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Ferrokësterite

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Formula:
Cu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
Colour:
Grey
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
4
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Member of:
Name:
For its content of iron, ferrum, and relation to kesterite.
Dimorph of:
Stannite Group. The iron analogue of kësterite.
Easily confused with stannite.


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Classification of FerrokësteriteHide

Approved
2.CB.15a

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
C : Metal Sulfides, M: S = 1: 1 (and similar)
B : With Zn, Fe, Cu, Ag, etc.
2.9.2.10

2 : SULFIDES
9 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
6.1.10

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

Pronounciation of FerrokësteriteHide

Pronounciation:
PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of FerrokësteriteHide

Metallic
Colour:
Grey
Streak:
Black
Hardness:

Chemical Properties of FerrokësteriteHide

Formula:
Cu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4

Crystallography of FerrokësteriteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Class (H-M):
4 - Disphenoidal
Space Group:
I4
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.433(36) Å, c = 10.883(89) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 2.003
Unit Cell V:
321.24 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2
Comment:
Space group by analogy to kesterite, but possibly I-42m (Bonazzi et al., 2003). Pseudocubic.

Type Occurrence of FerrokësteriteHide

Synonyms of FerrokësteriteHide

Other Language Names for FerrokësteriteHide

Relationship of Ferrokësterite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
BriartiteCu2(Fe,Zn)GeS4Tet.
ČernýiteCu2(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
FamatiniteCu3SbS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
Ge-stannoiditeCu8Fe2ZnGe2S12
HocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
KësteriteCu2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
KeutschiteCu2AgAsS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
KuramiteCu3SnS4Tet.
LuzoniteCu3AsS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
OmariniiteCu8Fe2ZnGe2S12Orth. 2 2 2 : I2 2 2
PermingeatiteCu3SbSe4Tet.
Petrukite(Cu,Fe,Zn,Ag)3(Sn,In)S4Orth.
PirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
StanniteCu2FeSnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
StannoiditeCu+6Cu2+2(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12Orth.
Unnamed (Cu-Zn-In Sulphide)CuZn2InS4
VelikiteCu2HgSnS4Tet.
ZincobriartiteCu2(Zn,Fe)(Ge,Ga)S4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
Structurally related to group(s):
Kësterite SubgroupUnnecessary name for a "subgroup" (of the stannite group) comprising kësterite and ...

