other Language Names for CattieriteHide

Simplified Chinese:方硫钴矿

Relationship of Cattierite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
AurostibiteAuSb2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
DzharkeniteFeSe2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
ErlichmaniteOsS2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
FukuchiliteCu3FeS8Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
GeversitePtSb2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
HaueriteMnS2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
Krut'aiteCuSe2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
LauriteRuS2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
Penroseite(Ni,Co,Cu)Se2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
PyriteFeS2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
SperrylitePtAs2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
VaesiteNiS2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
Forms a series with:

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
1 photo of Cattierite associated with ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.EB.05aAurostibiteAuSb2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05aErlichmaniteOsS2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05aFukuchiliteCu3FeS8Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05aGeversitePtSb2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05aHaueriteMnS2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05aKrut'aiteCuSe2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05aLauriteRuS2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05aPenroseite(Ni,Co,Cu)Se2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05aPyriteFeS2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05aSperrylitePtAs2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05aVaesiteNiS2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05aDzharkeniteFeSe2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.10bAlloclasiteCo1-xFexAsSMon. 2 : P21
2.EB.10dCostibiteCoSbSOrth. mm2 : Pmn21
2.EB.10aFerroseliteFeSe2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.EB.10aFrohbergiteFeTe2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.EB.10cGlaucodot(Co0.50Fe0.50)AsSOrth. mm2 : Pmn21
2.EB.10aKulleruditeNiSe2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.EB.10aMarcasiteFeS2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.EB.10ePararammelsbergiteNiAs2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
2.EB.15aClinosaffloriteCoAs2Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.EB.15aLöllingiteFeAs2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.EB.15aRammelsbergiteNiAs2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.EB.15aSafflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.EB.20ArsenopyriteFeAsSMon. 2/m : P21/b
2.EB.20GudmunditeFeSbSMon. 2/m : P21/b
2.EB.25CobaltiteCoAsSOrth. mm2 : Pca21
2.EB.25GersdorffiteNiAsSIso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.25Hollingworthite(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsSIso. m3 (2/m 3)
2.EB.25JolliffeiteNiAsSeIso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.25MaslovitePtBiTeIso. 2 3 : P21 3
2.EB.25MicheneritePdBiTeIso. 2 3 : P21 3
2.EB.25UllmanniteNiSbSIso. 2 3 : P21 3
2.EB.25MayingiteIrBiTeIso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.25KalungaitePdAsSeIso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.25MilotaitePdSbSeIso. 2 3 : P21 3

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3 m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3,Co,Cu)Se2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3,Ni,Co,Fe)S2 m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3'aiteCuSe2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3 m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3 m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3 m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3 m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3 m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3,Sb)2 m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3 m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3 m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

3.10.1Cobaltpentlandite(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.10.4FrebolditeCoSeHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
3.10.5BornhardtiteCo2+Co3+2Se4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
3.10.10Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
3.10.11ClinosaffloriteCoAs2Mon. 2/m : P21/m
3.10.12SkutteruditeCoAs3Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Im3
3.10.13CobaltiteCoAsSOrth. mm2 : Pca21
3.10.15CostibiteCoSbSOrth. mm2 : Pmn21
3.10.16AlloclasiteCo1-xFexAsSMon. 2 : P21
3.10.17Glaucodot(Co0.50Fe0.50)AsSOrth. mm2 : Pmn21
3.10.18CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m

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 CattieriteHide

Reference List:
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Kerr, P.F. (1945) Cattierite and vaesite: New Co-Ni minerals from the Belgian Congo. American Mineralogist: 30: 483-497.
Pratt, J.L., Bayliss, P. (1979) Crystal-structure refinement of cattierite. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 150: 163-167.
Fujii, T., Yoshida, A., Tanaka, K., Marumo, F., Noda, Y. (1986) High pressure compressibilities of pyrite and cattierite. Mineralogical Journal: 13: 202-211.
Nowack, E., Schwarzenbach, D., Gonschorek, W., Hahn, T. (1989) Deformationsdichten in CoS2 und NiS2 mit pyritstruktur. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 186: 213-216.
Nowack, E., Schwarzenbach, D., Hahn, T. (1991) Charge densities in CoS2 and NiS2 (pyrite structure). Acta Crystallographica: B47: 650-659.
Birkholz, M. (2014) Modeling the shape of ions in pyrite-type crystals. Crystals: 4: 390-403.
Liu, S., Li, Y., Liu, J., Shi, Y. (2015) First-principles study of sulfur isotope fractionation in pyrite-type disulfides. American Mineralogist: 100: 203-208.
Hazen, R.M., Hystad, G., Golden, J.J., Hummer, D.R., Liu, C., Downs, R.T., Morrison, S.M., Ralph, J., Grew, E.S. (2017) Cobalt mineral ecology. American Mineralogist: 102: 108-116.

