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Sorosite

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About SorositeHide

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George Soros
Formula:
Cu1+x(Sn,Sb), where 0.1 <= x <= 0.2
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
5 - 5½
Specific Gravity:
7.6 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Name:
Named after George Soros (12 August 1930, Budapest, Hungary - ), well-known American financier, in recognition of his important support to science.
Chemically similar minerals are also 'bronze', 'UM1978-02-E:CuPbSn', and 'UM1985-05-E:CuSn'.


Classification of SorositeHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1994
1.AC.15

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
A : Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
C : Indium-tin family
Dana 7th ed.:
1.1.7.1

Physical Properties of SorositeHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Hardness:
5 - 5½ on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN40=381 - 498 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Tenacity:
Very brittle
Density:
7.6 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of SorositeHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Distinct to moderate; brownish gray to bluish gray
Bireflectance:
Weak to distinct
Colour in reflected light:
Nearly white with pinkish tint

Chemical Properties of SorositeHide

Formula:
Cu1+x(Sn,Sb), where 0.1 <= x <= 0.2
IMA Formula:
Cu1+x(Sn,Sb)

Crystallography of SorositeHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Class (H-M):
6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:
P63/mmc
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.217(4) Å, c = 5.120(6) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.214
Unit Cell V:
78.85 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
Hexagonal to anhedral inclusions in tin.
Comment:
P63/mmc is probable space group.

Type Occurrence of SorositeHide

Synonyms of SorositeHide

Other Language Names for SorositeHide

German:Sorosit
Spanish:Sorosita

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

1.AC.05IndiumInTet.
1.AC.10TinSnTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
1.AC.15Eta-bronzeCu6Sn5Hex.
1.AC.15YuanjiangiteAuSnHex.
1.AC.15UM1965-07-E:CuSnCu3Sn

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for SorositeHide

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American Mineralogist (1998): 83: 901-906.
Barkov, A. Y., Martin, R. F., & Shi, L. (2006). New data on type-locality sorosite: compositional variations, zoning, and a revised formula. The Canadian Mineralogist, 44(6), 1469-1480.

Internet Links for SorositeHide

Localities for SorositeHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Atlantic Ocean
 
  • Mid-Atlantic Ridge complex
    • Trans-Atlantic Geotraverse hydrothermal field (TAG)
Handbook of Mineralogy; Dekov, V. M., Damyanov, Z. K., Kamenov, G. D., Bonev, I. K., Rajta, I., & Grime, G. W. (2001). Sorosite (η-Cu6Sn5)-bearing native tin and lead assemblage from the Mir zone (Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 26° N). Oceanologica acta, 24(3), 205-220.
Australia
 
  • Tasmania
    • Circular Head municipality
      • Arthur River district
TCR11/6305 (Mineral Resources Tasmania Company Report)
Bulgaria
 
  • Pazardzhik Province
    • Panagyurishte (Panagurishte) Obshtina
      • Panagyurishte
Cioacă, M. E., Ivanov, D., Iorga-Pavel, A., Stoilov, V., Milu, V., Barbu, O., ... & Munteanu, M. (2018). Au-Ag-Bi mineralization at the Assarel porphyry copper deposit (Srednogorie metallogenic zone, Bulgaria). Advances of Geology in southeast European mountain belts, 276.
Colombia
 
  • Chocó Department
    • Novita Municipality
Handbook of Mineralogy
Russia (TL)
 
  • Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
    • Kolyma area
      • Bol'shoi Anyui River Basin
        • Baimka River
          • Aluchinskii Massif (Aluchin horst)
Amer.Min.(1998) 83, 901-906
Switzerland
 
  • Vaud
    • Nyon
Musée de Géologie de Lausanne (Switzerland), in the collection. unpublished
 
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