Tintinaite

tintinaite

bournonite

owyheeite

jamesonite

Formula: Pb10Cu2Sb16S35
Sulphosalt, forms a series with kobellite
Specific gravity: 5.48
Hardness: 2½ to 3
Streak: Black
Colour: Lead- to steel-grey
Common impurities: Ag,Bi,As
Environments

Igneous environments

Localities

There are two co-type localities, the Deer Park Mine, Rossland, Trail Creek Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada, and the Tintina Ag-Pb-Zn deposit, Watson Lake Mining District, Yukon, Canada. At the Tintina deposit tintinaite occurs as small masses and veinlets in malachite-stained quartz, associated with jamesonite, silver-bearing tetrahedrite, galena, sphalerite, pyrite, arsenopyrite, marcasite, bournonite, owyheeite, pyrrhotite and chalcopyrite (HOM).

At Boliden, Skellefte mining district, Skellefteå, Västerbotten County, Sweden, tintinaite is associated with joséite and kobellite (HOM).

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