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General Sicherite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: TlAg2(As,Sb)3S6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 878.49 gm
   Thallium  23.27 %  Tl
   Silver    24.56 %  Ag
   Antimony  11.09 %  Sb
   Arsenic   19.19 %  As
   Sulfur    21.90 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: TlAg2As2.25Sb0.8S6
Help on Environment: Environment: Product of late-stage activity of Tl-As-bearing hydrothermal solutions during Alpine metamorphism associated with realgar.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Lengenbach, Binntal, Switzerland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Valentin Sicher (1925-), member of the Lengenbach syndicates who contributed greatly to the specimen recovery efforts.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1997-051