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Cuprorhodsite

Collectors Summary

Color eisenschwarz metallisch
Lustre Metallglanz
Hardness (Mohs) 5
Solubility - warmes Königswasser
Crystal System kubisch, Fd3m

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

CuRh2S4

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Kupfer, Rhodium, Schwefel

Unit weight: 397.619304 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 7

Info

Empirical formula:

CuRh2S4

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Sulfur

S

32.26

4

57.14

32.0655000

128.2620000

Copper

Cu

15.98

1

14.29

63.5463000

63.5463000

Rhodium

Rh

51.76

2

28.57

102.9055020

205.8110040

Anal­y­sis wt%

Rh : 39.60, Ir : 10.30, Pt : 6.80, Cu : 7.55, Fe : 5.31, S : 29.80, PLT : 56.70 (Ref: Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 1904-1974 85)

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

2.DA.05

2: Sulfide und Sulfosalze (Sulfide, Selenide, Telluride, Arsenide, Antimonide, Bismutide, Sulfarsenite, Sulfantimonite, Sulfbismuthite)
D: Metallsulfide mit M:S = 3:4 und 2:3
A: M:S = 3:4
05:Thiospinel/Linneit-Gruppe

Lapis Clas­sifica­tion

II/D.02-020

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

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

2.DA.300

2: SULFIDES
D: With Me/S <1/1 and >1/2
A: Me/S=3/4 Thiospinels, etc
3: Thiospinels with PGE

Dana 8th edi­tion

02.10.01.16

02: Sulfide Minerals
10: Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=3:4
01: Linnaeite Group (Isometric: Fd3m)

IMA sta­tus

Anerkannt von der CNMNC

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

IMA Classification

IMA Clas­sifica­tion

Spinel supergroup  ⇒ Thiospinel Group  ⇒ Linnaeite subgroup

Optical Properties

Color

eisenschwarz metallisch

Change in color

grau in reflektiertem Licht

Diaphane­ity (Trans­parency)

opak

Lus­tre

Metallglanz

Anisotropism

isotropisch

Reflec­tiv­ity: (Lambda nm) ↓, ↑, Ø

(460) 35.60, , 35.60
(480) 35.80, , 35.80
(500) 36.40, , 36.40
(520) 36.60, , 36.60
(540) 36.70, , 36.70
(560) 36.80, , 36.80
(580) 36.90, , 36.90
(600) 37.00, , 37.00
(620) 37.00, , 37.00
(640) 37.00, , 37.00
(660) 36.90, , 36.90
(680) 36.80, , 36.80
(700) 36.70, , 36.70

Reflection chart Cuprorhodsite

Reflec­tiv­ity Ø

36.63

Crystallography

Crystal Sys­tem

kubisch

Class (H-M)

m3m

Space Group number

227

Space Group

Fd3m

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

9.88

Cell param­e­ters b (Å)

-

Cell param­e­ters c (Å)

-

Cell param­e­ters a/b or c/a

1

Cell param­e­ters c/b

-

Cell param­e­ters α

90°

Cell param­e­ters β

90°

Cell param­e­ters γ

90°

Z

8

Volumne (ų)

964.43

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

5.7(40),
3.00(100),
2.480(70),
1.904(80),
1.758(100),
1.286(50),
1.102(50),
1.009(90)

XRD chart Cuprorhodsite

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

Crystal Structure 3D

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Physical Properties

Hard­ness (Mohs)

5

VHN (Hard­ness Vick­ers)

498 (50g)

Density (g/cm³)

5.88 (berechnet)

5.477 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Tenac­ity

sehr spröde

Insta­bil­ity

- warmes Königswasser

(Co-)Type locality

(Co-)Type locality

Russland/Ferner Osten, Föderationskreis/Kamtschatka Oblast/Filipp, Berg

Type mate­r­ial

Mining Institute, St. Petersburg, Russland

Col­lec­tion number of type mate­r­ial

1685/1

Preface

Name from

Der Name hat seinen Ursprung in der chemischen Zusammensetzung: Kupfer CUPRum, RHODium und Schwefel

Author (Name, Year)

Rudashevsky & Men'shikov & Mochalov & Trubkin & Shumskaya & Zhdanov, 1

References

Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 114 (1985), 187

IMA group assignments

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

Indite

Fe2+In2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.05

Greigite

Fe2+Fe3+2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.05

Linnaeite

Co2+Co3+2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.05

Malanite

Cu(Pt,Ir)2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.05

'Dayingite'

