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Binnite (of Des Cloizeaux)

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Formula:
Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Name:
For the locality.
A variety of Tennantite

Multi-faceted, rounded variety of tennantite from the Lengenbach deposit, Binn valley (Switzerland).


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Chemical Properties of Binnite (of Des Cloizeaux)Hide

Formula:
Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Pyrite2 photos of Binnite (of Des Cloizeaux) associated with Pyrite on mindat.org.
Realgar1 photo of Binnite (of Des Cloizeaux) associated with Realgar on mindat.org.
Sphalerite1 photo of Binnite (of Des Cloizeaux) associated with Sphalerite on mindat.org.
Goyazite1 photo of Binnite (of Des Cloizeaux) associated with Goyazite on mindat.org.

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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 Binnite (of Des Cloizeaux)Hide

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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.

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Localities for Binnite (of Des Cloizeaux)Hide

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Binn Valley
      • Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld)
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.
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