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Tongxinite

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Formula:
Cu2Zn
Crystal System:
Isometric
Name:
Named for the composition (tong = copper, xin = zinc).
Originally reported from:
- Baxi Au deposit, Ruo'ergai (Zoigê) Co., Sichuan Province, China
- Malasongduo Cu-Mo deposit, Jomdo (Jiangda) Co., Qamdo (Changdu) Prefecture, Xizang Autonomous Region (Tibet), China
- Yulong Cu-(Mo) deposit, Jomdo (Jiangda) Co., Qamdo (Changdu) Prefecture, Xizang Autonomous Region (Tibet), China

Danbaite group


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Classification of TongxiniteHide

Notes:
Unnamed (probably valid)
Approval History:
Unnamed, but probably valid.
1.AB.10b

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
B : Zinc-brass family
1.1.6.3

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

Optical Data of TongxiniteHide

Type:
Isotropic

Chemical Properties of TongxiniteHide

Formula:
Cu2Zn

Crystallography of TongxiniteHide

Crystal System:
Isometric

Other Language Names for TongxiniteHide

German:Tongxinit
Simplified Chinese:铜锌矿
Spanish:Tongxinita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

1.AB.MagnesiumMgHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.AB.05CadmiumCdHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.AB.05RheniumReHex.
1.AB.05ZincZnHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.AB.05TitaniumTiHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.AB.10bDanbaiteCuZn2Iso.
1.AB.10aZhanghengiteCuZnIso.
1.AB.10aα-BrassCu3ZnIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
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

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

1.1.6.1DanbaiteCuZn2Iso.
1.1.6.2ZhanghengiteCuZnIso.
1.1.6.6UM1980-01-E:CuZnCu3Zn
1.1.6.7UM1980-02-E:CuZnCu4.45Zn

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 TongxiniteHide

Reference List:
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Lang, Z., Shi, B., and Li, T. (1990): Genesis of copper deposit in Sanchakou, Hami, Xinjiang. Xinjiang Geology 8(3), 244-252 (in Chinese).
Shuai, D., Zhang, R., Luo, M., et al. (1998): The study of natural Cu-Zn series mineral. Acta Mineralogica Sinica 18(4), 509-512 (in Chinese).
Luo Mei and Wang Yuewen (1999): The discovery of Copper-zinc (Cu2Zn) ores of Baxi gold deposit in Ruoergai and its geologic significance. Acta Mineralogica Sinica 19(1), 20-22 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Zhang, D., Wang, Y., Feng, C., et al. (2002): Geology and geochemistry of Tuolugou Exhalative-Sedimentary Co-Au Deposit, Qinghai Province. Mineral Deposits [Kuangchuang Dizhi] 21(3), 213-222 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Xie Yuling, Hou Zengqian, Xu Jiuhua, Yuan Zhongxin, Bai Ge, and Li Xiaoyu (2006): Discovery of Cu-Zn, Cu-Sn intermetallic minerals and its significance for genesis of the Mianning-Dechang REE Metallogenic Belt, Sichuan Province, China. Science in China, Series D (Earth Sciences), 49(6), 597-603.

Internet Links for TongxiniteHide

Localities for TongxiniteHide

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.
China
 
  • Qinghai
    • Haixi
      • Golmud Co. (Ge'ermu Co.)
Zhang Dequan, Wang Yan, Feng Chengyou, Li Daxin, Yan Shenghao, and Cui Yanhe (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(3), 213-222
  • Sichuan
    • Liangshan
      • Dechang Co.
Xie Yuling, Hou Zengqian, Xu Jiuhua, Yuan Zhongxin, Bai Ge, and Li Xiaoyu (2006): Science in China, Series D (Earth Sciences), 49(6), 597-603.
      • Mianning Co.
Yuling Xie, Zengqian Hou, Jiuhua Xu, Zhongxin Yuan, Ge Bai, and Xiaoyu Li (2005): Science in China, Series D (Earth Sciences) 35(6), 572-577
    • Ngawa Autonomous Prefecture (Aba Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Zoigê Co. (Ruo'ergai Co.)
Dequan Shuai, Rubo Zhang, Mei Luo and Jingwu Zhang (1998): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 18(4), 509-512; Luo Mei and Wang Yuewen (1999): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 19(1), 20-22
  • Tibet
    • Lhasa
      • Maizhokunggar Co. (Mozhugongka Co.)
Suiliang Dong, Hanxiao Huang, Bo Liu, Li Zhang, and Hui Zhang (2010): Geology and Exploration 46(2), 207-213; Yunfei Liu, Zhiming Yang, Yuling Xie, Ping Zhou, Denghu Du, Yingxu Li, Qiuyun Li, Huanchun Qu, and Bo Xu (2012): Mineral Deposits 31(4), 727-744
    • Qamdo Prefecture (Changdu Prefecture)
      • Jomdo Co. (Jiangda Co.)
Dequan Shuai, Rubo Zhang, Mei Luo and Jingwu Zhang (1998): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 18(4), 509-512; Xie Yuling, Hou Zengqian, Xu Jiuhua, Yuan Zhongxin, Bai Ge, and Li Xiaoyu (2006): Science in China, Series D (Earth Sciences), 49(6), 597-603.
Dequan Shuai, Rubo Zhang, Mei Luo and Jingwu Zhang (1998): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 18(4), 509-512; Xie Yuling, Hou Zengqian, Xu Jiuhua, Yuan Zhongxin, Bai Ge, and Li Xiaoyu (2006): Science in China, Series D (Earth Sciences), 49(6), 597-603.
  • Xinjiang
    • Hami Prefecture (Kumul Prefecture; Qumul Prefecture)
      • Hami Co. (Kumul Co.; Qumul Co.)
Lang, Z., Shi, B., and Li, T. (1990): Xinjiang Geology 8(3), 244-252; Yan Sun, Yuanfu Xiao, Fengchun Li, Fahui Xiong, and Zhubin Wang (2009): Geology and Exploration 45(3), 235-239
Finland
 
  • Lapland
    • Inari
      • Lemmenjoki
Tuisku, Pekka 2010. Heavy minerals from gold sluicing in Lapland Gold Rush area and their bearing on the origin of gold bearing tills. Res Terrae, Ser A, N:o 31. Proceedings of the Nordic Mineralogical Network V annual Meeting.
Russia
 
  • Orenburg Oblast
Liam Schofield specimen
Volokhin, Yu.G., Karabtsov, A.A. (2016): Minerals in the Triassic Carbonaceous Silicites of Sikhote Alin. Lithology and Mineral Resources: 51: 405-424
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