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Rebulite

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Formula:
Tl5Sb5As8S22
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
Dark gray
Name:
Named after a Slovenian geologist or mining engineer named Rebula.
Originally reported from Allchar (Alsar), Roszdan, FYR Macedonia.

Classification of Rebulite

Published without Approval
2.HD.25

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
H : Sulfosalts of SnS archetype
D : With Tl
3.8.13.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
8 : 1 < ø < 2
5.5.11

5 : Sulphosalts - Sulpharsenites and Sulphobismuthites (those containing Sn, Ge,or V are in Section 6)
5 : Sulpharsenites etc. of Tl
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Physical Properties of Rebulite

Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Colour:
Dark gray

Crystallography of Rebulite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.44Å, b = 7.36Å, c = 32.05Å
β = 105.03°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.011 : 1 : 4.355
Unit Cell Volume:
V 1,694.97 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Chemical Properties of Rebulite

Formula:
Tl5Sb5As8S22
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Rebulite to other Species

2.HD.05LoránditeTlAsS2
2.HD.05WeissbergiteTlSbS2
2.HD.15ChristiteTlHgAsS3
2.HD.20JankovićiteTl5Sb9(As,Sb)4S22
2.HD.30ImhofiteTl5.8As15.4S26
2.HD.35EdenharteritePbTlAs3S6
2.HD.40JentschiteTlPbAs2SbS6
2.HD.45HutchinsoniteTlPbAs5S9
2.HD.50BernarditeTl(As,Sb)5S8
2.HD.55SicheriteTlAg2(As,Sb)3S6
2.HD.60GabrieliteTl6Ag3Cu6(As,Sb)9S21
5.5.1LoránditeTlAsS2
5.5.2EllisiteTl3AsS3
5.5.3ImhofiteTl5.8As15.4S26
5.5.4SimoniteTlHgAs3S6
5.5.6ChristiteTlHgAsS3
5.5.6RouthieriteTl(Cu,Ag)(Hg,Zn)2(As,Sb)2S6
5.5.7HutchinsoniteTlPbAs5S9
5.5.8Wallisite(Cu,Ag)TlPbAs2S5
5.5.9BernarditeTl(As,Sb)5S8
5.5.10VrbaiteTl4Hg3Sb2As8S20
5.5.12GillulyiteTl2(As,Sb)8S13
5.5.13WeissbergiteTlSbS2
5.5.14Rohaite(Tl,Pb,K)2Cu8.7Sb2S4
5.5.15VaughaniteTlHgSb4S7
5.5.16ChalcothalliteTl2(Cu,Fe)6SbS4
5.5.17PierrotiteTl2Sb6As4S16
5.5.18ParapierrotiteTl(Sb,As)5S8
5.5.19CriddleiteTlAg2Au3Sb10S10
5.5.20ChabournéiteTl21-xPb2x(Sb,As)91-xS147 (x = 0-17.5)

Other Names for Rebulite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Rebulit
Simplified Chinese:硫砷锑铊矿
Spanish:Rebulita

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Rebulite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist (1983): 68: 644.

Mineralogical Record (1993): 24: 446.

Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 160: 109-125.

Internet Links for Rebulite

Localities for Rebulite

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Republic of Macedonia
 
  • Roszdan
[American Mineralogist, (1983) 68, pp. 644; Rieck, B. (1993) - Famous mineral localities: Allchar, Macedonia, Mineralogical Record, 24 (6), 437-449]; The Canadian Mineralogist Vol.32, pp. 649-665 (1994)
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