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Matraite

Collectors Summary

Color bräunlichgelb
Streak color gelb weiß
Hardness (Mohs) 3.75
Cleavages {1010} deutlich
Solubility +++ Säuren
Crystal System hexagonal,

Additional information / Summary

Matrait = dicht verzwillingter säulenförmiger Sphalerit (Acta Mineral.-Petrogr. (Szeged) 41 (Suppl.) (2000), 124)

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

ZnS

Addi­tional chem. informa­tion

Matrait = dicht verzwillingter säulenförmiger Sphalerit (Acta Mineral.-Petrogr. (Szeged) 41 (Suppl.) (2000), 124)

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Zink, Schwefel

Unit weight: 97.4749 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 2

Info

Empirical formula:

ZnS

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Sulfur

S

32.90

1

50.00

32.0655000

32.0655000

Zinc

Zn

67.10

1

50.00

65.4094000

65.4094000

Anal­y­sis wt%

Zn : 61.70, Fe : 5.10, S : 33.22 (Ref: ActaMin.Petr.Univ.Szegediensis,58)

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

2.CB.45

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.
45:Wurtzit-Gruppe

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

2.CB.610

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
6: Wurtzite-Cubanite Family Wurtzite-Group

IMA sta­tus

diskreditiert, IMA Massendiskreditierung 11/2006 (Antrag 06-C)

Min­eral sta­tus

Varietät

Var­i­ety / poly­type of

Sphalerite

Optical Properties

Color

bräunlichgelb

Streak color

gelb weiß

Diaphane­ity (Trans­parency)

transparent

Crystallography

Crystal Sys­tem

hexagonal

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

3.8

Cell param­e­ters b (Å)

-

Cell param­e­ters c (Å)

9.4

Cell param­e­ters a/b or c/a

2.474

Cell param­e­ters c/b

-

Cell param­e­ters α

90°

Cell param­e­ters β

90°

Cell param­e­ters γ

120°

Z

3

Volumne (ų)

117.551

Crystals 3D

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Physical Properties

Hard­ness (Mohs)

3.75

Density (g/cm³)

4.1 (berechnet)

4.131 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Cleav­ages

{1010} deutlich

Insta­bil­ity

+++ Säuren

(Co-)Type locality

(Co-)Type locality

Ungarn/Heves, Komitat/Gyöngyös, Kreis/Gyöngyösoroszi

Preface

Author (Name, Year)

Koch, 1958

References

American Mineralogist (1960): 45: 1131.

Acta Mineral.-Petrogr. (Szeged)(2000): 41 (Suppl.): 124.

Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 44, pp. 1557-1560 (2006)

Related minerals "Strunz Classification" (9. Edition) [Mineral | Chemical formula | Crystal system : Class (H-M) : Space Group | Indenture number]

'Matraite' (Var.v. Sphalerite)

ZnS

2.CB.45

Wurtzite

(Zn,Fe)S

hexagonal : 6mm : P63mc

2.CB.45

Rambergite

gamma-MnS

hexagonal : 6mm : P63mc

2.CB.45

Cadmoselite

CdSe

hexagonal : 6mm : P63mc

2.CB.45

Greenockite

CdS

hexagonal : 6mm : P63mc

2.CB.45

'Wurtzite-15R' (Pol.v. Wurtzite)

(Zn,Fe)S

trigonal : 3m : R3m

2.CB.45

'Wurtzite-4H' (Pol.v. Wurtzite)

ZnS

hexagonal : 6mmm : P63mc

2.CB.45

'Wurtzite-6H' (Pol.v. Wurtzite)

ZnS

hexagonal : 6mmm : P63mc

2.CB.45

'Wurtzite-8H' (Pol.v. Wurtzite)

ZnS

hexagonal : 6mmm : P63mc

2.CB.45

'Hexastannite'

Cu3(Sn,Fe)S4

hexagonal : 6mm : P63mc

2.CB.45

'Wurtzite-10H' (Pol.v. Wurtzite)

ZnS

hexagonal : 6mm : P63mc

2.CB.45

Buseckite

(Fe,Zn,Mn)S

hexagonal : 6mm : P63mc

2.CB.45

Hypercinnabar

HgS

2.CB.45

Related minerals "Hoelzel Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula : Crystal system : Class (H-M) | Space Group | Indenture number]

Wurtzite

(Zn,Fe)S

hexagonal : 6mm : P63mc

2.CB.600

'Wurtzite-4H' (Pol.v. Wurtzite)

ZnS

hexagonal : 6mmm : P63mc

2.CB.603

'Wurtzite-8H' (Pol.v. Wurtzite)

ZnS

hexagonal : 6mmm : P63mc

2.CB.605

'Wurtzite-10H' (Pol.v. Wurtzite)

ZnS

hexagonal : 6mm : P63mc

2.CB.607

'Matraite' (Var.v. Sphalerite)

ZnS

2.CB.610

Wassonite

TiS

trigonal : 3m : R3m

2.CB.620

Rambergite

gamma-MnS

hexagonal : 6mm : P63mc

2.CB.630

Buseckite

(Fe,Zn,Mn)S

hexagonal : 6mm : P63mc

2.CB.635

Greenockite

CdS

hexagonal : 6mm : P63mc

2.CB.640

Cadmoselite

CdSe

hexagonal : 6mm : P63mc

2.CB.650

Hypercinnabar

HgS

2.CB.670

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