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

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Detailed Mineral List:
Acanthite
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 371.
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Acanthite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Aktashite
Description: EDXS P. Roth, XRD N. Meisser, 2016.
Reference: http://www.fglb.clubdesk.com/clubdesk/www?p=100100
Albite
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Albite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Anatase
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: Anatase from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Anglesite
Reference: No reference listed
'Apatite'
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: © Edward Antonysen. Apatite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Aragonite
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: Aragonite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Argentobaumhauerite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: 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. [as "Ag-rich baumhauerite"]; Pring, A., Birch, W. D., Sewell, D., Graeser, S., Edenharter, A. & Criddle, A. (1990): Baumhauerite-2a: A silver-bearing mineral with baumhauerite-like supercell from Lengenbach, Switzerland. American Mineralogist: 75, 915-922 [as "baumhauerite-2a"]; 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.
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Argentobaumhauerite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Argentodufrénoysite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Topa, D., Makovicky, E., Stanley, C., Cannon, R. (2016): Argentodufrénoysite, IMA 2016-046. CNMNC Newsletter No. 33, October 2016, page 1138; Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 1135–1144
Photo: © Mischa Crumbach. Argentodufrénoysite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Argentoliveingite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Topa, D., Graeser, S., Makovicky, E., Stanley, C. (2016): Argentoliveingite, IMA 2016-029. CNMNC Newsletter No. 32, August 2016, page 920; Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 915–922
Arsenic
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Arsenic from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
'Arsenic Sulphide Glass No. 1'
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 53
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Arsenic Sulphide Glass No. 1 from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Arsenolamprite
Reference: No reference listed
Arsenolite
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: © Edward Antonysen. Arsenolite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Arsenopyrite
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: © Maurice de Graaf. Arsenopyrite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Baileychlore
Reference: EDX-analyzed specimen from Thomas Raber and XRD/EDX analyses by N. Meisser (Zn17.2 Mg2.3 Ca1 Fe0.5 Al23.6 Si55.2-O)
Baryte
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 117.
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Baryte from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Baumhauerite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine(1902) 13, 151-160(-171)
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Baumhauerite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Bernardite
Reference: Graeser, S. & Edenharter, A. (1997): Jentschite (TlPbAs2SbS6) - a new sulfosalt mineral from Lengenbach, Binntal (Switzerland). Mineralogical Magazine 61, 131-137.; Graeser, St., Schwander, H., Wulf, R. & Edenharter, A. (1992): Erniggliite (Tl2SnAs2S6), 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.; Graeser, S., Schwander, H., Wulf, R. (1995): Stalderite TlCu(Zn,Fe,Hg)2As2S6 - a new mineral related to routhierite: description and crystal structure determination. Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen 75, 337-345; Roth, P. (2016): Zwillinge seltener Lengenbach-Mineralien. Schweizer Strahler 50(2), 28-29 (in German and French).
Photo: © www.purple-sky-minerals.com. Bernardite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Beryl
Reference: Graeser, et al. (2008) Faszination Lengenbach. KristalloGrafik-Verl., Achberg
Bianchite
Reference: XRD Analyses by N. Meisser, Lausanne, in Summer 2015
'Biotite'
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: © Edward Antonysen. Biotite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Bornite
Reference: No reference listed
Bournonite
Reference: Cannon, R. (2014): Bournonit. Schweizer Strahler 48 (3), 16-17.
Photo: © Philippe Roth. Bournonite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Brandholzite
Description: The referenced Handbook of Mineralgoy page is wrong: the entire content, with the exception of the header line, with mineral name and formula, applies to brannerite, not to brandholzite.
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Brannerite
Reference: Graeser, S. & Guggenheim, R. (1990): Brannerite from Lengenbach, Binntal (Switzerland). Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen 70, 325-331.
Photo: © Philippe Roth. Brannerite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
'Cadmoxite' (FRL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Description: "Approval for this mineral has been withdrawn. Subsequent studies have shown that the material examined is uraninite, UO2." CNMNC Newsletter No. 17, October 2013, page 3004; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 2997-3005.
Reference: Graeser, S., Demartin, F. and Gabriel, W. (2012) Cadmoxite, IMA 2012-037. CNMNC Newsletter No. 14, October 2012, page 1287; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 1281-1288.
Calcite
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: © Elmar Lackner. Calcite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Canfieldite
Reference: 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; Raber, T. & Roth, P. (2014): Tellur-reicher Canfieldit. Schweizer Strahler 48 (1), 34-35.
