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Cylindrite

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Formula:
Pb3Sn4FeSb2S14
System:
Triclinic
Colour:
Grey-black
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
Name:
From the Greek κύλιυδροσ, a roll, in allusion to the cylindrical form of the aggregation.

Classification of Cylindrite

Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
2.HF.25a

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
H : Sulfosalts of SnS archetype
F : With SnS and PbS archetype structure units
3.1.4.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
1 : ø > 4
6.1.20

6 : Sulphosalts - Sulphostannates, Sulphogermanates,Sulpharsenates, Sulphantimonates, Sulphovanadates and Sulphohalides
1 : Sulphostannates and other sulfides containing Sn
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First Recorded Occurrence of Cylindrite

Year of Discovery:
1893

Occurrences of Cylindrite

Geological Setting:
Tin bearing hydrothermal veins

Physical Properties of Cylindrite

Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Colour:
Grey-black
Streak:
Black
Hardness (Mohs):
Hardness (Vickers):
VHN100=54 - 93 kg/mm2
Tenacity:
Malleable
Cleavage:
Perfect
ON {100}
Density:
5.43 - 5.49 g/cm3 (Measured)    5.443 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Cylindrite

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Class (H-M):
1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:
P1
Morphology:
Massive. Cylindrical forms separating under pressure into smooth, concentric shells. Spherically-grouped aggregates.
Comment:
Two subcells, pseudotetragonal and pseudohexagonal
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
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Radiation - Copper Kα
Data Set:
Data courtesy of RRUFF project at University of Arizona, used with permission.

Optical Data of Cylindrite

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Distinct, gray to pale yellowish or brownish gray
Colour in reflected light:
Galena-white
Pleochroism:
Weak
Comments:
Extremely weak: Parallel to elongation gray-white, perpendicular to the elongation, darker gray-white. Stronger in oil.

Chemical Properties of Cylindrite

Formula:
Pb3Sn4FeSb2S14
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Ag

Relationship of Cylindrite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
AbramovitePb2SnInBiS7
LévyclauditePb8Sn7Cu3(Bi,Sb)3S28
2.HF.20VrbaiteTl4Hg3Sb2As8S20
2.HF.25bFranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
2.HF.25bIncaite(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15
2.HF.25aLévyclauditePb8Sn7Cu3(Bi,Sb)3S28
2.HF.25bPotosíitePb6Sn3FeSb3S16
2.HF.25bCoiraite(Pb,Sn)12.5Sn5FeAs3S28
2.HF.25aAbramovitePb2SnInBiS7
2.HF.30Lengenbachite Ag4Cu2Pb18As12S39 ·
6.1.1KuramiteCu3SnS4
6.1.2MohiteCu2SnS3
6.1.3VelikiteCu2HgSnS4
6.1.4HemusiteCu6SnMoS8
6.1.5KiddcreekiteCu6SnWS8
6.1.6StanniteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
6.1.7RhodostanniteCu2FeSn3S8
6.1.8MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8
6.1.9ChatkaliteCu6FeSn2S8
6.1.10FerrokësteriteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
6.1.11KësteriteCu2(Zn,Fe)SnS4
6.1.12StannoiditeCu6+Cu22+(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
6.1.13ČernýiteCu2(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS4
6.1.14VincienniteCu7+Cu32+Fe22+Fe23+Sn(As,Sb)S16
6.1.15PirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4
6.1.16HocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4
6.1.17Teallite(Pb,Sn)SnS2
6.1.18FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
6.1.19LévyclauditePb8Sn7Cu3(Bi,Sb)3S28
6.1.21PotosíitePb6Sn3FeSb3S16
6.1.22Sakuraiite(Cu,Zn,Fe)3(In,Sn)S4
6.1.23Petrukite(Cu,Fe,Zn,Ag)3(Sn,In)S4
6.1.24Incaite(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15

Other Names for Cylindrite

Name in Other Languages:
Catalan:Cilindrita
Simplified Chinese:圆柱锡矿
Spanish:Cylindrita

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Cylindrite

Reference List:
Frenzel (1893), Jb. Min.: II: 125 (as Kylindrite).

Prior (1904), Mineralogical Magazine: 14: 25.

Moritz (1933), Jb. Min., Beil.-Bd.: 66: 205.

Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 482-483.

American Mineralogist (1992): 77: 758.

Internet Links for Cylindrite

Specimens:
The following Cylindrite specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

Localities for Cylindrite

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Argentina
 
  • Jujuy
    • Rinconada Department
DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Amer.Min.(2000) 85, 1066-1075; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.; Paar, W. H., de Brodtkorb, M. K., Sureda, R. J., & Topa, D. (2010). Mineralogy and chemistry of tin and lead sulfides and sulfosalts in the Pirquitas Mine vein deposit, Jujuy, Argentina (22° 41'S-66° 28'W). Andean Geology, 28(2), 259-268.
Bolivia
 
  • Oruro Department
    • Cercado Province
[MinRec 32:476]
Alfredo Petrov collection
[MinRec 32:479]
    • Dalence Province
      • Huanuni
Dana 7:I:483.; Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia, Boletín No. 5 (Especial), page 17o (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Dana 7:I:440,449,483.; Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia, Boletín No. 5 (Especial), page 171 (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
    • Poopó Province
      • Callipampa
(Cylindrite specimens alleged to be from the Candelaria mine are more likely to be from the neighbouring Trinacria mine.)
Dana 7:I:449, 483.; Gibson & Turneaure (1950) Trans AIME 187:1071-1078
[MinRec 32:477]
Ahlfeld and Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia, Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz
[MinRec 32:479]
  • Potosí Department
    • Antonio Quijarro Province
Federico Ahlfeld and Alejandro Schneider-Scherbina (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
Ahlfeld, F. and Schneider-Scherbina, A. (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. (Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz)
    • Chayanta Province
[MinRec 32:469]
Economic Geology - Volume 16 - Page 68
    • Rafael Bustillo Province (Bustillos Province)
      • Llallagua
Mineralogical Record: 32: 474.; Hyrsl, J. & A. Petrov (2006): Famous Mineral Localities: Llallagua, Bolivia. Mineralogical Record. 37: 117-162
Min Rec (1977) 8:52-57
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
      • Irkutskaya Oblast'
        • Bodaibo
          • Lena Gold District
            • Kropotkinsky ore cluster
http://www.igem.ru/igem/chem/pt/sukhloge.htm
Ukraine
 
  • Donetsk (Donets'k) Oblast'
    • Central Donbass
[World of Stones 12:20]
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