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Yuanjiangite

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About YuanjiangiteHide

Formula:
AuSn
Colour:
Silver-white
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
3½ - 4
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Name:
Named after its type locality on the Yuan River (Yuan Jiang), in Yuanling county, Hunan Province, China.
Hexagonal prisms and anhedral grains.


Classification of YuanjiangiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1993
1.AC.15

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
C : Indium-tin family
Dana 7th ed.:
1.1.4.1
1.1.2.3

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

Physical Properties of YuanjiangiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Silver-white
Streak:
Black
Hardness:
3½ - 4 on Mohs scale
Cleavage:
None Observed

Chemical Properties of YuanjiangiteHide

Formula:
AuSn

Crystallography of YuanjiangiteHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal

Type Occurrence of YuanjiangiteHide

Synonyms of YuanjiangiteHide

Other Language Names for YuanjiangiteHide

Simplified Chinese:元江矿
Spanish:Yuanjiangita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Gold1 photo of Yuanjiangite associated with Gold on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

1.AC.05IndiumInTet.
1.AC.10TinSnTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
1.AC.15Eta-bronzeCu6Sn5Hex.
1.AC.15SorositeCu1+x(Sn,Sb), where 0.1 ≤ x ≤ 0.2Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.AC.15UM1965-07-E:CuSnCu3Sn

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

1.1.2.1AuricuprideCu3AuOrth.
1.1.2.2Tetra-auricuprideAuCuTet.
1.1.2.3CuproaurideCu3Au
1.1.2.4UM1991-06-E:AuCuAu3Cu

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 YuanjiangiteHide

Reference List:
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Chen Lichang, Tang Cuiqing, Zhang Jianhong, and Liu Zhenyun (1994) Yuanjiangite - A new auriferous and stanniferous mineral. Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 13(3), 232-238 (in Chinese with English abstract). - New Minerals (1997), New Minerals 1990-1994, 217 (abstract).

Internet Links for YuanjiangiteHide

Localities for YuanjiangiteHide

ⓘ - 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 (TL)
 
  • Hunan Province
    • Huaihua Prefecture
      • Yuanling Co.
        • Yuan river placers (Yuanjiang placers)
Chen Lichang, Tang Cuiqing, Zhang Jianhong, and Liu Zhenyun (1994): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 13(3), 232-238
Russia
 
  • Kamchatka Krai
Sandimirova, E. I., Sidorov, E. G., Chubarov, V. M., Ibragimova, E. K., & Antonov, A. V. (2014). Native metals and intermetallic compounds in heavy concentrate halos of the Ol’khovaya-1 River, Kamchatsky Mys Peninsula, eastern Kamchatka. Geology of Ore Deposits, 56(8), 657-664.
Tajikistan
 
  • Viloyati Sogd (Viloyati Sughd; Viloyati Khodzhent; Viloyati Leninabad)
GEOCHMISTRY, MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY • 4 3 • SOFIA pp 69-74
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