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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.]


(ˈzɪŋkəˌnaɪt) or


(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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Noun1.zinkenite - a steel grey metallic mineral (a sulphide of lead and antimony)zinkenite - a steel grey metallic mineral (a sulphide of lead and antimony)
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and the other with antimony, lead and sulfur in zinkenite up to 0.
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The same discovery produced about 30 specimens showing the very rare potosiite (a Pb-Sb-Fe-Sn sulfide) as lathlike, metallic gray crystals to 1 cm, some twinned to make fanlike forms, on drusy franckeite, with zinkenite and arsenopyrite; Kosnar and Lavinsky had potosiite-bearing specimens of this description to 9 cm across.
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.