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Calaverite (Calaverit)

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Calaverit
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Calaverit

Bildbreite: 2 mm; Fundort: Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek District, Teller Co., Colorado, USA

Copyright: Stephan Wolfsried
Contribution: Hg 2014-05-12
Locality: Cripple Creek / Cripple Creek District / Teller Co. / Colorado / USA
Calaverit
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Calaverit

Größe: 66x55x22 mm; Fundort: Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek District, Teller Co., Colorado, USA

Copyright: Rob Lavinsky
Contribution: slugslayer 2008-12-02
Locality: Cripple Creek / Cripple Creek District / Teller Co. / Colorado / USA
Calaverit
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Calaverit

Größe: 96x56x39 mm; Fundort: Doctor Mine, Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek District, Teller Co., Colorado, USA

Copyright: Rob Lavinsky
Contribution: slugslayer 2010-06-29
Locality: Doctor Mine (Jackpot Mine) / Cripple Creek District / Teller Co. / Colorado / USA
Calaverit x
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Calaverit x

Bb etwa 1,5 mm , Fundort: Cripple Creek, Cripple Creek District, Teller Co., Colorado, USA

Collection: derhesse
Copyright: derhesse
Contribution: derhesse 2015-03-29
Locality: Cripple Creek / Cripple Creek District / Teller Co. / Colorado / USA
Calaverit mit Fluorit
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Calaverit mit Fluorit

Größe: 37x27x26 mm; Fundort: Dr. Jackpot Mine, Cripple Creek District, Teller Co., Colorado, USA

Copyright: Rob Lavinsky
Contribution: slugslayer 2008-12-02
Locality: Doctor Mine (Jackpot Mine) / Cripple Creek District / Teller Co. / Colorado / USA
Calaverit, Fluorit
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Calaverit, Fluorit

Größe: 99x73x24 mm; Fundort: Cresson Mine, Cripple Creek District, Teller Co., Colorado, USA; Ex Wolfgang Henkel Sammlung

Copyright: Dan Weinrich
Contribution: slugslayer 2011-01-15
Locality: Cresson Mine / Eclipse Gulch / Cripple Creek District / Teller Co. / Colorado / USA

Collectors Summary

Color gelblichweiß-met.
Streak color gelblichgrau
Hardness (Mohs) 2.5 - 3
Solubility +++ heiße konz. H2SO4, Königswasser, normale Reinigung ist sicher
Crystal System monoklin, C2/m
Morphology Oft idiomorph; auch derb und körnig.

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

AuTe2

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Gold, Tellur

Unit weight: 452.172552 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 3

Info

Empirical formula:

AuTe2

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Tellurium

Te

56.44

2

66.67

127.6030000

255.2060000

Gold

Au

43.56

1

33.33

196.9665520

196.9665520

Anal­y­sis wt%

Au : 39.36, Pb : 5.20, Te : 54.32 (Ref: American Mineralogist 49)

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

2.EA.10

2: Sulfide und Sulfosalze (Sulfide, Selenide, Telluride, Arsenide, Antimonide, Bismutide, Sulfarsenite, Sulfantimonite, Sulfbismuthite)
E: Metallsulfide mit M:S >= 1:2
A: M:S = 1:2, mit Cu, Ag, Au; Ni, Sn, PGE, Mo, W
10:Calaverit-Gruppe

Lapis Clas­sifica­tion

II/D.16-040

II: SULFIDE UND SULFOSALZE (Sulfide, Selenide, Telluride, Arsenide, Antimonide, Bismutide)
D: Sulfide mit Metall : S,Se,Te < 1:1
16: Telluride mit Kupfer, Silber, Gold

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

2.EA.150

2: SULFIDES
E: Me/S=1/2 (also < 1/2)
A: Me/S=1/2 with Cu,Ag,Au, etc.
1: Sylvanite-Group

Dana 8th edi­tion

02.12.13.02

02: Sulfide Minerals
12: Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:2
13: Krennerite Group

IMA sta­tus

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

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

gelblichweiß-met.

