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Cuprostibite

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Formula:
Cu2(Sb,Tl)
System:
Tetragonal
Colour:
Steel grey to ...
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
4
Name:
Named in 1969 by C. Sorensen, Evgeny Ivanovich Semenov Semenov, Marianna Sergeevna Bezsmertnaya, and E. B. Khalezova from the Latin roots of the chemical composition, cupro- and stibium.
This page provides mineralogical data about Cuprostibite.

Classification of Cuprostibite

Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
2.AA.20

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
A : Alloys
A : Alloys of metalloids with Cu, Ag, Au
2.4.11.1

2 : SULFIDES
4 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
1.45

1 : Elements and Alloys (including the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au)
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Type Occurrence of Cuprostibite

Year of Discovery:
1969
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Ussingite vein cutting sodalite syenite.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Physical Properties of Cuprostibite

Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Colour:
Steel grey to violet-rose on fresh fracture
Hardness (Mohs):
4
Hardness (Vickers):
VHN50=216 - 249 kg/mm2
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
In one direction
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
8.42 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Cuprostibite

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Class (H-M):
4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:
P4/nmm
Space Group Setting:
P4/nmm
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.990Å, c = 6.09Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.526
Unit Cell Volume:
V 96.95 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2
Morphology:
Fine grained aggregates
Twinning:
Platy

Optical Data of Cuprostibite

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
strong
Colour in reflected light:
Violet-rose
Pleochroism:
Visible
Comments:
Creamy white to dark rose-violet

Chemical Properties of Cuprostibite

Formula:
Cu2(Sb,Tl)
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Zn,Ag,Pb,Fe,As,S

Relationship of Cuprostibite to other Species

2.AA.10aAlgodonite(Cu1-xAsx)
2.AA.10bDomeykiteCu3As
2.AA.10dKoutekiteCu5As2
2.AA.15NovákiteCu20AgAs10
2.AA.25KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7
2.AA.30Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)
2.AA.35DyscrasiteAg3Sb
2.AA.40MaldoniteAu2Bi
2.AA.45StistaiteSnSb
1.1CopperCu
1.2SilverAg
1.5GoldAu
1.6AuricuprideCu3Au
1.7Tetra-auricuprideAuCu
1.8ZincZn
1.9CadmiumCd
1.10DanbaiteCuZn2
1.11ZhanghengiteCuZn
1.12MercuryHg
1.13KolymiteCu7Hg6
1.14MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
1.15EugeniteAg11Hg2
1.16SchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9
1.17ParaschachneriteAg3Hg2
1.18LuanheiteAg3Hg
1.19Weishanite(Au,Ag)3Hg2
1.20IndiumIn
1.21AluminiumAl
1.22Khatyrkite(Cu,Zn)Al2
1.23Cupalite(Cu,Zn)Al
1.24DiamondC
1.25GraphiteC
1.26ChaoiteC
1.27LonsdaleiteC
1.28SiliconSi
1.29TinSn
1.30LeadPb
1.31AnyuiiteAu(Pb,Sb)2
1.31NovodnepriteAuPb3
1.32LeadamalgamPb0.7Hg0.3
1.33ArsenicAs
1.34ArsenolampriteAs
1.35PaxiteCuAs2
1.36KoutekiteCu5As2
1.37DomeykiteCu3As
1.38Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)
1.39NovákiteCu20AgAs10
1.40KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7
1.41AntimonySb
1.42StibarsenAsSb
1.43ParadocrasiteSb3As
1.44HorsforditeCu, Sb
1.46Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)
1.47AurostibiteAuSb2
1.48DyscrasiteAg3Sb
1.49BismuthBi
1.50MaldoniteAu2Bi
1.51SulphurS8
1.52RosickýiteS
1.53SeleniumSe
1.54TelluriumTe
1.55ChromiumCr
1.56RheniumRe
1.57IronFe
1.58ChromferideFe3Cr1-x (x=0.6)
1.59FerchromideCr3Fe1-x
1.60WairauiteCoFe
1.61NickelNi
1.62Kamacite(Fe,Ni)
1.63Taenite(Fe,Ni)
1.64TetrataeniteFeNi
1.65AwaruiteNi3Fe
1.66Palladium(Pd,Pt)
1.67PotaritePdHg
1.68PaolovitePd2Sn
1.69Stannopalladinite(Pd,Cu)3Sn2
1.70CabriitePd2CuSn
1.71Taimyrite-I(Pd,Cu,Pt)3Sn
1.72Atokite(Pd,Pt)3Sn
1.73Rustenburgite(Pt,Pd)3Sn
1.74Zvyagintsevite(Pd,Pt,Au)3(Pb,Sn)
1.75PlumbopalladinitePd3Pb2
1.76Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)
1.77Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)
1.82PlatinumPt
1.83HongshiitePtCu
1.84NiggliitePtSn
1.85IsoferroplatinumPt3Fe
1.86TetraferroplatinumPtFe
1.87TulameenitePt2CuFe
1.88FerronickelplatinumPt2FeNi
1.89Rhodium(Rh,Pt)

