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Kurilite Mineral Data

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General Kurilite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ag,Au)2(Te,Se,S)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 363.74 gm
   Silver     44.48 %  Ag
   Tellurium  21.05 %  Te
   Gold       27.08 %  Au
   Selenium    6.51 %  Se
   Sulfur      0.88 %  S
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag1.5Au0.5Te0.6Se0.3S0.1
Help on Environment: Environment: Inadequately described species possibly hessite or petzite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Discredited IMA 2006
Help on Locality: Locality: Kurile-Kamtchatka volcanic belt, Siberia, Russia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
 

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  Hessite   Kurilite

Comments: Metallic crystal of hessite on matrix. Hessite is also known as kurilite.
Location: Botes, Zlatna, Transylvania, Romania. Scale: Not Given.
© Lou Perloff / Photo Atlas of Minerals

Kurilite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 11.27, Z = 1; V = 1,431.44 Den(Calc)= 0.42
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric Space Group: P m3n,P 43n
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3(0.9), 2.427(0.5), 2.52(0.5),
 

Physical Properties of Kurilite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Gray, Steel gray.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
 

Optical Properties of Kurilite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: NCalc= 1.07 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.176) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1
 

Calculated Properties of Kurilite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=0.35 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Kurilite =0.42 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKurilite = 640.56 barns/electron
U=PEKurilite x rElectron Density= 226.33 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Kurilite is Not Radioactive
 

Kurilite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.00.00.00 (02)Sulfide Minerals
  (02.00)Without Dana Classification Numbers
  (02.00.00)Telluride, S
 
02.00.00.00 Argentite* Ag2S I m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.00.00.00 Bayankhanite? Cu6HgS4 Unk Hex
 
02.00.00.00 Bismutoplagionite* 5PbS.4Bi2S3 Unk Ortho
 
02.00.00.00 Bravoite? (Fe,Ni,Co)S2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.00.00.00 Colimaite K3VS4 P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.00.00.00 Dayingite* CuCoPtS4 F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.00.00.00 Dilithium* Li2Te P 222 2 2 2
 
02.00.00.00 Dzhezkazganite* (Pb,Cu,Rh)S2(?) P a3? 2/m 3
 
02.00.00.00 Ferdisilicite* FeSi2 P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.00.00.00 Fersilicite* FeSi P 213 2 3
 
02.00.00.00 Horobetsuite* (Bi,Sb)2S3 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.00.00.00 Horomanite Fe6Ni3S8 P 4/mmm 4mm
 
02.00.00.00 Imgreite? NiTe P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.00.00.00 Iridisite* (Ir,Cu,Rh,Ni,Pt)S2 Unk Cubic
 
02.00.00.00 Isochalcopyrite? Cu8Fe9S16 Unk Cubic
 
02.00.00.00 Jaipurite* CoS P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.00.00.00 Kitaibelite? Ag10PbBi30S51 Mono ? Mono
 
02.00.00.00 Kurilite? (Ag,Au)2(Te,Se,S) P m3n,P 43n Cubic
 
02.00.00.00 Plumosite* Pb2Sb2S5 Mono
 
02.00.00.00 Protojoseite* Bi4TeS2(?) R 3m 3 2/m
 
02.00.00.00 Samaniite Cu2Fe5Ni2S8 P 41/mmm 4mm
 
02.00.00.00 Stibioenargite* Cu3(Sb,As)S4 Unk Ortho
 
02.00.00.00 Sztrokayite* Bi3TeS2 Trig ? Trig
 
02.00.00.00 Volfsonite* Cu10CuFeFe2Sn3S16 P 42m-,P 4212 Tetra
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.XX.00 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.X - Unclassified Strunz SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarse
  02.XX -Telluride, S
 
02.XX.00 Isochalcopyrite? Cu8Fe9S16 Unk Cubic
 
02.XX.00 Bayankhanite? Cu6HgS4 Unk Hex
 
02.XX.00 Bravoite? (Fe,Ni,Co)S2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.XX.00 Dzhezkazganite* (Pb,Cu,Rh)S2(?) P a3? 2/m 3
 
02.XX.00 Dilithium* Li2Te P 222 2 2 2
 
02.XX.00 Horobetsuite* (Bi,Sb)2S3 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.XX.00 Horsfordite? Cu5Sb Unk Cubic
 
02.XX.00 Kurilite? (Ag,Au)2(Te,Se,S) P m3n,P 43n Cubic
 
02.XX.00 Imgreite? NiTe P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.XX.00 Matraite? ZnS R 3m 3m
 
02.XX.00 Iridisite* (Ir,Cu,Rh,Ni,Pt)S2 Unk Cubic
 
02.XX.00 Kitaibelite? Ag10PbBi30S51 Mono ? Mono
 
02.XX.00 Jeromite? As(S,Se)2 None
 
02.XX.00 Parajamesonite? Pb4FeSb6S14 Unk Ortho
 
02.XX.00 Volfsonite* Cu10CuFeFe2Sn3S16 P 42m-,P 4212 Tetra
 
02.XX.00 Prassoite Rh17S15(?) P m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.XX.00 Sakharovaite? (Pb,Fe)(Bi,Sb)2S4 Mono
 
02.XX.00 Samaniite Cu2Fe5Ni2S8 P 41/mmm 4mm
 
02.XX.00 Tazieffite! Pb20Cd2(As,Bi)22S50Cl10 C 2/c 2/m
 
02.XX.00 Horomanite Fe6Ni3S8 P 4/mmm 4mm
 

Other Kurilite Information

Help on References: References: PHYS. PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.77,p208,1992)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Kurilite :
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 - MinDAT
9 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
10 - Online Mineral Museum
11 - QUT Mineral Atlas
12 - Ruff.Info

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Kurilite

(Ag,Au)2(Te,Se,S)
Dana No: 02.00.00.00 Strunz No: 02.XX.00
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