Canfieldite var: Tellurian Canfieldite
Reference: 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; Raber, T. & Roth, P. (2014): Tellur-reicher Canfieldit. Schweizer Strahler 48 (1), 34-35.
Photo: © Philippe Roth. Tellurian Canfieldite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Cerussite
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 102.
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Cerussite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Chabournéite
Reference: EDXS P. Roth, 1st November 2015, XRD F. Nestola, 18th October 2016. Coll. P. Roth
Photo: © Mischa Crumbach. Chabournéite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Chalcopyrite
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: © Mischa Crumbach. Chalcopyrite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Chrysocolla
Reference: Graeser, et al. (2008) Faszination Lengenbach. KristalloGrafik-Verl., Achberg
Photo: © Edward Antonysen. Chrysocolla from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Cinnabar
Reference: Graeser, et al. (2008) Faszination Lengenbach. KristalloGrafik-Verl., Achberg
Photo: © Rob Lavinsky. Cinnabar from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Clinozoisite
Reference: Graeser, et al. (2008) Faszination Lengenbach. KristalloGrafik-Verl., Achberg
Coffinite
Reference: EDXS results, Nov. 2015, Ph. Roth
Photo: © Philippe Roth. Coffinite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Coloradoite
Reference: XRD and WDS analyses by Prof. Nestola (Padua, I), October 2013. As tiny inclusions in sinnerite (see also http://fglb.clubdesk.ch/clubdesk/www).
Coronadite
Reference: EDS by Th. Raber, XRD by N. Meisser (2014)
Coulsonite
Habit: Grains to 0.2 mm
Description: Easily confused with magnetite.
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 123.
Covellite
Reference: Graeser, et al. (2008) Faszination Lengenbach. KristalloGrafik-Verl., Achberg
Cuprite
Reference: Graeser, et al. (2008) Faszination Lengenbach. KristalloGrafik-Verl., Achberg
Dalnegroite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Nestola, F., A. Guastoni, L. Bindi, and L. Secco (2010): Dalnegroite,Tl5-xPb2x(As,Sb)21-xS34, a new thallium sulphosalt from Lengenbach quarry, Binntal, Switzerland. Mineralogical Magazine, 73, 1027-1032; De Battisti, L., Guastoni, A. and Raber, T. (2011): Dalnegroit, ein neues Thallium-Sulfosalz vom Lengenbach (Binntal/CH). Lapis, 36 (5), 47-48.
Photo: © www.purple-sky-minerals.com. Dalnegroite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Debattistiite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: 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; De Battisti, L. (2013): Debattistiit, Ag9Hg0.5As6S12Te2 – ein neues Tellur-Sulfosalz aus dem Lengenbach. Schweizer Strahler, 47 (4), 29-30.
Photo: © Enrico Bonacina. Debattistiite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Dervillite
Reference: Bindi L., Nestola F., De Battisti L., Guastoni A. (2013): Dervillite, Ag2AsS2, from Lengenbach quarry, Binn valley, Switzerland: occurrence and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine 77(8), 3105-3112. (see also http://fglb.clubdesk.ch/clubdesk/www)
Photo: © Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milan. Dervillite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Dickite
Habit: Powders and minute mica-like tabular crystals
Colour: White
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 135.
Photo: © Edward Antonysen. Dickite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Dolomite
Reference: 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: 214; Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 140.
Photo: © jo-esche 2007. Dolomite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Dravite
Description: Dark brown crystals contain up to 30% of an uvite component; green crystals contain up to 5 wt% of Cr2O3 (Raber, 2011).
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 415-416; Raber, T. (2011): Chromhaltige Turmaline aus dem Lengenbach. Schweizer Strahler 45 (4), 2-5.
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Dravite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Dufrénoysite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Damour, A. (1845): Annal. Chim. Phys. 14, 379 ff.; vom Rath, G. (1864): Poggend. Annal. Phys. und Chemie 122, 371-399.
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Dufrénoysite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Eckerite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Bindi, L., Nestola, F., Graeser, S., Tropper, P. and Raber, T. (2015) Eckerite, IMA 2014-063. CNMNC Newsletter No. 23, February 2015, page 52; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 51-58.; 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.
Photo: © loparit 2016. Eckerite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Edenharterite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Graeser, St. & Schwander, H. (1992): Edenharterite (TlPbAs3S6): a new mineral from Lengenbach, Binntal (Switzerland). European Journal of Mineralogy 4, 1265-1270.; Praeger, M. (2012): Edenharterit von Lengenbach, Binntal (Schweiz). Lapis, 37 (12), 32.
