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General Mushistonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Cu,Zn,Fe)Sn++++(OH)6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 284.27 gm
   Zinc       9.20 %  Zn   11.45 % ZnO
   Iron       1.96 %  Fe    2.53 % FeO
   Copper    11.18 %  Cu   13.99 % CuO
   Tin       41.76 %  Sn   53.02 % SnO2
   Hydrogen   2.13 %  H    19.01 % H2O
   Oxygen    33.77 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu0.5Zn0.4Fe2+0.1Sn(OH)6
Help on Environment: Environment: Oxidized zone of a tin deposit, replacing stannite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1984
Help on Locality: Locality: Mushiston tin deposit, Kaznok, Tadzhikistan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Mushistonite + Pronunciation Say MUSHISTONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 194
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  Kesterite   Mushistonite

Comments: Sharp, kesterite crystal, greenish in color due to a mushistonite coating with clear, prismatic beryl crystals.
Location: Xue Bao Diang Mountains, north of Pingwu, Sichuan Province, China. Scale: Crystal size 1 cm.
© Dan Weinrich

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  Mushistonite

Comments: Green crystalline mushistonite coatings on quartz.
Location: Etta Mine, Keystone, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Mushistonite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.735, Z = 4; V = 462.79 Den(Calc)= 4.08
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: P n3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.88(1), 2.74(0.5), 1.729(0.35),
 

Physical Properties of Mushistonite

Help on Color: Color: Brownish green, Malachite green.
Help on Density: Density: 4.04
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Habit: Habit: Earthy - Dull, clay-like texture with no visible crystalline affinities, (e.g. howlite).
Help on Habit: Habit: Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4-4.5 - Between Fluorite and Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
 

Optical Properties of Mushistonite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic.
  NCalc= 1.76 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.1871) where Ncalc=Dcalc*KC+1
NCalc= 1.76 - from Gladstone-Dale relationship (KC = 0.1871) where Ncalc=Dmeas*KC+1
 

Calculated Properties of Mushistonite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.82 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Mushistonite =4.08 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.07
Boson Index = 0.93
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEMushistonite = 133.21 barns/electron
U=PEMushistonite x rElectron Density= 508.95 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Mushistonite is Not Radioactive
 

Mushistonite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 06.03.06.06 (06)Hydroxides and Oxides Containing Hydroxyl
  (06.03)with (OH)3 or (OH)6 groups
  (06.03.06)Wickmanite group (Cubic or Trigonal, 2+ cations containing Sn)
 
06.03.06.01 Wickmanite MnSn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
06.03.06.02 Schoenfliesite MgSn(OH)6 P n3 2/m 3
 
06.03.06.03 Natanite FeSn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
06.03.06.04 Vismirnovite ZnSn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
06.03.06.05 Burtite CaSn(OH)6 R 3 3
 
06.03.06.06 Mushistonite (Cu,Zn,Fe)Sn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.FC.10 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.F - Hydroxides (without V or U)
  04.FC -Hydroxides with OH, without H2O; corner-sharing octahedra
 
04.FC.10 Burtite CaSn(OH)6 R 3 3
 
04.FC.10 Mushistonite (Cu,Zn,Fe)Sn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.FC.10 Natanite FeSn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.FC.10 Vismirnovite ZnSn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.FC.10 Schoenfliesite MgSn(OH)6 P n3 2/m 3
 
04.FC.10 Wickmanite MnSn(OH)6 P n3m 4/m 3 2/m
 

Other Mushistonite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic3) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic3)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Mushistonite :
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
15 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Mushistonite

(Cu,Zn,Fe)Sn++++(OH)6
Dana No: 06.03.06.06 Strunz No: 04.FC.10
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