Pirquitasite R061016

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Name: Pirquitasite
RRUFF ID: R061016
Ideal Chemistry: Ag2ZnSnS4
Locality: Pirquitas, Jujuy Province, Argentina
Source: Michael Scott (small piece), Bob Jenkins (large piece) S101278 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Steel gray metallic massive, associated with rhodostannite, R120139. This sample was used in the Schumer et al (2013) study.
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: R061016.2
Sample Description: Microprobe fragment, bright material is pirquitasite, darker is rhodostannite
Measured Chemistry: (Ag1.90Cu0.10)(Zn0.61Fe0.33Cu0.03Cd0.03)(Sn0.97Fe0.03)S3.87; normalized to four cations
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R061016
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 90% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R061016.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 5.776(1)Å    b: 5.776(1)Å    c: 10.870(2)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 362.6(2)Å3    Crystal System: tetragonal
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Calculated diffraction file.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Pirquitasite

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]

Johan Z, Picot P (1982) La pirquitasite, Ag2ZnSnS4, un nouveau membre du groupe de la stannite, Bulletin de Minéralogie, 105, 229-235   [view file]

Dunn P J, Fleischer M, Chao G Y, Cabri L J, Mandarino J A (1983) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 68, 1248-1252   [view file]

Schumer B N, Downs R T, Domanik K J, Andrade M B, Origlieri M J (2013) Pirquitasite, Ag2ZnSnS4, Acta Crystallographica, E69, i8-i9   [view file]