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Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland

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List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
Muscovite (var: Barian Muscovite)
Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)
Smectite Group
Struvite-(K)
Thorogummite
Tochilinite
Brandholzite
Goethite
Lepidocrocite
Nolanite
Hydrocerussite
Hydrozincite
Malachite
Rosasite
Bianchite
Epsomite
Hexahydrite
Leadhillite
Gorceixite
Goyazite
Hörnesite
Metanováčekite
Schultenite
Baileychlore
Chrysocolla
Clinozoisite
Coffinite
Dickite
Dravite
Hemimorphite
Kaolinite
Montmorillonite
Muscovite
Paragonite
Phlogopite
Rectorite
BeBeryllium
Beryl
BBoron
Dravite
CCarbon
Graphite
Aragonite
Calcite
Cerussite
Dolomite
Hydrocerussite
Hydrozincite
Magnesite
Malachite
Rosasite
Leadhillite
OOxygen
K Feldspar
K Feldspar (var: Adularia)
Apatite
Muscovite (var: Barian Muscovite)
Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)
Smectite Group
Struvite-(K)
Thorogummite
Tochilinite
Anatase
Arsenolite
Brandholzite
Brannerite
Coronadite
Coulsonite
Cuprite
Goethite
Lepidocrocite
Magnetite
Nolanite
Quartz
Rutile
Uraninite
Aragonite
Calcite
Cerussite
Dolomite
Hydrocerussite
Hydrozincite
Magnesite
Malachite
Rosasite
Anglesite
Baryte
Bianchite
Epsomite
Hexahydrite
Leadhillite
Wulfenite
Fluorapatite
Gorceixite
Goyazite
Hörnesite
Metanováčekite
Mimetite
Schultenite
Xenotime-(Y)
Albite
Baileychlore
Beryl
Chrysocolla
Clinozoisite
Coffinite
Dickite
Dravite
Hemimorphite
Hyalophane
Kaolinite
Montmorillonite
Muscovite
Paragonite
Phlogopite
Rectorite
FFluorine
Fluorite
Fluorapatite
NaSodium
Halite
Albite
Dravite
Montmorillonite
Paragonite
Rectorite
MgMagnesium
Muscovite (var: Barian Muscovite)
Struvite-(K)
Tochilinite
Brandholzite
Dolomite
Magnesite
Epsomite
Hexahydrite
Hörnesite
Metanováčekite
Baileychlore
Dravite
Montmorillonite
Phlogopite
AlAluminium
K Feldspar
K Feldspar (var: Adularia)
Muscovite (var: Barian Muscovite)
Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)
Gorceixite
Goyazite
Albite
Baileychlore
Beryl
Chrysocolla
Clinozoisite
Dickite
Dravite
Hyalophane
Kaolinite
Montmorillonite
Muscovite
Paragonite
Phlogopite
Rectorite
SiSilicon
K Feldspar
K Feldspar (var: Adularia)
Muscovite (var: Barian Muscovite)
Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)
Thorogummite
Quartz
Albite
Baileychlore
Beryl
Chrysocolla
Clinozoisite
Coffinite
Dickite
Dravite
Hemimorphite
Hyalophane
Kaolinite
Montmorillonite
Muscovite
Paragonite
Phlogopite
Rectorite
PPhosphorus
Apatite
Struvite-(K)
Fluorapatite
Gorceixite
Goyazite
Xenotime-(Y)
SSulfur
Argentodufrénoysite
Argentoliveingite
Arsenic Sulphide Glass No. 1
Tennantite (var: Binnite (of Des Cloizeaux))
Dalnegroite
Debattistiite
Eckerite
Enneasartorite
Ferrostalderite
Hendekasartorite
Heptasartorite
Incomsartorite
Philrothite
Raberite
Ralphcannonite
Richardsollyite
Sicherite
Spaltiite
Canfieldite (var: Tellurian Canfieldite)
Sulphur
Acanthite
Aktashite
Argentobaumhauerite
Arsenopyrite
Baumhauerite
Bernardite
Bornite
Bournonite
Canfieldite
Chabournéite
Chalcopyrite
Cinnabar
Covellite
Dervillite
Dufrénoysite
Edenharterite
Enargite
Erniggliite
Fangite
Freibergite
Gabrielite
Galena
Gratonite
Greenockite
Greigite
Hatchite
Hutchinsonite
Imhofite
Jentschite
Jordanite
Kësterite
Lengenbachite
Liveingite
Lorándite
Mackinawite
Marcasite
Marrite
Marumoite
Molybdenite
Nowackiite
Orpiment
Parapierrotite
Pararealgar
Pearceite
Picotpaulite
Polybasite
Proustite
Pyrargyrite
Pyrite
Pyrrhotite
Quadratite
Raguinite
Rathite
Realgar
Routhierite
Sartorite
Seligmannite
Sinnerite
Smithite
Smythite
Sphalerite
Stalderite
Stephanite
Tennantite
Tetrahedrite
Thalcusite
Tochilinite
Trechmannite
Wallisite
Weissbergite
Wurtzite
Xanthoconite
Anglesite
Baryte
Bianchite
Epsomite
Hexahydrite
Leadhillite
ClChlorine
Halite
Sylvite
Mimetite
KPotassium
K Feldspar
K Feldspar (var: Adularia)
Muscovite (var: Barian Muscovite)
Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)
Struvite-(K)
Sylvite
