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Vinciennite

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Formula:
Cu+7Cu2+3Fe2+2Fe3+2Sn(As,Sb)S16
Colour:
Orange
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Name:
Named after Henri Vincienne (1898-1965), professor of mineralogy, ENSMP (France)
This page provides mineralogical data about Vinciennite.


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Classification of VincienniteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1983
2.CB.35a

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
C : Metal Sulfides, M: S = 1: 1 (and similar)
B : With Zn, Fe, Cu, Ag, etc.
3.1.2.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
1 : ø > 4
6.1.14

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

Physical Properties of VincienniteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Orange
Hardness:
4½ on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of VincienniteHide

Formula:
Cu+7Cu2+3Fe2+2Fe3+2Sn(As,Sb)S16
IMA Formula:
Cu10Fe4SnAsS16
Common Impurities:
Zn

Crystallography of VincienniteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.69 Å, c = 10.69 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1
Unit Cell V:
1,221.61 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of VincienniteHide

Synonyms of VincienniteHide

Other Language Names for VincienniteHide

German:Vinciennit
Spanish:Vinciennita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Pyrite1 photo of Vinciennite associated with Pyrite on mindat.org.
Colusite1 photo of Vinciennite associated with Colusite on mindat.org.
Bohdanowiczite1 photo of Vinciennite associated with Bohdanowiczite on mindat.org.
Digenite1 photo of Vinciennite associated with Digenite on mindat.org.
Bornite1 photo of Vinciennite associated with Bornite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.CB.AgmantiniteAg2MnSnS4Orth.
2.CB.05aColoradoiteHgTeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
2.CB.05aHawleyiteCdSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.05aMetacinnabarHgSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.05cPolhemusite(Zn,Hg)STet.
2.CB.05bSakuraiite(Cu,Zn,Fe)3(In,Sn)S4 Iso.
2.CB.05aSphaleriteZnSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.05aStilleiteZnSe
2.CB.05aTiemanniteHgSe
2.CB.05UM1998-15-S:CuFeZnCu2Fe3Zn5S10
2.CB.05aRudashevskyite(Fe,Zn)SIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.10aChalcopyriteCuFeS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.10aEskeborniteCuFeSe2Tet.
2.CB.10aGalliteCuGaS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.10bHaycockiteCu4Fe5S8Orth. 2 2 2
2.CB.10aLenaiteAgFeS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.10bMooihoekiteCu9Fe9S16Tet.
2.CB.10bPutoraniteCu1.1Fe1.2S2Iso.
2.CB.10aRoquesiteCuInS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.10bTalnakhiteCu9(Fe,Ni)8S16Iso. 4 3m : I4 3m
2.CB.10aLaforêtiteAgInS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
2.CB.15aČernýiteCu2(Cd,Zn,Fe)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.CB.15aFerrokësteriteCu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4Tet. 4 : I4
2.CB.15aHocartiteAg2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.CB.15aIdaiteCu5FeS6Hex.
2.CB.15aKësteriteCu2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
2.CB.15aKuramiteCu3SnS4Tet.
2.CB.15bMohiteCu2SnS3Mon.
2.CB.15aPirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4Tet. 4 : I4
2.CB.15aStanniteCu2FeSnS4Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
2.CB.15cStannoiditeCu+6Cu2+2(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12Orth.
2.CB.15aVelikiteCu2HgSnS4Tet.
2.CB.15cUM2006-11-S:CuFeGeZnCu8(Fe,Zn)3Ge2S12 (?)
2.CB.20ChatkaliteCu6FeSn2S8Tet. 4 2m : P4m2
2.CB.20MawsoniteCu6Fe2SnS8Tet. 4 2m : P4m2
2.CB.30ColusiteCu12VAs3S16Iso. 4 3m : P4 3n
2.CB.30GermaniteCu13Fe2Ge2S16Iso. 4 3m : P4 3n
2.CB.30GermanocolusiteCu26V2(Ge,As)6S32Iso.
2.CB.30NekrasoviteCu26V2(Sn,As,Sb)6S32Iso.
2.CB.30StibiocolusiteCu13V(Sb,Sn,As)3S16Iso.
2.CB.30Ovamboite Cu20(Fe,Cu,Zn)6W2Ge6S32Iso.
2.CB.30MaikainiteCu20(Fe,Cu)6Mo2Ge6S32
2.CB.35aHemusiteCu6SnMoS8Iso.
2.CB.35aKiddcreekiteCu6SnWS8Iso. 4 3m : F4 3m
2.CB.35aPolkovicite(Fe,Pb)3(Ge,Fe)1-xS4Iso.
2.CB.35aRenierite(Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16Tet. 4 2m : P4 2c
2.CB.35aMorozeviczite(Pb,Fe)3Ge1-xS4Iso.
2.CB.35bCatamarcaiteCu6GeWS8Hex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.40LautiteCuAsSOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.CB.45CadmoseliteCdSeHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.45GreenockiteCdSHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.45Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)SHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.45RambergiteMnSHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.45Buseckite(Fe,Zn,Mn)SHex. 6mm : P63mc
2.CB.55aCubaniteCuFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.CB.55bIsocubaniteCuFe2S3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
2.CB.60PicotpauliteTlFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
2.CB.60RaguiniteTlFeS2Orth.
2.CB.65ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3Mon. 2/m
2.CB.65SternbergiteAgFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.CB.70SulvaniteCu3VS4Iso.
2.CB.75VulcaniteCuTeOrth.
2.CB.80EmpressiteAgTeOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.CB.85MuthmanniteAuAgTe2Mon. 2/m : P2/m

