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Tintinaite

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About TintinaiteHide

Formula:
Pb22Cu4(Sb,Bi)30S69
May contain minor Fe replacing Cu.
Colour:
Lead- to steel-gray
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
2½ - 3
Specific Gravity:
5.48
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named after its discovery locality, the Tintina silver mines, Yukon Territory, Canada.
Kobellite Group

The antimony analogue of kobellite.
Compare the chemically similar jaskólskiite.


Classification of TintinaiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1967
2.HB.10a

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
H : Sulfosalts of SnS archetype
B : With Cu, Ag, Fe, Sn and Pb
3.6.19.2

3 : SULFOSALTS
6 : 2 < ø < 2.49
5.7.12

5 : Sulphosalts - Sulpharsenites and Sulphobismuthites (those containing Sn, Ge,or V are in Section 6)
7 : Sulpharsenites etc. of Pb and other metals

Physical Properties of TintinaiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Lead- to steel-gray
Streak:
Black
Hardness:
2½ - 3 on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
distinct on {010)
Density:
5.48 g/cm3 (Measured)    5.51 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of TintinaiteHide

Formula:
Pb22Cu4(Sb,Bi)30S69

May contain minor Fe replacing Cu.
IMA Formula:
Pb10Cu2Sb16S35
Common Impurities:
Ag,Bi,As

Crystallography of TintinaiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Pnnm
Cell Parameters:
a = 22.23 Å, b = 34.15 Å, c = 4.04 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.651 : 1 : 0.118
Unit Cell V:
3,066.98 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.96 (40)
3.51 (80)
3.40 (100)
3.27 (40)
2.87 (50)
2.71 (70)
2.022 (60)
Comments:
Tintina mine, Canada

Type Occurrence of TintinaiteHide

Synonyms of TintinaiteHide

Other Language Names for TintinaiteHide

German:Tintinait
Simplified Chinese:丁硫铋锑铅矿
Spanish:Tintinaita

Relationship of Tintinaite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
GiessenitePb27Cu2(Bi,Sb)19S57Mon. 2/m
IzoklakeitePb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57Orth.
KobellitePb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
Forms a series with:

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Kobellite3 photos of Tintinaite associated with Kobellite on mindat.org.
Quartz1 photo of Tintinaite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Pillaite1 photo of Tintinaite associated with Pillaite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.HB.Carducciite(Ag2Sb2)Pb12(As,Sb)16S40Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HB.05aAikinitePbCuBiS3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.HB.05aFriedrichitePb5Cu5Bi7S18Orth. mm2
2.HB.05aGladitePbCuBi5S9Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.HB.05aHammaritePb2Cu2Bi4S9Orth.
2.HB.05cJaskólskiiteCuxPb2+x(Sb,Bi)2-xS5 (x ~ 0.15)Orth.
2.HB.05aKrupkaitePbCuBi3S6Orth.
2.HB.05aLindströmitePb3Cu3Bi7S15Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.HB.05bMeneghinitePb13CuSb7S24Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.HB.05aPekoitePbCuBi11(S,Se)18Orth.
2.HB.05aEmilitePb2.7Cu2.7Bi5.3S12Orth. mm2
2.HB.05UM2000-46-S:BiCuPbCu0.33Pb0.33Bi7.67S12
2.HB.05aSalzburgitePb1.6Cu1.6Bi6.4S12Orth. mm2
2.HB.05UM1990-54-Se:BiCuPbCuPb(Ni,Co)0.3Bi3Se6
2.HB.05aPaaritePb1.7Cu1.7Bi6.3S12Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.HB.10cEclarite(Cu,Fe)Pb9Bi12S28Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.HB.10bGiessenitePb27Cu2(Bi,Sb)19S57Mon. 2/m
2.HB.10bIzoklakeitePb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57Orth.
2.HB.10aKobellitePb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.HB.15BenavidesitePb4MnSb6S14Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HB.15JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HB.20dBerryiteCu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.HB.20bBuckhorniteAuPb2BiTe2S3Orth.
2.HB.20aNagyágite[Pb3(Pb,Sb)3S6](Au,Te)3Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.HB.20eWatkinsoniteCu2PbBi4(Se,S,Te)8Mon.
2.HB.20cMuseumite[Pb2(Pb,Sb)2S8][(Te,Au)2]Mon. 2
2.HB.20eLitochlebiteAg2PbBi4Se8Mon. 2/m : P21/m

