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

This page kindly sponsored by Brent Lockhart
 

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
Group 1 - Elements
Arsenic1.CA.05
Arsenolamprite1.CA.10
Gold1.AA.05
Graphite1.CB.05a
Silver1.AA.05
Sulphur1.CC.05
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35
Aktashite2.GA.30
Argentobaumhauerite (TL)2.HC.05b
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20
Baumhauerite (TL)2.HC.05b
Bernardite2.HD.50
Bornite2.BA.15
Bournonite2.GA.50
Canfieldite2.BA.70
var: Tellurian Canfieldite2.BA.70Ag8SnS6
Chabournéite2.HC.05e
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10a
Cinnabar2.CD.15a
Coloradoite2.CB.05a
Covellite2.CA.05a
Dalnegroite (TL)2.HC.05e
Dervillite2.LA.10
Dufrénoysite (TL)2.HC.05d
Edenharterite (TL)2.HD.35
Enargite2.KA.05
Erniggliite (TL)2.GA.45
Fangite2.KA.15
Freibergite2.GB.05
Gabrielite (TL)2.HD.60
Galena2.CD.10
Gratonite2.JB.55
Greenockite2.CB.45
Greigite2.DA.05
Hatchite (TL)2.GC.05
Hutchinsonite (TL)2.HD.45
Imhofite (TL)2.HD.30
Jentschite (TL)2.HD.40
Jordanite (TL)2.JB.30a
Kësterite2.CB.15a
Lengenbachite (TL)2.HF.30
Liveingite (TL)2.HC.05c
Lorándite2.HD.05
Mackinawite ?2.CC.25
Marcasite2.EB.10a
Marrite (TL)2.JB.15
Marumoite (TL)2.HC.05g
Molybdenite2.EA.30
Nowackiite (TL)2.GA.30
Orpiment2.FA.30
Parapierrotite2.HC.05f
Pararealgar2.FA.15b
Pearceite2.GB.15
Picotpaulite2.CB.60
Polybasite2.GB.15
Proustite2.GA.05
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05
Pyrite2.EB.05a
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10
Quadratite (TL)2.GC.25
Raguinite2.CB.60
Rathite (TL)2.HC.05d
Realgar2.FA.15a
Routhierite2.GA.40
Sartorite (TL)2.HC.05a
Seligmannite (TL)2.GA.50
Sicherite (TL)2.HD.55
Sinnerite (TL)2.GC.10
Smithite (TL)2.GC.30
Smythite2.CC.10
Sphalerite2.CB.05a
Stalderite (TL)2.GA.40
Stephanite2.GB.10
Tennantite2.GB.05
var: Binnite (of Des Cloizeaux)2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05
Thalcusite2.BD.30
Tochilinite2.FD.35
Trechmannite (TL)2.GC.35
Wallisite (TL)2.GC.05
Weissbergite2.HD.05
Wurtzite2.CB.45
Xanthoconite2.GA.10
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25
Halite3.AA.20
Sylvite3.AA.20
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05
Arsenolite4.CB.50
Brandholzite ?4.FH.05
Brannerite4.DH.05
Coronadite4.DK.05a
Coulsonite4.BB.05
Cuprite4.AA.10
Goethite4.00.
Lepidocrocite4.FE.15
Magnetite4.BB.05
Nolanite4.CB.40
Quartz4.DA.05
Rutile4.DB.05
Uraninite4.DL.05
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15
Calcite5.AB.05
Cerussite5.AB.15
Dolomite5.AB.10
Hydrocerussite5.BE.10
Hydrozincite5.BA.15
Leadhillite5.BF.40
Magnesite5.AB.05
Malachite5.BA.10
Rosasite5.BA.10
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35
Baryte7.AD.35
Bianchite7.CB.25
Epsomite7.CB.40
Hexahydrite7.CB.25
Wulfenite7.GA.05
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05
Gorceixite8.BL.10
Goyazite8.BL.10
Hörnesite8.CE.40
Metanováčekite8.EB.10
Mimetite8.BN.05
Schultenite8.AD.30
Struvite-(K) (TL)8.CH.40
Xenotime-(Y) ?8.AD.35
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35
Baileychlore9.EC.55
Beryl9.CJ.05
Chrysocolla9.ED.20
Clinozoisite9.BG.05a
Coffinite9.AD.30
Dickite9.ED.05
Dravite9.CK.05
Hemimorphite9.BD.10
Hyalophane (TL)9.FA.30
Kaolinite9.ED.05
Montmorillonite9.EC.40
Muscovite9.EC.15
var: Barian Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Fuchsite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Paragonite9.EC.15
Phlogopite9.EC.20
Rectorite9.EC.60
Uvite ?9..
Unclassified Minerals
'Apatite'-
'Argentodufrénoysite' (TL)-
'Argentoliveingite' (TL)-
'Arsenic Sulphide Glass No. 1'-
Biotite-
Cadmoxite ? (TL)-
Debattistiite (TL)-
Eckerite (TL)-
Enneasartorite (TL)-
Ferrostalderite (TL)-
'Gorceixite-Goyazite Series'-
Hendekasartorite (TL)-
Heptasartorite (TL)-
Incomsartorite (TL)-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
Philrothite (TL)-
Raberite (TL)-
Ralphcannonite (TL)-
Richardsollyite (TL)-
Scapolite-
Smectite Group-
Spaltiite (TL)-
Thorogummite-

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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