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Mushistonite

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About MushistoniteHide

Formula:
(Cu,Zn,Fe2+)[Sn(OH)6]
Colour:
Brownish green to malachite-green, yellow-brown
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
4 - 4½
Crystal System:
Isometric
Name:
Named after the type locality, the Mushiston Deposit.
This page provides mineralogical data about Mushistonite.


Classification of MushistoniteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1982
4.FC.10

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
F : Hydroxides (without V or U)
C : Hydroxides with OH, without H2O; corner-sharing octahedra
6.3.6.6

6 : HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
3 : X(OH)3
7.11.11

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
11 : Oxides of Sn and Pb

Physical Properties of MushistoniteHide

Vitreous
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Brownish green to malachite-green, yellow-brown
Hardness:
4 - 4½ on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN100=240 - 254 - Vickers

Chemical Properties of MushistoniteHide

Formula:
(Cu,Zn,Fe2+)[Sn(OH)6]
IMA Formula:
Cu2+Sn4+(OH)6

Crystallography of MushistoniteHide

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
m3m (4/m 3 2/m) - Hexoctahedral
Space Group:
Pn3m
Setting:
Pn3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.73(2) Å
Unit Cell V:
461.89 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4

Type Occurrence of MushistoniteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
In fine-grained earthy aggregates
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Mining Institute, St. Petersburg, 1999/1; A.E. Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 81069.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of MushistoniteHide

Other Language Names for MushistoniteHide

Relationship of Mushistonite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
BurtiteCa[Sn(OH)6]Iso.
JeanbandyiteFe3+xFe2+1-xSn(OH)6-xOx (1 >= x > 0.5)Tet. 4/m : P42/n
NataniteFe2+[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pn3m
SchoenfliesiteMg[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pn3
VismirnoviteZn[Sn(OH)6]Iso.
WickmaniteMn2+[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pn3

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
81 photos of Mushistonite associated with Kësterite Cu2ZnSnS4
25 photos of Mushistonite associated with MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
12 photos of Mushistonite associated with MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
10 photos of Mushistonite associated with BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
9 photos of Mushistonite associated with QuartzSiO2
6 photos of Mushistonite associated with GosheniteBe3Al2(Si6O18)
5 photos of Mushistonite associated with CassiteriteSnO2
4 photos of Mushistonite associated with Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
3 photos of Mushistonite associated with AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
3 photos of Mushistonite associated with CalciteCaCO3

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.FC.05BernaliteFe(OH)3 · nH2O (n = 0.0 to 0.25)Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
4.FC.05DzhalinditeIn(OH)3Iso.
4.FC.05SöhngeiteGa(OH)3Tet.
4.FC.10BurtiteCa[Sn(OH)6]Iso.
4.FC.10NataniteFe2+[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pn3m
4.FC.10SchoenfliesiteMg[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pn3
4.FC.10VismirnoviteZn[Sn(OH)6]Iso.
4.FC.10WickmaniteMn2+[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pn3
4.FC.15JeanbandyiteFe3+xFe2+1-xSn(OH)6-xOx (1 >= x > 0.5)Tet. 4/m : P42/n
4.FC.15MopungiteNa[Sb5+(OH)6]Tet. 4/m : P42/n
4.FC.15StottiteFe2+[Ge4+(OH)6]Tet.
4.FC.15TetrawickmaniteMn2+[Sn4+(OH)6]Tet. 4/m : P42/n
4.FC.20Ferronigerite-2N1S(Al,Fe,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
4.FC.20Magnesionigerite-6N6S(Mg,Al,Zn)3(Al,Sn,Fe)8O15(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
4.FC.20Magnesionigerite-2N1S(Mg,Al,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
4.FC.20Ferronigerite-6N6S(Al,Fe,Zn)3(Al,Sn,Fe)8O15(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
4.FC.20Zinconigerite-2N1S(Zn,Al,Mg)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
4.FC.20Zinconigerite-6N6S(Zn,Mg,Al)3(Al,Sn,Fe)8O15(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
4.FC.25Magnesiotaaffeite-6N’3SMg2BeAl6O12Trig.
4.FC.25Magnesiotaaffeite-2N’2SMg3Al8BeO16Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m)

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

6.3.6.1WickmaniteMn2+[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pn3
6.3.6.2SchoenfliesiteMg[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pn3
6.3.6.3NataniteFe2+[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pn3m
6.3.6.4VismirnoviteZn[Sn(OH)6]Iso.
6.3.6.5BurtiteCa[Sn(OH)6]Iso.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