Internet Links for CattieriteHide

Localities for CattieriteHide

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Locality ListHide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Ontario
    • Cochrane District
      • Timmins area
        • Kidd Township
ontariominerals.com; Thorpe, R.I., Pringle, G.J. & Purr, A.G. (1976): Occurrence of selenide and sulphide minerals in bornite ore of the Kidd Creek massive sulphide deposit, Timmins, Ontario. Geol. Sun, Can. Pap. 76-lA,
  • Hainan
    • Changjiang Co.
Jinjie Yu, Junping Ren, Fuxiong Chen, Yonghui Wang, Jiang Liang, and Linrui Che (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(5), 884-898
  • Qinghai
    • Haixi Mongol and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
      • Golmud City (Ge'ermu Co.)
Houmin Li, Yuanchao Shen, and Zhengguo Hu (2000): Bulletin of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry 19(4), 321-322; Zhang Dequan, Wang Yan, Feng Chengyou, Li Daxin, Yan Shenghao, and Cui Yanhe (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(3), 213-222
  • Shanxi
    • Yuncheng
      • Yuanqu Co.
        • Zhongtiaoshan ore field
Yongrui Zhao and Yunqing Zhen (2006): Journal of Guilin University of Technology 26(3), 310-319
Yongrui Zhao and Yunqing Zhen (2006): Journal of Guilin University of Technology 26(3), 310-319
Czech Republic
  • Liberec Region
Scharm, B.: Přehled minerálů nalezených v oblasti uranových koncentrací v severočeské křídě. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1995, roč. 3, s. 169-172.
DR Congo (TL)
  • Haut-Katanga
    • Kambove District
      • Shinkolobwe
Kerr, P.F. (1945) Cattierite and vaesite: New Co-Ni minerals from the Belgian Congo. American Mineralogist, 30(7-8), 483-497.; Simon, Grigore, Kesler, Stephen E., Essene, Eric J. (1997) Phase relations among selenides, tellurides, and oxides; II, Applications to selenide-bearing ore deposits. Economic Geology, 92(4), 468-484.; Deliens, M. (1996) Overzicht van de mineralogie van de koper-, kobalt- en uraniumvoorkomens in Zuid-Shaba (Zaïre). Pages 35-49 in: Schatten der Aarde. Van mineraal tot juweel. Tentoonstelling in de abdij Saint-Gérard de Brogne van 27 april tot 27 oktober 1996. Catalogus opgemaakt onder de leiding van R. Warin, AGAB en P. Van hee, MKA (in Dutch).; http://edit.africamuseum.be/geco_website/pdf/Shinkolobwe.pdf
  • North Ostrobothnia
Vuorelainen Y, Huhma A, Häkli A (1964): Sederholmite, wilkmanite, kullerudite, mäkinenite, and trüstedtite, five new nickel selenide minerals. Comptes Rendus de la Société Géologique de Finlande. 36, 113-125
Vuorelainen, Yrjö 1962. Tutkimusselostus Kuusamon Juuman-Säkkilän albitiittikiviin liittyvien U-aiheiden malmimineraaliseurueista. Outokummun aineistot, 070/4613/ YV/ 62
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Freiburg
      • Ortenaukreis
        • Oberwolfach
G. Blass, H.-W. Graf and D. Sebold (2009): Neue Mineralien von der Grube Clara im Kinzigtal. Mineralien-Welt 20 (1), 87-89.
    • Karlsruhe
      • Rhein-Neckar-Kreis
        • Wiesloch
Handbook of Mineralogy
    • Odenwald
      • Weinheim
Handbook of Mineralogy
          • Kohlbach
Nickel, E., and Fettel, M. (1985): Odenwald. Sammlung geologischer Führer Vol. 65, 2nd ed., Bornträger (Berlin, Stuttgart), 231 pp.
  • Hesse
    • Hersfeld-Rotenburg
      • Nentershausen
        • Süß
          • Richelsdorf Smelter
S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1992
