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Kesterite Mineral Data

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General Kesterite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu2(Zn,Fe)SnS4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 472.68 gm
   Zinc    10.38 %  Zn
   Iron     2.95 %  Fe
   Copper  26.89 %  Cu
   Tin     32.65 %  Sn
   Sulfur  27.14 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu2Zn0.75Fe2+0.25Sn1.3S4
Help on Environment: Environment: In quartz-sulfide hydrothermal veinlets in tin deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
Help on Locality: Locality: Kester deposit, Yano-Adychansk region, Yakutia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kesterite + Pronunciation Say KESTERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 200419
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