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General Petrukite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Cu,Fe,Zn)2(Sn,In)S4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 379.82 gm
   Zinc     3.44 %  Zn
   Indium   6.05 %  In
   Iron     8.82 %  Fe
   Copper  20.08 %  Cu
   Silver   2.84 %  Ag
   Tin     25.00 %  Sn
   Sulfur  33.77 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu1.2Fe2+0.6Zn0.2Ag0.1Sn0.8In0.2S4
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1989
Help on Locality: Locality: Herb claim, Turnagain River, British Columbia, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for William Petruk (1930-), Canadian mineralogist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Petrukite + Pronunciation Say PETRUKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1985-052

Petrukite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =1.1905:1:0.9745
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 7.667, b = 6.44, c = 6.276, Z = 2; V = 309.88 Den(Calc)= 4.07
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Pyramidal H-M Symbol (mm2) Space Group: P mn21
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.13(1), 1.11(0.6), 1.915(0.6),1.106(0.6), 1.24(0.5), 1.64(0.5), 2.71(0.4), 10.04(0.3), 2.42(0.2),

Physical Properties of Petrukite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {110} Distinct, {100} Distinct, {010} Distinct
Help on Color: Color: Gray, Brown.
Help on Density: Density: 4.61
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
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: 4.5 - Between Fluorite and Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: black

Calculated Properties of Petrukite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.75 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Petrukite =4.07 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.04
Boson Index = 0.96
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEPetrukite = 114.46 barns/electron
U=PEPetrukite x rElectron Density= 429.03 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Petrukite is Not Radioactive

Petrukite 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
  (02.09.18)Dana Group Petrukite (Cu,Fe,Zn)2(Sn,In)S4 P mn21 mm2
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.KA.05 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.K - Sulfarsenates, Sulfantimonates
  02.KA -Sulfarsenates with (As,Sb)S4 tetrahedra
02.KA.05 Enargite Cu3AsS4 Pnm21 mm2
02.KA.05 Petrukite (Cu,Fe,Zn)2(Sn,In)S4 P mn21 mm2
02.KA.05 Stibioenargite* Cu3(Sb,As)S4 Unk Ortho

Other Petrukite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Petrukite :
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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