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

3.6.19.1KobellitePb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

5.7.1SeligmannitePbCuAsS3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmn
5.7.2BournonitePbCuSbS3Orth. mm2 : Pmn21
5.7.3MeneghinitePb13CuSb7S24Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.7.4GladitePbCuBi5S9Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.7.5LindströmitePb3Cu3Bi7S15Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.7.6KrupkaitePbCuBi3S6Orth.
5.7.7HammaritePb2Cu2Bi4S9Orth.
5.7.8FriedrichitePb5Cu5Bi7S18Orth. mm2
5.7.9AikinitePbCuBiS3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
5.7.10NuffielditeCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7Orth.
5.7.11JaskólskiiteCuxPb2+x(Sb,Bi)2-xS5 (x ~ 0.15)Orth.
5.7.13KobellitePb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
5.7.14ProuditeCuPb7.5Bi9.33(S,Se)22Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.7.15NordströmiteCuPb3Bi7(Se4S10)Mon.
5.7.16WatkinsoniteCu2PbBi4(Se,S,Te)8Mon.
5.7.17PekoitePbCuBi11(S,Se)18Orth.
5.7.18PetroviciteCu3HgPbBiSe5Orth.
5.7.19Eclarite(Cu,Fe)Pb9Bi12S28Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
5.7.20MarriteAgPbAsS3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.7.21ArgentobaumhaueriteAg1.5Pb22As33.5S72Tric. 1 : P1
5.7.22AndoriteAgPbSb3S6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.7.23RamdohritePb5.9Fe0.1Mn0.1In0.1Cd0.2Ag2.8Sb10.8S24Mon. 2/m
5.7.24RoshchiniteAg19Pb10Sb51S96Orth.
5.7.25OurayiteAg3Pb4Bi5S13Orth.
5.7.26EskimoiteAg7Pb10Bi15S36Mon.
5.7.27FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48 Mon. 2/m
5.7.28OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.7.29FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.7.30DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.7.31SterryiteCu(Ag,Cu)3Pb19(Sb,As)22(As-As)S56Mon. 2/m
5.7.32VikingiteAg5Pb8Bi13S30Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.7.33ZoubekiteAgPb4Sb4S10Orth.
5.7.34SchirmeritePbAgBi3S6 - Pb3Ag1.5Bi3.5S9Orth.
5.7.36GustaviteAgPbBi3S6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.7.37KitaibeliteAg10PbBi30S51
5.7.38TreasuriteAg7Pb6Bi15S32Mon.
5.7.39BenjaminiteAg3Bi7S12Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.7.40Lengenbachite Ag4Cu2Pb18As12S39Tric.
5.7.41BerryiteCu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.7.42NeyiteAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68Mon.
5.7.43Larosite(Cu,Ag)21PbBiS13Orth.
5.7.44CupropavoniteCu0.9Ag0.5Pb0.6Bi2.5S5 Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.7.45PadĕraiteCu7[(Cu,Ag)0.33Pb1.33Bi11.33]S22Mon.
5.7.46RayitePb8(Ag,Tl)2Sb8S21Mon.
5.7.47RathiteAg2Pb12-xTlx/2As18+x/2S40Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.7.48HatchiteAgTlPbAs2S5Tric. 1 : P1

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 TintinaiteHide

Reference List:
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HARRIS, D.C., JAMBOR, J.L., LACHANCE, G.R. & THORPE, R.I. (1968): Tintinaite, the antimony analogue of kobellite. Canadian Mineralogist 9, 371-382.
MOËLO, Y., JAMBOR, J.L. & HARRIS, D.C. (1984): Tintinaïte et sulfosels associés de Tintina (Yukon): Tintinaïte et sulfosels associés de Tintina (Yukon): la cristallochimie de la série de la kobellite. Canadian Mineralogist 22, 219-226.
Zakrzewski, M. A., Makovicky, E. (1986): Izoklakeite from Vena, Sweden, and the kobellite homologous series. Canadian Mineralogist, 24, 7-18.
Moëlo, Y., Roger, G., Maurel-Palacin, D., Marcoux, E., Laroussi, A. (1995): Chemistry of some Pb-(Cu,Fe)-(Sb,Bi) sulfosalts from France and Portugal. Implications for the crystal chemistry of lead sulfosalts in the Cu-poor part of the Pb2S2-Cu2S-Sb2S3-Bi2S3 system. Mineralogy and Petrology, 53, 229-250.
Pruseth, K.L., Mishra, B., Bernhardt, H.J. (1997): Phase relations in the Cu2S-PbS-Sb2S3 system: an experimental appraisal and application to natural polymetallic sulfide ores. Economic Geology 92, 720-732. [synth. tintinaite = "phase Z"]

Internet Links for TintinaiteHide

Localities for TintinaiteHide

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
    • Perenjori Shire
      • Mount Mulgine
Mineralogy and Genesis of the Trench Tungsten Deposit, Mt Mulgine, Western Australia; CJR Migisha, RA BOTH; Mineralium Deposita; Vol 26, issue 4, pp247-256 1991.
Austria
 
  • Styria
    • Schladming
      • Schladminger Tauern
        • Giglach valley
          • Knappen lakes
Schachinger, T. and Paar, W.H. (2017): Antimon- und bismuthältige Sulfosalze aus dem Vetternbergbau bei Schladming, Steiermark. Carinthia II, 207./127., 691-698.
Canada (TL)
 
