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Luca de Battisti
Named in honor of Luca De Battisti, a systematic mineralogist and expert on the minerals of Lengenbach quarry.
This page provides mineralogical data about Debattistiite.

Classification of Debattistiite

Approval Year:

Type Occurrence of Debattistiite

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Museum of Mineralogy of the Department of Geosciences at the University of Padova, Italy, catalogue number MMP M10680

Crystallography of Debattistiite

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:
Space Group Setting:
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.832(5) Å, b = 8.606(4) Å, c = 10.755(5) Å
α = 95.563(9)°, β = 95.880(5)°, γ = 116.79(4)°
a:b:c = 0.91 : 1 : 1.25
Unit Cell Volume:
V 635.28 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
New structure type
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:

Chemical Properties of Debattistiite

Elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Debattistiite

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

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 Debattistiite

Reference List:
Guastoni, A., Bindi, L. and Nestola, F. (2012) Debattistiite, IMA 2011-098. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 808; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 807-817.

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Localities for Debattistiite

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Switzerland (TL)
  • Wallis (Valais)
    • Binn Valley
      • Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld)
Guastoni, A., Bindi, L. and Nestola, F. (2012) Debattistiite, IMA 2011- 098. CNMNC Newsletter No. 13, June 2012, page 808; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 807-817; De Battisti, L. (2013): Debattistiit, Ag9Hg0.5As6S12Te2 – ein neues Tellur-Sulfosalz aus dem Lengenbach. Schweizer Strahler, 47 (4), 29-30.
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