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Cuprospinel

Collectors Summary

Color schwarz-met.
Streak color schwarz
Hardness (Mohs) 6.5
Crystal System kubisch, Fd3m

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

(Cu,Mg)Fe23+O4

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Eisen, Kupfer, Magnesium, Sauerstoff

Unit weight: 229.42411 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 7

Info

Empirical formula:

(Cu0.75Mg0.25)Fe2O4

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Oxygen

O

27.89

4

57.14

15.9994300

63.9977200

Magnesium

Mg

2.65

0.25

3.57

24.3050600

6.0762650

Iron

Fe

48.68

2

28.57

55.8452000

111.6904000

Copper

Cu

20.77

0.75

10.71

63.5463000

47.6597250

Anal­y­sis wt%

Fe2O3 : 65.70, Al2O3 : 2.60, FeO : 1.70, CuO : 27.80, MgO : 1.80, ZnO : 0.70, CoO : 0.60 (Ref: Canadian Mineralogist 73)

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

4.BB.05

4: Oxide, Hydroxide (Oxide, Hydroxide, V[5,6]-Vanadate, Arsenite, Antimonite, Bismutite, Sulfite, Selenite, Tellurite, Iodate)
B: Metall: Sauerstoff = 3:4 und vergleichbare
B: Mit ausschließlich mittelgroßen [Kationen]
05:Spinel-Gruppe

Lapis Clas­sifica­tion

IV/B.02-050

IV: OXIDE
B: Oxide mit Verhältnis Metall zu Sauerstoff = 3:4 (Spinelltyp M3O4 und verwandte Verbindungen)
2: Spinell-Gruppe; Ferrit-Spinelle

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

4.BB.120

4: OXIDES
B: Spinels R3O4
B: Fe-Spinels

Dana 8th edi­tion

07.02.02.06

07: Multiple Oxides
02: Multiple Oxides (A+ B++)2 X4 Spinel group
02: (Iron subgroup)

IMA sta­tus

Anerkannt von der CNMNC

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

IMA Classification

IMA Clas­sifica­tion

Spinel supergroup  ⇒ Oxyspinel group  ⇒ Spinel subgroup

Optical Properties

Color

schwarz-met.

Streak color

schwarz

Crystallography

Crystal Sys­tem

kubisch

Class (H-M)

m3m

Space Group number

227

Space Group

Fd3m

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

8.369

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)

586.166

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

4.79(30),
2.96(50),
2.517(100),
2.100(30),
1.701(20),
1.613(40),
1.479(60),
1.087(30)

XRD chart Cuprospinel

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)

6.5

VHN (Hard­ness Vick­ers)

985 (100g)

Density (g/cm³)

5.25 (gemessen)

5.199 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Preface

Author (Name, Year)

Nickel, 1973

References

Canadian Mineralogist 11 (1973), 1003

IMA group assignments

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

Xieite

FeCr2O4

orthorhombisch : mmm : Bbmm

4.BB.05

Gahnite

ZnAl2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.05

Chromite

Fe2+Cr2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.05

Galaxite

(Mn,Fe2+,Mg)(Al,Fe3+)2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.05

Spinel

MgAl2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.05

Hercynite

Fe2+Al2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.05

Jacobsite

(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)(Fe3+,Mn3+)2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.05

Magnetite

Fe2+Fe23+O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.05

Qandilite

(Mg,Fe2+)2(Ti,Fe3+,Al)O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.05

Trevorite

NiFe23+O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.05

Cochromite

(Co,Ni,Fe2+)(Cr,Al)2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.05

Coulsonite

Fe2+V23+O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.05

'Nichromite'

(Ni,Co,Fe2+)(Cr,Fe3+,Al)2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.05

Franklinite

(Zn,Mn2+,Fe2+)(Fe3+,Mn3+)2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.05

Filipstadite

(Mn2+,Mg)2(Fe3+0.5Sb5+0.5)O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.05

