Rathite R070691

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Name: Rathite
RRUFF ID: R070691
Ideal Chemistry: Ag2Pb12-xTlx/2As18+x/2S40
Locality: Lengenbach Quarry, near Imfeld, Binnental, Valais, Switzerland
Source: James Shigley [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Lead-gray striated metallic crystals associated with dolomite. Known as rathite I.
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed only by single crystal X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Sartorite (5) ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample; 780 spectrum is overwhelmed by fluorescence

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RRUFF ID: R070691
Sample Description: Unoriented sample; 780 spectrum is overwhelmed by fluorescence
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 16% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R070691.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 25.62(2)Å    b: 7.879(8)Å    c: 8.360(8)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 99.47(3)°    gamma: 90°   Volume: 1664(1)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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REFERENCES for Rathite

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]

Baumhauer H (1896) Ueber den Rathit, ein neues Mineral aus dem Binnenthaler Dolomit, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 26, 593-602   [view file]

Nowacki W, Marumo F, Takéuchi Y (1964) Untersuchungen an Sulfiden aus dem Binnatal (Kt. Wallis, Schweiz), Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, 44, 5-9

Marumo F, Nowacki W (1965) The crystal structure of rathite-I, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 122, 433-456   [view file]

Engel P, Nowacki W (1970) Die Kristallstruktur von Rathit-II [As25S56|PbVII6,5PbIX12], Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 131, 356-375   [view file]

Pring A (1990) Disordered intergrowths in lead-arsenic sulfide minerals and the paragenesis of the sartorite-group minerals, American Mineralogist, 75, 289-294   [view file]

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

Berlepsch P, Armbruster T, Topa D (2002) Structural and chemical variations in rathite, Pb8Pb4-x(Tl2As2)x(Ag2As2)As16S40: modulations of a parent structure, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 217, 581-590

Jambor J L, Roberts A C (2004) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 89, 467-471   [view file]

Roth P (2007) Rathite, in Minerals first discovered in Switzerland and minerals named after Swiss individuals Kristallografik Verlag Achberg Germany 126-127

Moëlo Y, Makovicky E, Mozgova N N, Jambor J L, Cook N, Pring A, Paar W, Nickel E H, Graeser S, Karup-Møller S, Balic-Zunic 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   [view file]

Topa D, Kolitsch U (2018) The crystal chemistry of rathite based on new electron-microprobe data and single-crystal structure refinements: The role of thallium, Minerals, 8, 466   [view file]