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Valleriite

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Valleriit
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Valleriit

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brauner, streifiger Valleriit mit blau-lila Bornit
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brauner, streifiger Valleriit mit blau-lila Bornit
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brauner, streifiger Valleriit mit blau-lila Bornit

Größe: 36x19 mm; Fundort: War Eagle Mine, Whitehorse, Yukon, Kanada

Copyright: Philip Blümner
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Größe: 29 x 10 mm; Fundort: War Eagle Mine, Whitehorse, Yukon, Kanada

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Größe: 64x47x42 mm; Fundort: Little Chief Mine, Whitehorse, Yukon, Kanada
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Locality: Little Chief Mine / Whitehorse Copper Belt / Whitehorse Mining District / Yukon-Territorium / Kanada
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Valleriit
Größe: 47x26x25 mm; Fundort: Little Chief Mine, Whitehorse, Yukon, Kanada
Copyright: Philip Blümner; Contribution: Philip Blümner
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Location: Kanada/Yukon-Territorium/Whitehorse Mining District/Whitehorse Copper Belt/Little Chief Mine
Mineral: Valleriite
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Valleriit (SNr: 02.345)

Größe: 47x26x25 mm; Fundort: Little Chief Mine, Whitehorse, Yukon, Kanada

Collection: thdun5
Copyright: Philip Blümner
Contribution: Philip Blümner 2013-01-30
Locality: Little Chief Mine / Whitehorse Copper Belt / Whitehorse Mining District / Yukon-Territorium / Kanada

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Collectors Summary

Color bronzefarben, grau
Hardness (Mohs) 1 - 1.5
Solubility ++ Säuren
Crystal System trigonal, R3m

Chemism

Chemical formula

2[(Fe,Cu)S]·1.53[(Mg,Al)(OH)2]

Chemical composition

Aluminium, Eisen, Kupfer, Magnesium, Sauerstoff, Schwefel, Wasserstoff

Unit weight: 269.9250183315 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 11.65

Info

Empirical formula:

2[(Fe0.75Cu0.25)S]·1.53[(Mg0.75Al0.25)(OH)2]

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Hydrogen

H

1.14

3.06

26.27

1.0079470

3.0843178

Oxygen

O

18.14

3.06

26.27

15.9994300

48.9582558

Magnesium

Mg

10.33

1.15

9.85

24.3050600

27.8900564

Aluminium

Al

3.82

0.38

3.28

26.9815382

10.3204384

Sulfur

S

23.76

2

17.17

32.0655000

64.1310000

Iron

Fe

31.03

1.5

12.88

55.8452000

83.7678000

Copper

Cu

11.77

0.5

4.29

63.5463000

31.7731500

Analysis wt%

Cu : 19.80, Fe : 20.00, S : 21.60, Al2O3 : 8.50, MgO : 16.00, CaO : 1.30, H2O : 10.80 (Ref: USGS 63)

Strunz 9th edition incl. updates

2.FD.30

2: Sulfide und Sulfosalze (Sulfide, Selenide, Telluride, Arsenide, Antimonide, Bismutide, Sulfarsenite, Sulfantimonite, Sulfbismuthite)
F: Sulfide, Arsenide, Alkaide; Sulfide mit Halogeniden, Oxiden, Hydroxiden (H2O)
D: mit O, OH, H2O
30:Valleriit-Gruppe

Lapis Classification

II/C.23-020

II: SULFIDE UND SULFOSALZE (Sulfide, Selenide, Telluride, Arsenide, Antimonide, Bismutide)
C: Sulfide mit Metall : S,Se,Te ~ 1:1

Classification by Hölzel

2.KC.200

2: SULFIDES
K: Nonmetallic Sulfides, HalideSulfides, etc.
C: With O,OH,H2O
2: With Hydroxide

Dana 8th edition

02.14.01.01

02: Sulfide Minerals
14: Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides (Hydroxyl or Hydrated)

IMA status

Erstbeschreibung vor CNMNC-Gründung (1959), als Mineral meist anerkannt

Mineral status

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

bronzefarben, grau

Diaphaneity (Transparency)

opak

Crystallography

Crystal System

trigonal

Class (H-M)

3m

Space Group number

166

Space Group

R3m

Cell parameters a (Å)

3.79

Cell parameters b (Å)

-

Cell parameters c (Å)

34.10

Cell parameters a/b or c/a

8.997

Cell parameters c/b

-

Z

3

Volume (ų)

424.193

X-Ray Powder Diffraction

11.37(100),
5.701(100),
3.800(50),
3.258(80),
3.143(60),
2.848(50),
1.892(70),
1.868(70)

XRD chart Valleriite

Calculated from d-spacing and intensity at 0.1541838 nm (Cu)

Crystals 3D

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Crystal Structure 3D

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Physical Properties

Hardness (Mohs)

1 - 1.5

VHN (Hardness Vickers)

58 (20g)!

Density (g/cm³)

3.09 - 3.14 / Durchschnittlich = 3.11

3.17 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Instability

++ Säuren

Preface

Generation conditions

Wahrscheinlich Umwandlungsprodukt von Chalkopyrit und anderen Kupfer-Erzen, auch von Pentlandit; stets feinstkörnig, meist auf Klüftchen und als Anflug.

Author (Name, Year)

Blomstrand, 1870

References

Handbook of Mineralogy (Anthony et al.), 1 (1990), 555

Other languages

German

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English

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French

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Spanish

Valleriíta

Russian

Валлериит

Simplified Chinese

墨铜矿

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Val

Locations with GPS information

IDs

GUSID (Global unique identifier short form) sJvTxAfF8k-3mPuY3Ih6OA
GUID (Global unique identifier) C4D39BB0-C507-4FF2-B798-FB98DC887A38
Database ID 4016