Photo: © . Edenharterite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Enargite
Description: Single find in 1974.
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 149.
Photo: © Philippe Roth. Enargite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Enneasartorite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Topa,D.,Berlepsch,P.,Makovicky,E., Stroeger, B. and Stanley, C. (2015) Enneasartorite, IMA 2015-074. CNMNC Newsletter No. 28, December 2015, page 1861; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1859–1864.
Photo: © Edward Antonysen. Enneasartorite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Epsomite
Reference: Graeser, et al. (2008) Faszination Lengenbach. KristalloGrafik-Verl., Achberg
Erniggliite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Schw. MPM 72 (1992), 293; AM 78 (1993), 845
Photo: © www.purple-sky-minerals.com. Erniggliite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Fangite
Reference: XRD Fabrizo Nestola 18.10.2016, coll. and SEM-EDS Philippe Roth 1.8.2016
Photo: © Mischa Crumbach. Fangite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Ferrostalderite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Bindi, L., Biagioni, C., Nestola, F., Cannon, R., Roth, P. and Raber, T. (2015) Ferrostalderite, IMA 2014-090. CNMNC Newsletter No. 24, April 2015, page 248; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 247-251;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
Photo: © Philippe Roth. Ferrostalderite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Fluorapatite
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Fluorapatite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Fluorite
Reference: No reference listed
Freibergite
Reference: EDS by P. Roth (Sept, 2013): 18-19 wt% Ag, Sb>> As
Photo: © Philippe Roth. Freibergite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Gabrielite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Graeser, S., Topa, D., Balić-Žunić, T., Makovicky, E. (2006): Gabrielite, Tl2AgCu2As3S7, a new species of thallium sulfosalt from Lengenbach, Binntal, Switzerland. Canadian Mineralogist 44:135-140
Photo: Gabrielite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Galena
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Galena from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Goethite
Reference: No reference listed
Gold
Reference: Graeser, et al. (2008) Faszination Lengenbach. KristalloGrafik-Verl., Achberg
Gorceixite
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Gorceixite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
'Gorceixite-Goyazite Series'
Reference: Numerous collections
Photo: © Enrico Bonacina. Gorceixite-Goyazite Series from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Goyazite
Reference: 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.
Photo: © . Goyazite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Graphite
Reference: No reference listed
Gratonite
Reference: 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.
Greenockite
Reference: Graeser, et al. (2008) Faszination Lengenbach. KristalloGrafik-Verl., Achberg
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Greenockite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Greigite
Habit: Found in a mixture with scaly clay minerals
Description: Probably formed by decomposition of arsenopyrite.
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 199.
Halite
Reference: Müller, F. (2012): Geochemische Untersuchungen an Fluideinschlüssen in Kluftquarzkristallen aus den Metadolomiten des Binntales, Kanton Wallis, Schweiz. Master Thesis, University Basel, Switzerland, 78 pp.
Hatchite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine(1912) 16, 287-289
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Hatchite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Hemimorphite
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 212-213.
Photo: © DV Minerals. Hemimorphite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Hendekasartorite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Topa, D., Makovicky, E., Berlepsch, P., Stroeger, B. and Stanley, C. (2015) Hendekasartorite, IMA 2015-075. CNMNC Newsletter No. 28, December 2015, page 1861; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1859–1864.
Photo: © Edward Antonysen. Hendekasartorite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Heptasartorite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Topa, D., Stroeger, B., Makovicky, E., Berlepsch, P.and Stanley, C. (2015) Heptasartorite, IMA 2015-073. CNMNC Newsletter No. 28, December 2015, page 1861; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1859–1864.
Photo: © 2017 Chuck Adan. Heptasartorite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Hexahydrite
Reference: Graeser, et al. (2008) Faszination Lengenbach. KristalloGrafik-Verl., Achberg
Photo: © Edward Antonysen. Hexahydrite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Hörnesite
Reference: Graeser, et al. (2008) Faszination Lengenbach. KristalloGrafik-Verl., Achberg
Photo: © Philippe Roth. Hörnesite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Hutchinsonite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Cambridge Phil.Soc.Proc.(1904) 12, 277 and Mineralogical Magazine(1905) 14, 72-82
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Hutchinsonite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Hyalophane (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 217-218; American Mineralogist 68, 112 (1983)
Photo: © Elmar Lackner. Hyalophane from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Hydrocerussite
Reference: Graeser, et al. (2008) Faszination Lengenbach. KristalloGrafik-Verl., Achberg
Hydrozincite
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: © D. Preite - E.B.. Hydrozincite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Imhofite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: [MinRec 8:276, 8:279, 25:140]
Photo: © O. Dziallas. Imhofite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Incomsartorite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Horst Geuer sales list 9/2016; Topa, D., Stoeger,B., Makovicky, E. and Stanley, C. (2016) Incomsartorite, IMA 2016-035. CNMNC Newsletter No.33, October 2016, page 1136: Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 1135–1144.
