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General Matraite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: ZnS
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 97.46 gm
   Zinc    67.10 %  Zn
   Sulfur  32.90 %  S
          ______ 
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: ZnS
Help on Environment: Environment: Hydrothermal origin. Matraite (1958) is considered densely twinned columnar sphalerite
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Discredited IMA 2006 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1959
Help on Locality: Locality: Gy�ngy�soroszi, M�tra Mountains locality, Heves Co., Hungary. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Name for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Matraite Say MATRAITE
 

Matraite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:2.47368
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 3.8, c = 9.4, Z = 3; V = 117.55 Den(Calc)= 4.13
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Ditrigonal Pyramidal H-M Symbol (3m) Space Group: R 3m
 

Physical Properties of Matraite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {1010} Distinct
Help on Color: Color: Brownish yellow.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Aggregates - Made of numerous individual crystals or clusters.
Help on Habit: Habit: Pyramidal - Crystals are shaped like pyramids.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5-4 - Copper Penny-Fluorite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: yellow white
 

Calculated Properties of Matraite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.90 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Matraite =4.13 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEMatraite = 35.76 barns/electron
U=PEMatraite x rElectron Density= 139.42 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Matraite is Not Radioactive
 

Matraite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.08.15.01 (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.08)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:1
  (02.08.15)Dana Group
 
02.08.15.01 Matraite? ZnS R 3m 3m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.XX.00 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.X - Unclassified Strunz SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarse
  02.XX -Sulfide
 
02.XX.00 Isochalcopyrite? Cu8Fe9S16 Unk Cubic
 
02.XX.00 Bayankhanite? Cu6HgS4 Unk Hex
 
02.XX.00 Bravoite? (Fe,Ni,Co)S2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.XX.00 Dzhezkazganite* (Pb,Cu,Rh)S2(?) P a3? 2/m 3
 
02.XX.00 Dilithium* Li2Te P 222 2 2 2
 
02.XX.00 Horobetsuite* (Bi,Sb)2S3 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.XX.00 Horsfordite? Cu5Sb Unk Cubic
 
02.XX.00 Kurilite? (Ag,Au)2(Te,Se,S) P m3n,P 43n Cubic
 
02.XX.00 Imgreite? NiTe P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.XX.00 Matraite? ZnS R 3m 3m
 
02.XX.00 Iridisite* (Ir,Cu,Rh,Ni,Pt)S2 Unk Cubic
 
02.XX.00 Kitaibelite? Ag10PbBi30S51 Mono ? Mono
 
02.XX.00 Jeromite? As(S,Se)2 None
 
02.XX.00 Parajamesonite? Pb4FeSb6S14 Unk Ortho
 
02.XX.00 Volfsonite* Cu10CuFeFe2Sn3S16 P 42m-,P 4212 Tetra
 
02.XX.00 Prassoite Rh17S15(?) P m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
02.XX.00 Sakharovaite? (Pb,Fe)(Bi,Sb)2S4 Mono
 
02.XX.00 Samaniite Cu2Fe5Ni2S8 P 41/mmm 4mm
 
02.XX.00 Tazieffite! Pb20Cd2(As,Bi)22S50Cl10 C 2/c 2/m
 
02.XX.00 Horomanite Fe6Ni3S8 P 4/mmm 4mm
 

Other Matraite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic1) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Matraite :
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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ZnS
Dana No: 02.08.15.01 Strunz No: 02.XX.00
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