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Rhodostannite

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Formula:
Cu2FeSn3S8
Colour:
Red-purple, gray
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
4
Specific Gravity:
4.79 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Name:
The name reflects its colour (Greek rhodos = red) and its compositional similarity to stannite.
Isostructural with:
This page provides mineralogical data about Rhodostannite.


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Classification of RhodostanniteHide

Approved
2/C.06-150
2.DA.10

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
D : Metal Sulfides, M: S = 3 :4 and 2:3
A : M:S = 3:4
2.10.3.1

2 : SULFIDES
10 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
6.1.7

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

Physical Properties of RhodostanniteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Red-purple, gray
Hardness:
Hardness:
VHN100=243 - 266 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Density:
4.79 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of RhodostanniteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Bluish gray to dark brown
Reflectivity:
520nmR=27.8%

Reflectance graph
Graph shows reflectance levels at different wavelengths (in nm). Top of box is 100%. Peak reflectance is 27.8%.

Chemical Properties of RhodostanniteHide

Formula:
Cu2FeSn3S8
IMA Formula:
(Cu,Ag)2FeSn3S8

Crystallography of RhodostanniteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Class (H-M):
4/m - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
I41/a
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.29 Å, c = 10.31 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.414
Unit Cell V:
547.92 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2
Morphology:
Fine grained massive, slightly porous.
Comment:
On synthetic material

Type Occurrence of RhodostanniteHide

Synonyms of RhodostanniteHide

Other Language Names for RhodostanniteHide

Simplified Chinese:蔷薇黄锡矿
Spanish:Rodostannita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Andorite9 photos of Rhodostannite associated with Andorite on mindat.org.
Andorite IV5 photos of Rhodostannite associated with Andorite IV on mindat.org.
Cervantite5 photos of Rhodostannite associated with Cervantite on mindat.org.
Woodhouseite1 photo of Rhodostannite associated with Woodhouseite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.DA.05BornhardtiteCo2+Co3+2Se4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05Cuproiridsite(Cu,Fe)Ir2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05Cuprorhodsite(Cu,Fe)Rh2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05DaubréeliteFe2+Cr3+2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05FletcheriteCu(Ni,Co)2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05Florensovite(Cu,Zn)Cr1.5Sb0.5S4
2.DA.05GreigiteFe2+Fe3+2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05InditeFeIn2S4
2.DA.05KalininiteZnCr2S4
2.DA.05LinnaeiteCo2+Co3+2S4Iso.
2.DA.05MalaniteCu(Pt3+,Ir3+)2S4Iso.
2.DA.05PolydymiteNi2+Ni3+2S4Iso.
2.DA.05SiegeniteCoNi2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05TrüstedtiteNi3Se4Iso.
2.DA.05TyrrelliteCu(Co3+,Ni3+)2Se4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05ViolariteFe2+Ni3+2S4Iso.
2.DA.05Xingzhongite(Pb,Cu,Fe)(Ir,Pt,Rh)2S4Iso.
2.DA.05Ferrorhodsite(Fe,Cu)(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S4Iso.
2.DA.05CadmoinditeCdIn2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.05CuprokalininiteCuCr2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.DA.10ToyohaiteAg2FeSn3S8Tet.
2.DA.15BrezinaiteCr3S4Mon. 2/m
2.DA.15Heideite(Fe,Cr)1.15(Ti,Fe)2S4Mon. 2/m
2.DA.20InaglyiteCu3Pb(Ir,Pt)8S16Hex.
2.DA.20KonderiteCu3Pb(Rh,Pt,Ir)8S16Hex. 6/m : P6/m
2.DA.25Kingstonite(Rh,Ir,Pt)3S4Mon. 2/m : B2/m

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

2.10.3.2ToyohaiteAg2FeSn3S8Tet.

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
6.1.8MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8Tet. 4 2m : P4m2
6.1.9ChatkaliteCu6FeSn2S8Tet. 4 2m : P4m2
6.1.10FerrokësteriteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4Tet. 4 : I4
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 RhodostanniteHide

Reference List:
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Mineralogical Magazine 1968 36 : 1045-1051.
Acta Crystallographica:: B35: 2195-2197.
American Mineralogist (1969): 54: 1218.
Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen (1984): 150: 25-64.

Internet Links for RhodostanniteHide

Localities for RhodostanniteHide

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
DE BRODTKORB, Milka K. Precious metaltellurides and other Te-bearing minerals in different paragenesis of Argentina: A review. Rev. Asoc. Geol. Argent. [online]. 2009, vol.64, n.3, pp. 365-372.
Amer.Min.(2000) 85, 1066-1075
Bolivia
 
  • Oruro Department
    • Cercado Province
      • Oruro City
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.
    • Poopó Province
      • Poopó town
Frank Keutsch analysis, August 2009.
  • Potosí Department
    • Rafael Bustillo Province (Bustillos Province)
Mineralogical Magazine 1968 36 : 1045-1051.
China
 
  • Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
    • Hechi Prefecture
      • Nandan Co.
        • Dachang Sn-polymetallic ore field
Mineral Deposits 4(1), 74
Japan
 
  • Hokkaido
    • Sapporo
      • Minami-ku
Min. Jour. (Japan): 15:222-232.; Eijun Ohta (1991) Polymetallic Mineralization at the Toyoha Mine, Hokkaido, Japan. Mining Geology 41:279-295
  • Shikoku Island
    • Ehime Prefecture
      • Niihama City
        • Besshi
Kase (1988) Kouzan Chishitsu, 38, 407-418.
USA
 
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
      • Mule Mts
        • Warren District
[MinRec 24:421]
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 354; Graeme, R. (1993), Bisbee revisited, Min.Rec.: 24: 421-436.
  • Nevada
    • Lander Co.
      • Lewis District
Min.Rec.:20(5):390.
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
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