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also zinck·en·ite  (zĭng′kə-nīt′)
A dark gray mineral, Pb6Sb14S27.

[German Zinkenit, after J.K.L. Zinken (1790-1862), German mineralogist.]
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(Minerals) a steel-grey metallic mineral consisting of a sulphide of lead and antimony. Formula: Pb6Sb14S27
[C19: named after J. K. L. Zincken (1790–1862), German mineralogist]
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The occurrence of gold associated with Sb-bearing species, especially zinkenite. Siver has two major occurrences, one is with gold forming the electrum, up to 9 wt.% and the other with antimony, lead and sulfur in zinkenite up to 0.5 wt.%.
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Mathias had set out a few "new" finds, and was especially proud of a specimen of andorite with associated zinkenite and stannite from the San Jose mine, Oruro, Bolivia.
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Flat, striated, compound andorite blades to 9 cm, metallic gray and medium-lustrous, are decorated with nests of small, brilliant black, iridescent needle crystals of zinkenite; other associated species, in microcrystals, include stannite and pyrite.
Zinkenite occurred as microscopic, long, slender, hexagonal prisms in cavities at the Ramona mine, associated with krennerite (Eckel, 1997).
In these cavities many other sulfosalts have been found: guettardite, robinsonite, zinkenite, boulangerite, semseyite, jordanite, tetrahedrite, sulvanite, colusite, famatinite and kesterite.
It was a varied display of exceptional specimens and historical literature from some of Germany's classic deposits: manganite from Ilfeld, linnaeite from Littfeld, a huge galena and siderite specimen from Neudorf, rare zinkenite from Wolfsberg, even the type locality mineral samsonite from the Samson mine.
Associated minerals are: scainiite, zinkenite, boulangerite, robinsonite, tintinaite, sorbyite and other incompletely characterized minerals, Other associated minerals are: sphalerite, cinnabar, galena, andorite, bournonite, tetrahedrite, chalcostibite, gersdorffite, barite, cerussite and stibiconite.