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Cologne
      • Aachen
        • Stolberg
          • Breinig
Graf, HW., (1990): Blei- und Zinkerzbergbau um Stolberg bei Aachen, Der Aufschluss, Vol. 41, 111-130
          • Mausbach
Aufschluss 90(2), 111-130
Aufschluss 90(2), 111-130
Aufschluss 90(2), 111-130
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Donnersbergkreis
      • Winnweiler
        • Imsbach
Lapis, 9 (5), 36-39.
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirgskreis
Lapis 30(7/8):78-80 (2005)
  • Attica
    • East Attica
      • Lavreotiki
        • Lavrion District Mines
          • Plaka
            • Plaka Mines
Kolitsch, U., Rieck, B. and Voudouris, P. (2015): Mineralogy and genesis of the Lavrion ore deposit: new insights from the study of ore and accessory minerals. MinPet 2015, Leoben, Austria, September 10-13; abstract in Mitt. Österr. Mineral. Ges. 161, 66; Rieck, B., Kolitsch, U., Voudouris, P., Giester, G. and Tzeferis, P. (2018): Weitere Neufunde aus Lavrion, Griechenland. Mineralien-Welt 29 (5), 32-77 (in German).
  • Veszprém County
    • Ajka district
      • Úrkút
        • Csárda Hill
Horváth et al (2014): A ritkaföldfémek eloszlása az úrkúti mangánérc formációiban. In: Szakáll S.: Ritkafölfémek magyarországi földtani képződményekben. CriticEl Monográfia-sorozat 5. Milagrossa Kft., Miskolc, 109-132
  • Drâa-Tafilalet Region
    • Tinghir Province
      • Imiter District
Barral, J.-P., Favreau, G. and Lheur, C. (2008). La mine d'argent d'Imiter (Maroc) - Géologie, histoire exploitation et description des espèces minérales. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs 3/2008, 1-110. (in French)
North Macedonia
  • Lipkovo
Janković, S. (1960): Allgemeine Charakteristika der Antimonerzlagerstätten Jugoslawiens. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie – Abhandlungen, 94, 506-538 (in German).
  • Bihor
    • Apuseni Mts
  • Suceava
    • Suceava district
      • Iacobeni (Jakobeny; Jacobeny; Jakabfalva)
  • Andalusia
    • Almería
      • Cuevas del Almanzora (Cuevas de Vera)
        • Sierra Almagrera
          • Las Herrerías
Navarro, A., & Cardellach, E. (2009). Mobilization of Ag, heavy metals and Eu from the waste deposit of the Las Herrerias mine (Almería, SE Spain). Environmental geology, 56(7), 1389-1404.
  • Asturias
    • Cabrales
      • Carreña de Cabrales
Manuel Gutierrez Claverol y Carlos Luque Cabal. La Minería en los Picos de Europa. 2000. ISBN 84-95178-87-7
  • Värmland County
    • Filipstad
      • Nordmark district
        • Finnshytteberg ore field (Finnshytte)
Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 21, pp. 129-136 (1983)
  • Aargau
    • Laufenburg
      • Kaisten
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 101
  • Diyarbakir Province
    • Ergani (Arghana; Osmaniye; Erganiosmaniye)
Akinci, O. T. (2009). Ophiolite-hosted copper and gold deposits of Southeastern Turkey: formation and relationship with seafloor hydrothermal processes. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 18(4), 475-509.
  • Colorado
    • La Plata Co.
      • La Plata Mining District (California Mining District)
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
  • Missouri
    • Reynolds Co.
      • West Fork
Min News 16:1 pp1-2,6,7
  • North Carolina
    • Alleghany Co.
      • Sparta
        • Bald Knob
Rocks & Min.: 60:130-135.
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