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Sartorite

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Wolfgang Sartorius von Waltershausen
Formula:
PbAs2S4
May be Tl-bearing.
Colour:
Grey, grayish black
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
3
Specific Gravity:
5.08 - 5.12
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Member of:
Name:
Named after Wolfgang Sartorius von Waltershausen (1809 - 1876) Professor of Mineralogy, University of Göttingen, Germany. He was the first to describe the mineral.
The structure contains isolated and interconnected AsS3 pyramids, as, e.g., in the case of baumhauerite, dufrénoysite, gratonite, and seligmannite.


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Classification of SartoriteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
2.HC.05a

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
H : Sulfosalts of SnS archetype
C : With only Pb
3.7.8.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
7 : ø = 2
5.6.1

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

Physical Properties of SartoriteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Grey, grayish black
Streak:
chocolate-brown
Hardness:
Tenacity:
Very brittle
Cleavage:
Imperfect/Fair
Fair on {100}.
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
5.08 - 5.12 g/cm3 (Measured)    5.13 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of SartoriteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Weak
Colour in reflected light:
White
Internal Reflections:
Deep red.
Pleochroism:
Weak
Comments:
Rarely visible in oil

Chemical Properties of SartoriteHide

Formula:
PbAs2S4

May be Tl-bearing.

Crystallography of SartoriteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 19.62 Å, b = 7.89 Å, c = 4.19 Å
β = 90°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 2.487 : 1 : 0.531
Unit Cell V:
648.62 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
Prismatic and deeply striated [010] to 10cm. Terminal forms often rounded and interrupted, cavernous at times. Parallel and subparallel groupings common.
Twinning:
On {100}, often repeated. Exhibits twin lamellae in polished sections; bent at times.
Comment:
Pseudocell

Type Occurrence of SartoriteHide

Synonyms of SartoriteHide

Other Language Names for SartoriteHide

Simplified Chinese:脆硫砷铅矿
Spanish:Sartorita

Relationship of Sartorite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
ArgentobaumhaueriteAg1.5Pb22As33.5S72Tric. 1 : P1
ArgentodufrénoysiteAg3Pb26As35S80Tric. 1 : P1
ArgentoliveingiteAgxPb40-2xAs48+xS112Tric. 1 : P1
BarikaiteAg3Pb10(Sb8As11)S40Mon. 2/m : P21/b
BaumhaueritePb12As16S36Tric. 1 : P1
BernarlottiitePb6(As5Sb3)S18Tric. 1 : P1
BoscardiniteTlPb4(Sb7As2)S18Tric. 1 : P1
Carducciite(Ag2Sb2)Pb12(As,Sb)16S40Mon. 2/m : P21/b
DufrénoysitePb2As2S5Mon. 2 : P21
ÉcrinsiteAgTl3Pb4As11Sb9S36Tric. 1 : P1
EnneasartoriteTl6Pb32As70S140Mon. 2/m : P21/b
GuettarditePbAsSbS4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
HendekasartoriteTl2Pb48As82S172Mon. 2/m : P21/b
HeptasartoriteTl7Pb22As55S108Mon. 2/m : P21/b
HyršlitePb8As10Sb6S32Mon. 2 : P21
IncomsartoriteTl6Pb144As246S516Mon. 2/m
LiveingitePb9As13S28Mon.
ParapierrotiteTlSb5S8Mon. m
PhilrothiteTlAs3S5Mon. 2/m : P21/b
PierrotiteTl2(Sb,As)10S16Orth. mm2 : Pna21
PolloneiteAgPb46As26Sb23S120Mon. 2 : P21
RathiteAg2Pb12-xTlx/2As18+x/2S40Mon. 2/m : P21/b
Twinnite Pb0.8Tl0.1Sb1.3As0.8S4Mon. 2/m
VeenitePb2(Sb,As)2S5Mon. 2 : P21

