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Argentotennantite Mineral Data

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General Argentotennantite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ag,Cu)10(Zn,Fe)2(As,Sb)4S13
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,857.26 gm
   Zinc       5.28 %  Zn
   Iron       1.50 %  Fe
   Copper     8.55 %  Cu
   Silver    43.56 %  Ag
   Antimony   6.56 %  Sb
   Arsenic   12.10 %  As
   Sulfur    22.44 %  S
            ______ 
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag7.5Cu2.5Zn1.5Fe2+0.5As3SbS13
Help on Environment: Environment: In a polymetallic deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1986
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Kvartsitoviye Gorki deposit, northern Kazakhstan, USSR. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the chemical composition and by analogy to tennantite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Argentotennantite + Pronunciation Say ARGENTOTENNANTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 39692
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Argentotennantite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.584, Z = 2; V = 1,185.63 Den(Calc)= 5.20
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hextetrahedral H-M Symbol (4 3m) Space Group: I 43m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.06(1), 1.869(0.8), 1.595(0.4),
 

Physical Properties of Argentotennantite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Gray, Black.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces, (e.g. quartz).
Help on Habit: Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5 - Copper Penny
Help on Luster: Luster: Resinous
Help on Streak: Streak: red brown
 

Optical Properties of Argentotennantite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: Light gray to greenish gray.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Argentotennantite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 400 nm   30.90   
 420 nm   30.90 
 440 nm   30.80 
 460 nm   30.70 
 480 nm   30.50 
 500 nm   30.40 
 520 nm   30.40 
 540 nm   30.40 
 560 nm   30.40 
 580 nm   30.30 
 600 nm   29.90 
 620 nm   29.40 
 640 nm   28.80 
 660 nm   28.40 
 680 nm   28.20 
 700 nm   27.80 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Argentotennantite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Argentotennantite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.71 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Argentotennantite =5.20 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0041673796
Boson Index = 0.9958326204
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEArgentotennantite = 148.07 barns/electron
U=PEArgentotennantite x rElectron Density= 697.30 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Argentotennantite is Not Radioactive
 

Argentotennantite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 03.03.06.07 (03)Sulfides - Sulfosalts
  (03.03)where 3 < z/y < 4 - (A+)i (A++)j [By Cz], A=metals, B=semi-metals, C=non-metals
  (03.03.06)Tetrahedrite Group (Isometric: I-43m)
 
03.03.06.01 Tetrahedrite (Cu,Fe)12Sb4S13 I 43m 4 3m
 
03.03.06.02 Tennantite (Cu,Fe)12As4S13 I 43m 4 3m
 
03.03.06.03 Freibergite (Ag,Cu,Fe)12(Sb,As)4S13 I 43m 4 3m
 
03.03.06.04 Hakite (Cu,Hg)3(Sb,As)(Se,S)3 I 43m 4 3m
 
03.03.06.05 Giraudite (Cu,Zn,Ag)12(As,Sb)4(Se,S)13 I 43m 4 3m
 
03.03.06.06 Goldfieldite Cu12(Te,Sb,As)4S13 I 43m 4 3m
 
03.03.06.07 Argentotennantite (Ag,Cu)10(Zn,Fe)2(As,Sb)4S13 I 43m 4 3m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.GB.05 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.G - Sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites
  02.GB -Neso-sulfarsenites, etc
 
02.GB.05 Argentotennantite (Ag,Cu)10(Zn,Fe)2(As,Sb)4S13 I 43m 4 3m
 
02.GB.05 Giraudite (Cu,Zn,Ag)12(As,Sb)4(Se,S)13 I 43m 4 3m
 
02.GB.05 Goldfieldite Cu12(Te,Sb,As)4S13 I 43m 4 3m
 
02.GB.05 Freibergite (Ag,Cu,Fe)12(Sb,As)4S13 I 43m 4 3m
 
02.GB.05 Hakite (Cu,Hg)3(Sb,As)(Se,S)3 I 43m 4 3m
 
02.GB.05 Tennantite (Cu,Fe)12As4S13 I 43m 4 3m
 
02.GB.05 Tetrahedrite (Cu,Fe)12Sb4S13 I 43m 4 3m
 

Other Argentotennantite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic1) PHYS. PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.73,p439,1988) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Argentotennantite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info

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Argentotennantite

(Ag,Cu)10(Zn,Fe)2(As,Sb)4S13
Dana No: 03.03.06.07 Strunz No: 02.GB.05
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