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Enargite Mineral Data

Enargite Mineral Data

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General Information
Chemical Formula: Composition: Cu3AsS4 Molecular Weight = 393.82 gm
Copper Arsenic Sulfur 48.41 19.02 32.57 ______ 100.00 % % % % Cu As S

Empirical Formula: Locality: Name Origin:

Cu3AsS4 Butte, Montana, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data. From the Greek enarges - "obvious."

Enargite Image
Images: Lustrous, metal grey columnar crystals of Enargite with minor quartz. Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru. 4.2x2x2.3 cm. Photo by Isaias Casanova / IC Minerals

Crystallography
Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.8638:1:0.8288 Cell Dimensions: a = 6.41, b = 7.42, c = 6.15, Z = 2; V = 292.51 Den(Calc)= 4.47
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Enargite Mineral Data

Crystal System: X Ray Diffraction: Forms:


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Orthorhombic - Pyramidal H-M Symbol (mm2) Space Group: Pnm21 By Intensity(I/Io): 3.22(1) 1.859(0.9) 2.87(0.8)

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Physical Properties
Cleavage: Density: Diaphaniety: Fracture: Habits: [110] Perfect, [100] Distinct, [010] Distinct 4.4 - 4.5, Average = 4.45 Opaque Uneven - Flat surfaces (not cleavage) fractured in an uneven pattern. Euhedral Crystals - Occurs as well-formed crystals showing good external form., Massive - Granular - Common texture observed in granite and other igneous rock., Prismatic - Crystals S haped like Slender Prisms (e.g. tourmali 3 - Calcite None. Metallic Nonmagnetic black

Hardness: Luminescence: Luster: Magnetism: Streak:

Classification
Dana Class: 3.2.1.1 (3)Sulfides - Sulfosalts (3.2)where z/y = 4 - (A+)i (A++)j [By Cz], A=metals, B=semimetals, C=non-metals (3.2.1)Dana Group II/C.14-10 II - Sulfides and sulphosalts II/C - Sulfides with metal: sulfur, selenium and tellurium = 1:1 II/C.14 - Cubanite series
II/C.14-10 Enargite Cu3AsS4 Pnm21 mm2 II/C.14-15 Stibioenargite Cu3(Sb,As)S4 Unk Ortho II/C.14-20 Cubanite CuFe2S3 Pcmn 2/m 2/m 2/m II/C.14-30 Sternbergite AgFe2S3 Cmma 2/m 2/m 2/m

Strunz Class:

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Enargite Mineral Data

II/C.14-40 Argentopyrite AgFe2S3 Pmmn 2/m 2/m 2/m

Other Information
References: See Also: NAME( Duda&Rejl90) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) Links to other databases for Enargite : 1 - Applied Mineralogy 2 -Athena 3 - Crocoite.com Mineral Locations 4 - EUROmin Project 5 -Google Images 6 -MinDAT 7 MinMax(Deutsch) 8 -MinMax(English) 9 - Minerals of Wisconsin 10 - Philatelic Mineralogy 11 -The Mineral Gallery 12 - WWWMINCRYST 13 -theimage 14 -cole des Mines de Paris Search for Enargite using: [ALTAVISTA] [AOL] [All-The-Web] [GO.COM] [GOOGLE] [Ixquick] [LookSmart] [MAMMA] [MSN.COM] [Netscape] [YAHOO] Visit our Advertisers for Enargite : John Betts Fine Minerals Edwards Minerals Dakota Matrix Minerals Excalibur Mineral Company Exceptional Minerals Fabre Minerals OsoSoft Mineral Connection Moissanite Fine Jewels Trinity Mineral Co. - Rare Minerals Dan Weinrich Fine Minerals Wright's Rock Shop Ask about Enargite here : Mindat.org's Discussion Groups Bob's Rockshop Rock Net Discussion Group Rockhounds Discussion Group on Yahoo Groups Ask-A-Mineralogist from the Mineralogical Society of America

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