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Browneite

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Formula:
MnS
Crystal System:
Isometric
Name:
Named in honour of Professor Pat R. L. Browne of the Institute of Earth, Science & Engineering, The University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Dimorph of:
This page provides mineralogical data about Browneite.


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Classification of BrowneiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
2012
2.00.

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
0 :
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Chemical Properties of BrowneiteHide

Formula:
MnS
IMA Formula:
MnS

Crystallography of BrowneiteHide

Crystal System:
Isometric
Class (H-M):
4 3m - Hextetrahedral
Space Group:
F4 3m
Setting:
F4 3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.601 Å
Unit Cell V:
175.71 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.234 (100)
1.980 (63)
1.689 (39)
1.400 (9)
1.285 (14)
1.143 (19)
0.947 (14)
0.886 (14)

Type Occurrence of BrowneiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC, USA, registration number USNM 7607

Synonyms of BrowneiteHide

Relationship of Browneite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
ColoradoiteHgTeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
HawleyiteCdSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
Ishiharaite(Cu,Ga,Fe,In,Zn)SIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
MetacinnabarHgSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
Rudashevskyite(Fe,Zn)SIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
SphaleriteZnSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
StilleiteZnSe
TiemanniteHgSeIso. 4 3m : F4 3m

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.00.DisulfodadsonitePb11Sb13S30(S2)0.5 Tric. 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 BrowneiteHide

Reference List:
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Ma, C. (2012) Browneite, IMA 2012-008. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 814; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 807-817.

Internet Links for BrowneiteHide

Localities for BrowneiteHide

ⓘ - 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.
Poland (TL)
 
  • Lubelskie
    • Zamość
Ma, C. (2012) Browneite, IMA 2012-008. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 814; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 807-817.
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