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Sabatierite

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Formula:
Cu
 
6
TlSe
 
4
System:OrthorhombicHardness:
Name:For French mineralogist, Germain Sabatier (b.1923).


Thalcusite-Sabatierite Group

Classification of Sabatierite

IMA status:Approved 1976
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/B.03-40
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.BD.45

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
D : With Hg, Tl
Dana 8th edition ID:2.4.12.2

2 : SULFIDES
4 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Hey's CIM Ref.:3.5.13

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
5 : Sulphides etc. of Hg and Tl
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Type Occurrence of Sabatierite

Type Locality:Bukov Mine, Rožná deposit, Vysočina Region, Moravia (Mähren; Maehren), Czech Republic
Year of Discovery:1976

Physical Properties of Sabatierite

Hardness (Mohs):

Crystallography of Sabatierite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic

Chemical Properties of Sabatierite

Formula:
Cu
 
6
TlSe
 
4
Simplified for copy/paste:Cu6TlSe4
Essential elements:Cu, Se, Tl
All elements listed in formula:Cu, Se, Tl

Relationship of Sabatierite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

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2.BD.UM2004-33-S:AgCuHgSe
(Ag,Cu)
 
8
Hg
 
3
(S,Se)
 
7
2.BD.05Imiterite
Ag
 
2
HgS
 
2
2.BD.10Gortdrumite
(Cu,Fe)
 
6
Hg
 
2
S
 
5
2.BD.15Balkanite
Cu
 
9
Ag
 
5
HgS
 
8
2.BD.15Danielsite
(Cu,Ag)
 
14
HgS
 
8
2.BD.20Donharrisite
Ni
 
8
Hg
 
3
S
 
9
2.BD.25Carlinite
Tl
 
2
S
2.BD.30Bukovite
Tl
 
2
(Cu,Fe)
 
4
Se
 
4
2.BD.30Murunskite
K
 
2
(Cu,Fe)
 
4
S
 
4
2.BD.30Thalcusite
Tl
 
2
Cu
 
3
FeS
 
4
2.BD.35Rohaite
(Tl,Pb,K)
 
2
Cu
 
8.7
Sb
 
2
S
 
4
2.BD.40Chalcothallite
Tl
 
2
(Cu,Fe)
 
6
SbS
 
4
2.BD.50Crookesite
Cu
 
7
(Tl, Ag)Se
 
4
2.BD.55Brodtkorbite
Cu
 
2
HgSe
 
2
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
3.5.1Cinnabar
HgS
3.5.2Hypercinnabar
HgS
3.5.3Metacinnabar
HgS
3.5.4Imiterite
Ag
 
2
HgS
 
2
3.5.5Tiemannite
HgSe
3.5.6Balkanite
Cu
 
9
Ag
 
5
HgS
 
8
3.5.7Danielsite
(Cu,Ag)
 
14
HgS
 
8
3.5.8Coloradoite
HgTe
3.5.9Gortdrumite
(Cu,Fe)
 
6
Hg
 
2
S
 
5
3.5.10Polhemusite
(Zn,Hg)S
3.5.11Carlinite
Tl
 
2
S
3.5.12Crookesite
Cu
 
7
(Tl, Ag)Se
 
4
3.5.14Picotpaulite
TlFe
 
2
S
 
3
3.5.15Raguinite
TlFeS
 
2
3.5.16Thalcusite
Tl
 
2
Cu
 
3
FeS
 
4
3.5.17Bukovite
Tl
 
2
(Cu,Fe)
 
4
Se
 
4
3.5.18Gallite
CuGaS
 
2
3.5.19Roquesite
CuInS
 
2
3.5.20Indite
FeIn
 
2
S
 
4

Other Names for Sabatierite

Synonyms:
IMA1976-043
Other Languages:
German:Sabatierit
Simplified Chinese:硒铊铜矿
Spanish:Sabatierita

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 Sabatierite

Reference List:

- +
American Mineralogist (1979): 64: 1331-1332.

Zeitschrift für Kristallographie (1987): 181: 241-249.

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  • Localities for Sabatierite

    The 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. ? 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.
    Czech Republic
     
    • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
      • Vysočina Region
        • Rožná deposit
    Bull.Min.(1978) 101, 557-560; Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
    Germany
     
    • Lower Saxony
      • Harz
        • Bad Sachsa
          • Zorge
    Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
        • Clausthal-Zellerfeld
          • Rosenhof veins
            • Lerbach
    Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
    Sweden
     
    • Östergötland
      • Valdemarsvik
    Jonsson, E., Högdahl, K., Majka, J. & Murashko, M. (2014): Te-Cu-rich sudburyite – the first platinum-group-element mineral from the selenide mineralisation at Skrikerum, Sweden. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen. 191, 137-144
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