Covellite R060306

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Record 987 of 4216  

Name: Covellite
RRUFF ID: R060306
Ideal Chemistry: CuS
Locality: 3800' level, Leonard mine, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA
Source: Michael Scott S100126 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Blue iridescent metallic hexagonal plates
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Covellite (4) ]
Quick search: [ All Covellite samples (3) ]
RRUFF ID: R060306.2
Sample Description: Microprobe fragment
Measured Chemistry: Cu1.00S1.00
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Sample is oriented and mounted on a pin
Pin ID: M00169
Orientation: Laser parallel to  -a*  (-1 0 0).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  c   [0 0 1].

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RRUFF ID: R060306
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060306.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 3.7937(7)Å    b: 3.7937(7)Å    c: 16.357(3)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 90.°    gamma: 120.°   Volume: 203.88(5)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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Calculated diffraction file.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Covellite

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]

Beudant F S (1832) Sulfure de cuivre du Vésuve, in Traité Élémentaire de Minéralogie, 2nd Edition Paris 409-410   [view file]

Oftedal I (1932) Die Kristallstruktur des Covellins (CuS)., Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 83, 9-25   [view file]

Mathieu H J, Rickert H (1972) Elektrochemisch-thermodynamische Untersuchungen am System Kupfer-Schwefel bei Temperaturen T = 15-90°C, Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie Neue Folge, 79, 315-330

Goble R J, Smith D G W (1973) Electron microprobe investigation of copper sulphides in the Precambrian Lewis Series of S.W. Alberta, Canada, The Canadian Mineralogist, 12, 95-103   [view file]

Kalbskopf R, Pertlik F, Zemann J (1975) Verfeinerung der kristallstruktur des covellins, CuS, mit einkristalldaten, Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 22, 242-249

Takeuchi Y, Ozawa T (1975) The structure of Cu4Bi4S9 and its relation to the structures of covellite, CuS and bismuthinite, Bi2S3, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 141, 217-232   [view file]

Evans H T, Konnert J A (1976) Crystal structure refinement of covellite, American Mineralogist, 61, 996-1000   [view file]

Ohmasa M, Suzuki M, Takéuchi Y (1976) A refinement of the crystal structure of covellite, CuS, Mineralogical Journal, 8, 311-319   [view file]

Potter R W II (1977) An electrochemical investigation of the system copper-sulfur, Economic Geology, 72, 1524-1542

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

Evans H T (1981) Copper coordination in low chalcocite djurleite and other copper-rich sulfides, American Mineralogist, 66, 807-818   [view file]

Miller R (1981) Kawazulite Bi2Te2Se, related bismuth minerals and selenian covellite from the Northwest Territories, The Canadian Mineralogist, 19, 341-348   [view file]

Nickel E H (1985) An unusual assemblage of supergene minerals near Coppin Pool, Western Australia, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 32, 311-321

Takéuchi Y, Kudoh Y, Sato G (1985) The crystal structure of covellite CuS under high pressure up to 33 kbar, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 173, 119-128   [view file]

Walsh C A, Rimstidt J D (1986) Rates of reaction of covellite and blaubleibender covellite with ferric iron at pH 2.0, The Canadian Mineralogist, 24, 35-44   [view file]

Fjellvåg H, Grønvold F, Stølen S, Andresen A F, Müller-Käfer R, Simon A (1988) Low-temperature structural distortion in CuS, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 184, 111-121   [view file]

Peiris S M, Sweeney J S, Campbell A J, Heinz D L (1996) Pressure-induced amorphization of covellite, CuS, The Journal of Chemical Physics, 104, 11-16

Ondruš P, Veselovský F, Gabašová A, Hloušek J, Šrein V, Vavrín I, Skála R, Sejkora J, Drábek M (2003) Primary minerals of the Jáchymov ore district, Journal of the Czech Geological Society, 48, 19-147   [view file]

Goh S W, Buckley A N, Lamb R N, Rosenberg R A, Moran D (2006) The oxidation states of copper and iron in mineral sulfides, and the oxides formed on initial exposure of chalcopyrite and bornite to air, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 70, 2210-2228

Bencistà I, Di Benedetto F, Innocenti M, De Luca A, Fornaciai G, Lavacchi A, Montegrossi G, Oberhauser W, Pardi L A, Romanelli M, Vizza F, Foresti M L (2012) Phase composition of CuxS thin films: spectroscopic evidence of covellite formation, European Journal of Mineralogy, 24, 879-884

Markl G, Keim M F, Bayerl R (2019) Unusual mineral diversity in hydrothermal vein-type deposit: The Clara mine, SW Germany, as a type example, The Canadian Mineralogist, 57, 427-456