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Hemusite

Sulfosalt mineral

Hemusite is a very rare isometric gray mineral containing copper with chemical formula Cu6SnMoS8. It was discovered by Bulgarian mineralogist Georgi Terziev in 1963. He also described it and named it after Haemus , the ancient name of Stara planina (Balkan) mountains in Europe. The type locality copper ore deposit, Bulgaria Later tiny deposits of hemusite were found in Ozernovskoe deposit, Kamchatka , Russia; Kawazu mine, Rendaiji, Shimoda city, Chūbu region , Honshu Island; Iriki mine, Iriki, Satsuma-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu Region Hemusite occurs as rounded isometric grains and aggregates usually about 0.05 mm in diameter and in association with enargite, renierite , chalcopyrite, and other minerals.

Identification

Color of mineral

Grey

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

4

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Isometric