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Sulfide mineral

A sulfide mineral is a mineral containing sulfide (S2-) as the major anion. Sulfides are economically important as metal ores. The sulfide class also includes the selenides, the tellurides, the arsenides, the antimonides, the bismuthinides, and the sulfosalts (sulfur and a second anion such as arsenic).[1]

Common or important examples include: sulfides:[2]






  1. ^ Dana Classification, Sulfides
  2. ^ Klein, Cornelis and Cornelius S. Hurlbut, Jr., 1986, Manual of Mineralogy, Wiley, 20th ed., pp 269-293 ISBN 0-471-80580-7
  • Webmineral New Dana Classification of Sulfide Minerals
  • Webmineral Strunz classification: sulfides
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