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Sabatierite

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About SabatieriteHide

Formula:
Cu6TlSe4
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Member of:
Name:
Named in honor of Germain Sabatier (b. 1923), French mineralogist, and director of research at C.N.R.S., Orléans,. France.
Thalcusite-Sabatierite Group


Classification of SabatieriteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1976
2.BD.45

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
B : Metal Sulfides, M: S > 1: 1 (mainly 2: 1)
D : With Hg, Tl
2.4.12.2

2 : SULFIDES
4 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
3.5.13

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
5 : Sulphides etc. of Hg and Tl

Physical Properties of SabatieriteHide

Hardness:
2½ on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of SabatieriteHide

Formula:
Cu6TlSe4

Crystallography of SabatieriteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic

Type Occurrence of SabatieriteHide

Synonyms of SabatieriteHide

Other Language Names for SabatieriteHide

German:Sabatierit
Simplified Chinese:硒铊铜矿
Spanish:Sabatierita

Relationship of Sabatierite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
BukoviteTl2(Cu,Fe)4Se4Tet.
MurunskiteK2(Cu,Fe)4S4Tet.
ThalcusiteTl2Cu3FeS4Tet.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
5 photos of Sabatierite associated with BerzelianiteCu2Se
5 photos of Sabatierite associated with ClausthalitePbSe
3 photos of Sabatierite associated with EucairiteAgCuSe
3 photos of Sabatierite associated with CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
2 photos of Sabatierite associated with PitchblendeUO2

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.BD.UM2004-33-S:AgCuHgSe(Ag,Cu)8Hg3(S,Se)7
2.BD.05ImiteriteAg2HgS2Mon.
2.BD.10GortdrumiteCu24Fe2Hg9S23Tric. 1 : P1
2.BD.15BalkaniteCu9Ag5HgS8Mon. 2/m : P2/m
2.BD.15Danielsite(Cu,Ag)14HgS8Orth.
2.BD.20DonharrisiteNi3HgS3Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.BD.25CarliniteTl2STrig. 3 : R3
2.BD.30BukoviteTl2(Cu,Fe)4Se4Tet.
2.BD.30MurunskiteK2(Cu,Fe)4S4Tet.
2.BD.30ThalcusiteTl2Cu3FeS4Tet.
2.BD.35Rohaite(Tl,Pb,K)2Cu8.7Sb2S4Orth.
2.BD.40ChalcothalliteTl2(Cu,Fe)6SbS4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
2.BD.50CrookesiteCu7(Tl, Ag)Se4Tet.
2.BD.55BrodtkorbiteCu2HgSe2Mon. 2/m : P21/m

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

2.4.12.1CrookesiteCu7(Tl, Ag)Se4Tet.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

3.5.1CinnabarHgSTrig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
3.5.2HypercinnabarHgSHex.
3.5.3MetacinnabarHgSIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
3.5.4ImiteriteAg2HgS2Mon.
3.5.5TiemanniteHgSeIso. 4 3m : F4 3m
3.5.6BalkaniteCu9Ag5HgS8Mon. 2/m : P2/m
3.5.7Danielsite(Cu,Ag)14HgS8Orth.
3.5.8ColoradoiteHgTeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
3.5.9GortdrumiteCu24Fe2Hg9S23Tric. 1 : P1
3.5.10Polhemusite(Zn,Hg)STet.
3.5.11CarliniteTl2STrig. 3 : R3
3.5.12CrookesiteCu7(Tl, Ag)Se4Tet.
3.5.14PicotpauliteTlFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmcm
3.5.15RaguiniteTlFeS2Orth.
3.5.16ThalcusiteTl2Cu3FeS4Tet.
3.5.17BukoviteTl2(Cu,Fe)4Se4Tet.
3.5.18GalliteCuGaS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
3.5.19RoquesiteCuInS2Tet. 4 2m : I4 2d
3.5.20InditeFeIn2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m

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 SabatieriteHide

Reference List:
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American Mineralogist (1979): 64: 1331-1332.
Zeitschrift für Kristallographie (1987): 181: 241-249.

Internet Links for SabatieriteHide

Localities for SabatieriteHide

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.
Czech Republic
 
  • Central Bohemian Region
Škácha, P., Sejkora, J., & Plášil, J. (2017). Selenide mineralization in the Příbram uranium and base-metal district (Czech Republic). Minerals, 7(6), 91.
  • Vysočina Region
    • Žďár nad Sázavou District
      • Rožná
        • Rožná deposit
Bull.Min.(1978) 101, 557-560; Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484; American Mineralogist 73:933
Germany
 
  • Lower Saxony
    • Göttingen
      • Bad Sachsa
        • Zorge
Econ Geol (1997) 92:468-484
      • Osterode am Harz
        • Lerbach
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
Sweden
 
  • Östergötland County
    • Valdemarsvik
Jonsson, E., Högdahl, K., Majka, J. & Murashko, M. (2014): Te-Cu-rich sudburyite – the first platinum-group-element mineral from the selenide mineralisation at Skrikerum, Sweden. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen. 191, 137-144
 
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