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Possibly a separate species.
Unit-cell parameters are close to those of argentoliveingite (triclinic-pseudomonoclinic), but rathite-IV is said to be monoclinic (Ozawa & Nowacki, 1974).

The phase studied by Ozawa & Tachikawa (1996) using TEM seems to be a different phase.

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Ozawa, T. & Nowacki, W. (1974): Note on the mineral rathite-IV. N. Jahrb. Mineral. Mh., 1974 (11), 530-531.
Ozawa, T. & Tachikawa, O. (1996): A transmission electron microscope observation of 138Å period in Pb-As-S sulfosalts. Mineral. Journal 18, 97-101.
Pring, A. (2001): The crystal chemistry of the sartorite group minerals from Lengenbach, Binntal, Switzerland—a HRTEM study. Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen 81, 69-87.
Moëlo, Y., Makovicky, E., Mozgova, N.N., Jambor, J.L., Cook, N., Pring, A., Paar, W., Nickel, E.H., Graeser, S., Karup-Møller, S.; Balić-Žunić, T.; Mumme, W.G., Vurro, F., Topa, D., Bindi, L., Bente, K., Shimizu, M. (2008): Sulfosalt systematics: a review. Report of the sulfosalt sub-committee of the IMA Commission on Ore Mineralogy. European Journal of Mineralogy, 20, 7-46.

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