Help mindat.org|Log In|Register|
Home PageMindat NewsThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusManagement TeamContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatSponsor a PageSponsored PagesTop Available PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on MindatThe Mindat Store
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryRandom MineralSearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsMember ListBooks & MagazinesMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryHow to Link to MindatDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Metastibnite

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Formula:
Sb2S3
System:
Amorphous
Colour:
Reddish, purplish
Hardness:
2 - 3
Name:
For the relation to stibnite, its crystalline dimorph.
Dimorph of:
This page provides mineralogical data about Metastibnite.

Classification of Metastibnite

Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
2.DB.05

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
D : Metal Sulfides, M: S = 3 :4 and 2:3
B : M:S = 2:3
2.11.3.1

2 : SULFIDES
11 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
3.7.15

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
7 : Sulphides etc. of V, As, Sb and Bi
mindat.org URL:
http://www.mindat.org/min-2686.html
Please feel free to link to this page.

Type Occurrence of Metastibnite

Year of Discovery:
1888

Physical Properties of Metastibnite

Colour:
Reddish, purplish
Streak:
Red
Hardness (Mohs):
2 - 3

Crystallography of Metastibnite

Crystal System:
Amorphous

Chemical Properties of Metastibnite

Formula:
Sb2S3
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Metastibnite to other Species

Common Associates:
2.DB.05AntimonseliteSb2Se3
2.DB.05BismuthiniteBi2S3
2.DB.05GuanajuatiteBi2Se3
2.DB.05PääkköneniteSb2AsS2
2.DB.05StibniteSb2S3
2.DB.10Ottemannitebeta Sn2S3
2.DB.10SuredaitePbSnS3
2.DB.15Bowieite(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S3
2.DB.15Kashinite(Ir,Rh)2S3
2.DB.20Montbrayite(Au,Sb)2Te3
2.DB.25EdgariteFeNb3S6
2.DB.30Tarkianite(Cu,Fe)(Re,Mo)4S8
2.DB.35CameroniteCu5-x(Cu,Ag)3+xTe10 (x = 0.43)
3.7.1PatróniteVS4
3.7.2DuranusiteAs4S
3.7.3DimorphiteAs4S3
3.7.4RealgarAs4S4
3.7.5PararealgarAs4S4
3.7.6AlacrániteAs8S9
3.7.7UzoniteAs4S5
3.7.8OrpimentAs2S3
3.7.9Jeromite
3.7.10LaphamiteAs2(Se,S)3
3.7.11GetchelliteAsSbS3
3.7.12Wakabayashilite[(As,Sb)6S9][As4S5]
3.7.13PääkköneniteSb2AsS2
3.7.14StibniteSb2S3
3.7.16TellurantimonySb2Te3
3.7.17BismuthiniteBi2S3
3.7.18NevskiteBi(Se,S)
3.7.19GuanajuatiteBi2Se3
3.7.21IkunoliteBi4(S,Se)3
3.7.22LaitakariteBi4Se2S
3.7.23PoubaitePbBi2(Se,Te,S)4
3.7.24TellurobismuthiteBi2Te3
3.7.25SoučekitePbCuBi(S,Se)3
3.7.26TsumoiteBiTe
3.7.27PilseniteBi4Te3
3.7.28HedleyiteBi7Te3
3.7.29TetradymiteBi2Te2S
3.7.30JoséiteBi4TeS2
3.7.31Joséite-BBi4Te2S
3.7.32IngoditeBi2TeS
3.7.33SulphotsumoiteBi3Te2S
3.7.34KawazuliteBi2Te2Se
3.7.36SkippeniteBi2TeSe2
3.7.37KochkaritePbBi4Te7
3.7.38Rucklidgeite(Bi,Pb)3Te4
3.7.39AleksitePbBi2Te2S2
3.7.40JunoiteCu2Pb3Bi8(S,Se)16

Other Names for Metastibnite

Name in Other Languages:

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 Metastibnite

Reference List:
Becker (1888) Proc. Am. Phil. Soc.: 25: 168.

USGS Monograph 13 (1888): 343, 389.

Lindgren, W. and Abbott (1931) Economic Geology: 26: 453.

Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 275.

Brookins, D.G. (1970): Metastibnite from The Geysers, Sonoma
County, California. Am. Mineral., 55, 2103–2104.

Clark, A.H. (1970): Supergene metastibnite from Mina Alacrán, Pampa Larga, Copiapó, Chile. Am. Mineral., 55, 2104–2106.

Mozgova, N.N., Y.S. Borodaev, A.I. Tsepin, and S. Jankovic (1977): New data on metastibnite. Doklady Acad. Nauk SSSR, 237, 937–940 (in Russian).

