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Sabatierite

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Formula:
Cu6TlSe4
System:
Orthorhombic
Hardness:
Name:
For French mineralogist, Germain Sabatier (b.1923).
Thalcusite-Sabatierite Group

Classification of Sabatierite

Approved 1976
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
2.4.12.2

2 : SULFIDES
4 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
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

Year of Discovery:
1976

Physical Properties of Sabatierite

Hardness (Mohs):

Crystallography of Sabatierite

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic

Chemical Properties of Sabatierite

Formula:
Cu6TlSe4
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Sabatierite to other Species

2.BD.UM2004-33-S:AgCuHgSe(Ag,Cu)8Hg3(S,Se)7
2.BD.05ImiteriteAg2HgS2
2.BD.10GortdrumiteCu18FeHg6S16
2.BD.15BalkaniteCu9Ag5HgS8
2.BD.15Danielsite(Cu,Ag)14HgS8
2.BD.20DonharrisiteNi8Hg3S9
2.BD.25CarliniteTl2S
2.BD.30BukoviteTl2(Cu,Fe)4Se4
2.BD.30MurunskiteK2(Cu,Fe)4S4
2.BD.30ThalcusiteTl2Cu3FeS4
2.BD.35Rohaite(Tl,Pb,K)2Cu8.7Sb2S4
2.BD.40ChalcothalliteTl2(Cu,Fe)6SbS4
2.BD.50CrookesiteCu7(Tl, Ag)Se4
2.BD.55BrodtkorbiteCu2HgSe2
3.5.1CinnabarHgS
3.5.2HypercinnabarHgS
3.5.3MetacinnabarHgS
3.5.4ImiteriteAg2HgS2
3.5.5TiemanniteHgSe
3.5.6BalkaniteCu9Ag5HgS8
3.5.7Danielsite(Cu,Ag)14HgS8
3.5.8ColoradoiteHgTe
3.5.9GortdrumiteCu18FeHg6S16
3.5.10Polhemusite(Zn,Hg)S
3.5.11CarliniteTl2S
3.5.12CrookesiteCu7(Tl, Ag)Se4
3.5.14PicotpauliteTlFe2S3
3.5.15RaguiniteTlFeS2
3.5.16ThalcusiteTl2Cu3FeS4
3.5.17BukoviteTl2(Cu,Fe)4Se4
3.5.18GalliteCuGaS2
3.5.19RoquesiteCuInS2
3.5.20InditeFeIn2S4

Other Names for Sabatierite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Sabatierit
Simplified Chinese:硒铊铜矿
Spanish:Sabatierita

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 Sabatierite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist (1979): 64: 1331-1332.

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

Internet Links for Sabatierite

Localities for Sabatierite

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.
Czech Republic (TL)
 
  • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
    • Vysočina Region
      • Žďár nad Sázavou
        • 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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