Selenide of tin
Specific gravity: 6.08 calculated
Svetlanaite is a new mineral, approved in 2020 and to date (June 2022) reported only from the type locality.
At the type locality, the Ozernovskoe deposit, Kamchatka Krai, Russia, svetlanaite occurs in the high-sulphidation epithermal gold deposit. It forms tiny euhedral spindles, 0.5-2 μm × 10–15 μm, in quartz, in close association with cassiterite, rutile, mohite, mawsonite, kiddcreekite, hemusite, tellurium, kostovite and selenium-bearing goldfieldite, bismuth and tetrahedrite-tennantite (MM 86.2.234-242).
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