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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.D: Metalsulfides, M: S = 3: 4 and 2 : 3


2.DA. Metalsulfides with M : S = 3 : 4
 
2.DA.05. Linnaeite group
 
Linnaeite CoCo2S4 cub., Fd-3m              G
Siegenite CoNi2S4 cub., Fd-3m FOTOG
Polydymite NiNi2S4 cub., Fd-3m FOTOG
Violarite FeNi2S4 cub., Fd-3m G
Greigite FeFe2S4 cub., Fd-3m FOTOIMA 1963-007
Carollite Cu(Co,Ni)2S4 cub., Fd-3m FOTOG
Fletcherite Cu(Ni,Co)2S4 cub., Fd-3m FOTOIMA 1976-044
Bornhardtite Co3Se4 cub., Fd-3m G
Trüstedtite Ni3Se4 cub., Fd-3m A
Tyrrellite (Cu,Co,Ni)3Se4 cub., Fd-3m (?) G
Daubréelite FeCr2S4 cub., Fd-3m FOTOG
Florensovite Cu(Cr,Sb)2S4 cub., Fd-3m (?) IMA 1987-012
Cuprokalininite CuCr2S4 cub., Fd-3m IMA 2010-008
Kalininite ZnCr2S4 cub., Fd-3m IMA 1984-028
Indite FeIn2S4 cub., Fd-3m A
Cadmoindite CdIn2S4 cub., Fd-3m IMA 2003-042
Cuprorhodsite CuRh2S4 cub., Fd-3m IMA 1984-017
Cuproiridsite CuIr2S4 cub., Fd-3m FOTOIMA 1984-016
Malanite Cu(Pt,Ir)2S4 cub., Fd-3m (?) FOTOIMA 1995-003
Ferrorhodsite (Fe,Cu)(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S4 cub., Fd-3m IMA 1996-047
Xingzhongite (Cu,Pb,Fe)(Ir,Pt,Rh)2S4 cub., Fd-3m (?) Q

"Dayingite", alleged CuCoPtS4, is cobaltian malanite, discredited in 1980.


 
2.DA.10. Rhodostannite group
 
Rhodostannite (Cu,Ag)2FeSn3S8 tetr., I41/a IMA 1968-018
Toyohaite Ag2FeSn3S8 tetr., I41/a IMA 1989-007


 
2.DA.15. Brezinaite group
 
Brezinaite Cr3S4 mon., I2/m IMA 1969-004
Heideite (Fe,Cr)1+x(Ti,Fe)2S4 mon., I2/m IMA 1973-062
Wilkmanite Ni3Se4 mon., I2/m A


 
2.DA.20. Konderite group
 
Konderite PbCu3(Rh,Pt,Ir)8S16 hex., P6/mmm IMA 1983-053
Inaglyite PbCu3(Ir,Pt)8S16 hex., P6/mmm IMA 1983-054


 
2.DA.25. Kingstonite group
 
Kingstonite Rh3S4 mon., C2/m IMA 1993-046


 
2.DA.30. Murchisite group *
 
Murchisite * Cr5S6 trig., P-31c IMA 2010-003





 
2.DB. Metalsulfides with M : S = 2 : 3
 
2.DB.05. Stibnite group
 
     05 a. Stibnite series
Stibnite  /  Antimonit Sb2S3 orth., Pbnm FOTO G
Antimonselite Sb2Se3 orth., Pbnm IMA 1992-003
Bismuthinite Bi2S3 orth., Pbnm G
Guanajuatite Bi2Se3 orth., Pbnm G
Metastibnite Sb2S3 amorph FOTO G

     05 b. Pääkkönenite series
Pääkkönenite Sb2AsS2 mon., C2/m IMA 1980-063


 
2.DB.10. Ottemannite group
 
Ottemannite Sn2S3 orth., Pnam A
Suredaite PbSnS3 orth., Pnam IMA 1997-043
unnamed SnGeS3 mon., P21/c FOTO

Unnamed SnGeS3 is a sublimation product from a burning mine dump and will therefore not accepted as a mineral.


 
2.DB.15. Bowieite group
 
Bowieite (Rh,Ir)2S2 orth., Pbcn IMA 1980-022
Kashinite (Ir,Rh)2S3 orth., Pbcn IMA 1982-036


 
2.DB.20. Montbrayite group
 
Montbrayite (Au,Sb)2Te3 tric., P1 G


 
2.DB.25. Edgarite group
 
Edgarite FeNb3S6 hex., P6322 (?) FOTO IMA 1995-017


 
2.DA.30. Tarkianite group
 
Tarkianite (Cu,Fe)(Re,Mo)4S8 cub., F-43m IMA 2003-004


 
2.DB.35. Cameronit group
 
Cameronite Cu7AgTe10 tetr. IMA 1984-069





 
2.DC. M : S variabel
 
2.DC.05. Tetradymite group
 
     05 a. Hedleyite series, c ca. 3 x 6 Å
Hedleyite Bi7Te3 trig., P-3m1 G

     05 b. Ingodite series, c ca. 4 x 6 Å
Ingodite Bi2TeS trig. IMA 1980-045
Tsumoite BiTe trig., P-3m1 IMA 1972-010a
Sulphotsumoite Bi2Te2S trig., P-3m1 IMA 1980-084
Nevskite BiSe trig., P-3m1 IMA 1983-026
Telluronevskite Bi3Te(Se,S)2 trig., P-3m1 FOTO IMA 1993-027a

     05 c. Tetradymite series, c ca. 5 x 6 Å
Tellurantimony Sb2Te3 trig., R-3m IMA 1972-002
Paraguanajuatite Bi2(Se,S)3 trig., R-3m G
Tetradymite Bi2Te2S trig., R-3m FOTO G
Tellurobismuthite Bi2Te3 trig., R-3m G
Kawazulite Bi2Te2S trig., R-3m (?) IMA 1968-014
Skippenite Bi2Se2Te trig., R-3m IMA 1986-033

     05 d. Pilsenite series, c ca. 7 x 6 Å
Ikunolite Bi4SeS2 trig., R-3m FOTO A
Joséite-A Bi4TeS2 trig., R-3m Q
Joséite-B Bi4Te2S trig., R-3m Q
Joséite-C Bi16Te3S9 (?) trig., R-3m N
Pilsenite Bi4Te3 trig., R-3m Rd
Laitakarite Bi4Se2S trig., R-3m A

     05 e. Baksanite series, c > 9 x 6 Å
Baksanite Bi6Te2S3 trig., P-3m1 IMA 1992-042
Protojoseite Bi3TeS trig. N
Vihorlatite Bi24Se17Te2 trig., P3m1 FOTO IMA 1988-047

Ordering of S and Te in joséite-A and joséite-B was not observed, there is possibly a complete solid solution from tellurian ikunolite to sulfurian pilsenite.
The very incompletely described joséite-C is also possibly a member of these series and not a separate mineral.
Sztrokayite (listed in Nickel & Nichols, 2008), alleged Bi3TeS2, crystal system and space group unknown, very incompletely described, was published without IMA approval.








* new, not in Nickel & Nichols (2009), preliminary grouping

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 (2007-2009)


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