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About RheniiteHide

Silvery-white, black, red translucent
Specific Gravity:
7.598 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Named for its rhenium content.
One of a very few rhenium-dominant minerals. Compare, e.g., rhenium, tarkianite, dzhezkazganite, and 'UM1986-51-S:Re'.

Classification of RheniiteHide

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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.

Physical Properties of RheniiteHide

Silvery-white, black, red translucent
Pefect on {001}
With pseudohexagonal symmetry.
7.598 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of RheniiteHide


Crystallography of RheniiteHide

Crystal System:

Occurrences of RheniiteHide

Paragenetic Mode(s):
•  Fumarolic

Type Occurrence of RheniiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Millimetric, wedge-shaped crystals that are dark red translucent.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
Geological Setting of Type Material:
High temperature fumarole
Znamensky, V.S., Korzhinsky, M.A., Steinberg, G.S., Trachenko, S.I., Yakushev, A.I., Laputina, I.P., Bryzgalov, I.A., Samotoin, N.D., Magazina, L.O., Kuzmina, O.V., Organova, N.I., Rassulov, V.A., Chaplygin, I.V. (2005) Rheniite, ReS2, the natural rhenium disulphide from fumaroles of of Kudryavy volcano, Iturup Island, Kurile Islands. (Russian with English abstract) Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva (Proceedings of the Russian Mineralogical Society): 134(5): 32–40.

Synonyms of RheniiteHide

Other Language Names for RheniiteHide


Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.EB.05aAurostibiteAuSb2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05aCattieriteCoS2Iso. 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.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.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

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 RheniiteHide

Reference List:
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Kelty, S.P., Ruppert, A.F., Chianelli, R.R., Ren, J., Whangbo, M-H. (1994) Journal of the American Chemical Society: 116: 7857-7863.
Murray, H.H., Kelty, S.P., Chianelli, R.R., Day, C.S. (1994) Inorganic Chemistry: 33: 4418-4420.
Korzhinsky, M.A., Tkachenko, S.I., Shmulovich, K.I., Taran, Y.A., Steinberg, G.S. (1994) Nature: 369: 51-20.
Canadian Mineralogist (2005) 43: 834.
Znamensky, V.S., Korzhinsky, M.A., Steinberg, G.S., Trachenko, S.I., Yakushev, A.I., Laputina, I.P., Bryzgalov, I.A., Samotoin, N.D., Magazina, L.O., Kuzmina, O.V., Organova, N.I., Rassulov, V.A., Chaplygin, I.V. (2005) Rheniite, ReS2, the natural rhenium disulphide from fumaroles of of Kudryavy volcano, Iturup Island, Kurile Islands. (Russian with English abstract) Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva (Proceedings of the Russian Mineralogical Society): 134(5): 32–40.
Pekov, I.V. (2007) New minerals from former Soviet Union countries, 1998-2006: new minerals approved by the IMA commission on new minerals and mineral names. Mineralogical Almanac: 11: 9-51.

Internet Links for RheniiteHide

Localities for RheniiteHide

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.
  • Salzburg
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Felben valley
        • Felben
          • Haidbachgraben
S.Schwabl (2016)
  • North-East District
    • Francistown District
Maier, W.D., Barnes, S.-J., Chinyepi, G., Barton, Jr., J.M., Eglington, B., and Setshedi, I. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 37-60.
  • Minas Gerais
    • Fortaleza de Minas
Marchetto (1990) Econ Geol 85:921-927
  • Ontario
    • Sudbury District
      • Garson Township
LeFort, D.T. (2012) A mineralogical and fluid inclusion study of modified, contact style Ni-Cu-PGE ores in the #1 and #4 shear zones, Garson Mine, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Unpublished M.Sc thesis, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 189p.
  • East Macedonia and Thrace
    • Evros
      • Alexandroupoli
Voudouris, Panagiotis C.; Melfos, Vasilios; Spry, Paul G.; Bindi, Luca; Kartal, Tamara; Arikas, Kyriakos; Moritz, Robert; Ortelli, Melissa (2009): Rhenium-rich molybdenite and rheniite in the Pagoni Rachi Mo-Cu-Te-Ag-Au prospect, Northern Greece: implications for the Re geochemistry of porphyry-style Cu-Mo and Mo mineralization. Canadian Mineralogist 47, 1013-1036. ; Voudouris, P.C., Melfos, V., Spry, P.G., Kartal, T., Schleicher, H., Moritz, R., Ortelli, M. (2013): The Pagoni Rachi/Kirki Cu-Mo±Re±Au deposit, northern Greece: mineralogical and fluid inclusion constraints on the evolution of a telescoped porphyry-epithermal system. Canadian Mineralogist 51, 253-284.
    • Xanthi
      • Kassiteres-Sapes area
Panagiotis Voudouris, Vasilios Melfos, Paul G. Spry, Luca Bindi, Robert Moritz, Melissa Ortelli and Tamara Kartal (2013) Extremely Re-Rich Molybdenite from Porphyry Cu-Mo-Au Prospects in Northeastern Greece: Mode of Occurrence, Causes of Enrichment, and Implications for Gold Exploration. Minerals 3, 165-191.; C. Mavrogonatos, P. Voudouris, P. Spry, V. Melfos, S. Klemme, J. Berndt, C. Kanellopoulos, R. Moritz (2018): First zunyite-bearing lithocap in Greece: The case of Konos Hill Mo-Re-Cu-Au porphyry system. The 1st International Electronic Conference on Mineral Science, 16-31 July 2018, Proceedings, 12 pp. (https://sciforum.net/paper/view/conference/5450); Mavrogonatos, C., Voudouris, P., Spry , P.G., Melfos, V., Klemme, S., Berndt, J., Baker, T., Moritz, R., Bissig, T., Monecke, T. & Zaccarini, F. (2018): Mineralogical study of the advanced argillic alteration zone at the Konos Hill Mo–Cu–Re–Au porphyry prospect, NE Greece. Minerals 8, 479.
  • Hokkaidō
    • Iburi Province
Bernard & Dumortier (1986): Proceedings 11th International Conference Electron Microscopy, 1691-1692
Africano, F., & Bernard, A. (2000). Acid alteration in the fumarolic environment of Usu volcano, Hokkaido, Japan. Journal of volcanology and geothermal research, 97(1), 475-495.
Russia (TL)
  • Sakhalin Oblast
    • Kuril Islands (Kurile Islands)
      • Iturup Island
Znamenskiy V.S., Korzhinsky M.A., Steinberg G.S., Tkachenko S.I., Yakushev A.I., Laputina I.P., Bryzgalov I.A., Samotoin N.D., Magazina L.O., Kuzmina O.V., Organova N.I., Rassulov V.A., Chaplygin I.V. (2005): Zapiski Vse.Mineral.Obshch., 134(5), 32-40; Canadian Mineralogist (2005) 43, 834.; Chaplygin, I.V., Mozgova, N.N., Magazina, L.O., Kuznetsova, O.Yu., Safonov, Yu.G., Bryzgalov, I.A., Makovcký, E., Balić-Žunić, T. (2005): Kudriavite, (Cd,Pb)Bi2S4, a new mineral species from Kudriavy volcano, Iturup Island, Kuriles. Canadian Mineralogist, 43, 695-701.
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