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Sabatierite Mineral Data

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General Sabatierite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu4TlSe3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 695.45 gm
   Thallium  29.39 %  Tl
   Copper    36.55 %  Cu
   Selenium  34.06 %  Se
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu4TlSe3
Help on Environment: Environment: In calcite veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1978
Help on Locality: Locality: Bukov deposit, Rozna district, Czech Republic. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Germain Sabatier (1923-), French mineralogist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sabatierite + Pronunciation Say SABATIERITE

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Comments: Polished section with silvery metallic sabatierite in berzelianite.
Location: Bukov, Moravia, Czech Republic. Scale: Specimen Size 2x4 cm.
© Diederik Visser

Sabatierite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:2.46209
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 3.997, c = 9.841, Z = 1; V = 157.22 Den(Calc)= 7.34
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (4/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P 4/mmm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.089(1), 1.991(0.7), 2.706(0.7),

Physical Properties of Sabatierite

Help on Color: Color: Blue gray.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Aggregates - Made of numerous individual crystals or clusters.
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2.5 - Finger Nail
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Sabatierite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Strong, with undulatory extinction, colors in light gray-blue to dark yellow-brown.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Bluish gray with slight cream tint.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: Distinct, in light brown to light blue.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Sabatierite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 400 nm   31.10   32.10 
 420 nm   31.00   33.20 
 440 nm   30.90   34.30 
 460 nm   30.60   33.80 
 480 nm   30.10   33.00 
 500 nm   29.50   32.20 
 520 nm   28.70   31.50 
 540 nm   27.90   30.60 
 560 nm   27.00   29.60 
 580 nm   26.10   28.40 
 600 nm   25.30   27.20 
 620 nm   24.50   26.00 
 640 nm   23.80   24.80 
 660 nm   23.00   23.80 
 680 nm   22.20   22.70 
 700 nm   21.30   21.60 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Sabatierite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Sabatierite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=6.31 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Sabatierite =7.34 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.02
Boson Index = 0.98
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PESabatierite = 548.34 barns/electron
U=PESabatierite x rElectron Density=3,460.84 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Sabatierite is Not Radioactive

Sabatierite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.04)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=2:1
  (02.04.12)Dana Group Crookesite Cu7(Tl,Ag)Se4 I 4 4 Sabatierite Cu4TlSe3 P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.BD.45 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.B - Metal Sulfides, M:S > 1:1 (mainly 2:1)
  02.BD -With Hg, Tl
02.BD.45 Sabatierite Cu4TlSe3 P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m

Other Sabatierite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Sabatierite :
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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