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Cupalite

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

Volume (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, Chukotka)/Anadyrski (Anadyrsky), Rajon/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

Other languages

German

Cupalit

Spanish

Cupalita

English

Cupalite

French

Cupalite

Russian

Купалит

CNMNC (IMA)-Number

IMA 1983-084

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Cup

Locations with GPS information

IDs

GUSID (Global unique identifier short form) NcC1no_7Q0isVOw4_meGIQ
GUID (Global unique identifier) 9EB5C035-FB8F-4843-AC54-EC38FE678621
Database ID 850