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Wakabayashilite

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Dr. Yaichiro Wakabayashi
Formula:
[(As,Sb)6S9][As4S5]
System:
Orthorhombic
Colour:
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

Approved 1969
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
2.11.4.1

2 : SULFIDES
11 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
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

Year of Discovery:
1969

Physical Properties of Wakabayashilite

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)6S9][As4S5]
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Wakabayashilite to other Species

2.FA.05DuranusiteAs4S
2.FA.10DimorphiteAs4S3
2.FA.15bPararealgarAs4S4
2.FA.15aRealgarAs4S4
2.FA.15cUM1970-19-S:AsAs4S4
2.FA.15dUM1970-18-S:AsAs4S4
2.FA.20AlacrániteAs8S9
2.FA.25UzoniteAs4S5
2.FA.30LaphamiteAs2(Se,S)3
2.FA.30OrpimentAs2S3
2.FA.35GetchelliteAsSbS3
3.7.1PatróniteVS4
3.7.2DuranusiteAs4S
3.7.3DimorphiteAs4S3
3.7.4RealgarAs4S4
3.7.5PararealgarAs4S4
3.7.6AlacrániteAs8S9
3.7.7UzoniteAs4S5
3.7.8OrpimentAs2S3
3.7.9Jeromite
3.7.10LaphamiteAs2(Se,S)3
3.7.11GetchelliteAsSbS3
3.7.13PääkköneniteSb2AsS2
3.7.14StibniteSb2S3
3.7.15MetastibniteSb2S3
3.7.16TellurantimonySb2Te3
3.7.17BismuthiniteBi2S3
3.7.18NevskiteBi(Se,S)
3.7.19GuanajuatiteBi2Se3
3.7.21IkunoliteBi4(S,Se)3
3.7.22LaitakariteBi4Se2S
3.7.23PoubaitePbBi2(Se,Te,S)4
3.7.24TellurobismuthiteBi2Te3
3.7.25SoučekitePbCuBi(S,Se)3
3.7.26TsumoiteBiTe
3.7.27PilseniteBi4Te3
3.7.28HedleyiteBi7Te3
3.7.29TetradymiteBi2Te2S
3.7.30JoséiteBi4TeS2
3.7.31Joséite-BBi4Te2S
3.7.32IngoditeBi2TeS
3.7.33SulphotsumoiteBi3Te2S
3.7.34KawazuliteBi2Te2Se
3.7.36SkippeniteBi2TeSe2
3.7.37KochkaritePbBi4Te7
3.7.38Rucklidgeite(Bi,Pb)3Te4
3.7.39AleksitePbBi2Te2S2
3.7.40JunoiteCu2Pb3Bi8(S,Se)16

Other Names for Wakabayashilite

Name in Other Languages:

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 Wakabayashilite

Reference List:
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.

L. Bindi, P. Bonazzi, M. Zoppi, P.G. Spry (2014): Chemical variability in wakabayashilite: a real feature or an analytical artifact? Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 693-702.

Internet Links for Wakabayashilite

Localities for Wakabayashilite

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.
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-Valgaudemar (La Chapelle-en-Valgaudémar)
Am Min 90:1108-1114
Georgia
 
  • Racha-Lochkhumi-Kvemo Svaneti Region
    • Mestia-Racha District
Am Min 90:1108-1114
Japan (TL)
 
  • 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.
      • Toquima Range
        • Manhattan District
          • Manhattan
            • Black Mammoth Hill
NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada
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