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Germanite



Germanite is a rare copper iron germanium sulfide mineral, Cu13Fe2Ge2S16. It contains Ga, Zn, Mo, As, and V as impurities. It crystallizes in the isometric system. It is a metallic pale greyish-pink, has a Mohs scale of mineral hardness of 4, and a specific gravity of 4.5.

Additional recommended knowledge

It was first discovered 1922. It is found in Namibia in the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb. Other occurrences include: Argentina, Finland, France, Greece, Russia, and Zaire [1].

References

  • Mindat.org
  • Webmineral
 
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