Mohite

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For the Maratha clan, see Mohite (Maratha clan).
Mohite
General
Category Sulfide mineral
Formula
(repeating unit)
Cu2SnS3
Strunz classification 2.CB.15b
Crystal system Monoclinic
Crystal class Domatic (m)
(same H-M symbol)
Space group Cc
Unit cell a = 6.64 Å, b = 11.51 Å,
c = 19.93 Å; β = 109.75°; Z = 4
Identification
Color Gray with a greenish tint
Crystal habit Microscopic grains
Mohs scale hardness 4
Luster Metallic
Streak Gray
Diaphaneity Opaque
Specific gravity 4.86 (calculated)
References [1][2][3]

Mohite is a copper tin sulfide mineral with the chemical formula Cu2SnS3. It is colored greenish gray and leaves a gray streak. It is opaque and has metallic luster. Its crystal system is triclinic pedial. It is rated 4 on the Mohs Scale and has a specific gravity of 4.86.

Discovery and occurrence[edit]

Mohite was first described in 1982 for an occurrence in the Chatkal-Kuramin Mountains of eastern Uzbekistan. It was named after Günter Harald Moh (1929–1993), University of Heidelberg.[2] It is of hydrothermal origin and occurs associated with tetrahedrite, famatinite, kuramite, mawsonite and emplectite in the type locality in Uzbekistan.[1] It has also been reported from Salamanca Province, Spain; the Organullo Mining District of Salta Province, Argentina; and the Delamar Mountains of Lincoln County, Nevada, US.[1][2]

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