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Renierite

#RW48855

Renierite

#RW48855
Availability
Sold
Size
7 x 7 x 4.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
(Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16 (RRUFF)
Locality
Prince Leopold, Kipushi mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
Tagged
ore mineral , sulfide , copper

A large (1lb 2oz) specimen of purplish rose bronzy Renierite. This is an excellent large piece, which is for the most part unattainable these days. This is type locality and comes with a Gilbert Gauthier tag.

Renierite is a chief ore of germanium. Germanium is used in solid-state electronics in amplifiers and oscillators. It is added to tin to increase hardness, and improves the strength of aluminum and manganese alloys.

Type Locality

Renierite

Formula
(Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Massive - Granular, Disseminated, Twinning Common 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
bronze yellow, pinkish brown 
Streak
blackish gray 
Class
Tetragonal - Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
4-5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Robert J. Waidler Collection
Special Info
Type Locality
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