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Pyrite15 photos of Sartorite associated with Pyrite on mindat.org.
Realgar11 photos of Sartorite associated with Realgar on mindat.org.
Dolomite5 photos of Sartorite associated with Dolomite on mindat.org.
Sphalerite2 photos of Sartorite associated with Sphalerite on mindat.org.
Hutchinsonite1 photo of Sartorite associated with Hutchinsonite on mindat.org.
Goyazite1 photo of Sartorite associated with Goyazite on mindat.org.
Dufrénoysite1 photo of Sartorite associated with Dufrénoysite on mindat.org.
Sinnerite1 photo of Sartorite associated with Sinnerite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.HC.05bArgentobaumhaueriteAg1.5Pb22As33.5S72Tric. 1 : P1
2.HC.05bBaumhaueritePb12As16S36Tric. 1 : P1
2.HC.05eChabournéiteTl4Pb2(Sb,As)20S34Tric. 1 : P1
2.HC.05dDufrénoysitePb2As2S5Mon. 2 : P21
2.HC.05aGuettarditePbAsSbS4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HC.05cLiveingitePb9As13S28Mon.
2.HC.05fParapierrotiteTlSb5S8Mon. m
2.HC.05fPierrotiteTl2(Sb,As)10S16Orth. mm2 : Pna21
2.HC.05dRathiteAg2Pb12-xTlx/2As18+x/2S40Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HC.05aTwinnite Pb0.8Tl0.1Sb1.3As0.8S4Mon. 2/m
2.HC.05dVeenitePb2(Sb,As)2S5Mon. 2 : P21
2.HC.05gMarumoitePb32As40S92Mon. 2 : P21
2.HC.05eDalnegroite(Tl4Pb2)(As12Sb8)S34Tric. 1 : P1
2.HC.10aFülöppitePb3Sb8S15Mon. 2/m : B2/b
2.HC.10cHeteromorphitePb7Sb8S19Mon. 2/m : B2/b
2.HC.10bPlagionitePb5Sb8S17Mon. 2/m
2.HC.10dRayitePb8(Ag,Tl)2Sb8S21Mon.
2.HC.10dSemseyitePb9Sb8S21Mon. 2/m : B2/b
2.HC.15BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HC.15FalkmanitePb3Sb2S6Mon.
2.HC.20RobinsonitePb4Sb6S13Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.HC.25MoëloitePb6Sb6S14(S3)Orth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 2
2.HC.30DadsonitePb23Sb25S60ClTric. 1 : P1
2.HC.35OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20Mon. 2/m : P21/b
2.HC.35ZoubekiteAgPb4Sb4S10Orth.
2.HC.40ParasterryiteAg4Pb20Sb14As10S58Mon. 2/m : P21/b

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

3.7.8.2GuettarditePbAsSbS4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
3.7.8.3Twinnite Pb0.8Tl0.1Sb1.3As0.8S4Mon. 2/m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

5.6.2DufrénoysitePb2As2S5Mon. 2 : P21
5.6.3LiveingitePb9As13S28Mon.
5.6.4BaumhaueritePb12As16S36Tric. 1 : P1
5.6.5GratonitePb9As4S15Trig. 3m : R3m
5.6.6JordanitePb14(As,Sb)6S23Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.6.7FülöppitePb3Sb8S15Mon. 2/m : B2/b
5.6.8ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42Hex. 6 : P63
5.6.9PlagionitePb5Sb8S17Mon. 2/m
5.6.10HeteromorphitePb7Sb8S19Mon. 2/m : B2/b
5.6.11LaunayiteCuPb10(Sb,As)12S20Mon.
5.6.12PlayfairitePb16(Sb,As)19S44ClMon.
5.6.13SemseyitePb9Sb8S21Mon. 2/m : B2/b
5.6.14MadocitePb19(Sb,As)16S43Orth.
5.6.15BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.6.17RobinsonitePb4Sb6S13Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.6.18GuettarditePbAsSbS4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
5.6.19Twinnite Pb0.8Tl0.1Sb1.3As0.8S4Mon. 2/m
5.6.20VeenitePb2(Sb,As)2S5Mon. 2 : P21
5.6.21SorbyiteCuPb9(Sb,As)11S26Mon. 2/m : B2/m
5.6.22GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.6.23GalenobismutitePbBi2S4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.6.24CosalitePb2Bi2S5Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.6.25CannizzariteMon. 2/m : P21/m
5.6.26LillianitePb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
5.6.27GiessenitePb27Cu2(Bi,Sb)19S57Mon. 2/m
5.6.28Platynite
5.6.29XilingolitePb3Bi2S6Mon.
5.6.30WeibullitePb5Bi8Se7S11Orth.
5.6.31WittitePb9Bi12(S,Se)27Mon.
5.6.32KirkiitePb10Bi3As3S19Mon. 2/m : P21/m
5.6.33UstarasitePb(Bi,Sb)6S10 (?)

