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A variety of Canfieldite

Originally approved but approval has subsequently been withdrawn because a subsequent single-crystal structural analysis has shown that Te is disordered over the three sulphur sites and thus the material is in fact Te-rich canfieldite.

Classification of Tellurocanfieldite

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Type Occurrence of Tellurocanfieldite

Type Locality:Bajiazi Zn-Pb-Ag deposit, Jianchang Co., Huludao Prefecture, Liaoning Province (Manchuria; Dongbei Region), China

Crystallography of Tellurocanfieldite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):mm2 - Pyramidal
Space Group:Pna21
Cell Parameters:a = 15.615(4) Å, b = 7.803Å, c = 11.043(7) Å
Ratio:a:b:c = 2.001 : 1 : 1.415
Unit Cell Volume:V 1,345.52 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Tellurocanfieldite

Simplified for copy/paste:Ag8Sn(S,Te)6
Essential elements:Ag, S, Sn
All elements listed in formula:Ag, S, Sn, Te

Other Names for Tellurocanfieldite

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Other Information

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

References for Tellurocanfieldite

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Gu, X., Xie, X., Lu, A., Hoshino, H., Huang, J. and Li, J. (2012): Tellurocanfieldite, IMA 2012-013. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 816; Mineralogical Magazine,76, 807-817. [Approval subsequently redrawn - IMA CNMNC - June-August 2012]

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  • Localities for Tellurocanfieldite

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    • Liaoning Province (Manchuria; Dongbei Region)
      • Huludao Prefecture
        • Jianchang Co.
    Gu, X., Xie, X., Lu, A., Hoshino, H., Huang, J. and Li, J. (2012): Tellurocanfieldite, IMA 2012-013. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 816; Mineralogical Magazine,76, 807-817
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