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Incaite

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Formula:
(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15
System:
Monoclinic
Hardness:
2
Name:
Named after the inhabitants of the Inca empire.
A variety of Franckeite

Sn(II)-rich variety of franckeite. See also potosíite.

Originally described from Santa Cruz Mine, Poopó town, Poopó Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia.

Classification of Incaite

Discredited 2007
Explanation of status:
Sn(II)-rich variety of franckeite.
2.HF.25b

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
3.1.4.3

3 : SULFOSALTS
1 : ø > 4
6.1.24

6 : Sulphosalts - Sulphostannates, Sulphogermanates,Sulpharsenates, Sulphantimonates, Sulphovanadates and Sulphohalides
1 : Sulphostannates and other sulfides containing Sn
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Physical Properties of Incaite

Hardness (Mohs):
2

Crystallography of Incaite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic

Chemical Properties of Incaite

Formula:
(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Incaite to other Species

2.HF.20VrbaiteTl4Hg3Sb2As8S20
2.HF.25aCylindritePb3Sn4FeSb2S14
2.HF.25bFranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
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
6.1.20CylindritePb3Sn4FeSb2S14
6.1.21PotosíitePb6Sn3FeSb3S16
6.1.22Sakuraiite(Cu,Zn,Fe)3(In,Sn)S4
6.1.23Petrukite(Cu,Fe,Zn,Ag)3(Sn,In)S4

Other Names for Incaite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Incait
Simplified Chinese:硫锑锡铁铅矿
Spanish:Incaita

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 Incaite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist: 60: 486.

Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen (1976): 126: 304-326.

Moëlo, Y., Makovicky, E., Mozgova, N.N., Jambor, J.L., Cook, N., Pring, A., Paar, W., Nickel, E.H., Graeser, S., Karup-Møller, S.; Balić-Žunić, T.; Mumme, W.G., Vurro, F., Topa, D., Bindi, L., Bente, K., Shimizu, M. (2008): the IMA CNMNC Sulfosalt Subcommittee. Revision of sulfosalt definition and nomenclature. A review of sulfosalts systematics. European Journal of Mineralogy, 20, 7-46.

Internet Links for Incaite

Localities for Incaite

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
      • Pirquitas Ag-Sn Deposit
Amer.Min.(2000) 85, 1066-1075
Bolivia
 
  • Oruro Department
    • Poopó Province
[MinRec 32:477]
China
 
  • Yunnan Province
    • Honghe Autonomous Prefecture
      • Mengzi Co.
Xinpei Jiang (1994): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 13(5), 278-284
Japan
 
  • Kyushu Region
    • Oita Prefecture
      • Bungo-Ohno City
Shimizu, M. et al. (1992) "Potosiite and incaite from the Hoei Mine, Japan", Mineralogy and Petrology, 46, 2, 155-161
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