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Mawsonite

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

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

Mawsonite

Cu61+Fe23+Sn4+S8

tetragonal : 42m : P4m2

2.CB.20

Chatkalite

Cu6Fe2+Sn2S8

tetragonal : 42m : P4m2

2.CB.20

Barquillite

Cu2(Cd,Fe)GeS4

tetragonal : 42m : I42m

2.CB.20

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

Chatkalite

Cu6Fe2+Sn2S8

tetragonal : 42m : P4m2

II/C.08-010

Mawsonite

Cu61+Fe23+Sn4+S8

tetragonal : 42m : P4m2

II/C.08-020

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

Haycockite

Cu4Fe5S8

2.CB.500

Mooihoekite

Cu9Fe9S16

tetragonal : 42m : P42m

2.CB.510

Talnakhite

Cu9(Fe,Ni)8S16

kubisch : 43m : I43m

2.CB.520

Putoranite

Cu1.1Fe1.2S2

kubisch : m3m

2.CB.525

Colusite

Cu12VAs3S16

kubisch : 43m : P43n

2.CB.530

Stibiocolusite

Cu13V(Sb,As,Sn)3S16

kubisch : 43m : P43m

2.CB.535

Germanocolusite

Cu13V(Ge,As)3S16

kubisch : 43m : P43m

2.CB.540

Nekrasovite

Cu13V(Sn,As,Sb)3S16

kubisch : 43m : P43n

2.CB.545

Renierite

(Cu,Zn)11(Ge,As)2Fe4S16

tetragonal : 42m : P42c

2.CB.550

Germanite

Cu13Fe2Ge2S16

kubisch : 43m : P43n

2.CB.555

Maikainite

Cu10Fe3MoGe3S16

2.CB.560

Ovamboite

Cu10Fe3WGe3S16

2.CB.565

Mawsonite

Cu61+Fe23+Sn4+S8

tetragonal : 42m : P4m2

2.CB.570

Chatkalite

Cu6Fe2+Sn2S8

tetragonal : 42m : P4m2

2.CB.575

Chaméanite

(Cu,Fe)4As(Se,S)4

2.CB.590

Lautite

CuAsS

orthorhombisch : mm2 : Pna21

2.CB.595

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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