Some sulfide minerals


Some sulfide minerals

Table
Some sulfide minerals*
name idealized formula
tungstenite WS2
alabandite MnS
pyrite (fool's gold) FeS2
marcasite FeS2
pyrrhotite Fe1-xS
laurite RuS2
linnaeite Co3S4
millerite NiS
cooperite PtS
chalcocite (Cu glance) Cu2S
argentite (Ag glance) Ag2S
sphalerite (Zn blende) ZnS
wurtzite ZnS
greenockite CdS
galena (Pb glance) PbS
realgar As4S4
orpiment As2S3
dimorphite As4S3
stibnite Sb2S3
bismuthinite Bi2S3
pentlandite (Fe,Ni)9S8
chalcopyrite CuFeS2
bornite Cu5FeS4
cobaltite CoAsS
enargite Cu3AsS4
bournoite CuPbSbS3
proustite Ag3AsS3
pyrargyrite Ag3SbS3
tetrahedrite** Cu12As4S13**
*Those in bold are more prevalent or important.
**There is a second series in which As is replaced by Sb: in both series Cu is often substituted in part by Fe, Ag, Zn, Hg, or Pb.
Source: Reprinted from N.N. Greenwood and A. Earnshaw, Chemistry of the Elements, copyright © 1984, p. 761, with permission of Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd.
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