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Incomsartorite & Hendekasartorite

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Incomsartorite & Hendekasartorite

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Description
Locality: 
Lengenbach Quarry, Binntal, Wallis, Switzerland
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.3 × 1.6 × 1.5 cm
Description

Outstanding black metallic crystals of the new and extremely rare thallium minerals  Incomsartorite  (IMA 2016-035,  Tl6Pb144As256S516) and  Hendekasartorite (IMA 2016-075.Tl2Pb48As82S172) associated to intergrown rathite. Also associated minerals are pararealgar, realgar and pyrite.

Analyzed specimen by WDS-DT (ref.HG-097) by Dan Topa of NHM Wien,  see copy enclosed, that will be sent to the buyer.

 Incomsartorite and Hendekasartorite are visually indistinguishable. Of course, type locality and only locality known for both species.

For more info about the discovery of these new minerals see: 

Topa, D., Stoeger,B., Makovicky, E. and Stanley, C. (2016) Incomsartorite, IMA 2016-035. CNMNC Newsletter No.33, October 2016, page 1136: Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 1135–1144.

Topa, D., Makovicky, E., Berlepsch, P., Stroeger, B. and Stanley, C. (2015) Hendekasartorite, IMA 2015-075. CNMNC Newsletter No. 28, December 2015, page 1861; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1859–1864.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Incomsartorite

Formula: 
Tl6Pb144As246S516
Group Parent: 
Sartorite
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Type Locality: 
Lengenbach Quarry, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland

Hendekasartorite

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

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