Stilleite

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Stilleite
Zinc-selenide-unit-cell-3D-balls.png
Ball-and-stick model of the unit cell of stilleite
General
Category Sulfide mineral
Formula
(repeating unit)
ZnSe
Strunz classification 02.CB.05a
Crystal symmetry cubic
Identification
Colour gray
Mohs scale hardness 5
Luster metallic
Diaphaneity opaque
References [1][2]


Stilleite is a selenide mineral, zinc selenide, with the formula ZnSe. It has been found only as microscopic grey crystals associated with other selenides. It was originally discovered in Katanga Province, Zaire in 1956 and is named for the German geologist, Hans Stille (1876-1966).[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Handbook of Mineralogy - Stilleite
  2. ^ Mindat.org - Stilleite
  3. ^ Webmineral.com - Stilleite