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Raberite

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About RaberiteHide

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Thomas Raber
Formula:
Tl5Ag4As6SbS15
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
2½ - 3
Crystal System:
Triclinic
Name:
Named in honour of Dr. Thomas Raber (b. 1966), a well-known mineral expert on the Lengenbach minerals for more than 20 years. He has analyzed several specimens from this deposit and has published many articles about Lengenbach minerals. He is currently (2012) Vice-President of the FGL (Forschungsgemeinschaft Lengenbach; literally: research community of Lengenbach)
This page provides mineralogical data about Raberite.


Classification of RaberiteHide

Approved
Approval year:
2012

Physical Properties of RaberiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Streak:
Dark brown-red
Hardness:
2½ - 3 on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Brittle

Chemical Properties of RaberiteHide

Formula:
Tl5Ag4As6SbS15
IMA Formula:
Tl5Ag4As6SbS15

Crystallography of RaberiteHide

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Class (H-M):
1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:
P1
Cell Parameters:
a = 8.920(1) Å, b = 9.429(1) Å, c = 20.062(3) Å
α = 79.66(1)°, β = 88.84(1)°, γ = 62.72(1)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.946 : 1 : 2.128
Unit Cell V:
1471.6 ų
Z:
2

Crystal StructureHide

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0019616RaberiteBindi L, Nestola F, Guastoni A, Peruzzo L, Ecker M, Carampin R (2012) Raberite, Ti5Ag4As6SbS15, a new Ti-bearing sulfosalt from Lengenbach quarry, Binn valley, Switzerland: description and crystal structure Mineralogical Magazine 76 1153-11632012Lengenbach quarry, Binn valley, Switzerland0293
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X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.580 Å(100)
3.506 Å(58)
3.281 Å(73)
3.017 Å(54)
3.001 Å(98)
2.657 Å(51)
2.636 Å(46)
2.591 Å(57)

Type Occurrence of RaberiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
As euhedral crystals up to 150 μm across
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Museum of Mineralogy of the Department of Geosciences, University of Padova, Italy, catalogue number MMP M11420
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Synonyms of RaberiteHide

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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 RaberiteHide

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Bindi, L., Nestola, F., Guastoni, A., Peruzzo, L., Ecker, M. and Carampin, R. (2012): Raberite, Tl5Ag4As6SbS15, a new Tl-bearing sulfosalt from Lengenbach quarry, Binn valley , Switzerland: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine 76(5), 1153-1163.

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Localities for RaberiteHide

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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.
Switzerland (TL)
 
  • Valais
    • Goms
      • Binn
        • Fäld
Bindi, L., Nestola, F., Guastoni, A., Peruzzo, L., Ecker, M. and Carampin, R. (2012): Raberite, Tl5Ag4As6SbS15, a new Tl-bearing sulfosalt from Lengenbach quarry, Binn valley, Switzerland: description and crystal structure. Mineralogical Magazine 76(5), 1153-1163.
 
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