Isocubanite R090050

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Name: Isocubanite
RRUFF ID: R090050
Ideal Chemistry: CuFe2S3
Locality: Henderson #2 mine, Chibougamau, Quebec, Canada
Source: Lloyd Twaites LT1378
Owner: RRUFF
Description: The sample was obtained by heating cubanite, R061068. It was heated first at T = 200°C for a day, followed by T = 160°C for five weeks.
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Groups: [ Sphalerite (35) ] [ Cubanite (7) ]
RRUFF ID: R090050.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Cu1.00Fe2.00S3.00
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample

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RRUFF ID: R090050
Sample Description: Unoriented Raman on the primary sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R090050.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 5.2948(4)Å    b: 5.2948(4)Å    c: 5.2948(4)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 148.44(3)Å3    Crystal System: cubic
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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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REFERENCES for Isocubanite

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]

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

Szymanski J T (1970) The crystal structure of high-temperature CuFe2S3, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 140, 240-248   [view file]

Caye R, Cervelle B, Cesbron F, Oudin E, Picot P, Pillard F (1988) Isocubanite, a new definition of the cubic polyporph of cubanite CuFe2S3, Mineralogical Magazine, 52, 509-514   [view file]

Jeppsson M (1988) Photochemically accellerated surface-diffusion of silver on chalcopyrite, isocubanite and pyrrhotite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 26, 973-978   [view file]

Jambor J L, Puziewicz J (1989) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 74, 500-505   [view file]

Jambor J L, Vanko D A (1990) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 75, 706-713   [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]