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Rebulite

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About RebuliteHide

Formula:
Tl5Sb5As8S22
Colour:
Dark gray
Lustre:
Sub-Metallic
Specific Gravity:
4.81
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
Named after a Slovenian geologist or mining engineer named Rebula.
Originally published without approval; later redefined.

Chemically, the As-dominant analogue of jankovićite (triclinic). Also compare drechslerite, gillulyite, and pierrotite; and gungerite.


Classification of RebuliteHide

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IMA status notes:
Renamed by the IMA
2.HD.25

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
H : Sulfosalts of SnS archetype
D : With Tl
3.8.13.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
8 : 1 < ø < 2
5.5.11

5 : Sulphosalts - Sulpharsenites and Sulphobismuthites (those containing Sn, Ge,or V are in Section 6)
5 : Sulpharsenites etc. of Tl

Physical Properties of RebuliteHide

Sub-Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Dark gray
Streak:
brownish red
Density:
4.81 g/cm3 (Measured)    4.40 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of RebuliteHide

Formula:
Tl5Sb5As8S22

Crystallography of RebuliteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/b
Setting:
P21/c
Cell Parameters:
a = 17.44 Å, b = 7.36 Å, c = 32.05 Å
β = 105.03°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 2.37 : 1 : 4.355
Unit Cell V:
3,973.15 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4

Crystal StructureHide

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0010849RebuliteBalic-Zunic T, Scavnicar S, Engel P (1982) The crystal structure of rebulite, Tl5Sb5As8S22 Zeitschrift fur Kristallographie 160 109-1251982Allchar, Macedonia, Yugoslavia0293
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Type Occurrence of RebuliteHide

Other Language Names for RebuliteHide

German:Rebulit
Simplified Chinese:硫砷锑铊矿
Spanish:Rebulita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
1 photo of Rebulite associated with RealgarAs4S4

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.HD.BoscardiniteTlPb4(Sb7As2)S18Tric. 1 : P1
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.30ImhofiteTl5.8As15.4S26Mon. 2/m
2.HD.35EdenharteritePbTlAs3S6Orth.
2.HD.40JentschiteTlPbAs2SbS6Mon. 2/m
2.HD.45HutchinsoniteTlPbAs5S9Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
2.HD.50BernarditeTlAs5S8Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HD.55SicheriteTlAg2(As,Sb)3S6Orth.
2.HD.60GabrieliteTl6Ag3Cu6(As,Sb)9S21Tric. 1 : P1

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

3.8.13.2JankovićiteTl5Sb9(As,Sb)4S22Tric. 1 : P1

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

5.5.1LoránditeTlAsS2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.5.2EllisiteTl3AsS3Trig. 3m : R3m
5.5.3ImhofiteTl5.8As15.4S26Mon. 2/m
5.5.4SimoniteTlHgAs3S6Mon. 2/m
5.5.6ChristiteTlHgAsS3Mon. 2/m
5.5.6RouthieriteTl(Cu,Ag)(Hg,Zn)2(As,Sb)2S6Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
5.5.7HutchinsoniteTlPbAs5S9Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbca
5.5.8Wallisite(Cu,Ag)TlPbAs2S5Tric.
5.5.9BernarditeTlAs5S8Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.5.10VrbaiteHg3Tl4As8Sb2S20Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmca
5.5.12GillulyiteTl2As7.5Sb0.3S13Mon. 2/m
5.5.13WeissbergiteTlSbS2Tric. 1 : P1
5.5.14Rohaite(Tl,Pb,K)2Cu8.7Sb2S4Orth.
5.5.15VaughaniteTlHgSb4S7Tric.
5.5.16ChalcothalliteTl2(Cu,Fe)6SbS4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
5.5.17PierrotiteTl2(Sb,As)10S16Orth. mm2 : Pna21
5.5.18ParapierrotiteTlSb5S8Mon. m
5.5.19CriddleiteTlAg2Au3Sb10S10Mon.
5.5.20ChabournéiteTl4Pb2(Sb,As)20S34Tric. 1 : P1

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 RebuliteHide

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Balić-Žunić, T. & Šcavničar, S. (1982): The crystal structure of rebulite, Tl5Sb5As8S22. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie 160, 109-125.
American Mineralogist (1983): 68: 644 (abs.)
Mineralogical Record (1993): 24: 446.
Makovicky, E. & Balić-Žunić, T. (1998): Contribution to the crystal chemistry of thallium sulfosalts. IV. Modular description of Tl–As–Sb sulfosalts rebulite and jankovićite. N. Jb. Mineral. Abh., 174, 181-210.
Balić-Žunić, T., Moëlo, Y., Karanović, L., Berlepsch, P. (2015): The solid solutions of rebulite and jankovićite in the phase system Tl2S-As2S3-Sb2S3. Macedonian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 34, 125-132.

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Localities for RebuliteHide

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- 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.
China
 
  • Hunan
    • Changde
      • Shimen Co.
        • Shimen deposit (Huangchang deposit)
Dan Topa & Uwe Kolitsch (EPMA- and SXRD-analyses, 2015-2018); Roth, P., Raber, T., Favreau, G. and Meisser, N. (2017): Thallium Sulfosalts from the Shimen As-Deposit, Hunan, China. Mineral Up 4(6): 8-22.
North Macedonia (TL)
 
  • Kavadarci Municipality
    • Rožden
American Mineralogist, (1983) 68, pp. 644; Rieck, B. (1993) - Famous mineral localities: Allchar, Macedonia, Mineralogical Record, 24 (6), 437-449; Percival, T.J. & Radtke, A.S. (1994): Sedimentary-rock-hosted disseminated gold mineralization in the Alšar district, Macedonia. Canadian Mineralogist, 32, 649-655.; Boevl, B., Bermanec, V., Serafimovski, T., Lepitkoval, S., & Mikulcic, S. (2001). Allchar Mineral Assemblage. Geologica Macedonica, Vol. 15-16, p. 1-23 (2001-2002) Suppl
 
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