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Ottemannite

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Formula:
beta Sn2S3
Hardness:
2
Name:
Named by G.H. Moh in 1966 in honor of Joachim Ottemann (1914– ), German mineralogist, Heidelberg, Germany.
See also the similar suredaite.


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Classification of OttemanniteHide

Approved
First Published:
1964
2.DB.10

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
D : Metal Sulfides, M: S = 3 :4 and 2:3
B : M:S = 2:3
2.11.9.1

2 : SULFIDES
11 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
3.6.2

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
6 : Sulphides etc. of Sb and Pb

Physical Properties of OttemanniteHide

Hardness:

Chemical Properties of OttemanniteHide

Formula:
beta Sn2S3
IMA Formula:
Sn2S3

Type Occurrence of OttemanniteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C., USA, 114486, C5354.
Reference:
Mohs, G.H., Berndt, F. (1964) Two new natural tin sulfides, Sn2S3 and SnS2. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 3: 94-95.

Other Language Names for OttemanniteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Herzenbergite1 photo of Ottemannite associated with Herzenbergite on mindat.org.
Berndtite1 photo of Ottemannite associated with Berndtite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.DB.05AntimonseliteSb2Se3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.DB.05BismuthiniteBi2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.DB.05GuanajuatiteBi2Se3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.DB.05MetastibniteSb2S3Amor.
2.DB.05PääkköneniteSb2AsS2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.DB.05StibniteSb2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.DB.10SuredaitePbSnS3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.DB.15Bowieite(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.DB.15Kashinite(Ir,Rh)2S3Orth.
2.DB.20Montbrayite(Au,Sb)2Te3Tric.
2.DB.25EdgariteFeNb3S6Hex. 6 2 2 : P63 2 2
2.DB.30Tarkianite(Cu,Fe)(Re,Mo)4S8Iso. 4 3m
2.DB.35CameroniteCu5-x(Cu,Ag)3+xTe10 (x = 0.43)Mon. 2/m : B2/b

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

3.6.1Herzenbergite(Sn,Pb)SnS2Orth.
3.6.3BerndtiteSnS2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
3.6.4StistaiteSnSbTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
3.6.5GalenaPbSIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.6.6ClausthalitePbSeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.6.7AltaitePbTeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.6.8Furutobeite(Cu,Ag)6PbS4Mon.
3.6.9AschamalmitePb6Bi2S9Mon. 2/m
3.6.10Betekhtinite(Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Immm
3.6.11Shadlunite(Pb,Cd)(Fe,Cu)8S8

Other InformationHide

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 OttemanniteHide

Reference List:
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Moh, G.H., Berndt, F. (1964) Two new natural tin sulfides, Sn2S3 and SnS2. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 3: 94-95.
Fleischer, M. (1965) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 50: 2096-2111.
Moh, G.H. (1966) Das binäre system zinn-schwefel und seine minerale. Fortschritte der Mineralogie: 42: 211-211.
Fleischer, M. (1966) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 51: 1546-1553.
International Mineralogical Association (1968) International Mineralogical Association: Commission on new minerals and mineral names. Mineralogical Magazine: 36: 1143-1145.
Fleischer, M. (1969) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 54: 326-330.
Kniep, R., Mootz, D., Severin, U., Wunderlich, H. (1982) Structure of tin(II) tin(IV) trisulphide, a redetermination. Acta Crystallographica: B38: 2022-2023.

Internet Links for OttemanniteHide

Localities for OttemanniteHide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Argentina
 
  • Jujuy
    • Rinconada Department
[See suredaite]
Bolivia
 
  • Oruro Department
    • Avaroa Province
      • Huari
Van King
  • Potosí Department
    • Potosí City
Moh, G.H. and Berndt, F. (1965) American Mineralogist, 50, 2107.
Namibia
 
  • Erongo Region
    • Karibib District
      • Spitzkopje Area
        • Klein Spitzkopje granite stock (Kleine Spitzkoppe; Klein Spitzkoppe)
http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/ottemannite.pdf#search=%22ottemannite%22
    • Swakopmund District
      • Arandis
No reference
Norway
 
  • Nordland
    • Hemnes
      • Bleikvassli
Cook, N.J., Spry, P.G., and Vokes, F.M. (1998): Mineralogy and textural relationships among sulphosalts and related minerals in the Bleikvassli Zn-Pb-(Cu) deposit, Nordland, Norway. Mineralium Deposita 34, 35-56.
USA
 
  • Pennsylvania
    • Schuylkill Co.
Reed, Juliet C. (1976), Annotated Biblio. of Minerals New to the PA List 1965-1974, The Mineralogical Soc. of PA, Inc.: 19 & 23, 59; Finkelman, Robert B., et al (1974), "Observations on Mins. from Burning Anthracite Seams and Culm in PA, Geol. Soc. of Ame
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