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Digenite

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Digenit
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Digenit

Größe: 4 x 3,3 x 1,2 cm,
Fundort: Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA

Copyright: Rob Lavinsky
Contribution: thdun5 2009-10-22
Locality: Butte / Butte District / Silver Bow Co. / Montana / USA
Digenit und Pyrit
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Digenit und Pyrit

Größe: 64x36 mm; Fundort: Leonard Mine, Butte, Butte District, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA

Copyright: Rock Currier
Contribution: slugslayer 2010-10-10
Locality: Leonard Mine / Butte / Butte District / Silver Bow Co. / Montana / USA
Digenit
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Digenit (SNr: 02.398)

derber Digenit, Größe: 2,5 x 1,7 x 1,5 cm, Fundort: Leonard Mine, Butte, Butte District, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA

Collection: thdun5
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Digenit
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Digenit

Größe: 28x18 mm; Fundort: Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA

Copyright: John Sobolewski
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Locality: Leonard Mine / Butte / Butte District / Silver Bow Co. / Montana / USA
Digenit, Quarz
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Digenit, Quarz

Digenit mit Pyrit auf Quarz. Größe: 7,2 x 4,3 cm, Fundort: Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA.

Copyright: John Sobolewski
Contribution: thdun5 2009-10-20
Locality: Leonard Mine / Butte / Butte District / Silver Bow Co. / Montana / USA
Guillemenit auf Digenit
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Guillemenit auf Digenit

Guillemenit auf Digenit; Musonoi Mine, Kongo; Bildbreite: 4 cm.

Collection: Jan Hartmann
Copyright: Jan Hartmann
Contribution: Alcest 2013-07-26
Locality: Musonoi / Kolwezi, Revier / Lualaba, Distrikt / Katanga (Shaba), Provinz / Demokratische Republik Kongo

Collectors Summary

Color blauschwarz metallisch
Streak color grauschwarz metallisch
Lustre Metallglanz
Hardness (Mohs) 2.50 - 3.00
Solubility +++ HNO3
Crystal System trigonal, R3m

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

Cu1.8S

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Kupfer, Schwefel

Unit weight: 146.44884 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 2.8

Info

Empirical formula:

Cu1.8S

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Sulfur

S

21.90

1

35.71

32.0655000

32.0655000

Copper

Cu

78.10

1.8

64.29

63.5463000

114.3833400

Anal­y­sis wt%

Ø Cu : 76.19, S : 23.44 (Ref: Dana, 7th ed. 1)

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

2.BA.05e

2: Sulfide und Sulfosalze (Sulfide, Selenide, Telluride, Arsenide, Antimonide, Bismutide, Sulfarsenite, Sulfantimonite, Sulfbismuthite)
B: Metallsulfide, M : S > 1 : 1 (hauptsächlich 2 : 1)
A: mit Kupfer (Cu), Silber (Ag), Gold (Au)
05e:

Lapis Clas­sifica­tion

II/B.01-030

II: SULFIDE UND SULFOSALZE (Sulfide, Selenide, Telluride, Arsenide, Antimonide, Bismutide)
B: Sulfide, Selenide und Telluride mit Verhältnis Metall : S,Se,Te > 1:1
1: Kupfersulfide

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

2.BA.140

2: SULFIDES
B: Sulfides (etc) with Me/S > 1/1 (mostly 2/1)
A: With Cu,Ag,Au
1: Chalcocite-Bornite-Group

Dana 8th edi­tion

02.04.07.03

02: Sulfide Minerals
04: Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=2:1
07: Chalcocite Group ([Cu]2-x S] formulae)

IMA sta­tus

Anerkannt von der CNMNC

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

blauschwarz metallisch

Streak color

grauschwarz metallisch

Change in color

blau in reflektiertem Licht

Lus­tre

Metallglanz

Reflec­tiv­ity: (Lambda nm) ↓, ↑, Ø

(400) 29.60, , 29.60
(420) 28.80, , 28.80
(440) 28.00, , 28.00
(460) 27.00, , 27.00
(480) 25.90, , 25.90
(500) 24.80, , 24.80
(520) 23.50, , 23.50
(540) 22.20, , 22.20
(560) 21.00, , 21.00
(580) 19.90, , 19.90
(600) 18.90, , 18.90
(620) 18.00, , 18.00
(640) 17.20, , 17.20
(660) 16.30, , 16.30
(680) 15.50, , 15.50
(700) 14.80, , 14.80

Reflection chart Digenite

Reflec­tiv­ity Ø

21.96

Crystallography

Crystal Sys­tem

trigonal

Class (H-M)

3m

Space Group number

166

Space Group

R3m

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

3.919

Cell param­e­ters b (Å)

-

Cell param­e­ters c (Å)

48

Cell param­e­ters a/b or c/a

12.248

Cell param­e­ters c/b

-

Z

15

Volumne (ų)

638.443

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

3.20(80),
3.05(30),
2.77(70),
2.16(10),
1.970(100),
1.670(60),
1.386(10),
1.131(30)

XRD chart Digenite

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)

2.50 - 3.00

VHN (Hard­ness Vick­ers)

96 (100g)

Density (g/cm³)

5.60 (gemessen) 5.715 (berechnet)

5.713 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Insta­bil­ity

+++ HNO3

Preface

Gen­er­a­tion con­di­tions

Entstanden meist bei hoher Temperatur; die Bildung ist aber auch unter 78 °C möglich.

