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|Name:||The name reflects its tungsten content.|
Classification of Tungstenite
|IMA status:||Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"|
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||2/D.25-40|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||2.EA.30|
2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
E : Metal Sulfides, M: S <= 1:2
A : M:S = 1:2 - With Cu, Ag, Au
|Dana 8th edition ID:||126.96.36.199|
2 : SULFIDES
12 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||3.8.10|
3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
8 : Sulphides etc. of Cr, Mo, W an Mn
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Type Occurrence of Tungstenite
|Type Locality:||Emma Mine (Emma tunnel; Alta United Mines Company), Little Cottonwood District (Alta District), Wasatch Mts, Salt Lake Co., Utah, USA|
Physical Properties of Tungstenite
Chemical Properties of Tungstenite
|Essential elements:||S, W|
|All elements listed in formula:||S, W|
|CAS Registry number:||12138-09-9|
CAS Registry numbers are published by the American Chemical Society
Relationship of Tungstenite to other Species
|Member of:||Molybdenite Group|
|Other Members of Group:|
|Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):|
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Other Names for Tungstenite
|Health Warning:||No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.|
|External Links||Search for toxicity information at the United States National Library of Medicine|
References for Tungstenite
Journal of the Washington Academy of Science (1917): 7: 596.
American Mineralogist (1918): 3: 30.
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Seventh edition, Volume I: 331-332.
Canadian Mineralogist (1972): 10: 729-731.
Mineralogicheskii Zhurnal, Kiev (1982): 4: 33-40.
Internet Links for Tungstenite
Localities for Tungstenite
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Locality Updated: Pampa de Aroma, Negreiros, El Tamarugal Province, Tarapacá Region, ChileFrom Reynaldo Contreira, 12th Dec 2013 02:05:28