Zinkenite


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Zinkenite
Zinkenite 2 w- sphalerite Lead antimony sulfide Fargo mine Stevens County Washington 1971.jpg
Zinkenite, Fargo mine, Stevens County, Washington
General
CategorySulfosalt minerals
Formula
(repeating unit)
Pb9Sb22S42
IMA symbolZkn[1]
Strunz classification2.JB.35a
Crystal systemHexagonal
Crystal classPyramidal (6)
H-M symbol: (6)
Space groupP63

Zinkenite is a steel-gray metallic sulfosalt mineral composed of lead antimony sulfide Pb9Sb22S42. Zinkenite occurs as acicular needle-like crystals.[2]

It was first described in 1826 for an occurrence in the Harz Mountains, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany and named after its discoverer, German mineralogist and mining geologist, Johann Karl Ludwig Zinken (1790–1862).[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warr, L.N. (2021). "IMA–CNMNC approved mineral symbols". Mineralogical Magazine. 85 (3): 291–320. Bibcode:2021MinM...85..291W. doi:10.1180/mgm.2021.43. S2CID 235729616.
  2. ^ http://webmineral.com/data/Zinkenite.shtml&lang=en Webmineral data
  3. ^ http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/zinkenite.pdf&lang=en Handbook of Mineralogy
  4. ^ http://www.mindat.org/min-4417.html&lang=en Mindat



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