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Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 21' 54'' North , 8° 13' 16'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.365, 8.22111111111
Name(s) in local language(s):Grube Lengenbach, Im Feld (Imfeld; Feld; Fäld), Binntal, Wallis (Valais), Schweiz (Suisse; Svizzera)


World famous metamorphosed arsenic sulphosalt/sulfide deposit in sugary dolomite. Studied since the 19th century. Currently mined (in summer only) for specimens.

For news on the current state of research, see the official website of the Lengenbach Research Community (FGL, Forschungsgemeinschaft Lengenbach), http://fglb.clubdesk.ch/www.

Located about 1 km southeast of Fäld.

Mineral List

Acanthite

Albite

Anatase

Anglesite

'Apatite'

Aragonite

Argentobaumhauerite (TL)

Argentodufrénoysite (TL)

Argentoliveingite (TL)

Arsenic

'Arsenic Sulphide Glass No. 1'

Arsenolamprite

Arsenolite

Arsenopyrite

Baileychlore

Baryte

Baumhauerite (TL)

Bernardite

Beryl

Bianchite

'Biotite'

Bornite

Bournonite

Brandholzite

Brannerite

'Cadmoxite' (FRL)

Calcite

Canfieldite

var: Tellurian Canfieldite

Cerussite

Chabournéite

Chalcopyrite

Chrysocolla

Cinnabar

Clinozoisite

Coffinite

Coloradoite

Coronadite

Coulsonite

Covellite

Cuprite

Dalnegroite (TL)

Debattistiite (TL)

Dervillite

Dickite

Dolomite

Dravite

Dufrénoysite (TL)

Eckerite (TL)

Edenharterite (TL)

Enargite

Enneasartorite (TL)

Epsomite

Erniggliite (TL)

Fangite

Ferrostalderite (TL)

Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Freibergite

Gabrielite (TL)

Galena

Goethite

Gold

Gorceixite

'Gorceixite-Goyazite Series'

Goyazite

Graphite

Gratonite

Greenockite

Greigite

Halite

Hatchite (TL)

Hemimorphite

Hendekasartorite (TL)

Heptasartorite (TL)

Hexahydrite

Hörnesite

Hutchinsonite (TL)

Hyalophane (TL)

Hydrocerussite

Hydrozincite

Imhofite (TL)

Incomsartorite (TL)

Jentschite (TL)

Jordanite (TL)

Kaolinite

Kësterite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Leadhillite

Lengenbachite (TL)

Lepidocrocite

Liveingite (TL)

Lorándite

Mackinawite ?

Magnesite

Magnetite

Malachite

Marcasite

Marrite (TL)

Marumoite (TL)

Metanováčekite

Mimetite

Molybdenite

Montmorillonite

Muscovite

var: Barian Muscovite

var: Fuchsite

Nolanite

Nowackiite (TL)

Orpiment

Paragonite

Parapierrotite

Pararealgar

Pearceite

Philrothite (TL)

Phlogopite

Picotpaulite

Polybasite

Proustite

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

Pyrrhotite

Quadratite (TL)

Quartz

Raberite (TL)

Ralphcannonite (TL)

Rathite (TL)

Realgar

Rectorite

Richardsollyite (TL)

Rosasite

Routhierite

Rutile

Sartorite (TL)

'Scapolite'

Schultenite

Seligmannite (TL)

Sicherite (TL)

Silver

Sinnerite (TL)

'Smectite Group'

Smithite (TL)

Smythite

Spaltiite (TL)

Sphalerite

Stalderite (TL)

Stephanite

Struvite-(K) (TL)

Sulphur

Sylvite

Tennantite

var: Binnite (of Des Cloizeaux)

Tetrahedrite

Thalcusite

'Thorogummite'

Tochilinite

Trechmannite (TL)

Uraninite

'Uvite'

Wallisite (TL)

Weissbergite

Wulfenite

Wurtzite

Xanthoconite

Xenotime-(Y)


149 valid minerals. 43 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 4 erroneous literature entries.

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References

Guisca (1930) Schweiz. min. Mitt.: 10: 152

Bader (1934), Schweiz. min. Mitt.: 14: 319.

Niggli, Koenigsberger, and Parker (1940): 1: 251.

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 834.

Graeser, St. (1965): Die Mineralfunde im Dolomit des Binnatales. Schweiz. Miner. Petrogr. Mitt., 45, 597-795 (in German).

Mineralogical Record (1977): 8(4): 272-286.

Rocks & Minerals: 64: 9.

Laroussi, A., Moëlo, Y., Ohnenstetter, D., Ginderow, D. (1989): Argent et thallium dans les sulfosels de la série de la sartorite (Gisement de Lengenbach, vallée de Binn, Suisse). Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Série II, 308, 927-933.

