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About Tennantite-(Zn)Hide

Crystal System:
A new group member added due to the acceptance of the IMA 18-K proposal.

Compare, e.g., UM2001-13-S:AsCuSbZn.

Classification of Tennantite-(Zn)Hide


Chemical Properties of Tennantite-(Zn)Hide

IMA Formula:

Crystallography of Tennantite-(Zn)Hide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
4 3m - Hextetrahedral
Space Group:
I4 3m
By analogy with other members of Tetrahedrite group

Type Occurrence of Tennantite-(Zn)Hide

Synonyms of Tennantite-(Zn)Hide

Varieties of Tennantite-(Zn)Hide

Binnite (of Des Cloizeaux)Multi-faceted, rounded variety of tennantite-(Zn) from the Lengenbach deposit, Binn valley (Switzerland). Note: practically all "tennantite" from Lengenbach is tennantite-(Zn); tennantite-(Fe) is extremely rare.

Relationship of Tennantite-(Zn) to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Tennantite-(Fe)Cu6(Cu4Fe2)As4S12SIso. 4 3m : I4 3m
Forms a series with:

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 Tennantite-(Zn)Hide

Reference List:
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IMA 18-K proposa
Biagioni, C., George, L.L., Cook, N.J., Makovicky, E., Moëlo, Y., Pasero, M., Sejkora, J., Stanley, C.J., Welch, M.D., Bosi, F. (2020): The tetrahedrite group: nomenclature and classification. American Mineralogist 105, 109-122.

Internet Links for Tennantite-(Zn)Hide

Localities for Tennantite-(Zn)Hide

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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.
  • Tyrol
    • Kufstein District
      • Brixlegg
        • Reith im Alpbachtal
Kolitsch, U. (2017): 2025) Cupropearceit und weitere Mineralien in einer historischen Enargitstufe vom Matzenköpfl bei Brixlegg, Nordtirol . Pp. 239-241 in Walter, F. et al. (2017): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXVI. Carinthia II, 207./127., 217-284.
  • Ontario
    • Cochrane District
      • Timmins area
        • Kidd Township
Richard Gunter Collection; analyzed in Hannington (1999) Economic Geology and GSC Paper on the Bornite Zone referenced in Gunter Collection.
  • Atacama
    • Copiapó Province
      • Tierra Amarilla
        • Pampa Larga mining district
          • Alacrán
SEM-EDS by Joy Desor
SEM-EDS by Joy Desor
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Freiburg Region
      • Ortenaukreis
        • Wolfach
          • Oberwolfach
Kolitsch, U., Bayerl, R., Topa, D. (2019) Neufunde aus der Grube Clara im mittleren Schwarzwald (V). Mineralien-Welt, 30(3), 12-27 (in German).; SEM-EDS by Joy Desor
    • Karlsruhe Region
      • Freudenstadt
        • Dornstetten
          • Hallwangen
Staude, S.; Mordhorst, T.; Neumann, R.; Prebeck, W.; Markl, G. (2010): Compositional variation of the tennantite-tetrahedrite solid-solution series in the Schwarzwald ore district (SW Germany): The role of mineralization processes and fluid source. Mineral. Mag. 74, 309-339.
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirgskreis
      • Annaberg-Buchholz
        • Kleinrückerswalde
Desor, J. (05/2020), SEM-EDS
  • Piedmont
    • Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province
      • Formazza
Italo Campostrini collection
  • Oshikoto Region
    • Tsumeb
SEM-EDS by Joy Desor
  • Vestfold og Telemark
    • Kviteseid
Larsen, A. O., Kolitsch, U. & Dahlgren, S. (2020) A reconnaissance study of the crystal chemistry of tourmalines from the Meso-Proterozoic Telemark area, Norway. Norsk Mineralsymposium 2020: 78-99
  • Sverdlovsk Oblast
    • Beryozovsky
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data
  • Valais
    • Brig
      • Zwischbergen
SEM-EDS, June 2020, P. Roth
    • Goms
      • Binn
        • Fäld
[var: Binnite (of Des Cloizeaux)] Des Cloizeaux (1855), Ann. mines: 8: 389.; Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 374, 379.
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex County
      • Franklin Mining District
        • Ogdensburg
          • Sterling Hill
Jenkins and Misiur (1994), Mineralogical Record.
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