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Routhierite Mineral Data

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General Routhierite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: TlCu(Hg,Zn)2(As,Sb)2S3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 967.16 gm
   Thallium  21.13 %  Tl
   Zinc       3.38 %  Zn
   Copper     6.57 %  Cu
   Mercury   31.11 %  Hg
   Antimony   6.29 %  Sb
   Arsenic   11.62 %  As
   Sulfur    19.89 %  S
            ______ 
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: TlCuHg1.5Zn0.5As1.5Sb0.5S6
Help on Environment: Environment: Complex, epithermal, sediment-hosted, thallium-rich ores. Hg analog of stalderite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1974
Help on Locality: Locality: Jas Roux mine, Hautes-Alpes, France. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Pierre Routhier (1916-), French economic geologist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Routhierite + Pronunciation Say ROUTHIERITE
 

Routhierite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.1316
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 9.977, c = 11.29, Z = 4; V = 1,123.81 Den(Calc)= 5.72
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Pyramidal H-M Symbol (4mm) Space Group: I 4mm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.989(1), 4.146(1), 2.495(0.9),
 

Physical Properties of Routhierite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Good, {???} Good
Help on Color: Color: Violet red, Black.
Help on Density: Density: 5.83
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Anhedral Grains - Granular minerals without the expression of crystal shapes
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5 - Copper Penny
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
 

Optical Properties of Routhierite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Weak.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Bluish white with strong internal reflections.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: Weak.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Routhierite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 400 nm   31.10   31.80 
   
 420 nm   30.90   31.60 
 440 nm   30.70   31.40 
 460 nm   30.40   31.20 
 480 nm   30.00   30.80 
 500 nm   29.50   30.40 
 520 nm   28.90   30.00 
 540 nm   28.20   29.30 
 560 nm   27.20   28.50 
 580 nm   26.30   27.50 
 600 nm   25.60   26.80 
 620 nm   25.20   26.20 
 640 nm   25.00   26.00 
 660 nm   25.00   25.70 
 680 nm   24.60   25.50 
 700 nm   24.60   25.40 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Routhierite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Routhierite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.92 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Routhierite =5.72 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.09
Boson Index = 0.91
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PERouthierite = 909.72 barns/electron
U=PERouthierite x rElectron Density=4,476.37 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Routhierite is Not Radioactive
 

Routhierite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 03.04.11.01 (03)Sulfides - Sulfosalts
  (03.04)where z/y > 3 - (A+)i (A++)j [By Cz], A=metals, B=semi-metals, C=non-metals
  (03.04.11)Dana Group
 
03.04.11.01 Routhierite TlCu(Hg,Zn)2(As,Sb)2S3 I 4mm 4mm
 
03.04.11.02 Stalderite TlCu(Zn,Fe,Hg)2As2S6 I 42m 4 2m
 
03.04.11.03 Quadratite! Ag(Cd,Pb)AsS3 I 4/amd 4/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.GA.40 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.G - Sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites
  02.GA -Neso-sulfarsenites, etc., without additional S
 
02.GA.40 Routhierite TlCu(Hg,Zn)2(As,Sb)2S3 I 4mm 4mm
 
02.GA.40 Stalderite TlCu(Zn,Fe,Hg)2As2S6 I 42m 4 2m
 

Other Routhierite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(AmMin, v 86, p 942) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Routhierite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info

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TlCu(Hg,Zn)2(As,Sb)2S3
Dana No: 03.04.11.01 Strunz No: 02.GA.40
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