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Stanniferous Copper

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About Stanniferous CopperHide

pink, bronze, yellow, white
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

pink, bronze, yellow, white
colours are given from low- to high-tin varieties
None Observed

Chemical Properties of Stanniferous CopperHide


Other Language Names for Stanniferous CopperHide


Common AssociatesHide

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

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

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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.

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Localities for Stanniferous CopperHide

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- 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.
  • Mogilev Region
    • Babruysk District
Levitskiy, V. I., Solodilova, V. V., Zavadich, N. S., Pavlova, L. A., & Levitskiy, I. V. (2018, July). Genetic Nature of Mineralization with Native and Intermetallic Compounds in the Bobruisk Ring Structure (Republic of Belarus). In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 481, No. 1, pp. 857-861). Pleiades Publishing.
  • Henan
    • Nanyang
      • Xichuan Co.
Zexian Xu, Runji Zhang, Zhenyun Liu, and Xingtu Sheng (1987): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 6(4), 351-357
  • Qinghai
    • Haixi
      • 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
    • Liangshan
      • 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
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Cologne
      • Euskirchen
        • Mechernich
          • Kall
Blaß, G. & Graf, H. W. (1995): Neufunde von Schlackenhalden in der nördlichen Eifel (II). Mineralien-Welt, 6 (3), 28-31.
  • Andhra Pradesh
    • Anantapur District
      • Wajrakarur kimberlite field
        • Wajrakarur–Lattavaram cluster
Kaur, G., & Mitchell, R. H. (2013). Mineralogy of the P2-West ‘Kimberlite’, Wajrakarur kimberlite field, Andhra Pradesh, India: kimberlite or lamproite?. Mineralogical Magazine, 77(8), 3175-3196.
  • Republic of Karelia
    • Northern Karelia
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (1987)
  • Zabaykalsky Krai
    • Buriatia Republic (Buryatia)
      • Vitim Plateau
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (2011)
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