Streak color

gelblichgrau

Diaphane­ity (Trans­parency)

opak

Optical Data Luminescence

Lumi­nes­cence

keine Fluoreszenz bekannt

Crystallography

Crystal Sys­tem

monoklin

Class (H-M)

2/m

Space Group number

12

Space Group

C2/m

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

7.195

Cell param­e­ters b (Å)

4.415

Cell param­e­ters c (Å)

5.070

Cell param­e­ters a/b or c/a

1.630

Cell param­e­ters c/b

1.148

Cell param­e­ters α

90°

Cell param­e­ters β

90.3

Cell param­e­ters γ

90°

Z

2

Volumne (ų)

161.051

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

3.01(100),
2.92(30),
2.19(40),
2.09(80),
1.754(30),
1.685(30),
1.195(40),
0.888(40)

XRD chart Calaverite

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

Morphol­ogy

Oft idiomorph; auch derb und körnig.

Crystals 3D

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Crystal Structure 3D

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Physical Properties

Hard­ness (Mohs)

2.5 - 3

VHN (Hard­ness Vick­ers)

205 (100g)

Density (g/cm³)

9.04

9.324 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Insta­bil­ity

+++ heiße konz. H2SO4, Königswasser, normale Reinigung ist sicher

Preface

Author (Name, Year)

Genth, 1868

References

Handbook of Mineralogy (Anthony et al.), 1 (1990), 77

Related minerals "Strunz Classification" (9. Edition) [Mineral | Chemical formula | Crystal system : Class (H-M) : Space Group | Indenture number]

'Berndtite'

SnS2

2.EA.10

Calaverite

AuTe2

monoklin : 2/m : C2/m

2.EA.10

Berndtite-2T

SnS2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

2.EA.10

Berndtite-4H

SnS2

hexagonal : 6mm : P63mc

2.EA.10

Related minerals "Lapis Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula | Crystal system : Class (H-M) : Space Group | Indenture number]

Kostovite

CuAuTe4

orthorhombisch : mm2 : Pma2

II/D.16-010

Sylvanite

AgAuTe4

monoklin : 2/m : P2/c

II/D.16-020

Krennerite

Au3AgTe8

orthorhombisch : mm2 : Pma2

II/D.16-030

Calaverite

AuTe2

monoklin : 2/m : C2/m

II/D.16-040

Related minerals "Hoelzel Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula : Crystal system : Class (H-M) | Space Group | Indenture number]

Kostovite

CuAuTe4

orthorhombisch : mm2 : Pma2

2.EA.100

Krennerite

Au3AgTe8

orthorhombisch : mm2 : Pma2

2.EA.110

Sylvanite

AgAuTe4

monoklin : 2/m : P2/c

2.EA.130

Calaverite

AuTe2

monoklin : 2/m : C2/m

2.EA.150

Verbeekite

PdSe2

monoklin : 2/m, 2, m : C2/m, C2, Cm

2.EA.160

Related minerals "Dana 8. Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula : Crystal system : Class (H-M) | Space Group | Indenture number]

Krennerite

Au3AgTe8

orthorhombisch : mm2 : Pma2

02.12.13.01

Calaverite

AuTe2

monoklin : 2/m : C2/m

02.12.13.02

Sylvanite

AgAuTe4

monoklin : 2/m : P2/c

02.12.13.03

Kostovite

CuAuTe4

orthorhombisch : mm2 : Pma2

02.12.13.04

Melonite

NiTe2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

02.12.14.01

Kitkaite

NiTeSe

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

02.12.14.02

Moncheite

(Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

02.12.14.03

Merenskyite

PdTe2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

02.12.14.04

Shuangfengite

IrTe2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

02.12.14.06

Sudovikovite

PtSe2

trigonal : 3m : P3m1

02.12.14.07

Froodite

PdBi2

monoklin : 2/m : C2/m

02.12.15.01

Urvantsevite

Pd(Bi,Pb)2

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I4/mmm

02.12.15.02

Verbeekite

PdSe2

monoklin : 2/m, 2, m : C2/m, C2, Cm

02.12.15.03

Borishanskiite

Pd(As,Pb)2

orthorhombisch : mm2 : Ccm21

02.12.16.01

Skutterudite

CoAs3

kubisch : m3 : Im3

02.12.17.01

Nickelskutterudite

(Ni,Co,Fe)As3

kubisch : m3 : Im3

02.12.17.02

Kieftite

CoSb3

kubisch : m3 : Im3

02.12.17.03

Rheniite

ReS2

triklin : 1 : P1

02.12.18.01

Alternative Name

Japanese

カラヴェラス鉱

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Clv

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