based on E.H. Nickel & M.C. Nichols (2009), H. Strunz & E.H. Nickel (2001)

(Sulfides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides, Antimonides, Bismuthides, Sulfarsenites, Sulfantimonites, Sulfbismuthites, etc.)

2.B: Metalsulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)

2.BA. Metalsulfides with Cu, Ag and/or Au
2.BA.05. Chalcocite group
     05 a. Chalcocite
Chalcocite  /  Chalcosin Cu2S mon., P21/c (ps.-hex.) FOTO G
     05 b. Djurleite
Djurleite Cu31S16 mon., P21/n FOTO A
     05 c. Geerite
Geerite Cu8S5 trig. (ps.-cub.) IMA 1978-024
     05 d. Roxbyite
Roxbyite Cu9S5 mon. FOTO IMA 1986-010
     05 e. Digenite
Digenite Cu1.8S trig., R-3m (ps.cub.) FOTO A
     05 f. Anilite
Anilite Cu7S4 orth., Pnma FOTO IMA 1968-030

2.BA.10. Bornite
Bornite Cu5FeS4 orth., Pbca FOTO G

2.BA.15. Berzelianite group
     15 a. Berzelianite
Berzelianite Cu2-xSe      (x ca. 0.12) cub., Fm-3m FOTO G
     15 b. Bellidoite
Bellidoite Cu2Se tetr., P42/n IMA 1970-050
     15 c. Umangite
Umangite Cu3Se2 tetr., P-421m G
     15 d. Athabascaite
Athabascaite Cu5Se4 orth. IMA 1969-022

2.BA.20. Rickardite-Weissite group
     20 a. Rickardite
Rickardite Cu3-xTe2     (x < 0.26) orth., Cmcm G
     20 b. Weissite
Weissite Cu2-xTe     (x < 0.33) hex., P6/mmm G

2.BA.25. Stromeyerite group
     25 a. Stromeyerite
Stromeyerite CuAgS orth., Cmc2 G
     25 b. Mckinstryite
Mckinstryite Cu0.8Ag1.2S orth., Pnam or Pna21 IMA 1966-012
     25 c. Jalpaite series
Jalpaite CuAg3S2 tetr., I41/amd G
Selenojalpaite CuAg3Se2 tetr., I41/amd IMA 2004-048
     25 d. Eucairite
Eucairite CuAgSe orth., Pmmn G
     25 e. Henryite
Henryite Cu4Ag3Te4 cub., F... IMA 1982-094

2.BA.30. Acanthite group
     30 a. Acanthite
Acanthite Ag2S mon., P21/n FOTO G
Argentite     (>173°C) Ag2S cub., Im-3m hypothetical
     30 b. Naumannite series
Naumannite Ag2Se orth., P212121 FOTO G
Aguilarite Ag4SeS orth. G
     30 c. Hessite
Hessite Ag2Te mon., P21/c FOTO G
     30 d. Cervelleite
Cervelleite Ag4TeS cub., P... IMA 1986-018
     30 e. Stützite
Stützite Ag5-XTe3 hex., P-62m Rd
     30 f. Kurilite
Kurilite Ag8Te3Se trig., R3 or R-3 IMA 2009-080

2.BA.35. Argyrodite group
Argyrodite Ag8GeS6 orth., Pna21 FOTO G
Canfieldite Ag8SnS6 orth., Pna21 G
Spryite Ag8(As3+0.5As5+0.5)S6 orth., Pna21 IMA 2015-116
Putzite (Cu,Ag)8GeS6 cub., F-43m IMA 2002-024
Alburnite Ag8GeTe2S4 cub., F-43m IMA 2012-073