Hyalophane
Muscovite
Phlogopite
CaCalcium
Apatite
Fluorite
Aragonite
Calcite
Dolomite
Fluorapatite
Clinozoisite
Montmorillonite
Rectorite
TiTitanium
Anatase
Brannerite
Nolanite
Rutile
VVanadium
Coulsonite
Nolanite
CrChromium
Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)
MnManganese
Coronadite
FeIron
Tennantite (var: Binnite (of Des Cloizeaux))
Ferrostalderite
Arsenopyrite
Bornite
Chalcopyrite
Freibergite
Greigite
Mackinawite
Marcasite
Picotpaulite
Pyrite
Pyrrhotite
Raguinite
Smythite
Stalderite
Thalcusite
Tochilinite
Coulsonite
Goethite
Lepidocrocite
Magnetite
Nolanite
Baileychlore
NiNickel
Mackinawite
Smythite
CuCopper
Tennantite (var: Binnite (of Des Cloizeaux))
Eckerite
Ferrostalderite
Spaltiite
Aktashite
Bornite
Bournonite
Chalcopyrite
Covellite
Enargite
Freibergite
Gabrielite
Kësterite
Lengenbachite
Nowackiite
Pearceite
Polybasite
Routhierite
Seligmannite
Sinnerite
Stalderite
Tennantite
Tetrahedrite
Thalcusite
Wallisite
Cuprite
Malachite
Rosasite
Chrysocolla
ZnZinc
Tennantite (var: Binnite (of Des Cloizeaux))
Ralphcannonite
Kësterite
Nowackiite
Sphalerite
Stalderite
Wurtzite
Hydrozincite
Rosasite
Bianchite
Baileychlore
Hemimorphite
GeGermanium
Canfieldite (var: Tellurian Canfieldite)
AsArsenic
Argentodufrénoysite
Argentoliveingite
Arsenic Sulphide Glass No. 1
Tennantite (var: Binnite (of Des Cloizeaux))
Dalnegroite
Debattistiite
Eckerite
Enneasartorite
Ferrostalderite
Hendekasartorite
Heptasartorite
Incomsartorite
Philrothite
Raberite
Ralphcannonite
Richardsollyite
Sicherite
Spaltiite
Arsenic
Arsenolamprite
Aktashite
Argentobaumhauerite
Arsenopyrite
Baumhauerite
Bernardite
Chabournéite
Dervillite
Dufrénoysite
Edenharterite
Enargite
Erniggliite
Fangite
Gabrielite
Gratonite
Hatchite
Hutchinsonite
Imhofite
Jentschite
Jordanite
Lengenbachite
Liveingite
Lorándite
Marrite
Marumoite
Nowackiite
Orpiment
Pararealgar
Pearceite
Proustite
Quadratite
Rathite
Realgar
Routhierite
Sartorite
Seligmannite
Sinnerite
Smithite
Stalderite
Tennantite
Trechmannite
Wallisite
Xanthoconite
Arsenolite
Hörnesite
Metanováčekite
Mimetite
Schultenite
SrStrontium
Goyazite
YYttrium
Xenotime-(Y)
MoMolybdenum
Molybdenite
Wulfenite
AgSilver
Argentodufrénoysite
Argentoliveingite
Debattistiite
Eckerite
Raberite
Ralphcannonite
Sicherite
Canfieldite (var: Tellurian Canfieldite)
Silver
Acanthite
Argentobaumhauerite
Canfieldite
Dervillite
Freibergite
Gabrielite
Hatchite
Lengenbachite
Marrite
Pearceite
Polybasite
Proustite
Pyrargyrite
Quadratite
Rathite
Smithite
Stephanite
Trechmannite
Xanthoconite
CdCadmium
Greenockite
Quadratite
SnTin
Canfieldite (var: Tellurian Canfieldite)
Canfieldite
Erniggliite
Kësterite
SbAntimony
Dalnegroite
Raberite
Sicherite
Bournonite
Chabournéite
Freibergite
Jentschite
Jordanite
Parapierrotite
Pearceite
Polybasite
Pyrargyrite
Stephanite
Tetrahedrite
Weissbergite
Brandholzite
TeTellurium
Debattistiite
Canfieldite (var: Tellurian Canfieldite)
Coloradoite
BaBarium
Muscovite (var: Barian Muscovite)
Baryte
Gorceixite
Hyalophane
AuGold
Gold
HgMercury
Debattistiite
Aktashite
Cinnabar
Coloradoite
Routhierite
Stalderite
TlThallium
Dalnegroite
Enneasartorite
Ferrostalderite
Hendekasartorite
Heptasartorite
Incomsartorite
Philrothite
Raberite
Ralphcannonite
Richardsollyite
Sicherite
Spaltiite
Bernardite
Chabournéite
Edenharterite
Erniggliite
Fangite
Gabrielite
Hatchite
Hutchinsonite
Imhofite
Jentschite
Lorándite
Parapierrotite
Picotpaulite
Raguinite
Rathite
Routhierite
Stalderite
Thalcusite
Wallisite
Weissbergite
PbLead
Argentodufrénoysite
Argentoliveingite
Dalnegroite
Enneasartorite
Hendekasartorite
Heptasartorite
Incomsartorite
Richardsollyite
Argentobaumhauerite
Baumhauerite
Bournonite
Chabournéite
Dufrénoysite
Edenharterite
Galena
Gratonite
Hatchite
Hutchinsonite
Jentschite
Jordanite
Lengenbachite
Liveingite
Marrite
Marumoite
Quadratite
Rathite
Sartorite
Seligmannite
Wallisite
Coronadite
Cerussite
Hydrocerussite
Anglesite
Leadhillite
Wulfenite
Mimetite
Schultenite
ThThorium
Thorogummite
UUranium
Thorogummite
Brannerite
Uraninite
Metanováčekite
Coffinite

