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General Fletcherite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu(Ni,Co)2S4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 309.31 gm
   Cobalt   9.53 %  Co
   Copper  20.54 %  Cu
   Nickel  28.46 %  Ni
   Sulfur  41.47 %  S
          ______ 
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuNi1.5Co0.5S4
Help on Environment: Environment: Found disseminated in copper sulfides, in copper-rich pods replacing dolostone.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1977
Help on Locality: Locality: At the Fletcher mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the Fletcher mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Fletcherite + Pronunciation Say FLETCHERITE
 

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  Fletcherite

Comments: Small black crystals of fletcherite in halite. Very unusual association, from a hydrothermal vein cutting a halite deposit.
Location: Bernburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Scale: Picture size 1.2 mm.
© Thomas Witzke

Fletcherite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.52, Z = 8; V = 862.80 Den(Calc)= 4.76
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): 1.68(1), 1.83(0.6), 2.87(0.5),
 

Physical Properties of Fletcherite

Help on Color: Color: Steel gray.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
 

Optical Properties of Fletcherite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: Creamy white.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Fletcherite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 420 nm   36.40   
 460 nm   40.90 
 500 nm   42.50 
 546 nm   43.40 
 589 nm   45.30 
 640 nm   43.80 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Fletcherite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Fletcherite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.57 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Fletcherite =4.76 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0063262273
Boson Index = 0.9936737727
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEFletcherite = 26.00 barns/electron
U=PEFletcherite x rElectron Density= 118.84 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Fletcherite is Not Radioactive
 

Fletcherite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.10.01.03 (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 Fletcherite 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 Fletcherite :
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
15 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Fletcherite

Cu(Ni,Co)2S4
Dana No: 02.10.01.03 Strunz No: 02.DA.05
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