Preite, D., Tabacchi C. (1989): I minerali di Lengenbach in Valle di Binn (CH). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 12(3), 139-150.

Graeser, S. & Guggenheim, R. (1990): Brannerite from Lengenbach, Binntal (Switzerland). Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen 70, 325-331.

Graeser, S., Schwander, H., Wulf, R., Edenharter, A. (1992): Erniggliite (Tl2 SnAs2 S6), a new mineral from Lengenbach, Binntal (Switzerland): description and crystal structure determination based on data from synchrotron radiation. Schweiz. Mineral. Petrogr. Mitt., 72: 293-305.

Hofmann, B. A. (1994): Formation of a sulfide melt during Alpine metamorphism of the Lengenbach polymetallic sulfide mineralization, Binntal, Switzerland. Mineral. Deposita, 29, 439-42.

Hofmann, B. & Knill, M. D. (1996): Neue Erkenntnisse über die Entstehung der Minerallagerstätte Lengenbach im Binntal (VS). Schweizer Strahler 11 (XXXI) (2), 68-77.

Hofmann, B. A. & Knill, M. D. (1996): Geochemistry and genesis of the Lengenbach Pb-Zn-As-Tl-Ba-mineralisation, Binn Valley, Switzerland. Mineral. Deposita, 31, 319-39.

Knill, M. (1996): The Pb-Zn-As-Tl-Ba-deposit at Lengenbach, Binn Valley, Switzerland. - Beiträge zur Geologie der Schweiz, Geotechnische Serie 90; Hrsg.: Schweizerische Geotechnische Kommission, 74 pp.

Cannon, R. (2000): Bibliographie zur Mineralogie und Geologie der Grube Lengenbach im Binntal / Wallis (Schweiz). Jahrb. Naturhist. Mus. Bern, 13, 63-90. [http://www.lengenbach.com/include/LengenbachBibliography.pdf]

Huff, R. C.; Huff, R. G.; Vajdak, J. (2000): Gratonite, an unexpected contribution to the sulfosalt mineralogy of Lengenbach. Rocks and Minerals, 75 (3), 174-175.

Guastoni A., Merlini M., De Battisti L. (2004): Hutchinsonite ricca in antimonio di Lengenbach (Valle di Binn, Svizzera). Riv. Miner. Ital., 3, 167.

Lapis (2004) 29 (6).

Guastoni A., De Battisti L. (2005): Eccezionale ritrovamento di ernigglite a Lengenbach, Valle di Binn, Svizzera. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 29 (1), 54-55.

Guastoni, A., & De Battisti, L. (2006): Thalcusite. Un altro minerale di tallio scoperto a Lengenbach, Valle di Binn, Svizzera. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 30 (1), 54-55.

Graeser, S., Cannon, R., Drechsler, E., Raber, T. and Roth, P., Eds. (2008): Faszination Lengenbach. Abbau – Forschung – Mineralien 1958-2008. Chr. Weise Verlag, Munich, 192 pp. (in German)

Guastoni, A., De Battisti, L. (2009): Pearceite. Primo ritrovamento a Lengenbach, Valle di Binn, Svizzera. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 33 (3), 202-203.

Gabriel, W. (2009): Oberflächenveränderungen an grau-schwarzen Sulfosalzen aus der Lengenbach-Grube. Schweizer Strahler, 43 (3), 12-13.

Gabriel, W. (2010): Pustelartige Gebilde im Dolomit des Lengenbachs. Schweizer Strahler, 44 (2), 32-33.

Graeser, S. (2011): Die Wurtzite vom Lengenbach - Polymorphie und Polytypie. Schweizer Strahler 45, 16-24. [-2H and -4H polytypes]

Gabriel, W. (2011): Lengenbach: Sulfosalz-Mineralien mit sichtbaren Veränderungen an der Kristall-Oberfläche. Schweizer Strahler, 45 (2), 23-25.

Gabriel, W. (2011): Lengenbach: Beobachtungen und EDS-Untersuchungen an Wurtziten vom Typ 2H. Schweizer Strahler, 45 (3), 10-11.

Preite, D., Ciriotti, M., Bonacina, E. (2011): Les minéraux du Lengenbach, vallée de Binn, Valais, Suisse. Le Cahier Des Micromounteurs, No. 2/2011, 14-29.

Raber, T. (2011): Chromhaltige Turmaline aus dem Lengenbach. Schweizer Strahler 45 (4), 2-5.

De Battisti, L., Guastoni, A. and Raber, T. (2011): Dalnegroit, ein neues Thallium-Sulfosalz vom Lengenbach (Binntal/CH). Lapis, 36 (5), 47-48.