References

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Bader (1934), Schweiz. min. Mitt.: 14: 319.

Niggli, Koenigsberger, and Parker (1940): 1: 251.

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 834.

Graeser, St. (1965): Die Mineralfunde im Dolomit des Binnatales. Schweiz. Miner. Petrogr. Mitt., 45, 597-795 (in German).

Mineralogical Record (1977): 8(4): 272-286.

Rocks & Minerals: 64: 9.

Laroussi, A., Moëlo, Y., Ohnenstetter, D., Ginderow, D. (1989): Argent et thallium dans les sulfosels de la série de la sartorite (Gisement de Lengenbach, vallée de Binn, Suisse). Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Série II, 308, 927-933.

Preite, D., Tabacchi C. (1989): I minerali di Lengenbach in Valle di Binn (CH). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 12(3), 139-150.

Graeser, S. & Guggenheim, R. (1990): Brannerite from Lengenbach, Binntal (Switzerland). Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen 70, 325-331.

Graeser, S., Schwander, H., Wulf, R., Edenharter, A. (1992): Erniggliite (Tl2 SnAs2 S6), a new mineral from Lengenbach, Binntal (Switzerland): description and crystal structure determination based on data from synchrotron radiation. Schweiz. Mineral. Petrogr. Mitt., 72: 293-305.

Hofmann, B. A. (1994): Formation of a sulfide melt during Alpine metamorphism of the Lengenbach polymetallic sulfide mineralization, Binntal, Switzerland. Mineral. Deposita, 29, 439-42.

