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Robinsonite

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Formula:
Pb4Sb6S13
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
Lead-gray
Hardness:
2½ - 3
Name:
Named in 1951 by Leonard Gascoigne Berry, Joseph John Fahey, and Edgar Herbert Bailey in honor of Stephen Clive Robinson (1911-1981), Canadian mineralogist, Geological Survey of Canada, and former Professor of Mineralogy, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Robinson synthesized the compound in 1947 (Robinson 1948) before the mineral was found in nature.
This page provides mineralogical data about Robinsonite.

Classification of Robinsonite

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

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
H : Sulfosalts of SnS archetype
C : With only Pb
3.6.16.1

3 : SULFOSALTS
6 : 2 < ø < 2.49
5.6.17

5 : Sulphosalts - Sulpharsenites and Sulphobismuthites (those containing Sn, Ge,or V are in Section 6)
6 : Sulpharsenites etc. of Pb alone
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Type Occurrence of Robinsonite

Year of Discovery:
1951
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Low temperature hydrothermal deposit
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Physical Properties of Robinsonite

Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Colour:
Lead-gray
Streak:
Gray
Hardness (Mohs):
2½ - 3
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
6.7 g/cm3 (Measured)    6.87 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Crystallography of Robinsonite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
P21/m
Space Group Setting:
P21/m
Cell Parameters:
a = 23.642(4) Å, b = 3.9761(6) Å, c = 24.420(4) Å
β = 93.808(3)°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 5.946 : 1 : 6.142
Unit Cell Volume:
V 2,290.48 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Comment:
Non-standard space-group setting I2/m.
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.74 (60)
3.51 (100)
3.50 (90)
3.26 (60)
3.06 (50)
2.91 (100)
2.88 (70)
2.82 (70)
Comments:
ICDD 19-703

Chemical Properties of Robinsonite

Formula:
Pb4Sb6S13
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:
Common Impurities:
Bi

Relationship of Robinsonite to other Species

2.HC.05bArgentobaumhaueritePb11Ag(As,Sb)18S36
2.HC.05bBaumhaueritePb12As16S36
2.HC.05eChabournéiteTl21-xPb2x(Sb,As)91-xS147 (x = 0-17.5)
2.HC.05dDufrénoysitePb2As2S5
2.HC.05aGuettarditePbAsSbS4
2.HC.05cLiveingitePb9As13S28
2.HC.05fParapierrotiteTl(Sb,As)5S8
2.HC.05fPierrotiteTl2Sb6As4S16
2.HC.05dRathitePb8Pb4-x(Tl2As2)x(Ag2As2)As16S40
2.HC.05aSartoritePbAs2S4
2.HC.05aTwinnite Pb0.8Tl0.1Sb1.3As0.8S4
2.HC.05dVeenitePb2(Sb,As)2S5
2.HC.05gMarumoitePb32As40S92
2.HC.05eDalnegroite(Tl4Pb2)(As12Sb8)S34
2.HC.10aFülöppitePb3Sb8S15
2.HC.10cHeteromorphitePb7Sb8S19
2.HC.10bPlagionitePb5Sb8S17
2.HC.10dRayitePb8(Ag,Tl)2Sb8S21
2.HC.10dSemseyitePb9Sb8S21
2.HC.15BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
2.HC.15FalkmanitePb5.4Sb3.6S11
2.HC.25MoëloitePb6Sb6S14(S3)
2.HC.30DadsonitePb23Sb25S60Cl
2.HC.35OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
2.HC.35ZoubekiteAgPb4Sb4S10
2.HC.40ParasterryiteAg4Pb20Sb14As10S58
5.6.1SartoritePbAs2S4
5.6.2DufrénoysitePb2As2S5
5.6.3LiveingitePb9As13S28
5.6.4BaumhaueritePb12As16S36
5.6.5GratonitePb9As4S15
5.6.6JordanitePb14(As,Sb)6S23
5.6.7FülöppitePb3Sb8S15
5.6.8ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
5.6.9PlagionitePb5Sb8S17
5.6.10HeteromorphitePb7Sb8S19
5.6.11LaunayiteCuPb10(Sb,As)12S20
5.6.12PlayfairitePb16(Sb,As)19S44Cl
5.6.13SemseyitePb9Sb8S21
5.6.14MadocitePb19(Sb,As)16S43
5.6.15BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
5.6.18GuettarditePbAsSbS4
5.6.19Twinnite Pb0.8Tl0.1Sb1.3As0.8S4
5.6.20VeenitePb2(Sb,As)2S5
5.6.21SorbyiteCuPb9(Sb,As)11S26
5.6.22GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23
5.6.23GalenobismutitePbBi2S4
5.6.24CosalitePb2Bi2S5
5.6.25CannizzaritePb4Bi6S13
5.6.26LillianitePb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6
5.6.27GiessenitePb27Cu2(Bi,Sb)19S57
5.6.28Platynite
5.6.29XilingolitePb3Bi2S6
5.6.30WeibullitePb5Bi8Se7S11
5.6.31WittitePb9Bi12(S,Se)27
5.6.32KirkiitePb10Bi3As3S19
5.6.33UstarasitePb(Bi,Sb)6S10 (?)