Jentschite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine(1997) 61, 131-137
Photo: © www.purple-sky-minerals.com. Jentschite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Jordanite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Can Min 9 (1968), 505
Photo: Jordanite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Kaolinite
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 237.
Kësterite
Reference: Graeser, et al. (2008) Faszination Lengenbach. KristalloGrafik-Verl., Achberg
Photo: © Edward Antonysen. Kësterite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
'K Feldspar'
Reference: No reference listed
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Reference: No reference listed
Leadhillite
Reference: XRD Analyses by N. Meisser, Lausanne, in Summer 2015
Lengenbachite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Nature (1904) 71, 118 and Mineralogical Magazine(1905) 14, 72-82 (p. 78)
Photo: © . Lengenbachite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Lepidocrocite
Reference: No reference listed
Liveingite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Bull Min 85 (1962), 15
Photo: Liveingite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Lorándite
Reference: Graeser, S. (1967): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 16(1), 45-50; Roth, P. (2016): Zwillinge seltener Lengenbach-Mineralien. Schweizer Strahler 50(2), 28-29 (in German and French).
Mackinawite ?
Reference: Schwanz et al (1994)
Magnesite
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 370.
Magnetite
Habit: Massive
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 265.
Photo: © Edward Antonysen. Magnetite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Malachite
Reference: No reference listed
Marcasite
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Marcasite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Marrite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Nature (1904) 71, 118 and Mineralogical Magazine(1905) 14, 72-82 (p. 76)
Photo: © Peter Kohorst. Marrite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Marumoite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Le Règne Minéral, (30), 33-41
Metanováčekite
Description: XRD analyses by N. Meisser (Lausanne, CH)
Reference: http://fglb.clubdesk.ch/clubdesk/www; Meisser, N. & Raber, T. (2015): Metanováčekit. Schweizer Strahler 49 (1), 29-30. [originally described in Graeser et al. (2008) as an unidentified uranyl arsenate]
Photo: © Philippe Roth. Metanováčekite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Mimetite
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 277.
Photo: © Edward Antonysen. Mimetite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Molybdenite
Description:
Reference: Graeser, S., Cannon, R., Drechsler, E., Raber, T., and Roth, Ph. (1958-2008), Faszination Lengenbach Abbau, Forschung, Mineralien: 104.
Photo: © D. Preite. Molybdenite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Montmorillonite
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: © Edward Antonysen. Montmorillonite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Muscovite
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 284.
Photo: © jo-esche 2009. Muscovite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Muscovite var: Barian Muscovite
Colour: pale green, due to a minor V3+ content
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 283.
Photo: © . Barian Muscovite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Muscovite var: Fuchsite
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 283.
Photo: © Edward Antonysen. Fuchsite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Nolanite
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 289.
Nowackiite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Chimia (1965) 19, 500-501; Roth, P. (2016): Zwillinge seltener Lengenbach-Mineralien. Schweizer Strahler 50(2), 28-29 (in German and French).
Photo: Nowackiite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Orpiment
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: © Frank de Wit. Orpiment from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Paragonite
Reference: No reference listed
Parapierrotite
Description: XRD analyses by Prof. Nestola (Padua, I) and EDS by L. De Battisti (Milan, I), April 2014
Reference: http://fglb.clubdesk.ch/clubdesk/www; Raber, T. (2016): Parapierrotit. Schweizer Strahler 50 (1), 24-25.
Photo: © Philippe Roth. Parapierrotite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Pararealgar
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 297.
Photo: Pararealgar from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Pearceite
Reference: Guastoni, A., De Battisti, L. (2009). Pearceite. Primo ritrovamento a Lengenbach, Valle di Binn, Svizzera. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 33 (3), 202-203; Raber, T. (2013): Pearceit-Polybasit-Mischkristalle. Schweizer Strahler 47 (3), 31-32 (in German and French).