Hofmann, B. & Knill, M. D. (1996): Neue Erkenntnisse über die Entstehung der Minerallagerstätte Lengenbach im Binntal (VS). Schweizer Strahler 11 (XXXI) (2), 68-77.

Hofmann, B. A. & Knill, M. D. (1996): Geochemistry and genesis of the Lengenbach Pb-Zn-As-Tl-Ba-mineralisation, Binn Valley, Switzerland. Mineral. Deposita, 31, 319-39.

Knill, M. (1996): The Pb-Zn-As-Tl-Ba-deposit at Lengenbach, Binn Valley, Switzerland. - Beiträge zur Geologie der Schweiz, Geotechnische Serie 90; Hrsg.: Schweizerische Geotechnische Kommission, 74 pp.

Cannon, R. (2000): Bibliographie zur Mineralogie und Geologie der Grube Lengenbach im Binntal / Wallis (Schweiz). Jahrb. Naturhist. Mus. Bern, 13, 63-90. [http://www.lengenbach.com/include/LengenbachBibliography.pdf]

Huff, R. C.; Huff, R. G.; Vajdak, J. (2000): Gratonite, an unexpected contribution to the sulfosalt mineralogy of Lengenbach. Rocks and Minerals, 75 (3), 174-175.

Guastoni A., Merlini M., De Battisti L. (2004): Hutchinsonite ricca in antimonio di Lengenbach (Valle di Binn, Svizzera). Riv. Miner. Ital., 3, 167.

Lapis (2004) 29 (6).

Guastoni A., De Battisti L. (2005): Eccezionale ritrovamento di ernigglite a Lengenbach, Valle di Binn, Svizzera. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 29 (1), 54-55.

Guastoni, A., & De Battisti, L. (2006): Thalcusite. Un altro minerale di tallio scoperto a Lengenbach, Valle di Binn, Svizzera. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 30 (1), 54-55.

Graeser, S., Cannon, R., Drechsler, E., Raber, T. and Roth, P., Eds. (2008): Faszination Lengenbach. Abbau – Forschung – Mineralien 1958-2008. Chr. Weise Verlag, Munich, 192 pp. (in German)

Guastoni, A., De Battisti, L. (2009): Pearceite. Primo ritrovamento a Lengenbach, Valle di Binn, Svizzera. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 33 (3), 202-203.

Gabriel, W. (2009): Oberflächenveränderungen an grau-schwarzen Sulfosalzen aus der Lengenbach-Grube. Schweizer Strahler, 43 (3), 12-13.

Gabriel, W. (2010): Pustelartige Gebilde im Dolomit des Lengenbachs. Schweizer Strahler, 44 (2), 32-33.

Graeser, S. (2011): Die Wurtzite vom Lengenbach - Polymorphie und Polytypie. Schweizer Strahler 45, 16-24. [-2H and -4H polytypes]

Gabriel, W. (2011): Lengenbach: Sulfosalz-Mineralien mit sichtbaren Veränderungen an der Kristall-Oberfläche. Schweizer Strahler, 45 (2), 23-25.

Gabriel, W. (2011): Lengenbach: Beobachtungen und EDS-Untersuchungen an Wurtziten vom Typ 2H. Schweizer Strahler, 45 (3), 10-11.

Preite, D., Ciriotti, M., Bonacina, E. (2011): Les minéraux du Lengenbach, vallée de Binn, Valais, Suisse. Le Cahier Des Micromounteurs, No. 2/2011, 14-29.

Raber, T. (2011): Chromhaltige Turmaline aus dem Lengenbach. Schweizer Strahler 45 (4), 2-5.

De Battisti, L., Guastoni, A. and Raber, T. (2011): Dalnegroit, ein neues Thallium-Sulfosalz vom Lengenbach (Binntal/CH). Lapis, 36 (5), 47-48.

Bindi, L., Nestola, F., Guastoni, A., Zorzi, F., Peruzzo, L., Raber, T. (2012): Tellurian canfieldite, Ag8Sn(S,Te)6, from Lengenbach quarry, Binntal, Canton Valais, Switzerland: occurrence, description and crystal structure. Canadian Mineralogist, 50, 111-118.

Cannon, R. & Raber, T. (2012): Neu vom Lengenbach 2011: Eine sensationelle Lengenbachit-Stufe und "klassische" Sulfosalze. Lapis. 37 (1): 19-23.