Tegengrenite

(Mg,Mn2+)2(Sb5+,Mn3+)O4

trigonal : 3, 3 : R3, R3

4.BB.05

Cuprospinel

(Cu,Mg)Fe23+O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.05

Ulvöspinel

TiFe22+O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.05

Zincochromite

ZnCr2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.05

Vuorelainenite

(Mn2+,Fe2+)(V3+,Cr3+)2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.05

Magnesioferrite

MgFe23+O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.05

Manganochromite

(Mn,Fe2+)(Cr,V)2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.05

Magnesiochromite

MgCr2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.05

Magnesiocoulsonite

MgV23+O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.05

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

Magnesioferrite

MgFe23+O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

IV/B.02-010

Magnetite

Fe2+Fe23+O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

IV/B.02-020

Jacobsite

(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)(Fe3+,Mn3+)2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

IV/B.02-030

Trevorite

NiFe23+O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

IV/B.02-040

Cuprospinel

(Cu,Mg)Fe23+O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

IV/B.02-050

Franklinite

(Zn,Mn2+,Fe2+)(Fe3+,Mn3+)2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

IV/B.02-060

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

Magnesioferrite

MgFe23+O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.100

Franklinite

(Zn,Mn2+,Fe2+)(Fe3+,Mn3+)2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.110

Cuprospinel

(Cu,Mg)Fe23+O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.120

Magnetite

Fe2+Fe23+O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.150

Trevorite

NiFe23+O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.160

Jacobsite

(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)(Fe3+,Mn3+)2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.BB.170

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

Spinel

MgAl2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

07.02.01.01

Galaxite

(Mn,Fe2+,Mg)(Al,Fe3+)2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

07.02.01.02

Hercynite

Fe2+Al2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

07.02.01.03

Gahnite

ZnAl2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

07.02.01.04

Magnesioferrite

MgFe23+O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

07.02.02.01

Jacobsite

(Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)(Fe3+,Mn3+)2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

07.02.02.02

Magnetite

Fe2+Fe23+O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

07.02.02.03

Franklinite

(Zn,Mn2+,Fe2+)(Fe3+,Mn3+)2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

07.02.02.04

Trevorite

NiFe23+O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

07.02.02.05

Cuprospinel

(Cu,Mg)Fe23+O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

07.02.02.06

Brunogeierite

(Fe2+)2Ge4+O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

07.02.02.07

Magnesiochromite

MgCr2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

07.02.03.01

Manganochromite

(Mn,Fe2+)(Cr,V)2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

07.02.03.02

Chromite

Fe2+Cr2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

07.02.03.03

Cochromite

(Co,Ni,Fe2+)(Cr,Al)2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

07.02.03.05

Zincochromite

ZnCr2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

07.02.03.06

Vuorelainenite

(Mn2+,Fe2+)(V3+,Cr3+)2O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

07.02.04.01

Coulsonite

Fe2+V23+O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

07.02.04.02

Magnesiocoulsonite

MgV23+O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

07.02.04.03

Qandilite

(Mg,Fe2+)2(Ti,Fe3+,Al)O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

07.02.05.01

Ulvöspinel

TiFe22+O4

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

07.02.05.02

Kusachiite

CuBi2O4

tetragonal : 4/mmm : P4/ncc

07.02.06.01

Iwakiite

Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn3+)2O4

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I41/amd

07.02.06.02

Hausmannite

Mn2+Mn23+O4

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I41/amd

07.02.07.01

Hetaerolite

ZnMn23+O4

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I41/amd

07.02.07.02

'Hydrohetaerolite'

HZnMn3+1.7O4

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I41/amd

07.02.07.03

Minium

Pb2+2Pb4+O4

tetragonal : 4/mmm : P42/mbc

07.02.08.01

Chrysoberyl

BeAl2O4

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pbnm

07.02.09.01

CNMNC (IMA)-Number

IMA 1971-020

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Cspl

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