Philrothite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Bindi, L., Nestola, F., Makovicky, E., Guastoni, A., de Battisti, L. (2014): Tl-bearing sulfosalt from the Lengenbach quarry, Binn valley, Switzerland: Philrothite, TlAs3S5. Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 1-9.
Photo: © Philippe Roth. Philrothite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Phlogopite
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 303.
Photo: Phlogopite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Picotpaulite
Reference: XRD Prof. F. Nestola, June 2015, EDX P. Roth Nov. 2014 (EDXPR_0155), FGL specimen found, in 2014, s. http://www.fglb.clubdesk.com/clubdesk/www?p=100100; Roth, P. (2015): Picotpaulit - eine weitere Thallium-haltige Seltenheit. Schweizer Strahler, 49 (4), 30-31.
Photo: © Mischa Crumbach. Picotpaulite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Polybasite
Reference: Raber, T. (2013): Pearceit-Polybasit-Mischkristalle. Schweizer Strahler 47 (3), 31-32 (in German and French).
Proustite
Habit: Prismatic crystals to 1.5 mm
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 310.
Photo: © O. Dziallas. Proustite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Pyrargyrite
Description: Found on an old specimen in the collection at Cambridge, England.
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 311.
Pyrite
Reference: 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.
Photo: © Antonio Borrelli. Pyrite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Pyrrhotite
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: © Edward Antonysen. Pyrrhotite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Quadratite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: [AmMin 85:264]
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Quadratite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Quartz
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 341.
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Quartz from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Raberite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: 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.
Photo: © loparit 2016. Raberite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Raguinite
Reference: N. Meisser EDXS and XRD, March 2017; Ph. Roth EDXS, Aug. 2016 (s. http://fglb.clubdesk.ch/www)
Ralphcannonite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Bindi, L., Biagioni, C., Raber, T., Roth, P. and Nestola, F. (2015) Ralphcannonite, IMA 2014-077. CNMNC Newsletter No. 23, February 2015, page 56; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 51-58; 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.
Photo: © Mischa Crumbach. Ralphcannonite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Rathite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Zeits.Kryst.Min.(1896) 26, 593-602
Photo: © Rob Lavinsky. Rathite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Realgar
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 346-347.
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Realgar from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Rectorite
Description: see http://fglb.clubdesk.ch/clubdesk/www?p=100100
Reference: XRD Analyses by N. Meisser, Lausanne, in Summer 2015
Richardsollyite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Meisser, N. & Roth, P. (2016): Mining for new minerals: the Lengenbach deposit (Switzerland). Talk given at the conference "New Minerals and Mineralogy in the 21th Century - International scientific symposium Jáchymov 2016", Jáchymov, Czech Republic, September 3-5, 2016.
Photo: © Mischa Crumbach. Richardsollyite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Rosasite
Reference: Graeser, et al. (2008) Faszination Lengenbach. KristalloGrafik-Verl., Achberg
Routhierite
Reference: XRD by Prof. Nestola (Padia, I) and EDX by Ph. Roth, both May 2015, on a sample in T. Raber's collection
Rutile
Description: Cr-rich
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 353.
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Rutile from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Sartorite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Acta Crystallographica, 14, pp. 1291(1961)
Photo: © Peter Haas. Sartorite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
'Scapolite'
Reference: No reference listed
Schultenite
Reference: Lengenbach Research Community - SEM-EDS Aug. 2016, P. Roth - XRD Sep. 2016, N. Meisser
Seligmannite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Sitzungsber.Akad.Wiss.Berlin (1901) 6, 110-117
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Seligmannite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Sicherite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Am. Mineral. 86 (2001) 1087-1093; Guastoni, A., Roth, P. and Nestola, F. (2014): Sicherite, eccezionale ritrovamento a Lengenbach, valle di Binn, Svizzera. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 38(1), 32-34.
Silver
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 371.
Photo: © Edward Antonysen. Silver from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Sinnerite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Schweiz.Min.Petr.Mitt.(1964) 44, 439-454; http://fglb.clubdesk.ch/clubdesk/www [untwinned sinnerite]
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Sinnerite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
'Smectite Group'
Habit: Crusts
Colour: White to pale pink
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 377.
Smithite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine(1905) 14, 72-82 (p. 74)
Photo: © Vincent Bourgoin. Smithite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Smythite
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 379.
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Smythite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Spaltiite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Graeser, S., Topa, D., Effenberger, H., Makovicky, E. and Paar, W.H. (2014) Spaltiite, IMA 2014-012. CNMNC Newsletter No. 20, June 2014, page 557; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 549-558.