Müller, F. (2012): Geochemische Untersuchungen an Fluideinschlüssen in Kluftquarzkristallen aus den Metadolomiten des Binntales, Kanton Wallis, Schweiz. Master Thesis, University Basel, Switzerland, 78 pp.

Raber, T. (2013): Pearceit-Polybasit-Mischkristalle. Schweizer Strahler 47 (3), 31-32 (in German and French).

Raber, T. & Roth, P. (2014): Tellur-reicher Canfieldit. Schweizer Strahler 48 (1), 34-35.

Cannon, R. (2014): Bournonit. Schweizer Strahler 48 (3), 16-17.

Raber, T. and Roth, P. (2014): Weissbergit, ein Thallium-Antimon-Sulfosalz. Schweizer Strahler, 48 (4), 18-19.

Raber, T. (2014): Mineraliensammeln am Lengenbach. Pp. 151-180 in Gorsatt, A. (Ed.) (2014): Die besten Seiten des Binntals. Mineraliensuche - Alpenblumen - Ortsgeschichten. KristalloGrafik Verlag, Achberg, Deutschland, 344 pp.

Roth, P., Raber, T., Drechsler, E. & Cannon, R. (2014): The Lengenbach quarry, Binn Valley, Switzerland. Mineralogical Record 45, 157-196.

Hettmann, K., Kreissig, K., Rehkämper, M., Wenzel, T., Mertz-Kraus, R. and Markl, G. (2014): Thallium geochemistry in the metamorphic Lengenbach sulfide deposit, Switzerland: thallium-isotope fractionation in a sulfide melt. Am. Mineral. 99, 793-803.

Meisser, N. & Raber, T. (2015): Metanováčekit. Schweizer Strahler 49 (1), 29-30.

Drechsler, E. (2015): Raberit und Philrothit, zwei neue Mineralarten. Schweizer Strahler 49 (2), 34-35.

Roth, P. & de Battisti, L. (2015): Dervillit - ein altes mineralogisches Rätsel wird gelöst. Schweizer Strahler 49 (3), 29-30.

Roth, P. (2015): Picotpaulit - eine weitere Thallium-haltige Seltenheit. Schweizer Strahler, 49 (4), 30-31.

Bindi, L., Nestola, F., Graeser, S., Tropper, P., Raber, T. (2015): Eckerite, Ag2CuAsS3, a new Cu-bearing sulfosalt from Lengenbach quarry, Binn valley, Switzerland: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 687-694.

Bindi, L., Biagioni, C., Raber, T., Roth, P., Nestola, F. (2015): Ralphcannonite, AgZn2TlAs2S6, a new mineral of the routhierite isotypic series from Lengenbach, Binn Valley, Switzerland. Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1089-1098.

Biagioni, C., Bindi, L., Nestola, F., Cannon, R., Roth, P., Raber, T. (2016) Ferrostalderite, CuFe2TlAs2S6, a new mineral from Lengenbach, Switzerland: occurrence, crystal structure, and emphasis on the role of iron in sulfosalts. Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 175-186.

Raber, T. (2016): Parapierrotit. Schweizer Strahler 50 (1), 24-25.

Roth, P. (2016): Zwillinge seltener Lengenbach-Mineralien. Schweizer Strahler 50(2), 28-29 (in German and French).

Topa, D. & Makovicky, E. (2016): Argentobaumhauerite: name, chemistry, crystal structure, comparison with baumhauerite, and position in the Lengenbach mineralization sequence. Mineralogical Magazine, 80, 819-840.

Raber, T. (2016): Argentobaumhauerit. Schweizer Strahler 50 (3), 20-29.

External Links

http://binn.strahlen.org/ ("All localities for minerals in the Binntal with detailed description")

http://www.lengenbach.com/ (Dormant, non-official website of the quarry)

http://fglb.clubdesk.ch/clubdesk/www (Official website of the Research Community Lengenbach (FGL, "Forschungsgemeinschaft Lengenbach"))

http://www.nmbe.ch/node/343 (List of publications on Lengenbach, based on Cannon (2000))

http://www.strahlen.org/vp/ch/lengenbach/binnliterature.xls (List of publications on the Binn valley)

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