The mineral tetrahedrite Cu12Sb4S13 exhibits a first-order metal-insulator transition (MIT) at TMI = 85K and ambient pressure. We measured the 63Cu-NMR at ambient pressure and the resistivity and magnetic susceptibility at high pressures. 63Cu-NMR results indicate a nonmagnetic insulating ground state in this compound. The MIT is monotonically suppressed by pressure and disappears at ~1.0 GPa. Two other anomalies are observed in the resistivity measurements, and the pressure-temperature phase diagram of Cu12Sb4S13 is constructed.
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