Photo: © Philippe Roth. Spaltiite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Sphalerite
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: © Chinellato Matteo. Sphalerite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Stalderite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Schweiz.Min.Petr.Mitt.(1995) 75
Photo: © Vincent Bourgoin 2012. Stalderite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Stephanite
Description: Stephanite was identified only on an old specimen kept in a collection at Cambridge, England, UK.
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 386.
Struvite-(K) (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Roth, Ph. (2007): Minerals first discovered in Switzerland and minerals named after Swiss individuals. Philippe Roth, Ed., Zurich, 239 pp; S. Graeser, W. Postl, H. Bojar, P. Berlepsch, T. Armbruster, T. Raber, K. Ettinger & F. Walter (2008): Struvite-(K), KMgPO4.6H2O, the potassium equivalent of struvite - a new mineral. European Journal of Mineralogy 20, 629-633.
Sulphur
Reference: Graeser, et al. (2008) Faszination Lengenbach. KristalloGrafik-Verl., Achberg
Photo: © Edward Antonysen. Sulphur from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Sylvite
Reference: Müller, F. (2012): Geochemische Untersuchungen an Fluideinschlüssen in Kluftquarzkristallen aus den Metadolomiten des Binntales, Kanton Wallis, Schweiz. Master Thesis, University Basel, Switzerland, 78 pp.
Tennantite
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Tennantite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Tennantite var: Binnite (of Des Cloizeaux)
Reference: Des Cloizeaux (1855), Ann. mines: 8: 389.; Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 374, 379.
Photo: © 2008, JGW. Binnite (of Des Cloizeaux) from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Tetrahedrite
Habit: The sharp tetraheda have all analysed as tennantite
Description: So far all the "tetrahedrite" from here has been analysed as tennantite. Please see: http://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,106,358305,358305,page=1#msg-358305 However it is reported as rare in Mineralogie der Grube Lengenbach,Binntal-Wallis. Sonderdruck aus dem Jahrbuch des Naturhistorischen Museums Bern Band 11-1990-1992 door B.Hofmann, H.A.Stalder en S.Graeser. ISBN-3-907-088-04-2
Reference: Mineralogie der Grube Lengenbach,Binntal-Wallis. Sonderdruck aus dem Jahrbuch des Naturhistorischen Museums Bern Band 11-1990-1992 door B.Hofmann, H.A.Stalder en S.Graeser. ISBN-3-907-088-04-2
Thalcusite
Reference: aufschluss 2005 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.
Photo: Thalcusite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
'Thorogummite'
Reference: Graeser, et al. (2008) Faszination Lengenbach. KristalloGrafik-Verl., Achberg
Tochilinite
Reference: Graeser, et al. (2008) Faszination Lengenbach. KristalloGrafik-Verl., Achberg
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Tochilinite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Trechmannite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine(1905) 14, 72-82 (p. 75)
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Trechmannite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Uraninite
Reference: 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, 319-339.
Photo: © Philippe Roth. Uraninite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
'Uvite'
Description: The tourmalines at this locality contain a high molar fraction of uvite in their composition (up to 30%; Raber, 2011), but are still all dravites nevertheless.
Reference: Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 418-419; Raber, T. (2011): Chromhaltige Turmaline aus dem Lengenbach. Schweizer Strahler 45 (4), 2-5.
Wallisite (TL)
Type Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland
Reference: Eclogae Geol.Helv.(1965) 58, 403-406
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Wallisite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Weissbergite
Habit: Barrel-shaped, steel-grey, tiny crystals
Description: As-rich variety with a Sb:As atomic ratio of approx. 2:1.
Reference: Raber, T. and Roth, P. (2014) Weissbergit, ein Thallium-Antimon-Sulfosalz. Schweizer Strahler, 48 (4), 18-19. [EDX analyses by FGL T. Raber & P. Roth, May 2012 - Sep. 2013 on three different specimens, XRD analyses by Prof. Nestola, Padova, Italy, November 2012 (see also http://fglb.clubdesk.ch/clubdesk/www)]
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Weissbergite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Wulfenite
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: Wulfenite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Wurtzite
Reference: Graeser, S. (2011): Die Wurtzite vom Lengenbach - Polymorphie und Polytypie. Schweizer Strahler 45, 16-24. [-2H and -4H polytypes]
Photo: Wurtzite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Xanthoconite
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: © Stephan Wolfsried. Xanthoconite from Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Xenotime-(Y)
Reference: No reference listed

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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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