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Zinkenite Mineral Data

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General Zinkenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb9Sb22S42
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 5,890.07 gm
   Antimony  45.47 %  Sb
   Lead      31.66 %  Pb
   Sulfur    22.87 %  S
            ______ 
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb9Sb22S42
Help on Environment: Environment: Constituent mineral in hydrothermal veins associated with base metal deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1826
Help on Locality: Locality: Wolfsberg, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the mineralogist, J. K. L. Zincken (1798-1862).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Zinkenite + Pronunciation Say ZINKENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 61191
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  Zinckenite
 

Zinkenite Image

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  Zinkenite

Comments: Jackstraw zinkenite crystals. Individual crystals reach up to 2 cm in length.
Location: Monserrat Mine, Antequera, Oruro, Bolivia. Scale: 4.5 x 3.2 cm.
© John Veevaert

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  Zinkenite   Stannite

Comments: Acicular crystals of zinkenite perched on a twinned, crystal of stannite.
Location: Mina San José, Oruro, Bolivia. Scale: 4 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm.
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Zinkenite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.19528
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 44.14, c = 8.62, Z = 8; V = 14,544.63 Den(Calc)= 5.38
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Hexagonal - Pyramidal H-M Symbol (6) Space Group: P 63
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.45(1), 2.8(0.4), 1.828(0.3),1.985(0.3), 2.06(0.2), 2.13(0.2), 3.02(0.2),
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Physical Properties of Zinkenite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {1120} Imperfect
Help on Color: Color: Gray, Steel gray.
Help on Density: Density: 5.12 - 5.35, Average = 5.23
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Uneven - Flat surfaces (not cleavage) fractured in an uneven pattern.
Help on Habit: Habit: Acicular - Occurs as needle-like crystals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Prismatic - Crystals Shaped like Slender Prisms (e.g. tourmaline).
Help on Habit: Habit: Striated - Parallel lines on crystal surface or cleavage face.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3-3.5 - Calcite-Copper Penny
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Help on Streak: Streak: steel gray
 

Optical Properties of Zinkenite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Distinct.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Gray-white.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Zinkenite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 400 nm   39.10   44.20 
   
 420 nm   39.20   44.40 
 440 nm   39.30   44.60 
 460 nm   39.20   44.50 
 480 nm   39.00   44.20 
 500 nm   38.80   43.80 
 520 nm   38.40   43.20 
 540 nm   37.90   42.50 
 560 nm   37.30   41.80 
 580 nm   36.70   41.00 
 600 nm   36.00   40.40 
 620 nm   35.40   39.80 
 640 nm   34.60   39.00 
 660 nm   34.00   38.20 
 680 nm   33.20   37.30 
 700 nm   32.40   36.30 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Zinkenite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Zinkenite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.63 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Zinkenite =5.38 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.07
Boson Index = 0.93
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEZinkenite = 722.21 barns/electron
U=PEZinkenite x rElectron Density=3,340.56 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Zinkenite is Not Radioactive
 

Zinkenite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 03.08.01.01 (03)Sulfides - Sulfosalts
  (03.08)where 1 < z/y <2 - (A+)i (A++)j [By Cz], A=metals, B=semi-metals, C=non-metals
  (03.08.01)Zinkenite Group
 
03.08.01.01 Zinkenite Pb9Sb22S42 P 63 6
 
03.08.01.02 Pillaite! Pb9Sb10S23ClO0.5 C 2/m 2/m
 
03.08.01.03 Pellouxite! (Cu,Ag)Pb10Sb12S27(Cl,S)0.6O C 2/m 2/m
 
03.08.01.04 Tazieffite! Pb20Cd2(As,Bi)22S50Cl10 C 2/c 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.JB.35a 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.J - Sulfosalts of PbS Archetype
  02.JB -Galena derivatives, with Pb
 
02.JB.35a Zinkenite Pb9Sb22S42 P 63 6
 

Other Zinkenite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic1) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Zinkenite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
3 - Athena
4 - EUROmin Project
5 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
6 - Franklin Minerals(Dunn)
7 - GeoScienceWorld
8 - Google Images
9 - Google Scholar
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
11 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
12 - HyperPhysics
13 - MinDAT
14 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
15 - Online Mineral Museum
16 - QUT Mineral Atlas
17 - Ruff.Info

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Zinkenite

Pb9Sb22S42
Dana No: 03.08.01.01 Strunz No: 02.JB.35a
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