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Wurtzite Group

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Formula:
MX
M = Cd, Mn, Zn; X = S, Se


Hemimorphic hexagonally close packed simple sulfides.

Compare Sphalerite Group.

Classification of Wurtzite Group

Strunz 8th edition ID:2/0.0-

2 : Sulphides
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Chemical Properties of Wurtzite Group

Formula:
MX


M = Cd, Mn, Zn; X = S, Se

Relationship of Wurtzite Group to other Species

Group Members:
Buseckite 
(Fe,Zn,Mn)S
Cadmoselite 
CdSe
Greenockite 
CdS
Rambergite 
MnS
Wurtzite 
(Zn,Fe)S
Minerals structurally related to group:
Hypercinnabar
HgS
Stannoidite
Cu
+
6
Cu
2+
2
(Fe
2+
 
,Zn)
 
3
Sn
 
2
S
 
12
Related Minerals - Strunz Grouping):

- +
2/0.0-00Bravoite
(Fe,Ni)S
 
2
2/0.0-Jeromite
2/0.0-Speculite
AuTe
 
2
2/0.0-Schlemaite
(Cu,◻)
 
6
(Pb,Bi)Se
 
4
2/0.0-Wilhelmramsayite
Cu
 
3
FeS
 
3
·2H
 
2
O
2/0.0-Britvinite
[Pb
 
7
(OH)
 
3
F(BO
 
3
)
 
2
(CO
 
3
)][Mg
 
4.5
(OH)
 
3
(Si
 
5
O
 
14
)]

Other Information

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