Roxbyite R070676

Name: Roxbyite
RRUFF ID: R070676
Ideal Chemistry: Cu9S5
Locality: Olympic Dam mine, Roxby Downs, South Australia, Australia
Source: Michael Scott S102407 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Microscopic black-blue metallic massive associated with hematite, co-type sample
Status: The identification of this mineral is not yet confirmed.
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R070676
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 20% of 150mW
REFERENCES for Roxbyite

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]

Mumme W G, Sparrow G J, Walker G S (1988) Roxbyite, a new copper sulphide mineral from the Olympic Dam deposit, Roxby Downs, South Australia, Mineralogical Magazine, 52, 323-330   [view file]

Jambor J L, Vanko D A (1989) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 74, 946-951   [view file]

Basciano L C, Peterson R C, Roeder P L, Swainson I (1998) Description of schoenfliesite, MgSn(OH)6, and roxbyite, Cu1.72S, from a 1375 BC shipwreck, and Rietveld neutron-diffraction refinement of synthetic schoenfliesite, wickmanite, MnSn(OH)6, and burtite, CaSn(OH)6, The Canadian Mineralogist, 36, 1203-1210   [view file]

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]

Mumme W G, Gable R W, Petříček V (2012) The crystal structure of roxbyite, Cu58S32, The Canadian Mineralogist, 50, 423-430   [view file]