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Tintinaite Mineral Data

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General Tintinaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb22Cu+4(Sb,Bi)30S69
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 5,345.18 gm
   Copper     2.20 %  Cu
   Silver     0.12 %  Ag
   Bismuth    1.56 %  Bi
   Antimony  34.42 %  Sb
   Lead      40.70 %  Pb
   Sulfur    21.00 %  S
            ______ 
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu1.85Ag0.06Pb10.5Sb15.11Bi0.4S35
Help on Environment: Environment: Small masses and veinlets in malachite-stained quartz.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1968
Help on Locality: Locality: Tintina silver mines, Yukon Territory, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tintinaite + Pronunciation Say TINTINAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1967-010
 

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  Tintinaite

Comments: Massive silvery metallic tintinaite in matrix.
Location: Roznava, Slovak Republic. Scale: Specimen Size 2 x 4 cm.
© Diederik Visser

Tintinaite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.6558:1:0.1188
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 22.3, b = 34, c = 4.04, Z = 2; V = 3,063.13 Den(Calc)= 5.79
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: Pnnm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.4(1), 3.52(0.8), 2.71(0.7),
 

Physical Properties of Tintinaite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {010} Distinct
Help on Color: Color: Lead gray.
Help on Density: Density: 5.48
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Bladed - Aggregates of thin lath-like crystals (e.g. kyanite).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2.5-3 - Finger Nail-Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: black
 

Calculated Properties of Tintinaite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.94 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Tintinaite =5.79 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.09
Boson Index = 0.91
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PETintinaite = 882.72 barns/electron
U=PETintinaite x rElectron Density=4,362.64 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Tintinaite is Not Radioactive
 

Tintinaite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 03.06.19.02 (03)Sulfides - Sulfosalts
  (03.06)where 2 < z/y < 2.49 - (A+)i (A++)j [By Cz], A=metals, B=semi-metals, C=non-metals
  (03.06.19)Dana Group
 
03.06.19.01 Kobellite Pb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69 Pnmm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
03.06.19.02 Tintinaite Pb22Cu4(Sb,Bi)30S69 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.HB.10a 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.H - Sulfosalts of SnS Archetype
  02.HB -With Cu, Ag, Hg, Fe, Sn and Pb
 
02.HB.10a Kobellite Pb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69 Pnmm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.HB.10a Tintinaite Pb22Cu4(Sb,Bi)30S69 Pnnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
 

Other Tintinaite 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 Tintinaite :
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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Tintinaite

Pb22Cu+4(Sb,Bi)30S69
Dana No: 03.06.19.02 Strunz No: 02.HB.10a
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