Stannite R050187

Name: Stannite
RRUFF ID: R050187
Ideal Chemistry: Cu2FeSnS4
Locality: Yaogangxian mine, Yizhang County, Hunan Province, China
Source: Marcus Origlieri and George Guanghua Liu [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Bluish-black octahedron associated with fluorite and quartz. According to Kissin & Owens (1989), since 2a is significantly larger than c, this sample is stannite.
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
Mineral Groups: [ Stannite (11) ] [ Sphalerite (35) ]
RRUFF ID: R050187.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Cu2.00(Fe0.66Zn0.34)Sn1.00S4.00
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R050187
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050187.9
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050187.9
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: PIKE GladiATR - Far-IR on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050187.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 5.455(1)Å    b: 5.455(1)Å    c: 10.777(2)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 320.72(8)Å3    Crystal System: tetragonal
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Stannite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

Beudant F S (1832) Stannine, in Traité Élémentaire de Minéralogie, 2nd Edition Paris 416-417   [view file]

Brockway L O (1934) The crystal structure of stannite, Cu2FeSnS4, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 89, 434-441   [view file]

Lévy C (1967) Contribution a la minéralogie des sulfures de cuivre du type Cu3XS4, Mémoires du Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, 54, 1-178   [view file]

Fleischer M (1968) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 53, 2103-2106   [view file]

Allemand J, Wintenberger M (1970) Propriétés structurales et magnétiques des quelques composés du type stannite, Bulletin de la Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie, 93, 14-17   [view file]

Harris D C, Owens D R (1972) Shorter communication: A stannite–kesterite exsolution from British Columbia, The Canadian Mineralogist, 11, 531-534   [view file]

Hall S R, Szymanski J T, Stewart J M (1978) Kesterite, Cu2(Zn,Fe)SnS4, and stannite, Cu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4, structurally similar but distinct minerals, The Canadian Mineralogist, 16, 131-137   [view file]

Szymanski J T (1978) The crystal structure of cernýite, Cu2CdSnS4, a cadmium analogue of stannite, The Canadian Mineralogist, 16, 147-151   [view file]

Kissin S A, Owens D R (1979) New data on stannite and related tin sulfide minerals, The Canadian Mineralogist, 17, 125-135   [view file]

Gruzdev V S, Volgin V Y, Spiridonov E M, Kaplunnik L N, Pobedimskaya Y A, Chvileva T N, Chernitsova N M (1988) Velikite Cu2HgSnS - the mercury member of the stannite group, Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, 300, 432-435   [view file]

Kissin S A, Owens D R (1989) The relatives of stannite in the light of new data, The Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 673-688   [view file]

Bonazzi P, Bindi L, Bernardini G P, Menchetti S (2003) A model for the mechanism of incorporation of Cu, Fe, and Zn in the stannite – kësterite series, Cu2FeSnS4 – Cu2ZnSnS4, The Canadian Mineralogist, 41, 639-647   [view file]

Evstigneeva T L, Rusakov V S, Kabalov Y K (2003) Isomorphism in the minerals of the stannite–family, New Data on Minerals. Moscow, 38, 65-70   [view file]

Ondruš P, Veselovský F, Gabašová A, Hloušek J, Šrein V, Vavrín I, Skála R, Sejkora J, Drábek M (2003) Primary minerals of the Jáchymov ore district, Journal of the Czech Geological Society, 48, 19-147   [view file]