Other Names for Robinsonite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Robinsonit
Simplified Chinese:纤硫锑铅矿
Spanish:Robinsonita

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 Robinsonite

Reference List:
ROBINSON, S.C. (1948): Studies of mineral sulphosalts, XIV - artificial sulphantimonides of lead. Contributions to Canadian Mineralogy, University of Toronto Studies, Geological Series No. 42, 54-70.

BERRY, L.G., FAHEY, J.J. & BAILEY, E.H. (1952): Robinsonite, a new lead antimony sulfide. American Mineralogist 37, 438-446.

JAMBOR, J.L. (1967): New lead sulfantimonides from Madoc, Ontario - Part 2. Canadian Mineralogist 9, 191-213.

J. L. Jambor and G. R. Lachance (1968): Bismuthian robinsonite. Can. Mineral. 9, 426-428.

PETROVA, I.V., KAPLUNNIK, L.N., BORTNIKOV, N.S., POBEDIMSKAYA, E.A. & BELOV, N.V. (1972) Crystal structure of synthetic robinsonite. Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR. 241, 88-90.

Canadian Mineralogist (1975): 13: 321-335.

JAMBOR, J.L. & PLANT, A.G. (1976): The composition of lead sulphantimonide, robinsonite. Canadian Mineralogist, 13, 415-417.

Acta Crystallographica (1990): C46: 527-531.

Franzini M., Orlandi P., Pasero M.(1992): Morphological, chemical and structural study of robinsonite (Pb4Sb6S13) from Apuan Alps, Italy. Acta Vulcanol., 2, 231-235.

Pruseth, K. L., Mishra, B., Bernhardt, H. J. (1998): Solid solution in synthetic zinkenite, robinsonite and meneghinite in the system Cu2S-PbS-Sb2S3. Canadian Mineralogist 36, 207-213.

Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen (2003): 179(3): 295-310.

Makovicky, Emil, Tonci Balic-Zunic, Ljiljana Karanovic, Dejan Poleti, Jaroslav Pršek (2004): Structure refinement of natural robinsonite, Pb4Sb6S13: cation distribution and modular description: Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Monatshefte 2004, 49-67.

Internet Links for Robinsonite

Localities for Robinsonite

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.
Austria
 
  • Lower Austria
    • Waldviertel
      • Senftenberg
Kolitsch, U. & Brandstätter, F. (2012): 1764) Robinsonit vom Pegmatit von der Königsalm, Waldviertel, Niederösterreich. Pp. 164-165 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2012): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXI. Carinthia II, 202./122., 123-180.
Bulgaria
 
  • Haskovo Oblast (Khaskovo Oblast)
    • Rhodope Mts
Min.Mag.(1982) 46, 357-361
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Nelson Mining Division
      • Salmo
Encyclopedia of Mins., 2nd. ed.:448.; Harris D C, Jambor J L, Lachance G R, Thorpe R I (1968) Tintinaite, the antimony analogue of kobellite, The Canadian Mineralogist 9, 371-382
  • Ontario
    • Hastings Co.
      • Madoc area
        • Huntingdon Township
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Jambor (1967b) Can. Min. 9, 191-213
  • Yukon Territory
    • Watson Lake Mining District
      • Tintina
Y. Moëlo, J.L. Jambor, D.C. Harris, Canadian Mineralogist, Vol. 22, pp 219-226, 1984
China
 
  • Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
    • Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture)
      • Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.)
Yan Liu, Sihong Jiang, Zhigang Zhang, Yifei Liu, and Fengjun Nie (2011): Mineral Deposits 30(5), 837-854
  • Tibet Autonomous Region
    • Qamdo Prefecture (Changdu Prefecture)
      • Zhag'yab Co. (Chaya Co.)
        • Jitang
Yao Tan, Xianwu Bi, Zhonglei Xin, Feilin Zhu, Minyang Liao, and Yubang Li (2011): Mineral Deposits 30(4), 599-615
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Karlovy Vary Region
      • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
Ondruš P, