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Kësterite

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Kesterit, Mushistonit, Muskovit
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Kesterit mit Mushistonitüberzug auf Muskovit; Größe: 71x70x30 mm; Fundort: Beryll-Scheelit-Lagerstätte, Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Mianyang, Sichuan, China; Ex Wolfgang Henkel Sammlung
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Location: China/Sichuan, Provinz/Mianyang, Stadt/Pingwu, Kreis/Xuebaoding, Berg/Huya Township/Huya (Xuebaoding) W-Sn-Be-Lagerstätte
Mineral: Kësterite, Muscovite, Mushistonite
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Kesterit mit Mushistonitüberzug auf Muskovit; Größe: 71x70x30 mm; Fundort: Beryll-Scheelit-Lagerstätte, Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Mianyang, Sichuan, China; Ex Wolfgang Henkel Sammlung

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Kesterit, Mushistonit
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Location: China/Sichuan, Provinz/Mianyang, Stadt/Pingwu, Kreis/Xuebaoding, Berg/Huya Township/Huya (Xuebaoding) W-Sn-Be-Lagerstätte
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Kesterit mit Mushistonit-Überzug auf Beryll und Muskovit; Größe: 6.8 x 6 x 4.5 cm; Fundort: Huya W-Sn-Be-Lagerstätte, Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Sichuan Provinz, China; Funddatum 2003
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Mineral: Kësterite, Mushistonite
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Kesterit mit Mushistonit-Überzug auf Beryll und Muskovit; Größe: 6.8 x 6 x 4.5 cm; Fundort: Huya W-Sn-Be-Lagerstätte, Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Sichuan Provinz, China; Funddatum 2003

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Kesterit, Quarz
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Kesterit
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Kesterit
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Kesterit, Mushistonit
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Kesterit, Mushistonit
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Mineral: Kësterite, Mushistonite
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Kesterit, Mushistonit

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Collectors Summary

Color blassgrün, grün-schwarz
Streak color schwarz
Lustre Metallglanz
Hardness (Mohs) 4.5
Solubility ++ HNO3
Crystal System tetragonal, I4

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

Cu2(Zn,Fe)SnS4

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Eisen, Kupfer, Zink, Zinn, Schwefel

Unit weight: 437.08365 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 8

Info

Empirical formula:

Cu2(Zn0.75Fe0.25)SnS4

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Sulfur

S

29.34

4

50.00

32.0655000

128.2620000

Iron

Fe

3.19

0.25

3.13

55.8452000

13.9613000

Copper

Cu

29.08

2

25.00

63.5463000

127.0926000

Zinc

Zn

11.22

0.75

9.38

65.4094000

49.0570500

Tin

Sn

27.16

1

12.50

118.7107000

118.7107000

Anal­y­sis wt%

Cu : 31.56, Zn : 7.72, Fe : 3.65, Sn : 26.65, S : 29.76 (Ref: Geol.Soc.Am.Mem.62)

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

2.CB.15

2: Sulfide und Sulfosalze (Sulfide, Selenide, Telluride, Arsenide, Antimonide, Bismutide, Sulfarsenite, Sulfantimonite, Sulfbismuthite)
C: Metallsulfide, M : S = 1 : 1 (und ähnliche)
B: mit Zink (Zn), Eisen (Fe), Kupfer (Cu), Silber (Ag), usw.
15:Stannit-Gruppe

Lapis Clas­sifica­tion

II/C.06-080

II: SULFIDE UND SULFOSALZE (Sulfide, Selenide, Telluride, Arsenide, Antimonide, Bismutide)
C: Sulfide mit Metall : S,Se,Te ~ 1:1
6: Stannit-Gruppe

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

2.CB.370

2: SULFIDES
C: Sulfides (etc) with Me/S=1/1
B: With Zn,Cu (etc), Coordination Number ~[4] Framework of Cornersharing Tetrahedra: Sphalerite-Germanite-Family
3: Stannite-Group

Dana 8th edi­tion

02.09.02.09

02: Sulfide Minerals
09: Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:1
02: Stannite Group (Tetragonal: I-42m) A2BCS type

IMA sta­tus

Erstbeschreibung vor CNMNC-Gründung (1959), als Mineral meist anerkannt

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

IMA Classification

IMA Classification

Stannite group

Optical Properties

Color

blassgrün, grün-schwarz

Streak color

schwarz

Lus­tre

Metallglanz

Crystallography

Crystal Sys­tem

tetragonal

Class (H-M)

4

Space Group number

82

Space Group

I4

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

5.427

Cell param­e­ters b (Å)

-

Cell param­e­ters c (Å)

10.871

Cell param­e­ters a/b or c/a

2.003

Cell param­e­ters c/b

-

Cell param­e­ters α

90°

Cell param­e­ters β

90°

Cell param­e­ters γ

90°

Z

2

Volumne (ų)

320.176

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

3.13(100),
2.701(30),
1.913(50),
1.638(70),
1.245(30),
1.108(30),
1.045(30),
0.9178(20)

XRD chart Kësterite

Calculated from d-spacing and intensity at 0.1541838 nm (Cu)

Crystals 3D

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Crystal Structure 3D

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Physical Properties

Hard­ness (Mohs)

4.5

VHN (Hard­ness Vick­ers)

338 (100g)

Density (g/cm³)

4.57 (gemessen)

4.533 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Insta­bil­ity

++ HNO3

Preface

Author (Name, Year)

Soboleva, 1956

References

American Mineralogist (1958): 43: 1222.

American Mineralogist (1959): 44: 1329.

Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 88: 165-168.

Canadian Mineralogist: 16: 131-137.

Canadian Mineralogist: 27: 673-688, 689-697.

Strunz Mineralogical Tables 9. Edition.

IMA group assignments

 
A2DEX4
 
 

 
 
Cu2(Zn,Fe)GeS4
tetragonal
I42m

 
 
Cu2CdSnS4
tetragonal
I42m

 
 
Cu3SbS4
tetragonal
I42m

 
 
Cu2FeSnS4
tetragonal
I4

 
 
Ag2FeSnS4
tetragonal
I42m

 
 
Cu2(Zn,Fe)SnS4
tetragonal
I4

 
 
Cu2AgAsS4
tetragonal
I42m

 
 
Cu3SnS4
tetragonal
I42m

 
 
Cu3AsS4
tetragonal
I42m

 
 
Cu8Fe2ZnGe2S12
orthorhombisch
I222

 
 
Cu3SbSe4
tetragonal
I42m

 
 
(Cu,Ag)2(Fe,Zn)(Sn,In)S4
orthorhombisch
Pmn21

 
 
Ag2ZnSnS4
tetragonal
I42m, I4

 
 
Zn2CuGaS4
tetragonal
I42m

 
 
Cu2FeSnS4
tetragonal
I42m

 
 
Cu8(Fe,Zn)3Sn2S12
orthorhombisch
I222


 
 
Cu2(Hg,Zn)SnS4
tetragonal
I4

 
 
Cu2(Zn,Fe)(Ge,Ga)S4
tetragonal
I42m

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Кестерит

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Simplified Chinese

硫锡锌铜矿

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黄錫亜鉛鉱

Alternative Name

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Isostannit

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Symbol

Kës

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