Bindi, L., Nestola, F., Guastoni, A., Zorzi, F., Peruzzo, L., Raber, T. (2012): Tellurian canfieldite, Ag8Sn(S,Te)6, from Lengenbach quarry, Binntal, Canton Valais, Switzerland: occurrence, description and crystal structure. Canadian Mineralogist, 50, 111-118.

Cannon, R. & Raber, T. (2012): Neu vom Lengenbach 2011: Eine sensationelle Lengenbachit-Stufe und "klassische" Sulfosalze. Lapis. 37 (1): 19-23.

Müller, F. (2012): Geochemische Untersuchungen an Fluideinschlüssen in Kluftquarzkristallen aus den Metadolomiten des Binntales, Kanton Wallis, Schweiz. Master Thesis, University Basel, Switzerland, 78 pp.

Raber, T. (2013): Pearceit-Polybasit-Mischkristalle. Schweizer Strahler 47 (3), 31-32 (in German and French).

Raber, T. & Roth, P. (2014): Tellur-reicher Canfieldit. Schweizer Strahler 48 (1), 34-35.

Cannon, R. (2014): Bournonit. Schweizer Strahler 48 (3), 16-17.

Raber, T. and Roth, P. (2014): Weissbergit, ein Thallium-Antimon-Sulfosalz. Schweizer Strahler, 48 (4), 18-19.

Raber, T. (2014): Mineraliensammeln am Lengenbach. Pp. 151-180 in Gorsatt, A. (Ed.) (2014): Die besten Seiten des Binntals. Mineraliensuche - Alpenblumen - Ortsgeschichten. KristalloGrafik Verlag, Achberg, Deutschland, 344 pp.

Roth, P., Raber, T., Drechsler, E. & Cannon, R. (2014): The Lengenbach quarry, Binn Valley, Switzerland. Mineralogical Record 45, 157-196.

Hettmann, K., Kreissig, K., Rehkämper, M., Wenzel, T., Mertz-Kraus, R. and Markl, G. (2014): Thallium geochemistry in the metamorphic Lengenbach sulfide deposit, Switzerland: thallium-isotope fractionation in a sulfide melt. Am. Mineral. 99, 793-803.

Meisser, N. & Raber, T. (2015): Metanováčekit. Schweizer Strahler 49 (1), 29-30.

Drechsler, E. (2015): Raberit und Philrothit, zwei neue Mineralarten. Schweizer Strahler 49 (2), 34-35.

Roth, P. & de Battisti, L. (2015): Dervillit - ein altes mineralogisches Rätsel wird gelöst. Schweizer Strahler 49 (3), 29-30.

Roth, P. (2015): Picotpaulit - eine weitere Thallium-haltige Seltenheit. Schweizer Strahler, 49 (4), 30-31.

Bindi, L., Nestola, F., Graeser, S., Tropper, P., Raber, T. (2015): Eckerite, Ag2CuAsS3, a new Cu-bearing sulfosalt from Lengenbach quarry, Binn valley, Switzerland: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 687-694.

Bindi, L., Biagioni, C., Raber, T., Roth, P., Nestola, F. (2015): Ralphcannonite, AgZn2TlAs2S6, a new mineral of the routhierite isotypic series from Lengenbach, Binn Valley, Switzerland. Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1089-1098.

Biagioni, C., Bindi, L., Nestola, F., Cannon, R., Roth, P., Raber, T. (2016) Ferrostalderite, CuFe2TlAs2S6, a new mineral from Lengenbach, Switzerland: occurrence, crystal structure, and emphasis on the role of iron in sulfosalts. Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 175-186.

Raber, T. (2016): Parapierrotit. Schweizer Strahler 50 (1), 24-25.

Roth, P. (2016): Zwillinge seltener Lengenbach-Mineralien. Schweizer Strahler 50(2), 28-29 (in German and French).

Topa, D. & Makovicky, E. (2016): Argentobaumhauerite: name, chemistry, crystal structure, comparison with baumhauerite, and position in the Lengenbach mineralization sequence. Mineralogical Magazine, 80, 819-840.

External Links

http://binn.strahlen.org/ ("All localities for minerals in the Binntal with detailed description")

http://www.lengenbach.com/ (Dormant, non-official website of the quarry)

http://fglb.clubdesk.ch/clubdesk/www (Official website of the Research Community Lengenbach (FGL, "Forschungsgemeinschaft Lengenbach"))

http://www.nmbe.ch/node/343 (List of publications on Lengenbach, based on Cannon (2000))

http://www.strahlen.org/vp/ch/lengenbach/binnliterature.xls (List of publications on the Binn valley)

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