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Kiddcreekite Mineral Data

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General Kiddcreekite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu6SnWS8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 940.36 gm
   Copper    40.55 %  Cu
   Tin       12.62 %  Sn
   Tungsten  19.55 %  W
   Sulfur    27.28 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu6SnWS8
Help on Environment: Environment: In massive copper sulfide ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1982
Help on Locality: Locality: Kidd Creek mine, near Timmins, Ontario, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kiddcreekite + Pronunciation Say KIDDCREEKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1982-106

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Comments: BSE image of kiddcreekite (Ki) with a scheelite core (Sc) and a rim of tungstenite (Tu). The surrounding mineral is clausthalite (Cl). (CanMin, v22:227).
Location: Kidd Creek mine, Timmins, Ontario, Canada. Scale: Grain Size 60µm.
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Kiddcreekite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.856, Z = 4; V = 1,279.41 Den(Calc)= 4.88
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric Space Group: Unk
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 6.29(1), 1.919(0.6), 3.138(0.5),

Physical Properties of Kiddcreekite

Help on Color: Color: Gray, Gray brown.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4 - Fluorite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Kiddcreekite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: Pale gray.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Kiddcreekite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 400 nm   22.70   
 420 nm   23.20 
 440 nm   23.60 
 460 nm   23.70 
 480 nm   23.30 
 500 nm   22.60 
 520 nm   22.10 
 540 nm   22.50 
 560 nm   23.30 
 580 nm   23.90 
 600 nm   24.10 
 620 nm   24.00 
 640 nm   23.70 
 660 nm   23.20 
 680 nm   22.60 
 700 nm   22.20 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Kiddcreekite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Kiddcreekite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.42 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Kiddcreekite =4.88 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.05
Boson Index = 0.95
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEKiddcreekite = 291.56 barns/electron
U=PEKiddcreekite x rElectron Density=1,289.13 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Kiddcreekite is Not Radioactive

Kiddcreekite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.09)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:1
  (02.09.06)Dana Group Hemusite Cu6SnMoS8 Unk Cubic Kiddcreekite Cu6SnWS8 Unk Cubic
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.CB.35a 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.C - Metal Sulfides, M:S = 1:1 (and similar)
  02.CB -With Zn, Fe, Cu, Ag, Au, etc
02.CB.35a Hemusite Cu6SnMoS8 Unk Cubic
02.CB.35a Kiddcreekite Cu6SnWS8 Unk Cubic
02.CB.35a Renierite (Cu,Zn)11(Ge,As)2Fe4S16 P 42c- 4 2m
02.CB.35a Polkovicite (Fe,Pb)3(Ge,Fe)1-xS4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.CB.35a Morozeviczite (Pb,Fe)3Ge1-xS4 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
02.CB.35a Catamarcaite! Cu6GeWS8 P 63mc 6/m 2/m 2/m
02.CB.35a Vinciennite Cu10Fe4Sn(As,Sb)S16 P 4122 4 2 2

Other Kiddcreekite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Kiddcreekite :
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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