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Tsnigriite

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Formula:
Ag9SbTe3S3
Colour:
Grey
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named after the acronym TSNIGRI from the Russian name for the Central Scientific Research Institute of Geological Prospecting (Moscow).
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Classification of TsnigriiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1991
2.LA.55

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
L : Unclassified Sulfosalts
A : Without essential Pb
3.1.12.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
1 : ø > 4

Physical Properties of TsnigriiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Grey
Hardness:
3½ on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of TsnigriiteHide

Formula:
Ag9SbTe3S3
IMA Formula:
Ag9SbTe3(S,Se)3
Common Impurities:
Cu,Pb,As,Bi

Crystallography of TsnigriiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.89 Å, b = 8.29 Å, c = 19.5 Å
β = 97.02°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.072 : 1 : 2.352
Unit Cell V:
1,426.34 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of TsnigriiteHide

Synonyms of TsnigriiteHide

Other Language Names for TsnigriiteHide

German:Tsnigriit
Spanish:Tsnigriita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.LA.10DervilliteAg2AsS2Mon. 2/m : P2/b
2.LA.15DaomaniteCuPtAsS2Orth.
2.LA.20VaughaniteTlHgSb4S7Tric.
2.LA.25CriddleiteTlAg2Au3Sb10S10Mon.
2.LA.30Fettelite[Ag6As2S7][Ag10HgAs2S8] Mon. 2 : B2
2.LA.35Chaméanite(Cu,Fe)4As(Se,S)4Iso.
2.LA.40ArcubisiteAg6CuBiS4
2.LA.45MgriiteCu3AsSe3
2.LA.50Benleonardite[Ag6(Sb,As)2S6Te] [Ag9Cu(S,Te)2Te2]Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
2.LA.60BorovskitePd3SbTe4Iso.
2.LA.65JonassoniteAuBi5S4Mon.

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 TsnigriiteHide

Reference List:
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Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva (1992): 121(5): 95-101.
American Mineralogist (1994): 79: 389-390.
New Minerals (1997), New Minerals 1990-1994.

Internet Links for TsnigriiteHide

Localities for TsnigriiteHide

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.
Austria
 
  • Salzburg
    • Lungau
      • Murwinkel
        • Rotgülden
          • Lower Rotgülden lake
- Paar, W., Putz, H. (2018): Mineralogische Notizen zur Exploration der Lagerstätte Rotgülden, Salzburg. In: Der Steirische Mineralog, Vol.33, p.32-40.
India
 
  • Rajasthan
    • Udaipur Division
      • Udaipur District
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Russia
 
  • Amur Oblast
    • Urusha-Oldoi ore district
Vakh, A. S., Khomich, V. G., Boriskina, N. G., & Santosh, M. (2016). The Berezitovoe gold-polymetallic deposit (Upper Amur region, Russia): Structure, mineralogy and genetic aspects. Geoscience Frontiers, 7(3), 483-494.
Uzbekistan (TL)
 
  • Navoiy
    • Central Kyzylkum Region
      • Bel'tau Mts
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
 
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