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 SartoriteHide

Reference List:
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Dana (1868) System of Mineralogy, 5th Edition: 87.
Groth (1882) 22.
Solly (1900) Mineralogical Magazine: 12: 282.
Trechmann (1907) Mineralogical Magazine: 14: 212.
Smith, G.F.H. and Solly, R.H. (1919) On sartorite and the problem of its crystal-form. Mineral. Mag., 18, 259-316.
Schneiderhöhn and Ramdohr: 2: 491.
Bannister, F.A., Pabst, A. and Vaux, G. (1939) The crystallography of sartorite. Mineralogical Magazine 25, 264-270.
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: 478-481.
Iitaka, Y. & Nowacki, W. (1961) A refinement of the pseudo crystal structure of scleroclase PbAs2S4. Acta Crystallographica 14, 1291-1292.
Pring, A. (1995) Structural modulation in sartorite: An electron microscopy study. Am. Mineral. 78, 619-626.
Berlepsch, P., Armbruster, T., Makovicky, E., Topa, D. (2003) Another step toward understanding the true nature of sartorite: Determination and refinement of a ninefold superstructure. Am. Mineral. 88, 450-461. [= enneasartorite].
Kharbish, S. (2016) Micro‐Raman spectroscopic investigations of extremely scarce Pb–As sulfosalt minerals: baumhauerite, dufrénoysite, gratonite, sartorite, and seligmannite. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 47, 1360-1366.

Internet Links for SartoriteHide

Localities for SartoriteHide

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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.
Argentina
 
  • Jujuy
    • Rinconada Department
      • Rinconada
Sureda, R.J., Brito, J.R. (1992) Sartorita, PbAs2S4, en el prospecto polimetalico cerro Redondo, Jujuy, Argentina. 1 Reunion de Mineralogia y Metalogenia. Instituto de Recursos Minerales. UNLP Publicacion 2:307-318.; Milka K. de Brodtkorb (2002) Las Especies Minerales de la Republica Argentina. Vol. 1 (elements, sulphides and sulphosalts). (Asociacion Mineralogica Argentina)
Austria
 
  • Tyrol
    • North Tyrol
      • Inn valley
        • Innsbruck
          • Hall
            • Hall valley
Spötl (1989)
Azerbaijan
 
  • Balakan District
    • Belokan-Avar ore district
U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
China
 
  • Hunan Province
    • Huaihua Prefecture
      • Huitong Co.
Dezhong Zhou, Dayuan Ye, and Dalong Yu (1989): Mineral Deposits 8(1), 51-64
Hungary
 
  • Pest Co.
    • Börzsöny Mts
Koch: Minerals of Hungary, 1985
Italy
 
  • Tuscany
    • Lucca Province
      • Apuan Alps
        • Seravezza
Canadian Mineralogist (1980) 18:13-15; Orlandi, P. & Criscuolo, A. (2009). Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Pacini editore, Pisa, 180 pp.
Japan
 
  • Hokkaido
    • Abuta-gun
      • Takarada
Shimizu & Matsuyama (1997) Ganko-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 160.
Switzerland
 
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Binn Valley
      • Binn
Lapis No. 3, March 2008; Cannon, Hensel, Raber; p. 20-28
      • Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld)
Acta Crystallographica, 14, pp. 1291(1961)
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 361.
USA
 
  • Colorado
    • San Juan Co.
      • Red Mountain District
        • Anvil Mountain
Rocks & Minerals 71:2 pp94-101
  • New York
    • St. Lawrence Co.
      • Fowler
        • Sylvia Lake
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