7.11.1RomarchiteSnOTet.
7.11.2CassiteriteSnO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
7.11.4SchoenfliesiteMg[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pn3
7.11.5BurtiteCa[Sn(OH)6]Iso.
7.11.6VismirnoviteZn[Sn(OH)6]Iso.
7.11.7WickmaniteMn2+[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pn3
7.11.8TetrawickmaniteMn2+[Sn4+(OH)6]Tet. 4/m : P42/n
7.11.9JeanbandyiteFe3+xFe2+1-xSn(OH)6-xOx (1 >= x > 0.5)Tet. 4/m : P42/n
7.11.10NataniteFe2+[Sn(OH)6]Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pn3m
7.11.12Ferronigerite-2N1S(Al,Fe,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
7.11.13MagnesionigeriteTrig.
7.11.14ArgutiteGeO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
7.11.15BrunogeieriteGe4+Fe2+2O4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
7.11.16StottiteFe2+[Ge4+(OH)6]Tet.
7.11.17CarboiriteFeAl2(GeO4)O(OH)2Tric.
7.11.18OtjisumeitePbGe4O9Tric.
7.11.19BartelkeitePb(Fe2+Ge)[Ge2O7](OH)2 · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
7.11.20MassicotPbOOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmmm
7.11.21LithargePbOTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
7.11.22MiniumPb3O4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mbc
7.11.23PlattneritePbO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m)
7.11.24Scrutinyiteα-PbO2Orth.
7.11.25MurdochitePbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x where x<=0.5Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
7.11.26MacedonitePbTiO3Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
7.11.27CesàrolitePb(Mn4+)3O6(OH)2
7.11.28CoronaditePb(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16Mon. 2/m
7.11.29QuenselitePbMnO2(OH)Mon. 2/m : P2/b
7.11.30PlumboferritePb2(Fe3+,Mn2+,Mg)11O19Trig. 3 2 : P3 1 2
7.11.31Magnetoplumbite(Pb,Mn)(Fe,Mn)12O19Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
7.11.32SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38Trig.

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 MushistoniteHide

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Morgenstern-Badarau, I. (1976) Effet Jahn-Teller et structure cristalline de l'hydroxyde CuSn(OH)6. Journal of Solid State Chemistry: 17: 399-406.
Marshukova, N.K., Pavlovskii, A.B., Sidorenko, G.A. (1984) Mushistonite, (Cu,Zn,Fe)Sn(OH)6, a new tin mineral. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva: 113(5): 612-617.
Dunn, P.J., Ferraiolo, J.A., Fleischer, M., Gobel, V., Grice, J.D., Langley, R.H., Shigley, J.E., Vanko, D.A., Zilczer, J.A. (1985) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 70: 1329-1335.
Dunn, P.J., Roberts, W.L. (1986) Cuprocassiterite discredited as mushistonite; and an unnamed tin mineral from the Etta mine. The Mineralogical Record: 17: 383-383.

Internet Links for MushistoniteHide

Localities for MushistoniteHide

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.
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Coolgardie Shire
      • Nepean
Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I. (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia. Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia, 394 pages.
China
 
  • Sichuan
    • Mianyang
      • Pingwu Co.
        • Mt Xuebaoding
          • Huya township
Hedland, A. (2004): Das Scheelit-Beryll-Kassiterit-Fluorit-Vorkommen von Huya-Zibeisha bei Pingwu, Provinz Sichuan, China. Mineralien Welt 15 (6), 46-57
Italy
 
  • Tuscany
    • Massa-Carrara Province
Orlandi, P., and Franzini, M. (1994) I minerali del marmo di Carrara. Cassa di Risparmio di Carrara - Amilcare Pizzi Editore S.p.A., Milano, 109 pp.; Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, 180 pp.
Olmi, F., Orlandi, P., and Passarino, G. (1994) Mushistonite e lavendulano di Carrara. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 18, 4 (4-1994), 348-350; Orlandi, P., and Criscuolo, A. (2009) Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Parco delle Alpi Apuane - Pacini Editore, Ospedaletto-Pisa, Pisa, 180 pp.
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesian Voivodeship
    • Kamienna Góra County
      • Gmina Kamienna Góra
        • Rędziny
Pieczka, Adam, Golebiowska, and Parafiniuk, Jan, 2009, Conditions of Formation of Polymetallic Mineralization in the Eastern Envelope of the Karkonosze Granite: The Case of Redziny, Southwestern Poland, Canadian Mineralogist, v 47, p. 765-786.
Russia
 
  • Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
    • Verkhoyansk District
      • Yana River Basin
        • Yana-Adycha Region
          • Arga-Ynnakh-Khaya granite Massif
Pavel M. Kartashov data
Tajikistan (TL)
 
  • Sughd
    • Zeravshan Range
      • Pendzhikent (Penjikent; Panjakent)
        • Kaznok Valley
ZVMO,(1984) 113, 612-617; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
USA
 
  • South Dakota
    • Pennington Co.
      • Keystone Mining District
        • Keystone
Rocks & Minerals: 67(6): 380-388.; Dunn, P. J., & Roberts, W. L. (1986). Cuprocassiterite discredited as mushistonite and an unnamed tin mineral from the Etta mine. Mineralogical Record, 17, 383.
Dunn, P. J., & Roberts, W. L. (1986). Cuprocassiterite discredited as mushistonite and an unnamed tin mineral from the Etta mine. Mineralogical Record, 17, 383.
 
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