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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.G: Sulfosalts: Sulfarsenites, Sulfantimonites, Sulfbismuthites (AsS3-, SbS3-, BiS3 pyramides)


2.GA. Neso-Sulfarsenites etc., without additional Sulphur
 
2.GA.05. Proustite group
 
Proustite Ag3AsS3 trig., R3c FOTO     G
Pyrargyrite Ag3SbS3 trig., R3c FOTOG

 
2.GA.10. Xanthoconite group
 
Xanthoconite Ag3AsS3 mon., C2/c FOTO ENTDECKUNGG
Pyrostilpnite Ag3SbS3 mon., P21/c ENTDECKUNGG

 
2.GA.15. Samsonite group
 
Samsonite MnAg4Sb2S6 mon., P21/n G

 
2.GA.20. Skinnerite group
 
Skinnerite Cu3SbS3 mon., P21/c IMA 1973-075
Wittichenite Cu3BiS3 orth., P212121G

 
2.GA.25. Lapieite group
 
Lapieite CuNiSbS3 orth., P212121IMA 1983-002
Mückeite CuNiBiS3 orth., P212121 FOTOIMA 1988-018
Malyshevite CuPdBiS3 orth., Pmmm IMA 2006-012
Lisiguangite CuPtBiS3 orth., P212121 IMA 2007-003

 
2.GA.30. Nowackiite group
 
Nowackiite Cu6Zn3As4S12 trig., R3A
Aktashite Cu6Hg3As4S12 trig., R3 FOTON
Gruzdevite Cu6Hg3Sb4S12 trig., R3 (?)IMA 1980-053

 
2.GA.35. Laffittite group
 
Laffittite AgHgAsS3 mon., Aa FOTOIMA 1973-031

 
2.GA.40. Stalderite group
 
Stalderite TlCuZn2As2S6 tetr., I-42mIMA 1987-024
Routhierite TlHgAs2S6 tetr., I4/mmmIMA 1973-030

 
2.GA.45. Erniggliite group
 
Erniggliite SnTl2As2S6 trig., P-3IMA 1987-025

 
2.GA.50. Bournonite group
 
Seligmanite PbCuAsS3 orth., Pn21m G
Bournonite PbCuSbS3 orth., Pn21mG
Součekite   (Soucekite) PbCuBiS3 orth., Pn21mIMA 1976-017





 
2.GB. Neso-Sulfarsenites etc., with additional Sulphur
 
2.GB.05. Tennantite group
 
Tennantite Cu12As4S13 cub., I-43mG
Tetrahedrite  /  Tetraedrit Cu12Sb4S13 cub., I-43mG
Argentotennantite Ag6Cu4(Zn,Fe)2As4S13 cub., I-43mIMA 1985-026
Freibergite Ag6Cu4Fe2Sb4S13 cub., I-43mG
Argentotetrahedrite Ag10(Fe,Zn)2Sb4S13 cub., I-43mN
Giraudite Cu10(Fe,Zn)2As4Se13 cub., I-43mIMA 1980-089
Hakite Cu10Hg2Sb4Se13 cub., I-43mIMA 1970-019
Goldfieldite Cu10(Te,Sb,As)4S13 cub., I-43mRd

Annivite, discredited, is a bismuthian tetrahedrite (from the type locality). Microprobe analyses on material from other localitied indicate the existence of a Bi-dominant analogue of tennantite and tetrahedrite.

 
2.GB.10. Stephanite group
 
Stephanite Ag5SbS4 orth., Cmc21 FOTO ENTDECKUNGG
Selenostephanite Ag5Sb(Se,S)4 orth., P212121A

 
2.GB.15. Pearceite-Polybasite group
 
Pearceite   (Pearceite-Tac) [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7] trig., P-3m1 FOTORd
     Pearceite-T2ac [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7] trig.Poly
     Pearceite-M2a2b2c [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7] mon.Poly
Polybasite   (Polybasite-Tac) [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7] trig.Rd
     Polybasite-T2ac [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7] trig., P321Poly
     Polybasite-M2a2b2c [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7] mon., C2/cPoly
Cupropearceite   (-Tac) [Ag9CuS4][Cu6As2S7] trig.IMA 2007-046
Cupropolybasite   (-Tac) [Ag9CuS4][Cu6Sb2S7] trig.IMA 2008-004
Selenopolybasite [Ag9Cu(S,Se)2Se2][(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2(S,Se)7] trig., P-3m1 IMA 2006-053

"Arsenpolybasite" and "Antimonpearceite" were discredited in 2006, new defined as polytypes of pearceite or polybasite.

 
2.GB.20. Galkhaite group
 
Galkhaite (Cs,Tl,□)(Hg,Cu,Zn)6(As,Sb)4S12 cub., I-43m FOTOIMA 1971-029





 
2.GC. Poly-Sulfarsenites
 
2.GC.05. Wallisite group
 
Wallisite CuTlPbAs2S5 tric., P-1A
Hatchite AgTlPbAs2S5 tric., P-1 G

 
2.GC.10. Sinnerite group
 
Sinnerite Cu6As4S9 tric., P-1 FOTOIMA 1964-020

 
2.GC.15. Watanabeite group
 
Watanabeite Cu4As2S5 orth. IMA 1991-025

 
2.GC.20. Simonite group
 
Simonite TlHgAs3S6 mon., P21/nIMA 1982-052

 
2.GC.25. Quadratit group
 
Manganoquadratite AgMnAsS3 tetr., P4322 IMA 2011-008
Quadratite Ag(Cd,Pb)AsS3 tetr., I41/amd FOTO IMA 1994-038

 
2.GC.30. Smithite group
 
Smithite AgAsS2 mon., C2/c FOTOG

 
2.GC.35. Trechmannite group
 
Trechmannite AgAsS2 trig., R-3 FOTOG

 
2.GC.40. Aleksite group
 
     40 a. Aleksite series
Aleksite PbBi2Te2S2 trig., P-3m1IMA 1977-038

     40 b. Kochkarite series
Kochkarite PbBi4Te7 trig., P-3m1IMA 1988-030

     40 c. Poubaite series
Poubaite PbBi2Se2(Te,S)2 trig., R-3mIMA 1975-015
Rucklidgeite (Bi,Pb)3Te4 trig., R-3mIMA 1975-029

     40 d. Saddlebackite series
Saddlebackite Pb2Bi2Te2S3 hex.IMA 1994-051

     40 e. Babkinite series
Babkinite Bi2Bi2(S,Se)2 trig., P-3 or P-3m1IMA 1994-030

 
2.GC.45. Tvalchrelidzeite group
 
Tvalchrelidzeite Hg3SbAsS3 tric., P1IMA 1974-052

 
2.GC.50. Mutnovskite group
 
Mutnovskite Pb2AsS3(I,Cl,Br) orth., Pnma IMA 2004-032








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



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