Renierite


Composition: (Cu1+,Zn)11(Ge4+,As5+)2Fe4S16
Crystal System : Tetragonal; (pseudo-cubic)
Lustre : Metallic
Hardness : 4
Specific Gravity : 4.4

Occurrence

  • Hypogene

Notable Finds

Renierite was first recognised at Tsumeb on 24 Level, at the very top of - or even just above - the second oxidation zone, as blebs of a bronze-brown sulphide in tennantite ore (Gebhard, 1999).