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MINERAL CLASSIFICATION / SYSTEMATIK der MINERALE

           according to E.H. Nickel & M.C. Nichols (2009), H. Strunz & E.H. Nickel (2001)



2. SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS
(Sulfides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides, Antimonides, Bismuthides, Sulfarsenites, Sulfantimonites, Sulfbismuthites, etc.)


2.C: Metalsulfides, M: S = 1: 1


2.CA. Metalsulfides with Cu
 
2.CA.05. Covellite group
 
     05 a. Covellite series
Covellite  /  Covellin CuS hex., P63/mmc FOTO     G

     05 b. Klockmannite series
Klockmannite Cu1-xSe hex., P63/mmc FOTOG

     05 c. Spionkopite series
Spionkopite Cu39S28 trig.IMA 1978-023

     05 d. Yarrowite series
Yarrowite Cu9S8 trig.IMA 1978-022


 
2.CA.10. Nukundamite group
 
Nukundamite Cu3.4Fe0.6S4 trig., P-3m1 FOTOIMA 1978-037


 
2.CA.15. Calvertite group
 
Calvertite Cu5Ge0.5S4 cub.IMA 2006-030





 
2.CB. Metalsulfides with Zn, Fe, Cu, Ag etc.
 
2.CB.05. Sphalerite group
 
     05 a. Sphalerite series
Sphalerite ZnS cub., F-43m. FOTOG
Rudashevskyite (Fe,Zn)S cub., F-43m. IMA 2005-017
Hawleyite CdS cub., F-43m. G
Metacinnabar HgS cub., F-43m. FOTOG
Stilleite ZnSe cub., F-43m. G
Tiemannite HgSe cub., F-43m. FOTOG
Coloradoite HgTe cub., F-43m. G

     05 b. Sakuraiite series
Sakuraiite (Cu,Zn,In,Fe,Sn)S cub.. FOTOIMA 1965-017

     05 c. Polhemusite series
Polhemusite (Zn,Hg)S tetr.IMA 1972-017


 
2.CB.10. Chalcopyrite group
 
     10 a. Chalcopyrite series
Chalcopyrite CuFeS2 tetr., I-42d FOTOG
Gallite CuGaS2 tetr., I-42dG
Roquesite CuInS2 tetr., I-42d FOTOIMA 1962-001
Eskebornite CuFeSe2 tetr., I-42d FOTOENTDECKUNGG
Lenaite AgFeS2 tetr., I-42d FOTOIMA 1994-008
Laforêtite      (Laforetite) AgInS2 tetr., I-42dIMA 1995-006

     10 b. Talnakhite series
Talnakhite Cu9Fe8S16 cub., I-43m FOTOIMA 1967-014
Mooihoekite Cu9Fe9S16 tetr., P-42mIMA 1971-019
Putoranite Cu8-9Fe9-9.5S16 cub., Pm-3m (?)IMA 1979-054
Haycockite Cu8Fe10S16 orth.IMA 1971-028


 
2.CB.15. Stannite-Kesterite group
 
     15 a. Stannite series
Kuramite Cu3FeS4 tetr., I-42mIMA 1979-013
Stannite Cu2FeSnS4 tetr., I-42m FOTOG
Černýite    (Cernyite) Cu2CdSnS4 tetr., I-42mIMA 1976-057
Velikite Cu2HgSnS4 tetr., I-4A
Hocartite Ag2FeSnS4 tetr., I-42mIMA 1967-046
Pirquitasite Ag2ZnSnS4 tetr., I-42m or I-4IMA 1980-091
Ferrokësterite    (Ferrokesterite) Cu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4 tetr., I-4 FOTOIMA 1985-012
Kësterite    (Kesterite) Cu2(Zn,Fe)SnS4 tetr., I-4G
Idaite Cu3FeS4 hex.G