Author (Name, Year)

Breithaupt, 1844

Addi­tional Informa­tion

Der Name Digenit stammt von lateinisch `digenus` (von zweifacher Abkunft) wegen der chemischen Verwandtschaft mit Chalkosin und Covellin.

References

Handbook of Mineralogy (Anthony et al.), 1 (1990), 134
Lehrbuch der Mineralogie/Rösler (1991)

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

Digenite

Cu1.8S

trigonal : 3m : R3m

2.BA.05e

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

Chalcocite

Cu2S

monoklin : 2/m : P21/c

II/B.01-010

Djurleite

Cu31S16

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

II/B.01-020

Digenite

Cu1.8S

trigonal : 3m : R3m

II/B.01-030

Roxbyite

Cu58S32

triklin : 1 : P1

II/B.01-040

Anilite

Cu7S4

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pnma

II/B.01-050

Geerite

Cu8S5

trigonal : 32, 3m, 3m : R32, R3m, R3m

II/B.01-060

Spionkopite

Cu39S28

trigonal : 3m, 32, 3m : P3m1, P321, P3m1

II/B.01-070

Yarrowite

Cu1.2S

trigonal : 3m, 32, 3m : P3m1, P321, P3m1

II/B.01-080

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

Chalcocite

Cu2S

monoklin : 2/m : P21/c

2.BA.100

Djurleite

Cu31S16

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

2.BA.110

Roxbyite

Cu58S32

triklin : 1 : P1

2.BA.120

Digenite

Cu1.8S

trigonal : 3m : R3m

2.BA.140

Anilite

Cu7S4

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pnma

2.BA.150

Geerite

Cu8S5

trigonal : 32, 3m, 3m : R32, R3m, R3m

2.BA.160

Bornite

Cu5FeS4

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pbca

2.BA.180

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

Acanthite

Ag2S

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

02.04.01.01

Naumannite

Ag2Se

orthorhombisch : 222 : P212121

02.04.01.02

Aguilarite

Ag4SeS

02.04.01.03

Hessite

Ag2Te

monoklin : 2/m : P21/c

02.04.02.01

Cervelleite

Ag4TeS

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

02.04.02.02

Uytenbogaardtite

Ag3AuS2

trigonal : 3m : R3c

02.04.03.01

Fischesserite

Ag3AuSe2

kubisch : 432 : I4132

02.04.03.02

Petzite

Ag3AuTe2

kubisch : 432 : I4132

02.04.03.03

Jalpaite

Ag3CuS2

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I41/amd

02.04.04.01

Selenojalpaite

Ag3CuSe2

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I41/amd

02.04.04.02

Mckinstryite

Ag5Cu3S4

orthorhombisch : mmm, mm2 : Pnma

02.04.05.01

Stromeyerite

AgCuS

orthorhombisch : mm2 : Cmc21

02.04.06.01

Eucairite

CuAgSe

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pmmn

02.04.06.02

Chalcocite

Cu2S

monoklin : 2/m : P21/c

02.04.07.01

Djurleite

Cu31S16

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

02.04.07.02

Digenite

Cu1.8S

trigonal : 3m : R3m

02.04.07.03

Roxbyite

Cu58S32

triklin : 1 : P1

02.04.07.04

Anilite

Cu7S4

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pnma

02.04.07.05

Geerite

Cu8S5

trigonal : 32, 3m, 3m : R32, R3m, R3m

02.04.07.06

Spionkopite

Cu39S28

trigonal : 3m, 32, 3m : P3m1, P321, P3m1

02.04.07.07

Weissite

Cu2-xTe {x ≈ 0.21}

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P6/mmm

02.04.08.01

Bellidoite

Cu2Se

tetragonal : 4/m, : P42/n,

02.04.09.01

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French

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Russian

Дигенит

Japanese

方輝銅鉱

Simplified Chinese

蓝辉铜矿

Alternative Name

German

Blauer Chalkosin

Blue Chalcocite

German

Carmenit

Spanish

Carmenita

Carmenite

Isometric Chalcocite

Kupferglanz-α

German

Neodigenit

Spanish

Neodigenita

Neodigenite

Unnamed (MSH UK-55)

Spanish

α-Chalcocita

α-Chalcocite

German

α-Chalcosit

German

α-Chalkosin

Simplified Chinese

兰辉铜矿

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