Renierite

Renierite, (Cu,Zn)11(Ge,As)2Fe4S16 is a rare copper zinc germanium bearing sulfide mineral. It occurs at the Kipushi Mine, Democratic Republic of the Congo; and Namibia, among other places.

Renierite
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General
CategorySulfide mineral
Formula
(repeating unit)
(Cu,Zn)11(Ge,As)2Fe4S16
Strunz classification2.CB.35a
Crystal systemTetragonal
Crystal classScalenohedral (42m)
H-M symbol: (4 2m)
Space groupP42c
Identification
Colorbronze yellow, pinkish brown
Crystal habitgranular
Cleavageabsent
FractureUneven
Mohs scale hardness4.5
Lustermetallic
Streakdark gray
Specific gravity4.4
Refractive indexopaque

Renierite was named after Armand Renier (26 June 1876 - 9 October 1951), a Belgian geologist and Director of the Belgian Geological Survey.[1][2]

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