Renierite

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Renierite
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General
Category Sulfide mineral
Formula
(repeating unit)
(Cu,Zn)11(Ge,As)2Fe4S16
Strunz classification 02.CB.35a
Identification
Color Bronze yellow, pinkish brown
Crystal habit granular
Crystal system Tetragonal
Cleavage absent
Fracture Uneven
Mohs scale hardness 4.5
Luster metallic
Streak dark gray
Specific gravity 4.4
Refractive index opaque

Renierite, (Cu,Zn)11(Ge,As)2Fe4S16 is a rare copper zinc germanium bearing sulfide mineral. It occurs at the Kipushi Mine, Democratic Republic of the Congo; and Namibia, among other places.

Renierite was named after Armand Renier, a Belgian geologist and Director of the Belgian Geological Survey.

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