Cubanite


Composition: CuFe2S3
Crystal System : Orthorhombic
Colours: Golden-yellow, brassy-yellow
Lustre : Metallic
Hardness (H) : 3.5
Specific Gravity (S.G) : 4.03-4.18
References: Gebhard (1999)

Distribution

Very rare. "Upper levels" (Gebhard, 1999). Questionable status at Tsumeb.

Occurrence

  • Hypogene

Notable Finds

As microscopic inclusions in sulphide ores.

Paragenetic and General Notes

As microscopic inclusions in sulphide ores. Note that Lombaard et al. (1986) consider the occurrence of cubanite at Tsumeb as questionable.