     15 b. Mohite series
Mohite Cu2SnS3 tric., ps.-mon.IMA 1981-015

     15 c. Stannoidite series
Stannoidite Cu8(Fe,Zn)3Sn2S12 orth., I222 FOTOIMA 1968-004a


 
2.CB.20. Mawsonite group
 
Mawsonite Cu6Fe2SnS8 tetr., P-4m2IMA 1964-030
Chatkalite Cu6FeSn2S8 tetr., P-4m2IMA 1981-004


 
2.CB.25. Group deleted
 

 
2.CB.30. Germanite group
 
Germanite Cu13Fe2Ge2S16 cub., P-43nG
Colusite Cu13V(As,Sn,Sb)3S16 cub., P-43nG
Stibiocolusite Cu13V(Sb,Sn,As)3S16 cub., P-43nIMA 1991-043
Germanocolusite Cu13V(Ge,As)3S16 cub., P-43nIMA 1991-044
Nekrasovite Cu13V(Sn,As,Sb)3S16 cub., P-43nIMA 1983-051
Maikainite Cu10(Fe,Cu)3MoGe3S16 cub.IMA 1992-038
Ovamboite Cu10(Fe,Cu)3WGe3S16 cub.IMA 1992-039


 
2.CB.35. Hemusite group
 
Hemusite Cu6SnMoS8 cub., F...IMA 1968-038
Kiddcreekite Cu6SnWS8 cub., F...IMA 1982-106
Catamarcaite Cu6GeWS8 hex., P63mcIMA 2003-020
Morozeviczite (Pb,Fe)3Ge1-XS4 cub.IMA 1974-036
Polkovicite (Fe,Pb)3Ge1-XS4 cub.IMA 1974-037
Renierite (Cu,Zn)11Fe4(Ge,As)2S16 tetr., P-42cG
Vinciennite (Cu10Fe4SnAs)S16 tetr., ps.-cub.IMA 1983-031


 
2.CB.40. Lautite group
 
Lautite CuAsS orth., Pna21 ENTDECKUNGG


 
2.CB.45. Wurtzite group
 
Wurtzite      (Wurtzite-2H) ZnS hex., P63mcG
     Wurtzite-4H ZnS hex..
     Wurtzite-6H ZnS hex..
     Wurtzite-8H ZnS hex..
     Wurtzite-10H ZnS hex..
     Wurtzite-15R ZnS hex..
Greenockite CdS hex., P63mc FOTOG
Cadmoselite CdSe hex., P63mcG
Rambergite MnS hex., P63mc FOTOIMA 1995-028


 
2.CB.50. Group deleted
 

 
2.CB.55. Cubanite group
 
Cubanite Cu2FeS3 orth., PcmnG
Isocubanite CuFe2S3 cub., Fm-3mIMA 1983-E


 
2.CB.60. Raguinite-Picotpaulite group
 
Raguinite TlFeS2 mon., C2/mIMA 1968-022
Picotpaulite TlFe2S3 orth., CmmmIMA 1970-031


 
2.CB.65. Argentopyrite group
 
Argentopyrite AgFe2S3 orth., Pmmn FOTOG
Sternbergite AgFe2S3 orth., CcmbG


 
2.CB.70. Sulvanite group
 
Sulvanite Cu3VS4 cub., P-43mG


 
2.CB.75. Vulcanite group
 
Vulcanite CuTe orth., PmnmA


 
2.CB.80. Empressite group
 
Empressite AgTe orth., PmnmRd


 
2.CB.85. Muthmannite group
 
Muthmannite AuAgTe2 orth.G





 
2.CC. Metalsulfides with Ni, Fe, Co etc.
 
