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The Lengenbach Quarry in Switzerland: Classic Locality for Rare Thallium Sulfosalts

by Thomas Raber 1,* and Philippe Roth 1,2
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Lengenbach Research Association (Forschungsgemeinschaft Lengenbach, FGL), Gemeinde Binn, Dorfstr. 11, 3996 Binn, Switzerland
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Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich, Sonneggstr. 5, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
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Anniversary publication—60 years of continuous mineral search at Lengenbach and 15 years of FGL.
Minerals 2018, 8(9), 409; https://doi.org/10.3390/min8090409
Received: 11 July 2018 / Revised: 6 September 2018 / Accepted: 6 September 2018 / Published: 14 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Thallium: Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Ore Processes)
The Lengenbach quarry is a world-famous mineral locality, especially known for its rare and well-crystallized Tl, Pb, Ag, and Cu bearing sulfosalts. As of June 2018, it is the type locality for 44 different mineral species, making it one of the most prolific localities worldwide. A total of 33 thallium mineral species have been identified, 23 of which are type minerals. A brief description of several thallium species of special interest follows a concise and general overview of the thallium mineralization. View Full-Text
Keywords: Lengenbach; Binn valley; thallium; sulfosalts; hutchinsonite; fangite; richardsollyite; sartorite; routhierite-stalderite; chabournéite-dalnegroite Lengenbach; Binn valley; thallium; sulfosalts; hutchinsonite; fangite; richardsollyite; sartorite; routhierite-stalderite; chabournéite-dalnegroite
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Raber, T.; Roth, P. The Lengenbach Quarry in Switzerland: Classic Locality for Rare Thallium Sulfosalts. Minerals 2018, 8, 409.

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