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Andorite12 photos of Ferrokësterite associated with Andorite on mindat.org.
Pyrite11 photos of Ferrokësterite associated with Pyrite on mindat.org.
Zinkenite7 photos of Ferrokësterite associated with Zinkenite on mindat.org.
Arsenopyrite1 photo of Ferrokësterite associated with Arsenopyrite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.CB.AgmantiniteAg2MnSnS4Orth.
2.CB.05aColoradoiteHgTeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
2.CB.05aHawleyiteCdSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.05aMetacinnabarHgSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.05cPolhemusite(Zn,Hg)STet.
2.CB.05bSakuraiite(Cu,Zn,Fe)3(In,Sn)S4 Iso.
2.CB.05aSphaleriteZnSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.05aStilleiteZnSe
2.CB.05aTiemanniteHgSe
2.CB.05UM1998-15-S:CuFeZnCu2Fe3Zn5S10
2.CB.05aRudashevskyite(Fe,Zn)SIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.10aChalcopyriteCuFeS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.10aEskeborniteCuFeSe2Tet.
2.CB.10aGalliteCuGaS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.10bHaycockiteCu4Fe5S8Orth. 2 2 2
2.CB.10aLenaiteAgFeS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.10bMooihoekiteCu9Fe9S16Tet.
2.CB.10bPutoraniteCu1.1Fe1.2S2Iso.
2.CB.10aRoquesiteCuInS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.10bTalnakhiteCu9(Fe,Ni)8S16Iso. 4 3m : I4 3m
2.CB.10aLaforêtiteAgInS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.15aČernýiteCu2(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.CB.15aHocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.CB.15aIdaiteCu5FeS6Hex.
2.CB.15aKësteriteCu2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
2.CB.15aKuramiteCu3SnS4Tet.
2.CB.15bMohiteCu2SnS3Mon.
2.CB.15aPirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
2.CB.15aStanniteCu2FeSnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.CB.15cStannoiditeCu+6Cu2+2(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12Orth.
2.CB.15aVelikiteCu2HgSnS4Tet.
2.CB.15cUM2006-11-S:CuFeGeZnCu8(Fe,Zn)3Ge2S12 (?)
2.CB.20ChatkaliteCu6FeSn2S8Tet. 4 2m : P4m2
2.CB.20MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8Tet. 4 2m : P4m2
2.CB.30ColusiteCu12VAs3S16Iso. 4 3m : P4 3n
2.CB.30GermaniteCu13Fe2Ge2S16Iso. 4 3m : P4 3n
2.CB.30GermanocolusiteCu26V2(Ge,As)6S32Iso.
2.CB.30NekrasoviteCu26V2(Sn,As,Sb)6S32Iso.
2.CB.30StibiocolusiteCu13V(Sb,Sn,As)3S16Iso.
2.CB.30Ovamboite Cu20(Fe,Cu,Zn)6W2Ge6S32Iso.
2.CB.30MaikainiteCu20(Fe,Cu)6Mo2Ge6S32
2.CB.35aHemusiteCu6SnMoS8Iso.
2.CB.35aKiddcreekiteCu6SnWS8Iso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.35aPolkovicite(Fe,Pb)3(Ge,Fe)1-xS4Iso.
2.CB.35aRenierite(Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16Tet. 4 2m : P4 2c
2.CB.35aVincienniteCu+7Cu2+3Fe2+2Fe3+2Sn(As,Sb)S16Tet.
2.CB.35aMorozeviczite(Pb,Fe)3Ge1-xS4Iso.
2.CB.35bCatamarcaiteCu6GeWS8Hex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.40LautiteCuAsSOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.CB.45CadmoseliteCdSeHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.45GreenockiteCdSHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.45Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)SHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.45RambergiteMnSHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.45Buseckite(Fe,Zn,Mn)SHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.55aCubaniteCuFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.CB.55bIsocubaniteCuFe2S3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.CB.60PicotpauliteTlFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
2.CB.60RaguiniteTlFeS2Orth.
2.CB.65ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3Mon. 2/m
2.CB.65SternbergiteAgFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.CB.70SulvaniteCu3VS4Iso.
2.CB.75VulcaniteCuTeOrth.
2.CB.80EmpressiteAgTeOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.CB.85MuthmanniteAuAgTe2Mon. 2/m : P2/m

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

2.9.2.1StanniteCu2FeSnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.9.2.2ČernýiteCu2(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.9.2.3BriartiteCu2(Fe,Zn)GeS4Tet.
2.9.2.4KuramiteCu3SnS4Tet.
2.9.2.5Sakuraiite(Cu,Zn,Fe)3(In,Sn)S4 Iso.
2.9.2.6HocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.9.2.7PirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
2.9.2.8VelikiteCu2HgSnS4Tet.
2.9.2.9KësteriteCu2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

6.1.1KuramiteCu3SnS4Tet.
6.1.2MohiteCu2SnS3Mon.
6.1.3VelikiteCu2HgSnS4Tet.
6.1.4HemusiteCu6SnMoS8Iso.
6.1.5KiddcreekiteCu6SnWS8Iso. 4 3m : F4 3m
6.1.6StanniteCu2FeSnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
6.1.7RhodostanniteCu2FeSn3S8Tet. 4/m : I41/a
6.1.8MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8Tet. 4 2m : P4m2
6.1.9ChatkaliteCu6FeSn2S8Tet. 4 2m : P4m2
6.1.11KësteriteCu2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
6.1.12StannoiditeCu+6Cu2+2(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12Orth.
6.1.13ČernýiteCu2(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
6.1.14VincienniteCu+7Cu2+3Fe2+2Fe3+2Sn(As,Sb)S16Tet.
6.1.15PirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
6.1.16HocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
6.1.17Teallite(Pb,Sn)SnS2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
6.1.18FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn4+2Sb2S14Tric. 1 : P1
6.1.19LévyclauditePb8Sn7Cu3(Bi,Sb)3S28
6.1.20CylindritePb3Sn4FeSb2S14Tric. 1 : P1
6.1.21PotosíitePb6Sn3FeSb3S16Tric.
6.1.22Sakuraiite(Cu,Zn,Fe)3(In,Sn)S4 Iso.
6.1.23Petrukite(Cu,Fe,Zn,Ag)3(Sn,In)S4Orth.
6.1.24Incaite(Pb,Ag)4Sn4FeSb2S15Mon.

