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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.E: Metalsulfides, M: S <= 1 : 2


2.EA. Metalsulfides with M : S = 1 : 2
 
2.EA.05. Sylvanite group
 
Sylvanite AgAuTe4 mon., P2/c FOTO     G

 
2.EA.10. Calaverite group
 
Calaverite AuTe2 mon. FOTOG

 
2.EA.15. Kostovite group
 
Kostovite CuAuTe4 orth., Pma2IMA 1965-002
Krennerite (Au,Ag)Te2 orth. G

 
2.EA.20. Melonite group
 
Kitkaite NiTeSe trig., P-3m1 A
Melonite NiTe2 trig., P-3m1 G
Berndtite    (Berndtite-2T) SnS2 trig., P-3m1 Rn
     Berndtite-4H SnS2 hex., P63mc Poly
Shuangfengite IrTe2 trig., P-3m1 IMA 1993-018
Merenskyite Pd(Te,Bi)2 trig., P-3m1 IMA 1985-016
Moncheite Pt(Te,Bi)2 trig., P-3m1 FOTOA
Sudovikovite PtSe2 trig., P-3m1 (?)IMA 1995-009

 
2.EA.25. Verbeekite group
 
Verbeekite PdSe2 mon., C2/m (?) IMA 2001-005

 
2.EA.30. Molybdenite group
 
Molybdenite (Molybdenite-2H) MoS2 hex., P63/mmc FOTOG
     Molybdenite-3R MoS2 trig., R3mPoly
Jordisite MoS2 amorph FOTO ENTDECKUNGG
Tungstenite    (Tungstenite-2H) WS2 hex., P63/mmcG
     Tungstenite-3R WS2 trig., R3mPoly
Drysdallite MoSe2 hex., P63/mmcIMA 1973-027





 
2.EB. Metalsulfides with M : S = 1 : 2, with Fe, Co, Ni, PGE. Pyrite-Marcasite family
 
2.EB.05. Pyrite group
 
     05 a. Pyrite series
Pyrite FeS2 cub., Pa-3 FOTOG
Cattierite CoS2 cub., Pa-3 FOTOG
Vaesite NiS2 cub., Pa-3 FOTOG
Villamaninite (Cu,Ni,Fe)S2 cub., Pa-3 Rd
Hauerite MnS2 cub., Pa-3 FOTOG
Dzharkenite FeSe2 cub., Pa-3 IMA 1993-054
Trogtalite CoSe2 cub., Pa-3 G
Penroseite NiSe2 cub., Pa-3 FOTOG
Krutaite CuSe2 cub., Pa-3 FOTOIMA 1972-001
Aurostibite AuSb2 cub., Pa-3 G
Laurite RuS2 cub., Pa-3 FOTOG
Erlichmanite OsS2 cub., Pa-3 FOTOIMA 1970-048
Beta-Iridisit Ir0.75S2 cub., Pa-3 (?)N
Gaotaiite Ir3Te8 cub., Pa-3 (?)IMA 1993-017
Sperrylite PtAs2 cub., Pa-3 FOTOG
Geversite PtSb2 cub., Pa-3 A
Insizwaite Pt(Bi,Sb)2 cub., Pa-3 IMA 1981-031
Fukuchilite Cu3FeS8 cub., Pa-3 IMA 1967-009

     05 b. Bambollaite series
Bambollaite Cu(Se,Te)2 tetr., I41/amd IMA 1965-014

Fukuchilite is probably identical to villamaninite. Villamaninite would have priority.