2.BA.40. Petzite group
     40 a. Petzite series
Fischesserite Ag3AuSe2 cub., I4132 FOTO IMA 1971-010
Petzite Ag3AuTe2 cub., I4132 G
     40 b. Uytenbogaardite
Uytenbogaardite Ag3AuS2 tetr., P4122 or P41 IMA 1977-018
     40 c. Petrovskaite
Petrovskaite AgAu(S,Se) mon. IMA 1983-079
     40 d. Penzhinite
Penzhinite Ag4Au(S,Se)4 hex., P6322 IMA 1982-027

2.BA.45. Bezsmertnovite
Bezsmertnovite Cu(Au,Ag)4(Te,Pb) orth., ps.-cub. IMA 1979-014

2.BA.50. Bogdanovite
Bogdanovite (Cu,Fe)3Au5(Te,Pb)2 orth. (?), ps.-cub. IMA 1978-019

2.BA.55. Bilibinskite
Bilibinskite Cu2Au3Pb·n TeO2 cub. IMA 1977-024

2.BA.60. Chenguodaite
Chenguodaite Ag9FeTe2S4 orth., P... IMA 2004-042a

2.BB. Metalsulfides with Ni
2.BB.05. Heazlewoodite
Heazlewoodite Ni3S2 trig., R32 FOTO G

2.BB.10. Hauchecornite group
Arsenohauchecornite (As,Bi)(NiBi)Ni8S8 tetr., I4/mmm IMA 1978-E
Hauchecornite Sb(NiBi)Ni8S8 tetr., I4/mmm IMA 1975-006a, Rd
Bismutohauchecornite Bi(NiBi)Ni8S8 tetr., I4/mmm IMA 1978-F
Tellurohauchecornite TeBiNi8S8 tetr., I4/mmm IMA 1978-G
Tučekite Sb2Ni9S8 tetr., I4/mmm FOTO IMA 1975-022

2.BB.15. Pentlandite group
     15 a. Pentlandite series
Pentlandite (Ni,Fe)9S8 cub., Fm3m G
Cobaltpentlandite (Co,Ni,Fe)9S8 cub., Fm3m A
Argentopentlandite Ag(Ni,Fe)8S8 cub., Fm3m IMA 1970-047
Shadlunite (Pb,Cd)(Fe,Cu)8S8 cub., Fm3m IMA 1972-012
Geffroyite (Cu,Fe,Ag)9(Se,S)8 cub., Fm3m IMA 1980-090
     15 b. Godlevskite
Godlevskite (Ni8.7Fe0.3)S8 orth., C222 IMA 1968-032
     15 c. Sugakiite
Sugakiite Cu(Fe,Ni)8S8 tetr., P42/mnm IMA 2005-033
     15 d. Ferhodsite
Ferhodsite (Fe,Rh,Ni,Ir,Cu,Pt)9S8 tetr., P* IMA 2009-056

2.BB.20. Vozhminite
Vozhminite Ni4AsS2 hex. IMA 1981-040

2.BB.25. Nuwaite group
Nuwaite Ni6GeS2 tetr., I4/mmm IMA 2013-018
Butianite Ni6SnS2 tetr., I4/mmm IMA 2016-028

2.BC. Metalsulfides with Rh, Pd, Pt etc.
2.BC.05. Palladseite group
Miassite Rh17S15 cub., Pm-3m IMA 1997-029
Palladseite Pd17Se15 cub., Pm-3m IMA 1975-026

2.BC.10. Oosterboschite
Oosterboschite (Pd,Cu)7Se5 orth. IMA 1970-016

2.BC.15. Chrisstanleyite group
Jagü้ite Pd3Cu2Se4 mon., P21/c IMA 2002-060
Chrisstanleyite Pd3Ag2Se4 mon., P21/c IMA 1996-044

