mineral specimens
rare minerals
mineral dealer
systematic minerals
Black Hills minerals
fine minerals
mineral dealer
Dana minerals
IMA minerals
mineral collections
rock and minerals
gem crystal
0 item @ $0.00  

Renierite with Germanite

#60638

Renierite with Germanite

#60638
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 3 x 3.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
(Cu1+,Zn)11Fe4(Ge4+,As5+)2S16 (RRUFF)
Locality
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Tagged
sulfide , copper , germanium

A good-sized chunk of germanium ore featuring purplish Germanite (TL) and orange bronze Renierite. Excellent specimen for this rather rare material. Getting very rare these days to find this stuff.

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.

Mineralpedia
View Renierite
On Dakota Matrix
Previously Sold Renierite
On Dakota Matrix
Other Available Renierite
WebMineral
View Renierite
Mindat
View Renierite

All photos by Dakota Matrix and are Copyrighted © and may not be used without permission. Copyright © 2024 - Dakota Matrix Minerals, Inc. Privacy | Terms & Conditions | Site Map