Renierite R050428

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Name: Renierite
RRUFF ID: R050428
Ideal Chemistry: (Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16
Locality: Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otavi District, Oshikoto, Namibia
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 10225 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Reddish bronze metallic massive, associated with siderite.
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Groups: [ Sphalerite (35) ] [ Germanite (4) ]
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RRUFF ID: R050428.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Cu10.73Zn0.28)Σ=11Fe4.00(Ge1.35As0.65)Σ=2S16.00
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R050428
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050428.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050428.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 10.6145(5)Å    b: 10.6145(5)Å    c: 10.548(1)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1188.4(1)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 Renierite

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]

Vaes J F (1948) La reniérite (anciennement applelée «Bornite orange») Un sulfure germanifère provenant de la Mine Prince-Léopold, Kipushi (Congo Belge), Annales de la Société Géologique de Belgique, 72, 19-32

Fleischer M (1950) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 35, 135-136   [view file]

Murdoch J (1953) X-ray investigation of colusite, germanite, and reniérite, American Mineralogist, 38, 794-801   [view file]

Strunz H (1959) Tsumeb, seine Erze und Sekundärmineralien, insbesondere der neu aufgeschlossenen zweiten Oxydationszone, Fortschritte der Mineralogie, 37, 87-90

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]

Bernstein L R (1986) Renierite, Cu10ZnGe2Fe4Si16-Cu11GeAsFe4S16: a coupled solid solution series, American Mineralogist, 71, 210-221   [view file]

Bernstein L R, Reichel D G, Merlino S (1989) Renierite crystal structure refined from Rietveld analysis of powder neutron-diffraction data, American Mineralogist, 74, 1177-1181   [view file]

Gill S B, Piercey S J, Layton-Matthews D (2016) Mineralogy and metal zoning of the Cambrian Zn-Pb-Cu-Ag-Au Lemarchant volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposit, Newfoundland, The Canadian Mineralogist, 54, 1307-1344