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Raberite

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Formula:
Tl
 
5
Ag
 
4
As
 
6
SbS
 
15
System:Triclinic
Name:
Named in honour of Dr. Thomas Raber (b. 1966), a well-known mineral expert on the Lengenbach minerals for more than 20 years. He has analyzed several specimens from this deposit and has published many articles about Lengenbach minerals. He is currently (2012) Vice-President of the FGL (Forschungsgemeinschaft Lengenbach; literally: research community of Lengenbach)
This page provides mineralogical data about Raberite.

Classification of Raberite

IMA status:Approved 2012
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Type Occurrence of Raberite

Type Locality:Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Place of Conservation of Type Material:Museum of Mineralogy of the Department of Geosciences, University of Padova, Italy, catalogue number MMP M11420

Crystallography of Raberite

Crystal System:Triclinic
Class (H-M):1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:P1
Cell Parameters:a = 8.920(1) Å, b = 9.429(1) Å, c = 20.062(3) Å
α = 79.66(1)°, β = 88.84(1)°, γ = 62.72(1)°
Ratio:a:b:c = 0.946 : 1 : 2.128
Unit Cell Volume:V 1,471.61 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
X-Ray Powder Diffraction:
d-spacingIntensity
3.580(100)
3.506(58)
3.281(73)
3.017(54)
3.001(98)
2.657(51)
2.636(46)
2.591(57)

Chemical Properties of Raberite

Formula:
Tl
 
5
Ag
 
4
As
 
6
SbS
 
15
Simplified for copy/paste:Tl5Ag4As6SbS15
Essential elements:Ag, As, S, Sb, Tl
All elements listed in formula:Ag, As, S, Sb, Tl

Other Names for Raberite

Synonyms:
IMA2012-017
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 Raberite

Reference List:

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Bindi, L., Nestola, F., Guastoni, A., Peruzzo, L., Ecker, M. and Carampin, R. (2012): Raberite, Tl5Ag4As6SbS15, a new Tl-bearing sulfosalt from
Lengenbach quarry, Binn valley , Switzerland: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine 76(5), 1153-1163.

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  • Localities for Raberite

    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.
    Switzerland
     
    • Wallis (Valais)
      • Binn Valley
        • Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld)
    Bindi, L., Nestola, F., Guastoni, A., Peruzzo, L., Ecker, M. and Carampin, R. (2012): Raberite, Tl5Ag4As6SbS15, a new Tl-bearing sulfosalt from Lengenbach quarry, Binn valley, Switzerland: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine 76(5), 1153-1163.
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