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Canfieldite Mineral

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1 Physical
1.1 Mohs Hardness
2.5
1.2 Luster
Metallic
1.3 Cleavage
None
1.4 Fracture
Brittle Conchoidal Very brittle fracture producing small
1.5 Streak
Grayish black
1.6 Bulk Density
Osmium
5.61
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
1.7 Tenacity
Brittle
2 Chemical
2.1 Formula
2.1.1 Chemical Formula
Ag8SnS6
2.1.2 Empirical Formula
Ag8SnS6
2.2 Crystal Properties
2.2.1 Crystal System
Orthorhombic
2.2.2 Space group
Orthorhombic Pyramidal H-M Symbol (mm2) Space Group: P na21
2.2.3 Crystal Habit
Not Available
2.2.4 Crystal Class
Pyramidal (mm2)
2.2.5 Twinning
Not Available
2.3 Molecular Weight
Proudite
1,174.05
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Diamond
3 Atomic
3.1 Axial Ratios
a:b:c =2.0267:1:1.4174
3.2 Fermion Index
Maldonite
0.01
Rank: 37 (Overall)
Algodonite
3.3 Boson Index
Algodonite
0.99
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Urea
3.4 Cell Dimensions
3.4.1 a
Mesolite
15.30
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Graphite
3.4.2 b
Liveingite
7.55
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tantalcarbide
3.4.3 c
Taranakite
10.70
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tiettaite
3.4.4 alpha
Nefedovite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Schneiderhohnite
3.4.5 beta
Catapleiite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Harmotome
3.4.6 gamma
Rhonite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Hemihedrite
4 Optical
4.1 Photoelectric
Natronambulite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Hartite
4.2 Radioactivity
No Common Minerals Minerals has it !
4.2.1 GRapi
Melanocerite Ce
0.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Abelsonite
4.3 By Intensity
3.02(1), 1.863(0.5), 2.66(0.4
4.4 Specific Gravity
Osmium
6.31
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
4.5 Diaphaneity
Opaque
4.6 Luminescence
Not Available
4.7 Birefringence
0
4.8 Pleochroism
Not Available
5 Classification
5.1 Category
Sulfide mineral
5.2 IMA Status
Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1894
5.3 Dana Class
02.05.06.02
5.4 Strunz Class
02.BA.35
6 Facts
6.1 Origin
Forms a series with argyrodite
6.2 Locality
Aullagas near Chayanta, northwest of Colquechaca, Bolivia. Link to  MinDat.org Location Data.
6.3 Name Origin
Named after Frederick A. Canfield (1849-1926), American mining engineer and mineral collector.
6.4 Color
Gray, Black., Not Available
6.5 Name Synonym
ICSD 42533
6.6 Uses
Not Available

What is Canfieldite?

Minerals are solid substances, occurring naturally. Minerals are not organic compounds as their origins are inorganic. Interestingly, the process of formation of minerals do result from organic processes. What is Canfieldite? Here you can know all about it. Canfieldite mineral belongs to Sulfide mineral. You can know more about the Physical Properties of Canfieldite and find out all the aspects pertaining to the appearance and form of a mineral. It is also important to know the IMA status of a mineral, for this mineral IMA status is Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1894. Another important aspect is the minerals strength or hardness, Canfieldite has Mohs Hardness between 2.5.

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