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 FerrokësteriteHide

Reference List:
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Kissin, S.A. and D.R. Owens (1989) The relatives of stannite in the light of new data. Can. Mineral., 27, 673–688.
Bonazzi, P., Bindi, L., Bernardini, G. P., Menchetti, S. (2003): A model for the mechanism of incorporation of Cu, Fe and Zn in the stannite - kësterite series, Cu2FeSnS4 - Cu2ZnSnS4. Can. Mineral. 41, 639-647.
S. Schorr, H.-J. Höbler, M. Tovar (2007): A neutron diffraction study of the stannite-kesterite solid solution series. Eur. J. Mineral., 19, 65-73.

Internet Links for FerrokësteriteHide

Localities for FerrokësteriteHide

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
      • Pirquitas Ag-Sn Deposit
Amer.Min.(2000) 85, 1066-1075
  • Santa Cruz
    • Deseado department
      • Deseado massif
        • Tres Cerros
Jovic, S.M., Guido, D.M., Schalamuk, I.B., Ríos, F.J., Tassinari, C.C.G., Recio. C. (2011): Pingüino In-bearing polymetallic vein deposit, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina: characteristics of mineralization and ore-forming fluids. Mineralium Deposita, 46, 257-271. ; PENALVA, G. A et al. Intrusive bodies associated with the polymetallic mineralization of the Cerro León deposit, area of Cerro Tranquilo anticline, Santa Cruz: Geophysical evidence. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2008, vol.63, n.1, pp. 14-23.
Jovic S.M. , Guido, D.M., Melgarejo, J.C., Páez, G.N., Ruiz, R. & Schalamuk, I.B. (2011): The Indium-bearing minerals of the Pingüino polymetallic vein system, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina. Canadian Mineralogist. 49, 931-946
Jovic S.M. , Guido, D.M., Melgarejo, J.C., Páez, G.N., Ruiz, R. & Schalamuk, I.B. (2011): The Indium-bearing minerals of the Pingüino polymetallic vein system, Deseado Massif, Patagonia, Argentina. Canadian Mineralogist. 49, 931-946
Bolivia
 
  • Oruro Department
    • Cercado Province
      • Oruro City
No reference listed
Keutsch, F. & Brodtkorb, M. (2007) Metalliferous parageneses of the San Jose mine. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 26, 485-491; 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.; http:/www.mineralclassics.com/Ferrokesterite.html; Weiß, S. (2017): Aus Oruro, Bolivien: Ferrokesterit statt Stannit! Lapis, 42 (1), 50.
Canada
 
  • New Brunswick
    • Charlotte Co.
      • Saint George Parish
Sinclair, W.D. et al (2006) "Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of indium resources at Mount Pleasant, New Bunswick, Canada", Ore Geology Reviews, vol. 28, issue 1, pg 123-145.
China
 
  • Hunan Province
    • Chenzhou Prefecture
      • Yizhang Co.
        • Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field
Jensen, M. (2009): Mineral News 25(4), 1-11, 14; Ottens, B. (2011): Mineralogical Record 42, 557-603
Kosovo
 
  • District of Kosovska Mitrovica
    • Kosovska Mitrovica
      • Trepča valley
        • Trepča complex
Kołodziejczyk, J., Pršek, J., Voudouris, P., Melfos, V., Asllani, B. (2016): Sn-Bearing Minerals and Associated Sphalerite from Lead-Zinc Deposits, Kosovo: An Electron Microprobe and LA-ICP-MS Study. Minerals, 6, 42; http://forum.amiminerals.it/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12757 (2016)
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Rudawy Janowickie Mts
      • Czarnów
        • Rędziny
Gołębiowska B., Pieczka A., Parafiniuk J. 2006: Cu(Ag)-Pb-Bi(Sb) sulphosalts from Rędziny (Western Sudetes, Poland). Mineralogia Polonica - Special Papers, vol. 28, 78-80
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Callington District
        • Calstock
          • Gunnislake
Betterton J, Green D I, Jewson C, Spratt J, Tandy P (1998) The composition and structure of jeanbandyite and natanite. Mineralogical Magazine 62, 707-712
      • St Agnes District
        • Perranzabuloe
          • Cligga Head
Kissin, S.A., and Owens, D.R. (1989): Canadian Mineralogist 27, 673-688
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