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Zhanghengite

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Zhang Heng
Formula:
CuZn
System:
Isometric
Colour:
Golden-yellow
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
5
Name:
Named after Zhang Heng (78-139 AD), a famous astronomer of ancient China. Among his achievements are the correction of the Chinese calendar to have it correspond to the seasons (123 AD), the invention of the seismometer (132 AD), the first armillary sphere and the odometer.
Brass group.

Compare danbaite and α-Brass.


Classification of Zhanghengite

Approved
Approval Year:
1985
1.AB.10a

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
B : Zinc-brass family
Dana 7th ed.:
1.1.6.2
1.1.6.2

1 : NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
1 : Metals, other than the Platinum Group
1.11

1 : Elements and Alloys (including the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au)

Physical Properties of Zhanghengite

Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Colour:
Golden-yellow
Streak:
Bronze
Hardness (Mohs):
5

Optical Data of Zhanghengite

Type:
Isotropic

Chemical Properties of Zhanghengite

Formula:
CuZn
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Zhanghengite

Crystal System:
Isometric
Cell Parameters:
a = 2.95 Å
Unit Cell Volume:
V 25.67 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of Zhanghengite

Relationship of Zhanghengite to other Species

1.AB.MagnesiumMg
1.AB.05CadmiumCd
1.AB.05RheniumRe
1.AB.05ZincZn
1.AB.05TitaniumTi
1.AB.10bDanbaiteCuZn2
1.AB.10aα-BrassCu3Zn
1.AB.10bTongxiniteCu2Zn
1.AB.10aZinccopperiteCu7Zn4 (?)
1.AB.10UM2003-03-E:AgAuCuZn(Cu,Au,Ag)4Zn
1.AB.10UM1980-01-E:CuZnCu3Zn
1.AB.10UM1980-02-E:CuZnCu4.45Zn
1.1CopperCu
1.2SilverAg
1.5GoldAu
1.6AuricuprideCu3Au
1.7Tetra-auricuprideAuCu
1.8ZincZn
1.9CadmiumCd
1.10DanbaiteCuZn2
1.12MercuryHg
1.13KolymiteCu7Hg6
1.14MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
1.15EugeniteAg11Hg2
1.16SchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9
1.17ParaschachneriteAg3Hg2
1.18LuanheiteAg3Hg
1.19Weishanite(Au,Ag)3Hg2
1.20IndiumIn
1.21AluminiumAl
1.22Khatyrkite(Cu,Zn)Al2
1.23Cupalite(Cu,Zn)Al
1.24DiamondC
1.25GraphiteC
1.26ChaoiteC
1.27LonsdaleiteC
1.28SiliconSi
1.29TinSn
1.30LeadPb
1.31AnyuiiteAuPb2
1.31NovodnepriteAuPb3
1.32LeadamalgamPb0.7Hg0.3
1.33ArsenicAs
1.34ArsenolampriteAs
1.35PaxiteCuAs2
1.36KoutekiteCu5As2
1.37DomeykiteCu3As
1.38Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)
1.39NovákiteCu20AgAs10
1.40KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7
1.41AntimonySb
1.42StibarsenAsSb
1.43ParadocrasiteSb3As
1.44HorsforditeCu, Sb
1.45CuprostibiteCu2(Sb,Tl)
1.46Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)
1.47AurostibiteAuSb2
1.48DyscrasiteAg3Sb
1.49BismuthBi
1.50MaldoniteAu2Bi
1.51SulphurS8
1.52RosickýiteS
1.53SeleniumSe
1.54TelluriumTe
1.55ChromiumCr
1.56RheniumRe
1.57IronFe
1.58ChromferideFe3Cr1-x (x=0.6)
1.59FerchromideCr3Fe1-x
1.60WairauiteCoFe
1.61NickelNi
1.62Kamacite(Fe,Ni)
1.63Taenite(Fe,Ni)
1.64TetrataeniteFeNi
1.65AwaruiteNi3Fe
1.66Palladium(Pd,Pt)
1.67PotaritePdHg
1.68PaolovitePd2Sn
1.69Stannopalladinite(Pd,Cu)3Sn2
1.70CabriitePd2CuSn
1.71Taimyrite(Pd,Cu,Pt)3Sn
1.72Atokite(Pd,Pt)3Sn
1.73Rustenburgite(Pt,Pd)3Sn
1.74Zvyagintsevite(Pd,Pt,Au)3(Pb,Sn)
1.75PlumbopalladinitePd3Pb2
1.76Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)
1.77Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)
1.82PlatinumPt
1.83HongshiitePtCu
1.84NiggliitePtSn
1.85IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
1.86TetraferroplatinumPtFe
1.87TulameenitePt2CuFe
1.88FerronickelplatinumPt2FeNi
1.89Rhodium(Rh,Pt)

Other Names for Zhanghengite

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:张衡矿
Spanish:Zhanghengita

Other Information

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 Zhanghengite

Reference List:
Wang Kuiren (1986): Zhanghengite - A new mineral. Acta Mineralogica Sinica 6(3), 220-223 (in Chinese with English abstract). - American Mineralogist (1990), 75, 244 (abstract).

Chemical Abstracts 110, 79468.

Internet Links for Zhanghengite

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Localities for Zhanghengite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
China (TL)
 
  • Anhui Province
    • Bozhou Prefecture
      • Qiaocheng District
        • Xiaoyanzhuang
Kuiren Wang (1986): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 6(3), 220-223
India
 
  • Odisha (Orissa)
    • Cuttack District
Mallick, B., Rautray, T. R., Nayak, P. K., Vijayan, V., Singh, P., Behera, R. C., ... & Choudhury, R. K. (2005, March). Characterisation of hot material erupted from Mahanadi riverbank using EDXRF and XRD techniques. In INDIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE INDIAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE CULTIVATION OF SCIENCE-NEW SERIES- (Vol. 79, No. 3, p. 293). NOT KNOWN.
Vietnam
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (2013)
The Moon
 
  • Apollonius Highlands
T. Gornostaeva analytical data 2016
Mineral and/or Locality  
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