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Cuprorhodsite Mineral Data

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General Cuprorhodsite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuRh2S4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 397.62 gm
   Copper   15.98 %  Cu
   Rhodium  51.76 %  Rh
   Sulfur   32.26 %  S
           ______ 
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuRh2S4
Help on Environment: Environment: In alluvial placers.
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 41900
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  Cuprorhodsite

Comments: Grain UK296A-1, erlichmanite (1), Ru-rich erlichmanite (2), cuproiridsite (3), and cuprorhodsite (4). (CanMin, v40:1127).
Location: Uktus chromitites complexes in the northern and central Urals, Russia. Scale: See Image.
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Cuprorhodsite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.88, Z = 8; V = 964.43 Den(Calc)= 5.48
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): 1.758(1), 3(1), 1.009(0.9),
 

Physical Properties of Cuprorhodsite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Iron black, Black.
Help on Density: Density: 6.74
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5-5.5 - Apatite-Knife Blade
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
 

Optical Properties of Cuprorhodsite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: Gray.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Cuprorhodsite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 460 nm   35.60   39.50 
   
 480 nm   35.80   39.30 
 500 nm   36.40   39.30 
 520 nm   36.60   39.20 
 540 nm   36.70   39.20 
 560 nm   36.80   39.10 
 580 nm   36.90   39.10 
 600 nm   37.00   39.10 
 620 nm   37.00   39.00 
 640 nm   37.00   38.90 
 660 nm   36.90   38.80 
 680 nm   36.80   38.80 
 700 nm   36.70   38.70 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Cuprorhodsite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Cuprorhodsite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.04 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Cuprorhodsite =5.48 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.002419339
Boson Index = 0.997580661
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PECuprorhodsite = 119.15 barns/electron
U=PECuprorhodsite x rElectron Density= 601.03 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Cuprorhodsite is Not Radioactive
 

Cuprorhodsite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.10.01.16 (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 Cuprorhodsite 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 Cuprorhodsite :
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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Dana No: 02.10.01.16 Strunz No: 02.DA.05
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