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About RaberiteHide

Thomas Raber
2½ - 3
Crystal System:
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

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Physical Properties of RaberiteHide

Dark brown-red
2½ - 3 on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of RaberiteHide

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Crystallography of RaberiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
1 - Pinacoidal
Space Group:
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)°
a:b:c = 0.946 : 1 : 2.128
Unit Cell V:
1471.6 ų

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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:
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
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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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- 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.)

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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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