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Rebulite

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Formula:
Tl
 
5
Sb
 
5
As
 
8
S
 
22
System:MonoclinicColour:Dark gray
Name:Named after a Slovenian geologist or mining engineer named Rebula.


Originally reported from Allchar (Alsar), Roszdan, FYR Macedonia.

Classification of Rebulite

IMA status:Published without Approval
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/E.14-10
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID: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
Dana 8th edition ID:3.8.13.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
8 : 1 < ø < 2
Hey's CIM Ref.: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

Lustre: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:
Tl
 
5
Sb
 
5
As
 
8
S
 
22
Simplified for copy/paste:Tl5Sb5As8S22
Essential elements:As, S, Sb, Tl
All elements listed in formula:As, S, Sb, Tl

Relationship of Rebulite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
2.HD.05Lorándite
TlAsS
 
2
2.HD.05Weissbergite
TlSbS
 
2
2.HD.15Christite
TlHgAsS
 
3
2.HD.20Jankovićite
Tl
 
5
Sb
 
9
(As,Sb)
 
4
S
 
22
2.HD.30Imhofite
Tl
 
6
CuAs
 
16
S
 
40
2.HD.35Edenharterite
PbTlAs
 
3
S
 
6
2.HD.40Jentschite
TlPbAs
 
2
SbS
 
6
2.HD.45Hutchinsonite
TlPbAs
 
5
S
 
9
2.HD.50Bernardite
Tl(As,Sb)
 
5
S
 
8
2.HD.55Sicherite
TlAg
 
2
(As,Sb)
 
3
S
 
6
2.HD.60Gabrielite
Tl
 
6
Ag
 
3
Cu
 
6
(As,Sb)
 
9
S
 
21
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
5.5.1Lorándite
TlAsS
 
2
5.5.2Ellisite
Tl
 
3
AsS
 
3
5.5.3Imhofite
Tl
 
6
CuAs
 
16
S
 
40
5.5.4Simonite
TlHgAs
 
3
S
 
6
5.5.6Christite
TlHgAsS
 
3
5.5.6Routhierite
Tl(Cu,Ag)(Hg,Zn)
 
2
(As,Sb)
 
2
S
 
6
5.5.7Hutchinsonite
TlPbAs
 
5
S
 
9
5.5.8Wallisite
(Cu,Ag)TlPbAs
 
2
S
 
5
5.5.9Bernardite
Tl(As,Sb)
 
5
S
 
8
5.5.10Vrbaite
Tl
 
4
Hg
 
3
Sb
 
2
As
 
8
S
 
20
5.5.12Gillulyite
Tl
 
2
(As,Sb)
 
8
S
 
13
5.5.13Weissbergite
TlSbS
 
2
5.5.14Rohaite
(Tl,Pb,K)
 
2
Cu
 
8.7
Sb
 
2
S
 
4
5.5.15Vaughanite
TlHgSb
 
4
S
 
7
5.5.16Chalcothallite
Tl
 
2
(Cu,Fe)
 
6
SbS
 
4
5.5.17Pierrotite
Tl
 
2
Sb
 
6
As
 
4
S
 
16
5.5.18Parapierrotite
Tl(Sb,As)
 
5
S
 
8
5.5.19Criddleite
TlAg
 
2
Au
 
3
Sb
 
10
S
 
10
5.5.20Chabournéite
Tl
 
21-x
Pb
 
2x
(Sb,As)
 
91-x
S
 
147
(x = 0-17.5)

Other Names for Rebulite

Other Languages:
German:Rebulit
Russian:Ребулит
Simplified Chinese:硫砷锑铊矿
Spanish:Rebulita

Other Information

Health Warning: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.

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  • Localities for Rebulite

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    (TL) indicates type locality. ? 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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