Zinkenite

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Zinkenite
Zinkenite 2 w- sphalerite Lead antimony sulfide Fargo mine Stevens County Washington 1971.jpg
Zinkenite, Fargo mine, Stevens County, Washington
General
Category Sulfosalt minerals
Formula
(repeating unit)
Pb9Sb22S42
Strunz classification 02.JB.35a

Zinkenite is a steel-gray metallic sulfosalt mineral composed of lead antimony sulfide Pb9Sb22S42. Zinkenite occurs as acicular needle-like crystals.[1]

It was first described in 1826 for an occurrence in the Harz Mountains, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany and named after its discoverer, German mineralogist and mining geologist, Johann Karl Ludwig Zinken (1790–1862).[2][3]

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