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Debattistiite

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Formula:
Ag
 
9
Hg
 
0.5
As
 
6
S
 
12
Te
 
2
System:Triclinic
Name:
Named in honor of Luca De Battisti, a systematic mineralogist and expert on the minerals of Lengenbach quarry.
This page provides mineralogical data about Debattistiite.

Classification of Debattistiite

IMA status:Approved 2012
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Type Occurrence of Debattistiite

Type Locality:Lengenbach Quarry, Imfeld (Im Feld; Feld; Fäld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Place of Conservation of Type Material:Museum of Mineralogy of the Department of Geosciences at the University of Padova, Italy, catalogue number MMP M10680

Crystallography of Debattistiite

Crystal System:Triclinic
Class (H-M):1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:P1
Space Group Setting:P1
Cell Parameters:a = 7.832(5) Å, b = 8.606(4) Å, c = 10.755(5) Å
α = 95.563(9)°, β = 95.880(5)°, γ = 116.79(4)°
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.91 : 1 : 1.25
Unit Cell Volume:V 635.28 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Comment:New structure type
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
10.56(100)
7.582(4)
5.736(3)
4.038(3)
3.367(3)
3.301(4)
2.742(7)
2.733(7)

Chemical Properties of Debattistiite

Formula:
Ag
 
9
Hg
 
0.5
As
 
6
S
 
12
Te
 
2
Simplified for copy/paste:Ag9Hg0.5As6S12Te2
Essential elements:Ag, As, Hg, S, Te
All elements listed in formula:Ag, As, Hg, S, Te

Other Names for Debattistiite

Synonyms:
IMA2011-098
Other Languages:

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 Debattistiite

Reference List:

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Guastoni, A., Bindi, L. and Nestola, F. (2012) Debattistiite, IMA 2011-098. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 808; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 807-817.

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    Switzerland
     
    • Wallis (Valais)
      • Binn Valley
        • Imfeld (Im Feld; Feld; Fäld)
    Guastoni, A., Bindi, L. and Nestola, F. (2012) Debattistiite, IMA 2011- 098. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 808; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 807-817.
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