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Gabrielite

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Description
Locality: 
Lengenbach Quarry, Binntal, Wallis, Switzerland
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Micromount (under 1cm)
Size: 
0.1 × 0.1 × 0.1 cm
Description

Very small isolated black crystal of the extremely rare Lengenbach mineral gabrielite (IMA 2002-053).

Gabrielite is one of the rarest Lengenbach mineral species !

Only very few specimens known. After the book "Faszination Lengenbach (2008)" we know that the total number of gabrielite specimens known worldwide was only 2 !! (p.188)

Analyzed specimen by EDX and XRD by F.Nestola of Padua , see copy enclosed.

Specimen found in 1993. Official L-Number is L25259. Ex-Dr.T.Raber collection.

Gabrielite has only been found in Lengenbach worldwide.

Don't miss the opportunity to get this extreme rarity from Lengenbach !!.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Gabrielite

Formula: 
Tl6Ag3Cu6(As,Sb)9S21
Strunz: 
2.HD.60
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld (Imfeld; Im Feld; Feld), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais), Switzerland

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