Rathite

rathite

baumhauerite

sartorite

hutchinsonite

Images

Formula: Ag2Pb12-xTlx/2As18+x/2S40
Sulphosalt, sartorite group
Specific gravity: 5.33 to 5.41
Hardness: 3
Streak: Chocolate brown
Colour: Silver to lead-grey, tarnishes iridescent
Environments

Sedimentary environments

Rathite occurs in crystalline dolostone with other lead-arsenic-sulphur minerals. Associated minerals include liveingite, baumhauerite, sartorite, hutchinsonite, dufrénoysite, tennantite and pyrite. (HOM).

Localities

The type locality is the Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn, Goms, Valais, Switzerland.

Back to Minerals