Other Names for Cuprostibite

Name in Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:锑铊铜矿

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 Cuprostibite

Reference List:
Arkiv för Kemi, Mineralogi och Geologi: 12B(1): 1-6.

Internet Links for Cuprostibite

Specimens:
The following Cuprostibite specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

Localities for Cuprostibite

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.
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Central Bohemia Region
      • Příbram
        • Háje
Škácha P., Sejkora J., Litochleb J., Hofman P.: Výskyt cuprostibitu v příbramském uran-polymetalickém revíru (šachta 16, Příbram - Háje), Česká republika. Bulletin Mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 2009, roč. 17, č. 1, s. 73-78.
France
 
  • Brittany
    • Finistère
      • Poullaouen
P Le Roch self collected
  • Languedoc-Roussillon
    • Lozère
      • Pont-de-Montvert
        • Vialas
No reference listed
Greenland
 
  • Kujalleq
    • Narsaq
Petersen, O.V. (2001): List of all minerals identified in the Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin. 190, 25-33
Karup-Moeller, S., Makovicky E. (2001): Thalcusite from Nakkaalaaq, the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland, South Greenland, Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin, 190, 127-130
Petersen, O. V. & Johnsen, O. (2005): Mineral species first described from Greenland. Canadian Mineralogist, Special publication no. 8.; Fleischer M, Pabst A, Mandarino J A (1980) New mineral names, American Mineralogist 65, 205-210
        • Taseq area
Karup-Moeller, S., Makovicky E. (2001): Thalcusite from Nakkaalaaq, the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland, South Greenland, Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin, 190, 127-130
Karup-Moeller, S., Makovicky E. (2001): Thalcusite from Nakkaalaaq, the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland, South Greenland, Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin, 190, 127-130
Kazakhstan
 
  • Akmola Province (Aqmola Oblysy; Akmolinskaya Oblast')
P.M. Kartashov data
Russia
 
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
        • Karabash (Karabasch)
          • Soimon Valley
http://maurice.strahlen.org/ural/srednji.htm; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Bryzgalov, I. A., Krivitskaya, N. N., & Spiridonov, E. M. (2007, November). First finding of nisbite and aurostibite in the eastern Transbaikal region. In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 417, No. 1, pp. 1265-1267). MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica.
Sweden
 
  • Södermanland
    • Nyköping
      • Långsjön
NJMMh 1982, 201
  • Värmland
    • Filipstad
Nysten, P., Holtstam, D. and Jonsson, E. (1999) The Långban minerals. In Långban - The mines,their minerals, geology and explorers (D. Holtstam and J. Langhof, eds.), Swedish Museum of Natural History and Raster Förlag, Stockholm & Chr. Weise Verlag, Munich, pp. 89-183.
      • Långban district
No reference listed
UK
 
  • England
    • Co. Durham
      • North Pennines
        • Derwent Valley
          • Castleside
R. S. W. Braithwaite, R. P. H. Lamb & A. L. Nattrass (2006): Heavy metals and their weathering products in residues from Castleside Smelting Mill, County Durham, including a new slag mineral, copper antimonate. Journal of the Russell Society, 9, 54-61.
USA
 
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex Co.
      • Franklin Mining District
        • Franklin
Burke, E.A.J. & Dunn, P.J.: Neues Jahrbuch für Min. Monatshefte (1988):145-148; Dunn(1995):Pt4:545.
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