Cubanite R061068

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Record 970 of 4043  


Name: Cubanite
RRUFF ID: R061068
Ideal Chemistry: CuFe2S3
Locality: Henderson #2 mine, Chibougamau, Quebec, Canada
Source: Lloyd Twaites LT1378 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Bronze metallic prismatic crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Groups: [ Cubanite (7) ] [ Wurtzite (20) ]
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R061068.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Cu1.00Fe2.00S3.00
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R061068
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R061068.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 6.467(1)Å    b: 11.114(1)Å    c: 6.232(1)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 448.0(2)Å3    Crystal System: orthorhombic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Cubanite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

Breithaupt J F A (1843) Cuban, ein neuer, dem weisskupfererz ähnlicher kies, Annalen der Physik und Chemie, 59, 325-327   [view file]

Fleet M E (1970) Refinement of the crystal structure of cubanite and polymorphism of CuFe2S3, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 132, 276-287   [view file]

Fleet M E (1972) A note on the oxidation state of iron in cubanite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 11, 901-902   [view file]

Cabri L J, Hall S R, Szymanski J T, Stewart J M (1973) On the transformation of cubanite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 12, 33-38   [view file]

Szymanski J T (1974) A refinement of the structure of cubanite, CuFe2S3, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 140, 218-239   [view file]

Dutrizac J E (1976) Reactions in cubanite and chalcopyrite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 14, 172-181   [view file]

Tatsuka K, Morimoto N (1977) Tetrahedrite stability relations in the Cu-Fe-Sb-S system, American Mineralogist, 62, 1101-1109   [view file]

Mizota T, Tanaka H, Fujii Y, Koto K (1985) The heat capacity of cubanite and the anomaly in cubic CuFe2S3, The Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 77-82   [view file]

Gibbs G V, Cox D F, Rosso K M, Ross N L, Downs R T, Spackman M A (2007) Theoretical electron density distribution for Fe- and Cu-sulfide Earth materials: A connection between bond length, bond critical point properties, local energy densities, and bonded interactions, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 111, 1923-1931   [view file]

Yang H, Pinch W W, Downs R T (2009) Crystal structure of argentopyrite, AgFe2S3, and its relationship with cubanite, American Mineralogist, 94, 1727-1730   [view file]

Chandra U, Parthasarathy G, Sharma P (2010) Synthetic cubanite CuFe2S3: pressure-induced transformation to isocubanite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 1137-1147   [view file]