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Briartite is an opaque iron-grey metallic sulfide mineral, Cu2(Zn,Fe)GeS4 with traces of Ga and Sn, found as inclusions in other germanium -bearing sulfides.

It was discovered at the Prince Léopold Mine, Kipushi , Shaba, Congo (Léopoldville) in 1965 by Francotte who had studied formations at Kipushi.

Briartite is also found in Namibia , and Spain.