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Kolymite

Collectors Summary

Color zinnweiß-metallisch, altert an Luft schnell zu bräunlich-schwarz
Lustre Metallglanz
Hardness (Mohs) 4
Solubility +++ HNO3, Königswasser
Crystal System kubisch, I43m

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

Cu7Hg6

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Kupfer, Quecksilber

Unit weight: 1648.3761 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 13

Info

Empirical formula:

Cu7Hg6

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Copper

Cu

26.99

7

53.85

63.5463000

444.8241000

Mercury

Hg

73.01

6

46.15

200.5920000

1,203.5520000

Anal­y­sis wt%

Cu : 27.19, Ag : 0.80, Hg : 72.79 (Ref: European Journal of Mineralogy 89)

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

1.AD.10

1: Elemente (Metalle, intermetallische Legierungen, Metalloide u. Nichtmetalle, Carbide, Silicide, Nitride u. Phosphide)
A: Metalle und intermetallische Legierungen
D: Quecksilber-Amalgam-Familie
10:Kupferamalgam-Gruppe

Lapis Clas­sifica­tion

I/A.02-020

I: ELEMENTE
A: Metalle und intermetallische Verbindungen

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

1.AE.200

1: ELEMENTS
A: Metals, Intermetallic Compounds, and Alloys
E: Mercury & Amalgam-Group

Dana 8th edi­tion

01.01.09.01

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

IMA sta­tus

anerkannt

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

zinnweiß-metallisch, altert an Luft schnell zu bräunlich-schwarz

Change in color

isotrop; In reflektiertem Licht hell cremweiß

Lus­tre

Metallglanz

Crystallography

Crystal Sys­tem

kubisch

Class (H-M)

43m

Space Group number

217

Space Group

I43m

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

9.418

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

4

Volumne (ų)

835.365

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

2.98(25), 2.52(42), 2.22(100), 2.09(25), 2.01(25), 1.29(25)

XRD chart Kolymite

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

Crystals 3D

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Physical Properties

Hard­ness (Mohs)

4

VHN (Hard­ness Vick­ers)

244 (20g)

Density (g/cm³)

13.10 (berechnet)

13.106 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Insta­bil­ity

+++ HNO3, Königswasser

(Co-)Type locality

(Co-)Type locality

Russland/Ferner Osten, Föderationskreis/Magadan Oblast/Kolymagebiet/Arik-Revkom Zone/Krokhalinoye Dyke

Type mate­r­ial

Mineralogisches Museum, Akademie der Wissenschaften, Russland und im Museum des Institutes der Mineralogie und Geochemie der seltenen Elemente (IMGRE), beide in Moskau

Preface

Author (Name, Year)

Markova & Chernitsova & Borodaev & Dubakina & Yushko-Zakharova, 1980

References

American Mineralogist (1981): 66: 218.

Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 109 (1980), 206 (in russisch).

European Journal of Mineralogy (1989): 1: 719.

Strunz Mineralogical Tables 9. Edition (2001).

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

Kolymite

Cu7Hg6

kubisch : 43m : I43m

1.AD.10

Belendorffite

Cu7Hg6

trigonal : 3m : R3m

1.AD.10

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

Mercury

Hg

trigonal : 3m : R3m

I/A.02-010

Kolymite

Cu7Hg6

kubisch : 43m : I43m

I/A.02-020

Belendorffite

Cu7Hg6

trigonal : 3m : R3m

I/A.02-022

Eugenite

Ag11Hg2

kubisch : 43m : I43m

I/A.02-028

Moschellandsbergite

Ag2Hg3

kubisch : 23 : I23

I/A.02-030

Luanheite

Ag3Hg

I/A.02-040

Schachnerite

Ag1.1Hg0.9

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

I/A.02-050

Paraschachnerite

Ag1.2Hg0.8

orthorhombisch : mmm, mm2, mm2 : Cmcm, Cmc21, C2cm

I/A.02-060

'Goldamalgam'

(Au,Ag)Hg

kubisch : m3m : Im3m

I/A.02-070

Weishanite

(Au,Ag)1.2Hg0.8

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

I/A.02-080

Potarite

PdHg

tetragonal : 4/mmm : P4/mmm

I/A.02-090

Leadamalgam

Pb0.7Hg0.3

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I4/mmm

I/A.02-100

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

Kolymite

Cu7Hg6

kubisch : 43m : I43m

1.AE.200

Belendorffite

Cu7Hg6

trigonal : 3m : R3m

1.AE.210

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

Gold

Au

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

01.01.01.01

Silver

Ag

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

01.01.01.02

Copper

Cu

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

01.01.01.03

Lead

Pb

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

01.01.01.04

Aluminium

Al

kubisch : m3m : Fm3m

01.01.01.05

Auricupride

Cu3Au

kubisch : m3m : Pm3m

01.01.02.01

Tetra-auricupride

AuCu

tetragonal : 4/mmm : P4/mmm

01.01.02.02

Yuanjiangite

AuSn

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

01.01.02.03

Maldonite

Au2Bi

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

01.01.03.01

Anyuiite

AuPb2

tetragonal : 4/mmm : I4/mcm

01.01.04.01

Hunchunite

Au2Pb

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

01.01.04.02

Zinc

Zn

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

01.01.05.01

Cadmium

Cd

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

01.01.05.02

Danbaite

CuZn2

01.01.06.01

Zhanghengite

ß-CuZn

kubisch : m3m : Im3m

01.01.06.02

Mercury

Hg

trigonal : 3m : R3m

01.01.07.01

Moschellandsbergite

Ag2Hg3

kubisch : 23 : I23

01.01.08.01

Schachnerite

Ag1.1Hg0.9

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

01.01.08.02

Paraschachnerite

Ag1.2Hg0.8

orthorhombisch : mmm, mm2, mm2 : Cmcm, Cmc21, C2cm

01.01.08.03

Luanheite

Ag3Hg

01.01.08.04

Eugenite

Ag11Hg2

kubisch : 43m : I43m

01.01.08.05

Weishanite

(Au,Ag)1.2Hg0.8

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

01.01.08.06

Kolymite

Cu7Hg6

kubisch : 43m : I43m

01.01.09.01

Belendorffite

Cu7Hg6

trigonal : 3m : R3m

01.01.09.02

Alternative Name

Traditional Chinese

汞銅礦

Simplified Chinese

汞铜矿

CNMNC (IMA)-Number

IMA 1979-046

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Kym

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