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About EdenharteriteHide

2½ - 3
Crystal System:
Named in honor of Andreas Edenharter (1933 – ), University of Göttingen, Germany, who first synthesized the material while conducting hydrothermal experiments with Tl-sulphosalts.
This page provides mineralogical data about Edenharterite.

Classification of EdenharteriteHide

First Published:

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
H : Sulfosalts of SnS archetype
D : With Tl

7 : ø = 2

Physical Properties of EdenharteriteHide

Translucent, Opaque
2½ - 3 on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of EdenharteriteHide

IMA Formula:
Common Impurities:

Crystallography of EdenharteriteHide

Crystal System:
Cell Parameters:
a = 15.46 Å, b = 47.5 Å, c = 5.84 Å
a:b:c = 0.325 : 1 : 0.123
Unit Cell V:
4,288.60 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
3.801 (100)
3.755 (15)
3.389 (23)
2.901 (19)
2.767 (43)
2.732 (41)
2.656 (24)

Type Occurrence of EdenharteriteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Natural History Museum, Basel, Switzerland, L 18,393.
Graeser, S., Schwander, H. (1992) Edenharterite (TlPbAs3S6): a new mineral from Lengenbach, Binntal (Switzerland). European Journal of Mineralogy: 4: 1265-1270.

Synonyms of EdenharteriteHide

Other Language Names for EdenharteriteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Realgar3 photos of Edenharterite associated with Realgar on mindat.org.
Orpiment2 photos of Edenharterite associated with Orpiment on mindat.org.
Pyrite2 photos of Edenharterite associated with Pyrite on mindat.org.
Calcite1 photo of Edenharterite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.HD.05LoránditeTlAsS2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HD.05WeissbergiteTlSbS2Tric. 1 : P1
2.HD.15ChristiteTlHgAsS3Mon. 2/m
2.HD.20JankovićiteTl5Sb9(As,Sb)4S22Tric. 1 : P1
2.HD.25RebuliteTl5Sb5As8S22Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HD.30ImhofiteTl5.8As15.4S26Mon. 2/m
2.HD.50BernarditeTlAs5S8Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HD.60GabrieliteTl6Ag3Cu6(As,Sb)9S21Tric. 1 : P1

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide 2/m

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for EdenharteriteHide

Reference List:
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Balić-Žunić, T., Engel, P. (1983) Crystal structure of synthetic PbTlAs3S6. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie: 165: 261-269.
Graeser, S., Schwander, H. (1992) Edenharterite (TlPbAs3S6): a new mineral from Lengenbach, Binntal (Switzerland). European Journal of Mineralogy: 4: 1265-1270.
Berlepsch, P. (1996) Crystal structure and crystal chemistry of the homeotypes edenharterite (TIPbAs3S6) and jentschite (TIPbAs2SbS6) from Lengenbach, Binntal (Switzerland). Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen: 26: 147-157.
Berlepsch, P., Makovicky, E., Balić-Žunić, T. (2000) Contribution to the crystal chemistry of Tl-sulfosalts. VI. Modular-level structure relationship between edenharterite TlPbAs3S6 and jentschite TlPbAs2SbS6. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 315-332.
Roth, P. (2007) Edenharterite. in Minerals first discovered in Switzerland and minerals named after Swiss individuals, Kristallografik Verlag (Achberg Germany): 58-59.

Internet Links for EdenharteriteHide

Localities for EdenharteriteHide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Switzerland (TL)
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Binn Valley
      • Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld)
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.
Mineral and/or Locality  
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