Electronprobe Analyses of Stannite and Related Tin Minerals

G. Springer
Institut für Mineralogie und Lagerstättenlehre, 51 Aachen, Wüllnerstr. 2, Germany1
1Temporary address (1968–9): Department of Mineral Technology, Royal School of Mines, London S.W. 7.

Summary: Quantitative electronprobe microanalyses have been made of stannite from various localities. It was found that in general this mineral corresponds in composition to the formula Cu2FeSnS4. However, noticeable deviations in the ratio of the metals can occur and considerable concentrations of zinc may be present.

Some tin minerals related to stannite have also been analysed, namely hexastannite, mawsonite, and an apparently hitherto unknown mineral to which the name rhodostannite is given.

Mineralogical Magazine; December 1968 v. 36; no. 284; p. 1045-1051; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1968.036.284.02
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