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Cuproiridsite Mineral Data

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General Cuproiridsite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuIr2S4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 576.25 gm
   Copper   11.03 %  Cu
   Iridium  66.71 %  Ir
   Sulfur   22.26 %  S
           ______ 
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuIr2S4
Help on Environment: Environment: In alluvial deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1985
Help on Locality: Locality: From undefined localities in the Aldan Shield and Kamchatka, Far Eastern Region, USSR. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the chemical composition.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 75531
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  Cuproiridsite   Isoferroplatinum

Comments: Gray equant crystal of cuproiridsite in light gray isoferroplatinum. Polished section (from microprobe analysis) in reflected light.
Location: Konder Mine, Konder alkaline-ultrabasic massif, Aldan shield, Saha (Sakha) Republic (Yakutia), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia. Scale: Picture size 0.14 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Cuproiridsite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.92, Z = 8; V = 976.19 Den(Calc)= 7.84
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F d3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 1.76(1), 3(1), 2.489(0.9),
 

Physical Properties of Cuproiridsite

Help on Color: Color: Iron black, Black.
Help on Density: Density: 7.24
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5-6 - Between Apatite and Orthoclase
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: ingen
 

Optical Properties of Cuproiridsite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: Gray.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Cuproiridsite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 460 nm   35.00   37.50 
   
 480 nm   34.40   37.20 
 500 nm   34.00   37.10 
 520 nm   34.00   37.10 
 540 nm   33.60   37.20 
 560 nm   33.40   37.20 
 580 nm   33.10   37.50 
 600 nm   32.80   37.70 
 620 nm   32.60   37.80 
 640 nm   32.40   37.80 
 660 nm   32.20   37.80 
 680 nm   32.10   38.10 
 700 nm   32.00   38.40 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Cuproiridsite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Cuproiridsite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=6.72 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Cuproiridsite =7.84 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0016693796
Boson Index = 0.9983306204
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PECuproiridsite = 970.92 barns/electron
U=PECuproiridsite x rElectron Density=6,525.51 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Cuproiridsite is Not Radioactive
 

Cuproiridsite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.10.01.15 (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.10)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=3:4
  (02.10.01)Linnaeite Group (Isometric: Fd3m)
 
02.10.01.01 Linnaeite CoCo2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.02 Carrollite Cu(Co,Ni)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.03 Fletcherite Cu(Ni,Co)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.04 Tyrrellite (Cu,Co,Ni)3Se4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.05 Bornhardtite CoCo2Se4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.06 Siegenite (Ni,Co)3S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.07 Polydymite NiNi2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.08 Violarite FeNi2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.09 Trustedtite Ni3Se4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.10 Greigite FeFe2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.11 Daubreelite FeCr2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.12 Indite FeIn2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.13 Kalininite ZnCr2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.14 Florensovite Cu(Cr1.5Sb0.5)S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.15 Cuproiridsite CuIr2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.16 Cuprorhodsite CuRh2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.17 Malanite Cu(Pt,Ir)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.18 Ferrorhodsite (Fe,Cu)(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.10.01.19 Cadmoindite! CdIn2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.DA.05 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.D - Metal Sulfides, M:S = 3:4 and 2:3
  02.DA -M:S = 3:4
 
02.DA.05 Bornhardtite CoCo2Se4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Florensovite Cu(Cr1.5Sb0.5)S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Carrollite Cu(Co,Ni)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Fletcherite Cu(Ni,Co)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Cuproiridsite CuIr2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Cuprorhodsite CuRh2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Dayingite* CuCoPtS4 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Daubreelite FeCr2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Ferrorhodsite (Fe,Cu)(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Greigite FeFe2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Indite FeIn2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Linnaeite CoCo2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Kalininite ZnCr2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Malanite Cu(Pt,Ir)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Polydymite NiNi2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Violarite FeNi2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Tyrrellite (Cu,Co,Ni)3Se4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Siegenite (Ni,Co)3S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Xingzhongite (Pb,Cu,Fe)(Ir,Pt,Rh)2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Trustedtite Ni3Se4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.DA.05 Cadmoindite! CdIn2S4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 

Other Cuproiridsite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic1) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Cuproiridsite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info

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CuIr2S4
Dana No: 02.10.01.15 Strunz No: 02.DA.05
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