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Wakabayashilite

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Formula:
[(As,Sb)
 
6
S
 
9
][As
 
4
S
 
5
]
System:OrthorhombicColour:Lemon-yellow to ...
Hardness:
Name:
Named after Yaichiro Wakabayashi (1874-1943), mineralogist, Mitsubishi Mining Company (Japan).
This page provides mineralogical data about Wakabayashilite.

Classification of Wakabayashilite

IMA status:Approved 1969
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/F.03-20
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:2.FA.40

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
F : Sulfides of arsenic, alkalies; sulfides with halide, oxide, hydroxide, H2O
A : With As, (Sb), S
Dana 8th edition ID:2.11.4.1

2 : SULFIDES
11 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Hey's CIM Ref.:3.7.12

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
7 : Sulphides etc. of V, As, Sb and Bi
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Type Occurrence of Wakabayashilite

Type Locality:Nishinomaki Mine, Gunma Prefecture, Kanto region, Honshu Island, Japan
Year of Discovery:1969

Physical Properties of Wakabayashilite

Lustre:Silky
Colour:Lemon-yellow to orange-yellow
Streak:Orange-yellow
Hardness (Mohs):

Crystallography of Wakabayashilite

Crystal System:Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):mm2 - Pyramidal
Space Group:Pna21
Cell Parameters:a = 25.262Å, b = 14.563Å, c = 6.492Å
Ratio:a:b:c = 1.735 : 1 : 0.446
Unit Cell Volume:V 2388.4 ų
Z:4
Twinning:recticular merohedry

Chemical Properties of Wakabayashilite

Formula:
[(As,Sb)
 
6
S
 
9
][As
 
4
S
 
5
]
Simplified for copy/paste:[(As,Sb)6S9][As4S5]
Essential elements:As, S
All elements listed in formula:As, S, Sb

Relationship of Wakabayashilite to other Species

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
2.FA.05Duranusite
As
 
4
S
2.FA.10Dimorphite
As
 
4
S
 
3
2.FA.15bPararealgar
As
 
4
S
 
4
2.FA.15aRealgar
As
 
4
S
 
4
2.FA.15cUM1970-19-S:As
As
 
4
S
 
4
2.FA.15dUM1970-18-S:As
As
 
4
S
 
4
2.FA.20Alacránite
As
 
8
S
 
9
2.FA.25Uzonite
As
 
4
S
 
5
2.FA.30Laphamite
As
 
2
(Se,S)
 
3
2.FA.30Orpiment
As
 
2
S
 
3
2.FA.35Getchellite
AsSbS
 
3
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
3.7.1Patrónite
VS
 
4
3.7.2Duranusite
As
 
4
S
3.7.3Dimorphite
As
 
4
S
 
3
3.7.4Realgar
As
 
4
S
 
4
3.7.5Pararealgar
As
 
4
S
 
4
3.7.6Alacránite
As
 
8
S
 
9
3.7.7Uzonite
As
 
4
S
 
5
3.7.8Orpiment
As
 
2
S
 
3
3.7.9Jeromite
3.7.10Laphamite
As
 
2
(Se,S)
 
3
3.7.11Getchellite
AsSbS
 
3
3.7.13Pääkkönenite
Sb
 
2
AsS
 
2
3.7.14Stibnite
Sb
 
2
S
 
3
3.7.15Metastibnite
Sb
 
2
S
 
3
3.7.16Tellurantimony
Sb
 
2
Te
 
3
3.7.17Bismuthinite
Bi
 
2
S
 
3
3.7.18Nevskite
Bi(Se,S)
3.7.19Guanajuatite
Bi
 
2
(Se,S)
 
3
3.7.21Ikunolite
Bi
 
4
(S,Se)
 
3
3.7.22Laitakarite
Bi
 
4
Se
 
2
S
3.7.23Poubaite
PbBi
 
2
(Se,Te,S)
 
4
3.7.24Tellurobismuthite
Bi
 
2
Te
 
3
3.7.25Součekite
PbCuBi(S,Se)
 
3
3.7.26Tsumoite
BiTe
3.7.27Pilsenite
Bi
 
4
Te
 
3
3.7.28Hedleyite
Bi
 
7
Te
 
3
3.7.29Tetradymite
Bi
 
2
Te
 
2
S
3.7.30Joséite
Bi
 
4
TeS
 
2
3.7.31Joséite-B
Bi
 
4
Te
 
2
S
3.7.32Ingodite
Bi
 
2
TeS
3.7.33Sulphotsumoite
Bi
 
3
Te
 
2
S
3.7.34Kawazulite
Bi
 
2
Te
 
2
Se
3.7.36Skippenite
Bi
 
2
TeSe
 
2
3.7.37Kochkarite
PbBi
 
4
Te
 
7
3.7.38Rucklidgeite
(Bi,Pb)
 
3
Te
 
4
3.7.39Aleksite
PbBi
 
2
Te
 
2
S
 
2
3.7.40Junoite
Cu
 
2
Pb
 
3
Bi
 
8
(S,Se)
 
16

Other Names for Wakabayashilite

Synonyms:
IMA1969-024
Other Languages:
German:Wakabayashilith
Japanese:若林鉱
Russian:Вакабаяшилит
Spanish:Wakabayashilita

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 Wakabayashilite

Reference List:

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Introd. Japan. Min., Geol. Surv. Japan (1970), 92-93.

American Mineralogist (1972): 57: 1311-1312.

Canadian Mineralogist (1975): 13: 418.

American Mineralogist (2005): 90: 1108-1114.

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  • Localities for Wakabayashilite

    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.
    Chile
     
    • Atacama Region
      • Chañaral Province
        • Diego de Almagro
    Econ Geol (1991) 86:1287-1300
    China
     
    • Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
      • Hechi Prefecture
        • Jinchengjiang District
          • Beixiang - Furongchang ore field
    Baogui Zhang (1985): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 5(3), 270-274
    • Guizhou Province
      • Qiannan Autonomous Prefecture
        • Huishui Co.
    Xianxiao Xiong (2000): Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition) 74(3), 618-622
      • Qianxi'nan Autonomous Prefecture
        • Ceheng Co.
    Xianxiao Xiong (2000): Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition) 74(3), 618-622
    • Yunnan Province
      • Chuxiong Autonomous Prefecture
        • Nanhua Co.
    Xianxiao Xiong (2000): Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition) 74(3), 618-622
    France
     
    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
      • Hautes-Alpes
        • La Chapelle-en-Valgaudémar
    Am Min 90:1108-1114
    Georgia
     
    • Racha-Lochkhumi-Kvemo Svaneti Region
      • Mestia-Racha District
    Am Min 90:1108-1114
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Kanto region
        • Gunma Prefecture
    Introd.Japan.Min.,Geol.Surv.Japan (1970) 92-93; Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
    Kyrgyzstan
     
    • Osh Oblast
      • Alai Range (Alay Range)
    [Lapis 1993:11 p11-24]
        • Fergana Valley
    [Lapis 11:11-24]; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
    Malaysia
     
    • Borneo Island
      • Sarawak
        • Kuching
          • Bau
    Rolf Luetcke collection (ex- Richard Gillespie collection)
    Russia
     
    • Eastern-Siberian Region
      • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
    Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
    USA
     
    • Nevada
      • Humboldt Co.
        • Osgood Mts
          • Potosi District
            • Adam Peak
    NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
      • Mineral Co.
        • Rawhide District
    NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
      • Nye Co.
        • Manhattan District
    NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada
          • Manhattan
    MinRecord 16:86
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