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
6.1.7RhodostanniteCu2FeSn3S8Tet. 4/m : I41/a
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
6.1.15PirquitasiteAg2ZnSnS4Tet. 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 VincienniteHide

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CESBRON, F., GIRAUD, R., PICOT, P. & PILLARD, F. (1985): La vinciennite, Cu10Fe4Sn(As,Sb)S16, une nouvelle espèce minéral. Etude paragénétique du gîte type Chizeuil, Saône-et-Loire. Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie 108, 447-456.
American Mineralogist (1986) 71: 1280-1281. (Abs.)
Jambor, J.L., Owens, D.R. (1987): Vinciennite in the Maggie porphyry copper deposit, British Columbia. Canadian Mineralogist 25, 227-228.
KOUZMANOV, K., RAMBOZ, C., BAILLY, L. & BOGDANOV, K. (2004): Genesis of high sulfidation vinciennite-bearing Cu-As-Sn (±Au) assemblage from the Radka epithermal copper deposit, Bulgaria: Evidence from mineralogy and infrared microthermometry of enargite. Can. Mineral. 42, 1501-1521.

Internet Links for VincienniteHide

Localities for VincienniteHide

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
 
  • Catamarca
    • Andalgalá Department
Hubert, P., Werner, H., & Dan, T. (2009). A contribution to the knowledge of the mineralization at Mina Capillitas, Catamarca. Revista de la Asociacion Geologica Argentina, 64(3), 514-524.
  • Salta
    • Los Andes department
      • San Antonio de los Cobres
        • Organullo mining district
Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina); 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.; Paar, W. H., Putz, H., Topa, D., de Brodtkorb, M. K., & Sureda, R. J. (2005, January). Occurrence and paragenesis of tellurium in mineral deposits of Argentina. In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 1419-1422). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Bulgaria
 
  • Pazardzhik Oblast (Pazardjik Oblast)
    • Panagyurishte (Panagurishte) Obshtina
      • Levski
Bogdanov, K., Tsonev, D., & Popov, K. (2004). Mineral Assemblages And Genesis Of The Cu-Au Epithermal Deposits In The Southern Part Of The Panaguyrishte Ore District, Bulgaria. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece, 36:406-415; KOUZMANOV, K., RAMBOZ, C., BAILLY, L. & BOGDANOV, K. (2004): Genesis of high sulfidation vinciennite-bearing Cu-As-Sn (±Au) assemblage from the Radka epithermal copper deposit, Bulgaria: Evidence from mineralogy and infrared microthermometry of enargite. Can. Mineral. 42, 1501-1521.; Kouzmanov, K. (2004). Galena-bearing myrmekitic intergrowths from the Radka deposit, Bulgaria: Origin and mechanisms of formation. Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology, 41, 17-30.
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Kamloops Mining Division
      • Cache Creek
Jambor, J.L., Owens, D.R. (1987): Vinciennite in the Maggie porphyry copper deposit, British Columbia. Canadian Mineralogist 25, 227-228; Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
  • Ontario
    • Cochrane District
      • Timmins area
        • Kidd Township
Hannington M.D., Bleeker W. and Kjarsgaard I (1999). Sulfide Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Ore Genesis of the Kidd Creek Deposit: Part II. The Bornite Zone: Economic Geology, Monograph 10, 225-266.
China
 
  • Fujian Province
    • Longyan Prefecture
      • Shanghang Co.
Liu Wenyuan, Dong Cheng, Gu Xiangping, Liu Yu, Qiu Xiaoping, and Chen Yuchuan (2014): The crystal structure of kiddcreekite solved using micro X-ray diffraction and the EPCryst program. Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 1517-1525
Liu Wenyuan, Dong Cheng, Gu Xiangping, Liu Yu, Qiu Xiaoping, and Chen Yuchuan (2014): The crystal structure of kiddcreekite solved using micro X-ray diffraction and the EPCryst program. Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 1517-1525.
France (TL)
 
  • Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
    • Saône-et-Loire
      • Bourbon-Lancy
        • Chalmoux
CESBRON, F., GIRAUD, R., PICOT, P. & PILLARD, F. (1985): La vinciennite, Cu10Fe4Sn(As,Sb)S16, une nouvelle espèce minéral. Etude paragénétique du gîte type Chizeuil, Saône-et-Loire. Bull. Minéral. 108, 447-456.
Peru
 
  • Arequipa Department
    • Castilla Province
Marcoux, E., Moëlo, Y. & Milési, J.P. (1994): Vinciennite and Cu-excess tennantite from Layo (Cu, Sn, As, Au) epithermal deposits (Southern Peru). Mineral. Petrol. 51, 21-36.
  • Junín Department
    • Yauli Province
Catchpole, H., Kouzmanov, K. & Fontboté, L. (2012): Copper-excess stannoidite and tennantite-tetrahedrite as proxies for hydrothermal fluid evolution in a zoned Cordillerian base metal district, Morococha, Central Peru. Can. Mineral. 50, 719-743.
  • Pasco department
    • Pasco province
      • Huayllay district
        • Huaron mining district
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Russia
 
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
        • Pervomayskiy
O.Yu. Plotinskaya data
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