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Rhodostannite

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Formula:
Cu2FeSn3S8
System:
Tetragonal
Colour:
Red-purple, gray
Hardness:
4
Name:
The name reflects its colour (Greek rhodos = red) and its compositional similarity to stannite.
This page provides mineralogical data about Rhodostannite.

Classification of Rhodostannite

Approved
2/C.06-150
2.DA.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
A : M:S = 3:4
2.10.3.1

2 : SULFIDES
10 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
6.1.7

6 : Sulphosalts - Sulphostannates, Sulphogermanates,Sulpharsenates, Sulphantimonates, Sulphovanadates and Sulphohalides
1 : Sulphostannates and other sulfides containing Sn
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Type Occurrence of Rhodostannite

Year of Discovery:
1968

Physical Properties of Rhodostannite

Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Colour:
Red-purple, gray
Hardness (Mohs):
4
Hardness (Vickers):
VHN100=243 - 266 kg/mm2
Density:
4.79 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Rhodostannite

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Class (H-M):
4/m - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
I41/a
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.29Å, c = 10.31Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.414
Unit Cell Volume:
V 547.92 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2
Morphology:
Fine grained massive, slightly porous.
Comment:
On synthetic material

Optical Data of Rhodostannite

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Bluish gray to dark brown
Reflectivity:
520nmR=27.8%

Reflectance graph
Graph shows reflectance levels at different wavelengths (in nm). Top of box is 100%. Peak reflectance is 27.8%.

Chemical Properties of Rhodostannite

Formula:
Cu2FeSn3S8
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Rhodostannite to other Species

2.DA.05BornhardtiteCo2+Co23+Se4
2.DA.05CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
2.DA.05Cuproiridsite(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4
2.DA.05Cuprorhodsite(Cu,Fe)Rh2S4
2.DA.05DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
2.DA.05FletcheriteCu(Ni,Co)2S4
2.DA.05Florensovite(Cu,Zn)Cr1.5Sb0.5S4
2.DA.05GreigiteFe2+Fe23+S4
2.DA.05InditeFeIn2S4
2.DA.05KalininiteZnCr2S4
2.DA.05LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
2.DA.05MalaniteCu(Pt3+,Ir3+)2S4
2.DA.05PolydymiteNi2+Ni23+S4
2.DA.05SiegeniteCoNi2S4
2.DA.05TrüstedtiteNi3Se4
2.DA.05TyrrelliteCu(Co3+,Ni3+)2Se4
2.DA.05ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
2.DA.05Xingzhongite(Pb,Cu,Fe)(Ir,Pt,Rh)2S4
2.DA.05Ferrorhodsite(Fe,Cu)(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S4
2.DA.05CadmoinditeCdIn2S4
2.DA.05CuprokalininiteCuCr2S4
2.DA.10ToyohaiteAg2FeSn3S8
2.DA.15BrezinaiteCr3S4
2.DA.15Heideite(Fe,Cr)1.15(Ti,Fe)2S4
2.DA.20InaglyiteCu3Pb(Ir,Pt)8S16
2.DA.20KonderiteCu3Pb(Rh,Pt,Ir)8S16
2.DA.25Kingstonite(Rh,Ir,Pt)3S4
6.1.1KuramiteCu3SnS4
6.1.2MohiteCu2SnS3
6.1.3VelikiteCu2HgSnS4
6.1.4HemusiteCu6SnMoS8
6.1.5KiddcreekiteCu6SnWS8
6.1.6StanniteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
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
6.1.24Incaite(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15

Other Names for Rhodostannite

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:蔷薇黄锡矿
Spanish:Rodostannita

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 Rhodostannite

Reference List:
Mineralogical Magazine 1968 36 : 1045-1051.

Acta Crystallographica:: B35: 2195-2197.

American Mineralogist (1969): 54: 1218.

Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen (1984): 150: 25-64.

Internet Links for Rhodostannite

Localities for Rhodostannite

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.
Amer.Min.(2000) 85, 1066-1075
Bolivia
 
  • Oruro Department
    • Cercado Province
      • Oruro City
Keutsch, F., & Brodtkorb, M. D. (2008). Metalliferous paragenesis of the San José mine, Oruro, Bolivia. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 25(4), 485-491.
    • Poopó Province
      • Poopó town
Frank Keutsch analysis, August 2009.
  • Potosí Department
    • Rafael Bustillo Province (Bustillos Province)
Mineralogical Magazine 1968 36 : 1045-1051.
China
 
  • Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
    • Hechi Prefecture
      • Nandan Co.
        • Dachang Sn-polymetallic ore field
Mineral Deposits 4(1), 74
Japan
 
  • Hokkaido
    • Sapporo
      • Minami-ku
Min. Jour. (Japan): 15:222-232.
  • Shikoku Island
    • Ehime Prefecture
      • Niihama City
        • Besshi
Kase (1988) Kouzan Chishitsu, 38, 407-418.
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Mule Mts
        • Warren District
[MinRec 24:421]
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 354; Graeme, R. (1993), Bisbee revisited, Min.Rec.: 24: 421-436.
  • Nevada
    • Lander Co.
      • Lewis District
Min.Rec.:20(5):390.
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
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