Goldfieldite R110023



Name: Goldfieldite
RRUFF ID: R110023
Ideal Chemistry: Cu10Te4S13
Locality: Mohawk mine, Goldfield, Esmeralda County, Nevada, USA
Source: William Pinch [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Dark grey metallic massive to granular associated with pinkish grey famatinite R110021
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed only by single crystal X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Tennantite (11) ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
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RRUFF ID: R110023
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Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 25% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R110023.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 10.252(4)Å    b: 10.252(4)Å    c: 10.252(4)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1077.6(2)Å3    Crystal System: cubic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Goldfieldite

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]

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Fleischer M (1947) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 32, 254-255   [view file]

Lévy C (1967) Contribution a la minéralogie des sulfures de cuivre du type Cu3XS4, Mémoires du Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, 54, 1-178   [view file]

Fleischer M (1968) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 53, 2103-2106   [view file]

Kalbskopf R (1974) Synthese und kristallstruktur von Cu12-xTe4S13, dem tellur-endglied der fahlerze, Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 21, 1-10

Dmitrieva M T, Bojik G B (1988) The crystallochemical mechanism of formation of vacancies in goldfieldite structure, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 185, 601-601   [view file]

Pohl D, Liessmann W, Okrugin V M (1996) Rietveld analysis of selenium-bearing goldfieldites, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 1996, 1-8

Trudu A G, Knittel U (1998) Crystallography, mineral chemistry and chemical nomenclature of goldfieldite, the tellurian member of the tetrahedrite solid-solution series, The Canadian Mineralogist, 36, 1115-1137   [view file]

King R J (2001) Minerals explained 32: The tetrahedrite group, Geology Today, 17, 77-80

Makovicky E, Karup-Møller S (2017) Exploratory studies of substitutions in the tetrahedrite/tennantite-goldfieldite solid solution, The Canadian Mineralogist, 55, 233-244