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Costibite

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Formula:
CoSbS
System:
Orthorhombic
Hardness:
6
Name:
In allusion to its composition, containing CObalt and antimony (Latin = STIBium).
Dimorph of:
This page provides mineralogical data about Costibite.

Classification of Costibite

Approved
2.EB.10d

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
E : Metal Sulfides, M: S <= 1:2
B : M:S = 1:2, with Fe, Co, Ni, PGE, etc.
2.12.7.1

2 : SULFIDES
12 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
3.10.15

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
10 : Sulphides etc. of Co
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First Recorded Occurrence of Costibite

Place of Conservation of First Recorded Material:
Smithsonian
Year of Discovery:
1970

Occurrences of Costibite

Geological Setting:
Hydrothermal veins

Physical Properties of Costibite

Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Hardness (Mohs):
6
Hardness (Vickers):
VHN15=781 kg/mm2
Density:
6.89 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Costibite

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mm2 - Pyramidal
Space Group:
Pmn21
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.603Å, b = 4.868Å, c = 5.838Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.74 : 1 : 1.199
Unit Cell Volume:
V 102.40 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2
Morphology:
Lamellar inclusions in loellingite, intergrown with paracostibite.

Optical Data of Costibite

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Weak, reddish brown or orange to bluish
Colour in reflected light:
Grayish
Pleochroism:
Weak
Comments:
Gray-white with bluish to brownish tints.

Chemical Properties of Costibite

Formula:
CoSbS
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Fe,Ni,As

Relationship of Costibite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
2.EB.05aAurostibiteAuSb2
2.EB.05bBambollaiteCu(Se,Te)2
2.EB.05aCattieriteCoS2
2.EB.05aErlichmaniteOsS2
2.EB.05aFukuchiliteCu3FeS8
2.EB.05aGeversitePtSb2
2.EB.05aHaueriteMnS2
2.EB.05aInsizwaitePt(Bi,Sb)2
2.EB.05aKrut'aiteCuSe2
2.EB.05aLauriteRuS2
2.EB.05aPenroseite(Ni,Co,Cu)Se2
2.EB.05aPyriteFeS2
2.EB.05aSperrylitePtAs2
2.EB.05aTrogtaliteCoSe2
2.EB.05aVaesiteNiS2
2.EB.05aVillamaninite(Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S2
2.EB.05aDzharkeniteFeSe2
2.EB.05aGaotaiiteIr3Te8
2.EB.10bAlloclasiteCo1-xFexAsS
2.EB.10aFerroseliteFeSe2
2.EB.10aFrohbergiteFeTe2
2.EB.10cGlaucodot(Co0.50Fe0.50)AsS
2.EB.10aKulleruditeNiSe2
2.EB.10aMarcasiteFeS2
2.EB.10aMattagamiteCoTe2
2.EB.10eParacostibiteCoSbS
2.EB.10ePararammelsbergiteNiAs2
2.EB.10fOeniteCoSbAs
2.EB.15aAnduoite(Ru,Os)As2
2.EB.15aClinosaffloriteCoAs2
2.EB.15aLöllingiteFeAs2
2.EB.15aNisbiteNiSb2
2.EB.15aOmeiite(Os,Ru)As2
2.EB.15cPaxiteCuAs2
2.EB.15aRammelsbergiteNiAs2
2.EB.15aSafflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
2.EB.15bSeinäjokite(Fe,Ni)(Sb,As)2
2.EB.20ArsenopyriteFeAsS
2.EB.20GudmunditeFeSbS
2.EB.20Osarsite(Os,Ru)AsS
2.EB.20Ruarsite(Ru,Os)AsS
2.EB.25CobaltiteCoAsS
2.EB.25GersdorffiteNiAsS
2.EB.25Hollingworthite(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
2.EB.25Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
2.EB.25JolliffeiteNiAsSe
2.EB.25KrutoviteNiAs2
2.EB.25MaslovitePtBiTe
2.EB.25MicheneritePdBiTe
2.EB.25PadmaitePdBiSe
2.EB.25PlatarsitePtAsS
2.EB.25TestibiopalladitePdTe(Sb,Te)
2.EB.25TolovkiteIrSbS
2.EB.25UllmanniteNiSbS
2.EB.25Willyamite(Co,Ni)SbS
2.EB.25ChangchengiteIrBiS
2.EB.25MayingiteIrBiTe
2.EB.25Hollingsworthite
2.EB.25KalungaitePdAsSe
2.EB.25MilotaitePdSbSe
2.EB.30UrvantsevitePd(Bi,Pb)2
2.EB.35RheniiteReS2
3.10.1Cobaltpentlandite(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
3.10.2LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
3.10.3CattieriteCoS2
3.10.4FrebolditeCoSe
3.10.5BornhardtiteCo2+Co23+Se4
3.10.6TrogtaliteCoSe2
3.10.7Hastite
3.10.8MattagamiteCoTe2
3.10.9Modderite(Co,Fe)As
3.10.10Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
3.10.11ClinosaffloriteCoAs2
3.10.12SkutteruditeCoAs3-x
3.10.13CobaltiteCoAsS
3.10.14ParacostibiteCoSbS
3.10.16AlloclasiteCo1-xFexAsS
3.10.17Glaucodot(Co0.50Fe0.50)AsS
3.10.18CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4

