Kostovite R070282



Name: Kostovite
RRUFF ID: R070282
Ideal Chemistry: AuCuTe4
Locality: Chelopech Mine, Chelopech Obshchina, Balkan Mts (Stara-Planina Mts), Sofiya (Sofia) Oblast, Bulgaria
Source: Michael Scott S100607 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Dark gray metallic fragment embedded in epoxy
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed only by chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Calaverite (6) ]
CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R070282.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Au1.00(Cu0.85Ag0.28)Σ=1.13Te4 ; normalized to Te4
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R070282
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
REFERENCES for Kostovite

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]

Terziev G (1966) Kostovite, a gold-copper telluride from Bulgaria, American Mineralogist, 51, 29-36   [view file]

Fleischer M (1969) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 54, 326-330   [view file]

Van Tendeloo G, Amelinckx S (1986) High-resolution electron-microscopic study of the modulated structure of kostovite (Cu1-xAu1+xTe4), Acta Crystallographica, B42, 121-130