2.CC.05. Nickeline group
 
Jaipurite CoS hex., P63/mmcQ
Achavalite FeSe hex., P63/mmcG
Freboldite CoSe hex., P63/mmcG
Sederholmite NiSe hex., P63/mmcA
Langisite (Co,Ni)As hex., P63/mmcIMA 1968-023
Nickeline NiAs hex., P63/mmcG
Breithauptite NiSb hex., P63/mmc FOTOG
Zlatogorite CuNiSb2 trig., P-3m1IMA 1994-014
Sudburyite PdSb hex., P63/mmcIMA 1973-048
Sobolevskite PdBi hex., P63/mmc (?) FOTOIMA 1973-042
Stumpflite Pt(Sb,Bi) hex., P63/mmc (?)IMA 1972-013
Hexatestibiopanickelite (Ni,Pd)2SbTe hex., P63/mmc (?)N
Vavřinite      (Vavrinite) Ni2SbTe2 hex., P63/mmc IMA 2005-045
Kotulskite Pd(Te,Bi)1.6 hex.A

"Imgreite", assumed composition NiTe, was discredited.


 
2.CC.10. Pyrrhotite group
 
Troilite FeS hex., P-62c. FOTOG
Pyrrhotite    (Pyrrhotite-4M) Fe7S8 mon., C2/c FOTOG
     Pyrrhotite-5H Fe9S10 hex
     Pyrrhotite-6M Fe11S12 mon.
     Pyrrhotite-7H Fe9S10 hex.
     Pyrrhotite-11H Fe10S11 hex.
Smythite Fe3+xS4      (x = 0 - 0.3) trig., R-3mG

Pyrrhotite-4M is the most common polytype of Pyrrhotite (Pyrrhotin).


 
2.CC.15. Westerveldite group
 
Westerveldite FeAs 0 orth., PmcnIMA 1971-017
Modderite (Co,Fe)As 0 orth., PmcnG
Ruthenarsenite RuAs 0 orth., PmcnIMA 1973-020
Cherepanovite RhAs orth., Pmcn FOTOIMA 1984-041


 
2.CC.20. Millerite group
 
Millerite NiS trig., R3m. FOTOG
Mäkinenite NiSe trig., R3m (?)A


 
2.CC.25. Mackinawite group
 
Mackinawite (Fe,Ni)1+xS     (x = 0 - 0.07) tetr., P4/nmm FOTOG


 
2.CC.30. Braggite group
 
Vysotskite (Pd,Ni)S tetr., P42/mA
Braggite (Pt,Pd,Ni)S tetr., P42/mG
Cooperite (Pt,Pd)S tetr., P42/mmcG





 
2.CD. Metalsulfides with Sn, Pb, Hg etc.
 
2.CD.05. Herzenbergite group
 
Herzenbergite SnS 0 orth., PbnmG
Teallite PbSnS2 orth., Pbnm FOTOG


 
2.CD.10. Galena group
 
Niningerite (Mg,Fe,Mn)S 0 cub., Fm-3m FOTOIMA 1966-036
Oldhamite CaS 0 cub., Fm-3m FOTOG
Keilite (Fe,Mn)S 0 cub., Fm-3mIMA 2001-053
Alabandite  /  Alabandin MnS 0 cub., Fm-3mG
Galena  /  Galenit PbS 0 cub., Fm-3m FOTOG
Clausthalite PbSe 0 cub., Fm-3m FOTOG
Altaite PbTe 0 cub., Fm-3m FOTOG


 
2.CD.15. Cinnabar group
 
     15 a. Cinnabar series
Cinnabar  /  Cinnabarit 1) HgS trig., P3121, P3221 FOTOG

     15 b. Hypercinnabar series
Hypercinnabar HgS hex.IMA 1977-D

1) In German also Zinnober.








in bold: grandfathered, IMA accepted, renamed and redefined (with IMA approval) minerals,
in normal letters: minerals published without IMA approval, questionable minerals, polytypes

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
GROUP = a name used to designate a group of species
N = Mineral published without approval of the CNMNC
Q = Questionable mineral
H = Hypothetical mineral (synthetic, anthropogenic, etc.)
D = Discredited by the CNMNC
Poly = Polytype


© Thomas Witzke (2008-2009)


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