Other Names for Costibite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Costibit
Spanish:Costibita

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Costibite

Reference List:
American Mineralogist: 55: 10-17.

Canadian Mineralogist: 13: 188-196.

Internet Links for Costibite

Localities for Costibite

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
      • Broken Hill
AM 1970, 10-17; L.Lawrence, A.R.Ramsden & I.T.Graham 1999. On oxidation of Dyscrasite and associated minerals of the Consols Lode, Broken Hill, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy Vol.5, No.2, Dec.1999, pp. 63-68
  • Queensland
[MinRec 19 p469-490 - "Sielecki, R: The Mount Isa-Cloncurry mineral field"]
      • Mount Isa district
Sielecki, R. (1988) The Mount Isa-Cloncurry mineral field. Mineralogical Record, Vol. 19, pg. 469-490.
Canada
 
  • Manitoba
    • Flin Flon District
Healy, R.E. & Petruk, W. (1990) Petrology of Au-Ag-Hg and "invisible" gold in the Trout Lake massive sulfide deposit, Flin Flon, Manitoba. Canadian Mineralogist 28, 189-206.
Finland
 
  • Southwestern Finland Region
    • Huittinen
http://www.gsf.fi/explor/gold/jokisivu.htm; Eilu, P. (2003). Exploration for orogenic gold deposits. Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining 2003. Rovaniemi, Finland
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Tohoku Region
      • Iwate Prefecture
        • Kamaishi City
Ichikawa and Matsueda (1980) Kouzan Chishitsu, 30, 37.
Norway
 
  • Nordland
    • Fauske
      • Sulitjelma
        • Sulitjelma Cu Mines
Cook, N. J. (1996): Mineralogy of the sulphide deposits at Sulitjelma, northern Norway. Ore Geology Reviews 11: 303-308
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Rimavská Sobota Co.
Koděra et all.,1990: Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, I-III, 1590p
Sweden
 
  • Gästrikland
    • Sandviken
GFF (1984) 106:4, 305-317
  • Närke
    • Askersund
      • Hammar
Zakrzewski, M.A., M.A. & Makovicky, E. (1986): Izoklakeite from Vena, Sweden, and kobellite homologous series. Canadian Mineralogist 24, 7-18.
      • Zinkgruvan
Andersen, C. (2009): The mineralcomposition of the Burkland Cu-sulphide deposit at Zinkgruvan, Sweden- a supplementary study:Examensarbeten i Geologi vid Lunds Universitet- Bergrundsgeologi NR 249, 41 p
  • Södermanland
    • Nyköping
      • Tunaberg
NJMAh (1994) 166 (3), 261-294; NJMAh 165, 123
  • Värmland
    • Filipstad
      • Långban district
No reference listed
Kjell Gatedal
      • Persberg district
        • Getön
Handbook of Mineralogy
        • Gruvåsen mines
Handbook of Mineralogy
  • Västmanland
    • Hällefors
      • Grythyttan
Burke, E. A., & Zakrzewski, M. A. (1990). Herzenbergite and associated antimony minerals from Björkskogsnäs, Hällefors, Sweden. GFF, 112(1), 85-86.
    • Sala
Kieft, C., Holmgren, J. & Eriksson, G.: (1987): The Silver-Mercury-Antimony minerals of Sala, Sweden. Canadian Mineralogist. 25 :647-658
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