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Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series

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Series Formula:
Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13 to Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
A series between Tennantite and Tetrahedrite

Commonly known as 'fahlore'.

Classification of Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series

Crystallography of Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series

Crystal System:

Other Names for Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series

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 Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series

Reference List:
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 374-384.

Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr. 97 (1974) 241-250.

Breskovska, V. and Tarkian, M. (1994): Compositional variation in Bi-bearing fahlores. N. Jb. Mineral. Mh, 1994, 230-240.

Can. Mineral. 40 (2002) 837-847.

N. Jb. Mineral. Mh. 2003 (2003) 153-175.

Kharbish, S., Libowitzky, E. and Beran, A. (2007): The effect of As-Sb substitution in the Raman spectra of tetrahedrite-tennantite and pyrargyrite-proustite solid solutions. European Journal of Mineralogy, 19, 567-574.

Kharbish, S., Götzinger, M. & Beran, A. (2007): Schendleck-type fahlore: an unusual varying tetrahedrite-tennantite solid solution. Mitt. Österreich. Mineral. Ges. 153, 283-290. [fahlore with 5-95% tetrahedrite component]

George, L.L., Cook, N.J. and Ciobanu, C.L. (2017): Minor and trace elements in natural tetrahedrite-tennantite: effects on element partitioning among base metal sulphides. Minerals 7, 17 (25 pp.).

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Localities for Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series

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