Tvalchrelidzeite R061128

Name: Tvalchrelidzeite
RRUFF ID: R061128
Ideal Chemistry: Hg3SbAsS3
Locality: Gomi deposit, Rioni River Valley, Caucacus Mountains, Georgia
Source: Michael Scott S105127 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Black submetallic with internal red hints, no distinct crystal forms
Status: The identification of this mineral is confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis.
RRUFF ID: R061128.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Hg3.00Sb1.00As1.00S3.00 : darker inclusions are HgS.
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R061128
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 25% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R061128.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 11.5526(4)Å    b: 4.3852(1)Å    c: 15.6373(5)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 91.845(2)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 791.79(5)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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Calculated diffraction file.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Tvalchrelidzeite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

Gruzdev V S, Mchedlishvili N M, Terakhova G A, Tsertsvadze Z Y, Chernitsova N M, Shumkova N G (1975) Tvalchrelidzeite, Hg12(Sb,As)8S15, a new mineral from the Gomi arsenic—antimony—mercury deposit, Caucasus, Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, 225, 911-913   [view file]

Fleischer M, Mandarino J A (1977) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 62, 173-176   [view file]

Jambor J L, Vanko D A (1989) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 74, 946-951   [view file]

Yang H, Downs R T, Costin G, Eichler C M (2007) The crystal structure of tvalchrelidzeite, Hg3SbAsS3, and a revision of its chemical formula, The Canadian Mineralogist, 45, 1529-1533   [view file]

Piilonen P C, Poirier G, Tait K T (2008) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 93, 1686-1691   [view file]