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Cu7Zn4 (?)
For the composition.
Originally reported by Xiao et al. (1998) from Xifanping Cu deposit, Yanyuan Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China.

Sun et al. (2003) and Xie et al. (2006) use Zinccopperite as a generic name for various Cu-Zn alloys, including Cu3Zn (Brass), Cu2Zn (Tongxinite), Danbaite, Zhanghengite and Zinccopperite sensu stricto.

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Classification of ZinccopperiteHide

Unnamed (probably valid)
Approval History:
Unnamed, but probably valid.

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

Physical Properties of ZinccopperiteHide


Chemical Properties of ZinccopperiteHide

Cu7Zn4 (?)

Other Language Names for ZinccopperiteHide

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.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.10aα-BrassCu3ZnIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)

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 ZinccopperiteHide

Reference List:
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Yanfu Xiao, Yan Sun, Yan Lu, Chunqi Wen, and Jiangzhen Wang (1998): Zinccopperite - a new variety of zinc-copper intermetallic compounds discovered in a porphyry-copper deposit. Acta Geologica Sinica 72(3), 308–313.
Jambor, J.L., and Roberts, A.C. (1999): New Mineral Names. American Mineralogist 84, 990-994.
Sun, Y., Xiao, Y., Wen, C., et al. (2002): The discovery of genesis of zinccopperite in a porphyry copper deposit in Xifanping, Sichuan Province. Bulletin of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry 21(4), 266-267 (in Chinese with English abstract).
Sun, Y., Xiao, Y., and Wang, J. (2003): The discovery features of the native zinc-copper intermetallic compound in China. Journal of Mineralogy and Petrology 23(2), 11-14 (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.
Longbo Yang, Jiajun Liu, Yiguang Zhu, and Bingyu Zhu (2011): Discovery of Cu-Zn Intermetallic Compound in the Jinshan Gold Deposit and its Geological Significance. Acta Mineralogica Sinica 31(1), 1-8.

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Sichuan
    • Liangshan
      • Yanyuan County
Yanfu Xiao, Yan Sun, Yan Lu, Chunqi Wen, and Jiangzhen Wang (1998): Acta Geologica Sinica 72(3), 308–313; Sun, Y., Xiao, Y., Wen, C., et al. (2002): Bulletin of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry 21(4), 266-267.
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