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Mawsonite (Mawsonit)

Collectors Summary

Color bräunlich orange
Hardness (Mohs) 3.5
Solubility - verdünnte Säuren
Crystal System tetragonal, P4m2

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

Cu61+Fe23+Sn4+S8

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Eisen, Kupfer, Zinn, Schwefel

Unit weight: 868.2029 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 17

Info

Empirical formula:

Cu6Fe2SnS8

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Sulfur

S

29.55

8

47.06

32.0655000

256.5240000

Iron

Fe

12.86

2

11.76

55.8452000

111.6904000

Copper

Cu

43.92

6

35.29

63.5463000

381.2778000

Tin

Sn

13.67

1

5.88

118.7107000

118.7107000

Anal­y­sis wt%

Ø Cu : 44.65, Fe : 12.15, Sn : 11.10, S : 31.65 (Ref: American Mineralogist 65)

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

2.CB.20

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.
20:Mawsonit-Gruppe

Lapis Clas­sifica­tion

II/C.08-020

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

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

2.CB.570

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
5: Germanite-Colusite-Mawsonite-Group

IMA sta­tus

Anerkannt von der CNMNC

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

bräunlich orange

Diaphane­ity (Trans­parency)

opak

Crystallography

Crystal Sys­tem

tetragonal

Class (H-M)

42m

Space Group number

115

Space Group

P4m2

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

7.603

Cell param­e­ters b (Å)

-

Cell param­e­ters c (Å)

5.358

Cell param­e­ters a/b or c/a

0.705

Cell param­e­ters c/b

-

Cell param­e­ters α

90°

Cell param­e­ters β

90°

Cell param­e­ters γ

90°

Z

1

Volumne (ų)

309.722

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

5.37(20),
3.09(100),
2.680(50),
2.37(20),
1.895(80),
1.618(60),
1.232(30),
1.065(50)

XRD chart Mawsonite

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

Crystal Structure 3D

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Physical Properties

Hard­ness (Mohs)

3.5

VHN (Hard­ness Vick­ers)

130 (ungefähre Angabe abgeleitet aus der Mohshärte)

Density (g/cm³)

4.66

4.654 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Insta­bil­ity

- verdünnte Säuren

Preface

Author (Name, Year)

Markham & Lawrence, 1965

References

American Mineralogist 50 (1965), 900

Other languages

German

Mawsonit

Spanish

Mawsonita

English

Mawsonite

French

Mawsonite

Russian

Моусонит

Simplified Chinese

硫锡铁铜矿

Alternative Name

Japanese

モーソン鉱

Simplified Chinese

硫铁锡铜矿

CNMNC (IMA)-Number

IMA 1964-030

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Maw

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German pages

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German pages

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