Herzenbergite

minerals

teallite

cassiterite

stannite

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Formula: SnS
Sulphide of tin, forms a series with teallite
Specific gravity: 5.22
Hardness: 2
Streak: Black
Colour: Black
Solubility: Soluble in hydrochloric and sulphuric acids
Environments

Hydrothermal environments

Herzenbergite is of hydrothermal origin, later than the deposition of cassiterite. Associated minerals include cassiterite, stannite, romarchite, ottemannite, cernyite, berndtite, pyrite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, arsenopyrite and quartz (HOM).

Localities

The type locality is the Maria-Teresa mine, Huari, Avaroa Province, Oruro, Bolivia.

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