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Cupalite (Cupalit)

Collectors Summary

Color stahlgelb
Lustre Metallglanz
Hardness (Mohs) 4 - 4.5
Crystal System orthorhombisch,

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

(Cu,Zn)Al

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Aluminium, Kupfer, Zink

Unit weight: 90.9936132 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 2

Info

Empirical formula:

(Cu0.75Zn0.25)Al

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Aluminium

Al

29.65

1

50.00

26.9815382

26.9815382

Copper

Cu

52.38

0.75

37.50

63.5463000

47.6597250

Zinc

Zn

17.97

0.25

12.50

65.4094000

16.3523500

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

1.AA.20

1: Elemente (Metalle, intermetallische Legierungen, Metalloide u. Nichtmetalle, Carbide, Silicide, Nitride u. Phosphide)
A: Metalle und intermetallische Legierungen
A: Kupfer-Cupalit-Familie
20:Cupalit-Gruppe

Lapis Clas­sifica­tion

I/A.03-010

I: ELEMENTE
A: Metalle und intermetallische Verbindungen

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

1.AB.140

1: ELEMENTS
A: Metals, Intermetallic Compounds, and Alloys
B: Al-CuAl-Group

Hey's Chem­ical Index of Min­er­als

01.23

01: Elements and Alloys (including the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au)

Dana 8th edi­tion

01.01.15.01

01: Native Elements and Alloys
01: Native Elements with metallic elements other than the platinum group

IMA sta­tus

anerkannt

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

stahlgelb

Lus­tre

Metallglanz

Anisotropism

sehr schwach von hellgrau zu grau

Reflec­tiv­ity: (Lambda nm) ↓, ↑, Ø

(440) 66.80, , 66.80
(460) 66.10, , 66.10
(480) 65.30, , 65.30
(500) 64.50, , 64.50
(520) 63.70, , 63.70
(540) 62.90, , 62.90
(560) 62.10, , 62.10
(580) 61.30, , 61.30
(600) 60.40, , 60.40
(620) 59.70, , 59.70
(640) 58.90, , 58.90
(660) 58.20, , 58.20
(680) 57.70, , 57.70
(700) 57.20, , 57.20

Reflection chart Cupalite

Reflec­tiv­ity Ø

61.77

Crystallography

Crystal Sys­tem

orthorhombisch

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

6.95

Cell param­e­ters b (Å)

4.16

Cell param­e­ters c (Å)

10.04

Cell param­e­ters a/b or c/a

1.671

Cell param­e­ters c/b

2.413

Cell param­e­ters α

90°

Cell param­e­ters β

90°

Cell param­e­ters γ

90°

Z

10

Volumne (ų)

290.276

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

5.07(10), 4.12(8), 3.59(2), 2.83(1), 2.607(1), 2.316(1), 2.023(1)

XRD chart Cupalite

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

Crystal Structure 3D

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Physical Properties

Hard­ness (Mohs)

4 - 4.5

VHN (Hard­ness Vick­ers)

300 (50g)

Density (g/cm³)

5.12 (berechnet)

5.205 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

(Co-)Type locality

(Co-)Type locality

Russland/Ferner Osten, Föderationskreis/Autonomer Kreis der Tschuktschen (Tschukotka; Chukotskii)/Khatyrka Meteorit

Type mate­r­ial

Russland: MM-St.Petersburg - Type: T: 1688/1

Preface

Occurrences

In alluvialen Lagerstätten von ultrabasichen Gesteinen

Name from

Benannt nach der chemischen Zusammensetzung, Copper (Kupfer) und Aluminium

Author (Name, Year)

Razin & Rudashevsky & Vyal'sov, 1985

References

Razin LV, Rudashevskij NS, Vyaslov LN: ZVMO,(1985) 114, 90-100.

American Mineralogist: 71: 1278.

Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 114 (1985), 90.

Strunz Mineralogical Tables 9. Edition (2001), 36.

IMA / CNMNC Liste 2007, Strunz Id Änderung 1.AA.15 -> 1.AA.20

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

Cupalite

(Cu,Zn)Al

1.AA.20

Stolperite

AlCu

kubisch : m3m : Pm3m

1.AA.20

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

Aluminium

Al

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

I/A.03-005

Cupalite

(Cu,Zn)Al

I/A.03-010

Khatyrkite

(Cu,Zn)Al2

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I4/mcm

I/A.03-020

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

Aluminium

Al

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

1.AB.100

Khatyrkite

(Cu,Zn)Al2

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I4/mcm

1.AB.120

Cupalite

(Cu,Zn)Al

1.AB.140

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

Leadamalgam

Pb0.7Hg0.3

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I4/mmm

01.01.10.01

'Kamacite'

(Fe,Ni)

kubisch : m3m : Im3m

01.01.11.01

Taenite

(Ni,Fe)

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

01.01.11.02

Tetrataenite

FeNi

monoklin : m : Pm

01.01.11.03

Awaruite

Ni3Fe

kubisch : m3m : Pm3m

01.01.11.04

Nickel

Ni

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

01.01.11.05

Wairauite

CoFe

kubisch : m3m : Pm3m

01.01.11.06

Chromium

Cr

kubisch : m3m : Im3m

01.01.12.01

Chromferide

Fe1.5Cr0.2

kubisch : m3m : Pm3m

01.01.12.02

Ferchromide

Cr3Fe1-x

kubisch : m3m : Pm3m

01.01.12.03

Tin

Sn

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I41/amd

01.01.13.01

Indium

In

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I4/mmm

01.01.14.01

Cupalite

(Cu,Zn)Al

01.01.15.01

Khatyrkite

(Cu,Zn)Al2

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I4/mcm

01.01.15.02

Cohenite

(Fe,Ni,Co)3C

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pnma

01.01.16.01

Haxonite

(FeNi)23C6

01.01.16.02

Isovite

(Cr,Fe)23C6

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

01.01.16.03

Tongbaite

Cr3C2

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pnma

01.01.17.01

Florenskyite

Fe(Ti,Ni)P

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pnma

01.01.17.02

Siderazot

Fe3N1.33

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

01.01.18.01

Roaldite

Fe4N

kubisch : m3m : Pm3m

01.01.18.02

Osbornite

TiN

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

01.01.19.01

Khamrabaevite

(Ti,V,Fe)C

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

01.01.19.02

Niobocarbide

(Nb,Ta)C

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

01.01.19.03

Tantalcarbide

TaC

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

01.01.19.04

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

IMA Number

IMA 1983-084

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