Internet Links for Metastibnite

Localities for Metastibnite

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
    • Sandon Co.
      • Hillgrove
Alan Melbourne collection, http://www.mindat.org/article.php/2151/Metastibnite+from+Hillgrove+NSW+Australia
Austria
 
  • Burgenland
    • Oberwart
      • Stadtschlaining
R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
  • Carinthia
    • Friesach - Hüttenberg area
      • Hüttenberg
H.Meixner (1974)
    • Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen
      • Lind im Drautal
        • Western Goldeck group
          • Siflitz
Pichler (2009)
G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
    • Kreuzeck group
      • Möllbrücke
        • Leßnig
Pichler (2009)
G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
Pichler (2009)
      • Oberdrauburg
        • Rabantberg
G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
Pichler (2009)
        • Zwickenberg
Pichler (2009)
    • Saualpe
      • Görtschitz valley
        • Brückl
G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
      • Trixen
        • Terpetzen
A.Pichler (2012)
    • Villach
      • Afritz Mts
        • Oswaldiberg
G.Indra coll., Klagenfurt
Bolivia
 
  • Cochabamba Department
    • Tapacari Province
Ahlfeld, F. & Muñoz-Reyes, J. (1955) Las Especies Minerales de Bolivia
  • Oruro Department
    • Cercado Province
[MinRec 32:476]
[MinRec 32:473]
[MinRec 32:479]
Dana 7:I:275.; American Mineralogist (1970), 55:2104-2106
    • Poopó Province
      • Poopó town
(Alfredo Petrov collection)
  • Potosí Department
    • Antonio Quijarro Province
      • Huanchaca
[MinRec 32:477]; Ahlfeld, F. and Schneider-Scherbina, A. (1964) Los Yacimientos Minerales y de Hidrocarburos de Bolivia. Boletín No. 5 (especial), Ministerio de Minas y Petroleo, La Paz.
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Centre-du-Québec
      • Arthabaska RCM
        • Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens
[MinRec 1996]
Chile
 
  • Atacama Region
    • Copiapó Province
      • Tierra Amarilla
        • Pampa Larga district
          • Alacrán
Alan H. Clark: "Metastibnite from Mina Alacrán, Pampa Larga, Copiapó, Chile: American Mineralogist, vol. 55, nov-dec 1970
France
 
  • Alsace
    • Haut-Rhin
      • Fecht valley (Munster valley)
        • Stosswihr
J.-L. Hohl: "Minéraux et Mines du Massif Vosgien", Editions du Rhin (Mulhouse), 1994
  • Auvergne
    • Puy-de-Dôme
      • Anzat-le-Luguet
J.J. Périchaud : "Les Gisements Métalliques du District à Antimoine de Brioude-Massiac (Massif Central Français)", BRGM, 1968
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Elz valley
        • Waldkirch
K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
      • Haslach
        • Welschensteinach
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
      • Hausach
        • Adlersbach valley
No reference listed
      • Münstertal
        • St Trudpert
K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
      • St Ulrich
K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
      • Sulzburg
Lapis 23(12), 45 (1998)
K. Walenta: "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich), 1992
    • Wiesloch
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
  • Bavaria
    • Franconia
      • Fichtelgebirge
        • Brandholz - Goldkronach District
Meier, S. (1995). Mineralfundstellen im Fichtelgebirge. Eigenverlag, Marktredwitz, 220 p.
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
      • St Andreasberg District
        • Beerberg
Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Sauerland
      • Arnsberg
        • Uentrop
Lapis, 14 (6), 11-32+50.
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Eifel
      • Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
        • Ahrbrück
          • Martinsknipp
Beyer, H. (1978): Über Haldenfunde aus den Antimonitgängen von Ahrbrück (Eifel)..., Der Aufschluß, 29, 401-408
    • Westerwald
      • Wied Iron Spar District
        • Neuwied
          • Raubach
Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
  • Saxony
    • Vogtland
      • Schöneck
        • Kottenheide
Tröger, S. (2012) Antimonmineralien von Kottenheide im Sächsischen Vogtland. Lapis, 37, #6, 43-44.
  • Thuringia
    • Greiz
      • Neumühle
Rüger, F. (2009): Die Mineralien des Kuhbergbruchs Neumühle in Thüringen. Lapis 34 (6), 25-30; 43-47; 70.
Hungary
 
  • Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Co.
    • Rudabányai Mts
      • Rudabánya
No reference listed
  • Heves Co.
    • Mátra Mts
      • Mátraszentimre
        • Teréz Hill
Italy
 
  • Lombardy
    • Sondrio Province
      • Valtellina
        • Valfurva
          • Gavia Valley
Bedognè, F., Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E. (2006) I minerali della media-alta Valtellina, delle Orobie valtellinesi e della Val Poschiavo. Aggiornamenti sulle altre località della provincia di Sondrio. Bettini, Sondrio, 255 pp.
  • Sardinia
    • Cagliari Province
AA.VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
  • Tuscany
    • Grosseto Province
      • Civitella Paganico
        • Casal di Pari
Brizzi G., Meli R., 1990. La miniera della Selva (Casal di Pari-GR). Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 14 (4): 225-239.
      • Manciano
        • San Martino sul Fiora
T. Bardi, pers. comm., 2007 (M.E. Ciriotti)
      • Scansano
        • Pereta
AA.VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
    • Livorno Province
      • Bibbona
Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, (1), 46-52
    • Pisa Province
      • Pomarance
Capperi, M. (1998). I minerali della Sorgente solfurea di Micciano. Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, 22 (1): 61-65.
    • Siena Province
      • Chiusdino
AA.VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
  • Veneto
    • Vicenza Province
      • Recoaro Terme
Boscardin M., Daleffe A., Rocchetti I., Zordan A. “I minerali nel Vicentino”, Museo “G. Zannato”, Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza), 2011.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Chubu Region
      • Fukui Prefecture
        • Fukui City
Specimen on sale at Tokyo International Mineral Association show, 2011.
Kyrgyzstan
 
