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About FerrorhodsiteHide

Crystal System:
For its relationship to cuprorhodsite, and for its composition that includes ferrous-iron, rhodium and sulfur.
Discredited in 2018 (Bosi et al.).
Thiospinel Group. Compare UM1997-40-S:CuFeIrNiOsRh - a possible Os analogue.

Classification of FerrorhodsiteHide


2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
D : Metal Sulfides, M: S = 3 :4 and 2:3
A : M:S = 3:4

Pronounciation of FerrorhodsiteHide

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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of FerrorhodsiteHide

4½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of FerrorhodsiteHide


Chemical Properties of FerrorhodsiteHide

IMA Formula:

Crystallography of FerrorhodsiteHide

Crystal System:

First Recorded Occurrence of FerrorhodsiteHide

Synonyms of FerrorhodsiteHide

Other Language Names for FerrorhodsiteHide

Simplified Chinese:硫铑铜铁矿
Traditional Chinese:硫銠銅鐵礦

Relationship of Ferrorhodsite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
CadmoinditeCdIn2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
Cuprorhodsite(Cu1+0.5Fe3+0.5)Rh3+2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
DaubréeliteFe2+Cr3+2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
GreigiteFe2+Fe3+2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
InditeFeIn2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
JoegoldsteiniteMnCr2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
KalininiteZnCr2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
LinnaeiteCo2+Co3+2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
PolydymiteNi2+Ni3+2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
SiegeniteCoNi2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
Tarkianite(Cu,Fe)(Re,Mo)4S8Iso. 4 3m
ViolariteFe2+Ni3+2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
2 photos of Ferrorhodsite associated with IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
1 photo of Ferrorhodsite associated with Bowieite(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S3
1 photo of Ferrorhodsite associated with Kingstonite(Rh,Ir,Pt)3S4
1 photo of Ferrorhodsite associated with LauriteRuS2
1 photo of Ferrorhodsite associated with Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.DA.05BornhardtiteCo2+Co3+2Se4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05Cuproiridsite(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05Cuprorhodsite(Cu1+0.5Fe3+0.5)Rh3+2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05DaubréeliteFe2+Cr3+2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05FletcheriteCu(Ni,Co)2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05Florensovite(Cu,Zn)Cr1.5Sb0.5S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
2.DA.05GreigiteFe2+Fe3+2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05InditeFeIn2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05KalininiteZnCr2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05LinnaeiteCo2+Co3+2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05PolydymiteNi2+Ni3+2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05SiegeniteCoNi2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05TyrrelliteCu(Co3+,Ni3+)2Se4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05ViolariteFe2+Ni3+2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05CadmoinditeCdIn2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05CuprokalininiteCuCr2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.10RhodostanniteCu1+(Fe2+0.5Sn4+1.5)S4Tet. 4/m : I41/a
2.DA.15BrezinaiteCr3S4Mon. 2/m
2.DA.15Heideite(Fe,Cr)1.15(Ti,Fe)2S4Mon. 2/m
2.DA.20KonderiteCu3Pb(Rh,Pt,Ir)8S16Hex. 6/m : P6/m
2.DA.25Kingstonite(Rh,Ir,Pt)3S4Mon. 2/m : B2/m

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for FerrorhodsiteHide

Reference List:
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Rudashevsky, N.S., Mochalov, A.G., Men'shikov, Yu.P., and Shumskaya, N.I. (1998) Ferrorhodsite (Fe,Cu)(Rh,Pt,Ir)2S4 - a new mineral. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 127(5): 37-41 (in Russian).
Bosi, F., Biagioni, C. & Pasero, M.: Nomenclature and classification of the spinel supergroup. Eur. J. Mineral. fast track.

Internet Links for FerrorhodsiteHide

Localities for FerrorhodsiteHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • New South Wales
    • Kennedy Co.
Johan, Z., Slansky, E., Ohnenstetter, M. (1991): Isoferroplatinum nuggets from Milverton (Fifield, N.S.W., Australia): A contribution to the origin of PGE mineralization in Alaskan-type complexes. Compte Rendu Acad. Sci. Paris, Ser. II, 312,55-60; in: Jambor, J.L., and Puziewicz, J. (1991): New mineral names. Am. Min.: 76: 1733
  • Styria
    • Leoben District
Min.& Pet. 73:247-277
  • Ontario
    • Thunder Bay District
      • Coldwell complex
Ames, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., McDonald, A.M. & Good, D.J. (2017) Insights into the extreme PGE enrichment of the W Horizon, Marathon Cu-Pd deposit, Coldwell Alkaline Complex, Canada: Platinum-group mineralogy, compositions and genetic implications. Ore Geplogy Reviews 2017, xx-xx.
Good, D. J., Cabri, L. J., & Ames, D. E. (2017). PGM facies variations for Cu-PGE deposits in the Coldwell Alkaline Complex, Ontario, Canada. Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 748-771.
  • Oromia Region
    • Gimbi
      • Yubdo District (Joubdo District; Youbdo District; Joubda District)
C. J. Stanley et al.: Mineralogical Magazine 69(4):447-453 (2005)
  • Lapland
    • Penikat complex
      • Sompujärvi Reef
Barkov, A., Halkoaho, T., Roberts, A., Criddle, A., Martin, R., Papunen, H. (1999) New Pd-Pb and Pb-V oxides frm a bonanza-type PGE-rich, nearly BMS-free deposit in the Penikat layered complex, Finland. Canadian Mineralogist, 37, 1507-1524.; Barkov, A. Y., Fleet, M. E., Martin, R. F., & Alapieti, T. T. (2004). Zoned sulfides and sulfarsenides of the platinum-group elements from the Penikat layered complex, Finland. The Canadian Mineralogist, 42(2), 515-537.
  • Kamchatka Krai
Tony Nikischer specimen and analysis; Sidorov, E. G., Tolstykh, N. D., Podlipsky, M. Y., & Pakhomov, I. O. (2004). Placer PGE minerals from the Filippa clinopyroxenite-dunite massif (Kamchatka). Geologiya i Geofizika (Russian Geology and Geophysics), 45(9), 1128-1144.
  • Kemerovo Oblast
Zhmodik, S. M., Nesterenko, G. V., Airiyants, E. V., Belyanin, D. K., Kolpakov, V. V., Podlipsky, M. Y., & Karmanov, N. S. (2016). Alluvial platinum-group minerals as indicators of primary PGE mineralization (placers of southern Siberia). Russian Geology and Geophysics, 57(10), 1437-1464.
  • Khabarovsk Krai
    • Ayan-Maya district
[MinRec 31:201]
Rudashevsky, N.S., Mochalov, A.G., Men'shikov, Yu.P., and Shumskaya, N.I. (1998) Ferrorhodsite (Fe,Cu)(Rh,Pt,Ir)2S4 - a new mineral. Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 127(5): 37-41 (in Russian).
  • Krasnoyarsk Krai
    • Yermakovsky District
Barkov, A. Y., Tolstykh, N. D., Shvedov, G. I., & Martin, R. F. (2018). Ophiolite-related associations of platinum-group minerals at Rudnaya, western Sayans, and Miass, southern Urals, Russia. Mineralogical Magazine, 1-32.
  • Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
    • Anabar River basin
Airiyants, E. V., Zhmodik, S. M., Ivanov, P. O., Belyanin, D. K., & Agafonov, L. V. (2014). Mineral inclusions in Fe-Pt solid solution from the alluvial ore occurrences of the Anabar basin (northeastern Siberian Platform). Russian Geology and Geophysics, 55(8), 945-958.
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