2.BC.20. Keithconnite
Keithconnite Pd20Te7 cub., I-43m IMA 1978-032

2.BC.25. Vasilite
Vasilite (Pd,Cu)16(S,Te)7 cub., I-43m IMA 1989-044

2.BC.30. Telluropalladinite
Telluropalladinite Pd9Te4 mon., P21/c IMA 1978-078

2.BC.35. Luberoite
Luberoite Pt5Se4 mon., P21/c IMA 1990-047

2.BC.40. Oulankaite
Oulankaite (Pd,Pt)5(Cu,Fe)4SnTe2S2 tetr. FOTO IMA 1990-055

2.BC.45. Telargpalite
Telargpalite (Pd,Ag)3Te cub., I-43m FOTO IMA 1972-030

2.BC.47. Telargpalite
Lukkulaisvaaraite Pd14Ag2Te9 tetr., I4/m IMA 2013-115

2.BC.50. Temagamite
Temagamite Pd3HgTe3 orth., ps.-hex. FOTO IMA 1973-018

2.BC.55. Sopcheite
Sopcheite Pd3Ag4Te4 orth. IMA 1980-101

2.BC.60. Laflammeite
Laflammeite Pd3Pb2S2 mon., C2/m IMA 2000-014

2.BC.65. Tischendorfite
Tischendorfite Pd8Hg3Se9 orth., Pmmn (?) IMA 2001-061

2.BC.70. Kharaelakhite
Kharaelakhite (Cu,Pt,Pb,Fe,Ni)9S8 orth. IMA 1983-080

2.BD. Metalsulfides with Hg, Tl
2.BD.05. Imiterite
Imiterite Ag2HgS2 mon., P21/c FOTO IMA 1983-038

2.BD.10. Gortdrumite
Gortdrumite (Cu,Fe)19Hg6S16 orth. IMA 1979-039

2.BD.15. Balkanite group
Balkanite Cu9Ag5HgS8 orth., Pmmm IMA 1971-009
Danielsite (Cu,Ag)14HgS8 orth. IMA 1984-044

2.BD.20. Donharrisite
Donharrisite Ni8Hg3S9 mon. FOTO IMA 1987-007

2.BD.25. Carlinite
Carlinite Tl2S trig., R3 IMA 1974-062

2.BD.30. Thalcusite
Thalcusite Cu3FeTl2S4 tetr., I4/mmm IMA 1975-023
Murunskite Cu3FeK2S4 tetr., I4/mmm IMA 1980-064
Bukovite Cu3FeTl2Se4 tetr., I4/mmm IMA 1970-029

2.BD.35. Rohaite
Rohaite (Tl,Pb,K)2Cu8.7Sb2S4 orth., Pmmm IMA 1973-043

2.BD.40. Chalcothallite
Chalcothallite (Cu,Fe)6.3(Tl,K)2SbS4 tetr., I4/mmm A

2.BD.45. Sabatierite
Sabatierite Cu6TlSe4 orth. IMA 1976-043

2.BD.50. Crookesite
Crookesite Cu7(Tl,Ag)Se4 tetr., I-4 FOTO G

2.BD.55. Brodtkorbite
Brodtkorbite Cu2HgSe2 mon., P21n IMA 1999-023

2.BE. Metalsulfides with Pb, Bi
2.BE.05. Betekhtinite
Betekhtinite (Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15 orth., Immm FOTO G

2.BE.10. Furutobeite
Furutobeite (Cu,Ag)6PbS4 mon. IMA 1978-040

2.BE.15. Shandite group
Shandite Ni2Pb2S2 trig., R-3m G
Rhodplumsite Rh2Pb2S2 trig., R-3m IMA 1982-043
Pašavaite Pd2Pb2Te2 orth., Pmmn IMA 2007-059

2.BE.20. Parkerite
Parkerite Ni3Bi2S2 orth., Pmam G

2.BE.25. Schlemaite
Schlemaite (Cu,)6(Pb,Bi)Se4 mon., P21/m IMA 2003-026


G = Grandfathered minerals: original description preceded the establishment of the CNMNC in 1959, and generally regarded as a valid species
A or IMA No. = Minerals approved by the CNMNC
Rd = Redefinition of the mineral approved by the CNMNC
Rn = Renamed with approval by the CNMNC
Q = Questionable mineral

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