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Hendekasartorite & Rathite

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Hendekasartorite & Rathite

IMA 2015-075
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Description
Locality: 
Lengenbach Quarry, Binntal, Wallis, Switzerland
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 1.7 × 1.6 cm
Description

A good example of the new species hendekasartorite with tiny black metallic crystals and crystalline masses of this rare sulfosalt on matrix associated with masses of rathite.

Analyzed specimen, HG091.

Mineral Data
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Hendekasartorite

Formula: 
Tl2Pb48As82S172
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Type Locality: 
Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland

Rathite

Formula: 
Pb8Pb4-x(Tl2As2)x(Ag2As2)As16S40
Strunz: 
2.HC.05d
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland

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