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Stanniferous Copper

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About Stanniferous CopperHide

Formula:
(Cu,Sn)
Colour:
pink, bronze, yellow, white
Lustre:
Metallic
A variety of Copper

Natural copper-tin alloys (i.e. bronzes). Tin contents may vary in a wide range, from a few percents up to 35% and more. Subordinate contents of lead are also often present.

The material reported by Xu et al. (1987) corresponds to α-CuSn in the copper-tin phase diagram (its stoichiometry corresponds approximately to Cu18Sn).

Compare with Eta-bronze, sorosite, 'UM1978-02-E:CuPbSn','UM1965-07-E:CuSn', 'UM1978-02-E:CuPbSn', and 'UM1985-05-E:CuSn'.


Physical Properties of Stanniferous CopperHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
pink, bronze, yellow, white
Comment:
colours are given from low- to high-tin varieties
Tenacity:
Malleable
Cleavage:
None Observed

Chemical Properties of Stanniferous CopperHide

Formula:
(Cu,Sn)

Other Language Names for Stanniferous CopperHide

German:Bronze
Russian:Бронза

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Ilmenite3 photos of Stanniferous Copper associated with Ilmenite on mindat.org.

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 Stanniferous CopperHide

Reference List:
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Zexian Xu, Runji Zhang, Zhenyun Liu, and Xingtu Sheng (1987): A study on stanniferous native copper. Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 6(4), 351-357 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Xie Yuling, Hou Zengqian, Xu Jiuhua, Yuan Zhongxin, Bai Ge, and Li Xiaoyu (2006): Discovery of Cu-Zn, Cu-Sn intermetallic minerals and its significance for genesis of the Mianning-Dechang REE Metallogenic Belt, Sichuan Province, China. Science in China Series D 49(6), 597-603.

Internet Links for Stanniferous CopperHide

Localities for Stanniferous CopperHide

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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.
China
 
  • Henan Province
    • Nanyang Prefecture
      • Xichuan Co.
Zexian Xu, Runji Zhang, Zhenyun Liu, and Xingtu Sheng (1987): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 6(4), 351-357
  • Qinghai Province
    • Haixi Autonomous Prefecture
      • Golmud Co. (Ge'ermu Co.)
Zhang Dequan, Wang Yan, Feng Chengyou, Li Daxin, Yan Shenghao, and Cui Yanhe (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(3), 213-222
  • Sichuan Province
    • Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture
      • Dechang Co.
Xie Yuling, Hou Zengqian, Xu Jiuhua, Yuan Zhongxin, Bai Ge, and Li Xiaoyu (2006): Science in China, Series D (Earth Sciences), 49(6), 597-603.
      • Mianning Co.
Yuling Xie, Zengqian Hou, Jiuhua Xu, Zhongxin Yuan, Ge Bai, and Xiaoyu Li (2005): Science in China, Series D (Earth Sciences) 35(6), 572-577
Germany
 
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Eifel
      • Mechernich
        • Kall
Blaß, G. & Graf, H. W. (1995): Neufunde von Schlackenhalden in der nördlichen Eifel (II). Mineralien-Welt, 6 (3), 28-31.
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Buriatia Republic (Buryatia)
        • Vitim Plateau
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (2011)
  • Northern Region
    • Karelia Republic
      • Northern Karelia
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (1987)
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