CuCoPtS4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.05

Siegenite

(Ni,Co)3S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.05

Violarite

Fe2+Ni3+2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.05

Carrollite

Cu(Co,Ni)2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.05

Kalininite

ZnCr2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.05

Polydymite

NiNi2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.05

Tyrrellite

(Cu,Co,Ni)3Se4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.05

Cadmoindite

CdIn2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.05

Fletcherite

Cu(Ni,Co)2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.05

Bornhardtite

Co2+Co3+2Se4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.05

Florensovite

Cu(Cr1.5Sb0.5)S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.05

Trüstedtite

Ni3Se4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.05

Xingzhongite

(Pb,Cu,Fe)(Ir,Pt,Rh)2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.05

Cuproiridsite

CuIr2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.05

Cuprorhodsite

CuRh2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.05

Daubréelite

Fe2+Cr2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.05

Ferrorhodsite

(Fe,Cu)(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.05

Cuprokalininite

CuCr2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.05

'Thiospinel Group'

AB2X4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.05

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

Cuprorhodsite

CuRh2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

II/D.02-020

Cuproiridsite

CuIr2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

II/D.02-030

Malanite

Cu(Pt,Ir)2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

II/D.02-040

Ferrorhodsite

(Fe,Cu)(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

II/D.02-045

Xingzhongite

(Pb,Cu,Fe)(Ir,Pt,Rh)2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

II/D.02-050

Kingstonite

Rh3S4

monoklin : 2/m : C2/m

II/D.02-060

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

Cuprorhodsite

CuRh2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.300

Ferrorhodsite

(Fe,Cu)(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.310

Cuproiridsite

CuIr2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.320

Malanite

Cu(Pt,Ir)2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.340

Xingzhongite

(Pb,Cu,Fe)(Ir,Pt,Rh)2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

2.DA.370

Tarkianite

(Cu,Fe)(Re,Mo)4S8

kubisch : 43m : F43m

2.DA.380

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

Linnaeite

Co2+Co3+2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

02.10.01.01

Carrollite

Cu(Co,Ni)2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

02.10.01.02

Fletcherite

Cu(Ni,Co)2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

02.10.01.03

Tyrrellite

(Cu,Co,Ni)3Se4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

02.10.01.04

Bornhardtite

Co2+Co3+2Se4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

02.10.01.05

Siegenite

(Ni,Co)3S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

02.10.01.06

Polydymite

NiNi2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

02.10.01.07

Violarite

Fe2+Ni3+2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

02.10.01.08

Trüstedtite

Ni3Se4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

02.10.01.09

Greigite

Fe2+Fe3+2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

02.10.01.10

Daubréelite

Fe2+Cr2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

02.10.01.11

Indite

Fe2+In2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

02.10.01.12

Kalininite

ZnCr2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

02.10.01.13

Florensovite

Cu(Cr1.5Sb0.5)S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

02.10.01.14

Cuproiridsite

CuIr2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

02.10.01.15

Cuprorhodsite

CuRh2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

02.10.01.16

Malanite

Cu(Pt,Ir)2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

02.10.01.17

Ferrorhodsite

(Fe,Cu)(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

02.10.01.18

Cadmoindite

CdIn2S4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

02.10.01.19

Wilkmanite

Ni3Se4

monoklin : 2/m : I2/m

02.10.02.01

Brezinaite

Cr3S4

monoklin : 2/m : I2/m

02.10.02.02

Heideite

(Fe,Cr)1.15(Ti,Fe)2S4

monoklin : 2/m : I2/m

02.10.02.03

Rhodostannite

(Cu,Ag)2FeSn3S8

tetragonal : 4/m : I41/a

02.10.03.01

Toyohaite

Ag2FeSn3S8

tetragonal : 4/m : I41/a

02.10.03.02

Konderite

PbCu3Rh8S16

hexagonal : 6/m, 6, 6/mmm, 622, 6m2 : P6/m, P6, P6/mmm, P622, P6m2

02.10.04.01

Inaglyite

PbCu3Ir8S16

hexagonal : 173, 168, 191, 147, 187 : P63, P6, P6/mmm, P622, P6m2

02.10.04.02

Tarkianite

(Cu,Fe)(Re,Mo)4S8

kubisch : 43m : F43m

02.10.05.01

Alternative Name

Traditional Chinese

硫銅銠礦

Simplified Chinese

硫铜铑矿

IMA Number

IMA 1984-017

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