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Routhierite

Sulfosalt mineral

Routhierite is a rare thallium mineral with formula Tl(Cu,Ag)(Hg,Zn)2(As,Sb)2S6.

It was first described in 1974 for an occurrence in the Jas Roux deposit in the French Alps It was named after French geologist Pierre Routhier It is also reported from the Northern Ural Mountains district of Ontario

Identification

Color of mineral

Violet
Red

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3.5

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Tetragonal