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Metastibnite

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Formula:
Sb
 
2
S
 
3
System:AmorphousColour:Reddish, purplish
Hardness:2 - 3
Name:For the relation to stibnite, its crystalline dimorph.
Dimorph of:Stibnite
This page provides mineralogical data about Metastibnite.

Classification of Metastibnite

IMA status:Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/D.08-30
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID: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
Dana 8th edition ID:2.11.3.1

2 : SULFIDES
11 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Hey's CIM Ref.: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
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Type Occurrence of Metastibnite

Type Locality:Steamboat Hot Springs, Steamboat Springs District, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA
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:
Sb
 
2
S
 
3
Simplified for copy/paste:Sb2S3
Essential elements:S, Sb
All elements listed in formula:S, Sb

Relationship of Metastibnite to other Species

Common Associates:
Stibnite
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
2.DB.05Antimonselite
Sb
 
2
Se
 
3
2.DB.05Bismuthinite
Bi
 
2
S
 
3
2.DB.05Guanajuatite
Bi
 
2
(Se,S)
 
3
2.DB.05Pääkkönenite
Sb
 
2
AsS
 
2
2.DB.05Stibnite
Sb
 
2
S
 
3
2.DB.10Ottemannite
beta Sn
 
2
S
 
3
2.DB.10Suredaite
PbSnS
 
3
2.DB.15Bowieite
(Rh,Ir,Pt)
 
2
S
 
3
2.DB.15Kashinite
(Ir,Rh)
 
2
S
 
3
2.DB.20Montbrayite
(Au,Sb)
 
2
Te
 
3
2.DB.25Edgarite
FeNb
 
3
S
 
6
2.DB.30Tarkianite
(Cu,Fe)(Re,Mo)
 
4
S
 
8
2.DB.35Cameronite
Cu
 
5-x
(Cu,Ag)
 
3+x
Te
 
10
(x = 0.43)
Related Minerals - Hey's Index Grouping:

- +
3.7.1Patrónite
VS
 
4
3.7.2Duranusite
As
 
4
S
3.7.3Dimorphite
As
 
4
S
 
3
3.7.4Realgar
As
 
4
S
 
4
3.7.5Pararealgar
As
 
4
S
 
4
3.7.6Alacránite
As
 
8
S
 
9
3.7.7Uzonite
As
 
4
S
 
5
3.7.8Orpiment
As
 
2
S
 
3
3.7.9Jeromite
3.7.10Laphamite
As
 
2
(Se,S)
 
3
3.7.11Getchellite
AsSbS
 
3
3.7.12Wakabayashilite
[(As,Sb)
 
6
S
 
9
][As
 
4
S
 
5
]
3.7.13Pääkkönenite
Sb
 
2
AsS
 
2
3.7.14Stibnite
Sb
 
2
S
 
3
3.7.16Tellurantimony
Sb
 
2
Te
 
3
3.7.17Bismuthinite
Bi
 
2
S
 
3
3.7.18Nevskite
Bi(Se,S)
3.7.19Guanajuatite
Bi
 
2
(Se,S)
 
3
3.7.21Ikunolite
Bi
 
4
(S,Se)
 
3
3.7.22Laitakarite
Bi
 
4
Se
 
2
S
3.7.23Poubaite
PbBi
 
2
(Se,Te,S)
 
4
3.7.24Tellurobismuthite
Bi
 
2
Te
 
3
3.7.25Součekite
PbCuBi(S,Se)
 
3
3.7.26Tsumoite
BiTe
3.7.27Pilsenite
Bi
 
4
Te
 
3
3.7.28Hedleyite
Bi
 
7
Te
 
3
3.7.29Tetradymite
Bi
 
2
Te
 
2
S
3.7.30Joséite
Bi
 
4
TeS
 
2
3.7.31Joséite-B
Bi
 
4
Te
 
2
S
3.7.32Ingodite
Bi
 
2
TeS
3.7.33Sulphotsumoite
Bi
 
3
Te
 
2
S
3.7.34Kawazulite
Bi
 
2
Te
 
2
Se
3.7.36Skippenite
Bi
 
2
TeSe
 
2
3.7.37Kochkarite
PbBi
 
4
Te
 
7
3.7.38Rucklidgeite
(Bi,Pb)
 
3
Te
 
4
3.7.39Aleksite
PbBi
 
2
Te
 
2
S
 
2
3.7.40Junoite
Cu
 
2
Pb
 
3
Bi
 
8
(S,Se)
 
16

Other Names for Metastibnite

Other Languages:
German:Metastibnit
Spanish:Metastibnita

Other Information

Health Warning: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:

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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).

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  • Localities for Metastibnite

    The 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. ? 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.
    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 Mtns
        • Rudabánya
    No reference listed
    • Heves Co.
      • Mátra Mtns
        • 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
    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
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