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General Stutzite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ag5-xTe3,(x=0.24-0.36)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 889.78 gm
   Silver     56.98 %  Ag
   Tellurium  43.02 %  Te
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag4.7Te3
Help on Environment: Environment: As replacement masses in hydrothermal deposits associated with other tellurides and sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1964
Help on Locality: Locality: Sacaramb, Romania. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Andreas Stutz (1747-1806), Austrian mineralogist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Stutzite Say STUTZITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Stuetzite

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Comments: Dull black stutzite grains in white-green calcite.
Location: Mina Bambollita, Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Stutzite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.62861
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 13.49, c = 8.48, Z = 7; V = 1,336.44 Den(Calc)= 7.74
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (6/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P 6/mmm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.16(1), 2.55(0.8), 3.03(0.7),

Physical Properties of Stutzite

Help on Color: Color: Gray, Dark bronze.
Help on Density: Density: 8
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Uniformly indistinguishable crystals forming large masses.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5 - Copper Penny
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: lead gray

Optical Properties of Stutzite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Moderate, in gray reddish brown-blue.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Light gray.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Stutzite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 400 nm   41.40   43.80 
 420 nm   41.40   43.50 
 440 nm   41.40   43.20 
 460 nm   41.30   42.80 
 480 nm   41.20   42.40 
 500 nm   41.10   41.90 
 520 nm   40.90   41.30 
 540 nm   40.80   40.70 
 560 nm   40.60   40.00 
 580 nm   40.60   39.40 
 600 nm   40.60   38.90 
 620 nm   40.60   38.30 
 640 nm   40.70   37.80 
 660 nm   41.00   37.30 
 680 nm   41.20   36.80 
 700 nm   41.40   36.40 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Stutzite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Stutzite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=6.56 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Stutzite =7.74 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.03
Boson Index = 0.97
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEStutzite = 309.03 barns/electron
U=PEStutzite x rElectron Density=2,026.35 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Stutzite is Not Radioactive

Stutzite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.16)with miscellaneous formulae
  (02.16.13)Dana Group Stutzite Ag5-xTe3,(x=0.24-0.36) P 6/mmm 6/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.BA.30e 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.B - Metal Sulfides, M:S > 1:1 (mainly 2:1)
  02.BA -With Cu, Ag, Au
02.BA.30e Stutzite Ag5-xTe3,(x=0.24-0.36) P 6/mmm 6/m 2/m 2/m

Other Stutzite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Stutzite :
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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