  • British Columbia
    • Trail Creek Mining Division
      • Rossland
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Harris D C, Jambor J L, Lachance G R, Thorpe R I (1968) Tintinaite, the antimony analogue of kobellite, The Canadian Mineralogist 9, 371-382
  • Yukon
    • Watson Lake mining district
      • Tintina
HARRIS, D.C., JAMBOR, J.L., LACHANCE, G.R. & THORPE, R.I. (1968): Tintinaite, the antimony analogue of kobellite. Canadian Mineralogist 9, 371-382. MOËLO, Y., JAMBOR, J.L. & HARRIS, D.C. (1984): Tintinaïte et sulfosels associés de Tintina (Yukon): la cristallochimie de la série de la kobellite. Canadian Mineralogist 22, 219-226.
China
 
  • Guangdong Province
    • Shaoguan Prefecture
      • Shixing Co.
        • Shirenzhang-Meiziwo W-Sn deposit
Wenfeng Zhu, Guogao Yang, Longming Wei, Shaoqin Zhang, Debin Zhou, Guangyun Liu, and Fulin Gong (2009): Journal of Guilin University of Technology 29(3), 285-291
  • Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
    • Hechi Prefecture
      • Nandan Co.
        • Dachang Sn-polymetallic ore field
Yingchen Ren (1999): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 14(1), 1-12, 38
Mineral Deposits 4(1), 74
  • Hunan Province
    • Chenzhou Prefecture
      • Guiyang Co.
        • Baoshan ore field (Baoshan Mine)
Mengxiang Zhou (2006): Mining Technology 6(3), 580-582
      • Yizhang Co.
        • Dongpo ore field
Anthony, J.W. et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy
  • Yunnan Province
    • Honghe Autonomous Prefecture
      • Mengzi Co.
Xinpei Jiang (1994): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 13(5), 278-284
Czech Republic
 
  • Central Bohemia Region
    • Kutná Hora (Kuttenberg)
Sejkora, J., Litochleb, J., Zemek, V.: Příspěvek k chemickému složení rudních minerálů jižní části kutnohorského rudního revíru. Bulletin Mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 2002, roč. 10, s. 283-289.
Italy
 
  • Tuscany
    • Lucca Province
      • Apuan Alps
        • Stazzema
          • Ponte Stazzemese
Orlandi P., 2003. Buca della Vena: i solfosali aciculari di piombo e antimonio (Alpi Apuane, Toscana, Italia). Riv. Miner. Ital., 4: 224-229.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Kanto Region
      • Ibaraki Prefecture
        • Higashi-Ibaraki-gun
          • Shirosato-machi
Enjoji et al (1983) Ganseki-Koubutsu-Koshogaku Zasshi, 78, 137-138.
Mexico
 
  • Chihuahua
    • Mun. de Saucillo
      • Naica
Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Eastern Transbaikalia
Bortnikov, N.S., Tsepin, A.I. (1987): Antimony-bismuth sulfosalts of the Middle Golgotaish deposit (eastern Transbaikal). Izvestiya Akad. Nauk SSSR, Ser. Geol.: 1: 86-95; in: Jambor, J.L., Grew, E.S., Puziewicz, J., Vanko, D.A. (1988): New mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 73: 444
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Brezno Co.
      • Bystrá
Pršek J.,2004: Štruktžúra a kryštalochémia sulfosolí zo sulfidických mineralizácií Západných Karpát (Kandid. dizert. práca),Manuskript, archív Kated. miner. a petrológie PFUK Bratislava, 135 p.; - Pršek, J., Ozdín, D. & Sejkora, J. (2008): Eclarite and associated Bi sulfosalts from the Brezno-Hviezda occurrence (Nízke Tatry Mts, Slovak Republic). Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, 185, 117-130.
  • Košice Region
    • Gelnica Co.
Pauliš P., Ďuďa R., 2002: Nejzajimavejší mineralogická nalezište Slovenska. Kuttna, Kutná Hora, 134p.
      • Úhorná (Ahorn)
Pršek, J., & Peterec, D. (2008). Bi-Se-Te mineralization from Úhorná (Spišsko Gemerské Rudohorie Mts., Słovakia): A preliminary report. Mineralogia, 39(3), 87-103.
    • Rožňava Co.
      • Betliar (Betler; Betlér)
Klimko, T., Chovan, M., Huraiová M. (2009): Hydrotermálna mineralizácia na antimonitových žilách Spišsko-gemerského rudohoria. Miner. Slov., 41, 2, 115-132.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
Martin Števko-unpublished, PXRD and EMPA-WDS confirmed
      • Rožňava (Rosenau; Rozsnyó)
- Pršek, J. (2008): Chemické zloženie a kryštalochémia Bi sulfosolí z hydrotermálnych mineralizícií kryštalinika Západných Karpát. Univerzita Komenského, 108 p.
  • Žilina Region
    • Liptovský Mikuláš Co.
Chovan, M., Majzlan, J., Ragan, M., Siman, P., Krištín, J. (1998): Pb-Sb and Pb-Sb-Bi sulfosalts and associated sulphides from Dúbrava antimony deposit, Nízké Tatry Mts. Acta Geologica Universitatis Comenianae, 53, 37-49.
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