 
2.EB.10. Marcasite group
 
     10 a. Marcasite series
Marcasite  /  Markasit FeS2 orth., Pnnm FOTOG
Ferroselite FeSe2 orth., Pnnm G
Frohbergite FeTe2 orth., Pnnm G
Kullerudite NiSe2 orth., Pnnm A
Mattagamite CoTe2 orth., Pnnm IMA 1972-003

     10 b. Alloclasite series
Alloclasite (Co,Fe)AsS mon., P21 G

     10 c. Glaucodot series
Glaucodot CoAsS mon., P21/c G

     10 d. Costibite series
Costibite CoSbS orth., Pn21m IMA 1969-014

     10 e. Pararammelsbergite series
Pararammelsbergite NiAs2 orth., Pbca G
Paracostibite CoSbS orth., Pbca IMA 1969-023

     10 f. Oenite series
Oenite CoSbAs orth. IMA 1995-007

Hastite, orthorhombic CoSe2, is discredited (IMA 2007-E), the type material is ferroselite, FeSe2.

 
2.EB.15. Löllingite group
 
     15 a. Löllingite series
Löllingite FeAs2 orth., Pnnm G
Safflorite CoAs2 orth., Pnnm FOTOENTDECKUNGG
Clinosafflorite CoAs2 mon, P21/c IMA 1970-014
Rammelsbergite NiAs2 orth., Pnnm FOTOENTDECKUNGG
Nisbite NiSb2 orth., Pnnm IMA 1969-017
Anduoite RuAs2 orth., PnnmA
Omeiite OsAs2 orth., PnnmA

     15 b. Seinäjokite series
Seinäjokite FeSb2 orth. or ps.-orth. IMA 1976-001

 
2.EB.20. Arsenopyrite group
 
Arsenopyrite FeAsS mon., P21/c A
Gudmundite FeSbS mon., P21/c G
Paxite CuAs2 mon., P21/c FOTOA
Ruarsite RuAsS mon. . A
Osarsite OsAsS mon. IMA 1971-025

 
2.EB.25. Gersdorffite group
 
Gersdorffite-Pa3 NiAsS cub., Pa-3 . FOTORd
Jolliffeite NiAsSe . cub., Pa-3 IMA 1989-011
Hollingworthite (Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS cub., Pa-3 . FOTOIMA 1964-029
Irarsite (Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS cub., Pa-3 . FOTOIMA 1966-028
Platarsite (Pt,Rh,Ru)AsS . cub., Pa-3 IMA 1976-050
Kalungaite PdAsSe . cub., Pa-3 IMA 2004-047
Gersdorffite-P213 NiAsS cub., P213 FOTORd
Ullmannite NiSbS cub., P213 FOTOG
Krutovite NiAs2 cub., P213 IMA 1975-009
Tolovkite IrSbS cub., P213 (?)IMA 1980-055
Changchengite IrBiS cub., P213 (?)IMA 1995-047
Mayingite IrBiTe cub., P213 (?)IMA 1993-016
Milotaite PdSbSe cub., P213 IMA 2003-056
Testibiopalladite Pd(Sb,Te,Bi)Te cub., P213 N
Michenerite PdBiTe cub., P213 Rd
Maslovite PtBiTe cub., P213 (?)IMA 1978-002
Padmaite PdBiSe cub., P4132, P4332 IMA 1990-048
Gersdorffite-Pca21 NiAsS orth., Pca21 FOTORd
Cobaltite CoAsS orth., Pca21 FOTOG
Willyamite CoSbS orth., Pca21 Rd

 
2.EB.30. Urvantsevite group
 
Urvantsevite Pd(Bi,Pb)2 tetr., I4/mmm IMA 1976-025

 
2.EB.35. Rheniite group
 
Rheniite ReS2 tric., P-1 IMA 1999-004a





 
2.EC. Metalsulfides with M : S = 1 : >2
 
2.EC.05. Skutterudit group
 
Skutterudite CoAs3 cub., Im-3 FOTOG
Nickelskutterudite NiAs3 cub., Im-3 Rn
Ferroskutterudite (Fe,Co)As3 cub., Im-3 IMA 2006-032
Kieftite CoSb3 cub., Im-3 IMA 1991-052

 
2.EC.10. Patronite group
 
Patronite VS4 mon., I2/c FOTOG








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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