  • Osh Oblast
    • Alai Range (Alay Range)
[Lapis 1993:11 p11-24]
      • Fergana Valley
        • Kadamzhay ore field
[Lapis 11:11-24]
Luxembourg
 
  • Goesdorf commune
    • Goesdorf
Bakker, R. and Kolitsch, U. (2010): Die Antimon-Grube von Goesdorf in Luxemburg: das weltweit dritte Vorkommen von Brandholzit. Lapis 35 (6), 30; 43-45; 70. (in German)
Portugal
 
  • Porto District
    • Gondomar
      • Medas
Romania
 
  • Maramureș Co.
    • Baia Sprie (Felsöbánya)
collected: Gábor Koller, analysed: Sándor Szakáll, Béla Fehér EDS
Gábor Koller collection (EDS- and PXRD-analysed by Sándor Szakáll and Béla Fehér)
Serbia
 
  • Podrinje District
    • Boranja orefield
      • Krupanj
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Slovakia
 
  • Prešov Region
    • Prešov Co.
Duda et. all.,1981:Minerály severnej časti Slanských vrchov. Min.Slovca,Monografia 2,Bratislava, 98 p
Switzerland
 
  • Ticino (Tessin)
Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Wepf (Basel), p. 272.
      • Aranno
Schmutz, L., Bachmann, A., Eichin, R., Rüegg, H.-R. & Vogel, C. (1986): Antimon-Mineralien aus dem Malcantone - Vorkommen und Ausbildung. Schweizer Strahler, No. 6, 249-289.
Schmutz, L., Bachmann, A., Eichin, R., Rüegg, H.-R. & Vogel, C. (1986): Antimon-Mineralien aus dem Malcantone - Vorkommen und Ausbildung. Schweizer Strahler, No. 6, 249-289.
      • Miglieglia
Schmutz, L., Bachmann, A., Eichin, R., Rüegg, H.-R. & Vogel, C. (1986): Antimon-Mineralien aus dem Malcantone - Vorkommen und Ausbildung. Schweizer Strahler, No. 6, 249-289
Turkey
 
  • Aegean Region
    • Kütahya Province
Econ Geol (1989)84:780-787
Aral H., 1989: Antimony Mineralization in the Northern Murat Dagi (Western Turkey). Economic Geology, 84, 780-787.
Bernasconi, A., Glover, N., & Viljoen, R. P. (1980). The geology and geochemistry of the senator antimony deposit—Turkey. Mineralium Deposita, 15(3), 259-274.
Ukraine
 
  • Donetsk (Donets'k) Oblast'
    • Central Donbass
[World of Stones 12:20]
USA
 
  • California
    • Inyo Co.
      • Bishop District (Tungsten Hills District)
        • Bishop
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 127, 263.
    • Lake Co.
      • Sulphur Creek District (Sulfur Creek District; Wilbur Springs District)
        • Clear Lake Oaks
White, D.E. & C.E. Roberson (1962), Sulphur Bank, California: Geological Society of America Buddington Memorial Volume: Petrologic studies: 404, 409; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 130; www.mineralsocal.org.
    • Sonoma Co.
      • Mayacmas Mts (Mayacamas Mts)
        • West Mayacmas District
Anonymous (1955), World news on mineral occurrences: Rocks & Minerals: 31: 462 (426 ?) (on metastibnite); Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 263; American Mineralogist (1970): 55: 2103-2104; Dunning, G.S. & Cooper, J.F. (1993): History and minerals of The Geysers Sonoma County, California. Mineralogical Record (1993): 24(5): 339-352.
Brookins, D.G. (1970), Metastibnite from The Geysers, Sonoma County, California: American Mineralogist: 55: 2103-2104; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 131.
  • Maine
    • Aroostook Co.
      • Linneus
Anderson, 1991. Maine Mineral Localities, 2nd ed.
  • Nevada
    • Churchill Co.
      • Lake District
Ben Schumer Collection
    • Elko Co.
      • Bootstrap District
MinRec 30:187
    • Eureka Co.
      • Beowawe District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
      • Lynn District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • Humboldt Co.
      • Osgood Mts
        • Potosi District
          • Adam Peak
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • Nye Co.
      • Toquima Range
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • Washoe Co.
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
  • Utah
    • Summit Co.
      • Wasatch Mts
        • Park City District (Uinta District)
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
UGMS Bull 117 Minerals and Mineral Localities of Utah
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2015, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: May 29, 2015 13:23:42 Page generated: May 26, 2015 00:47:34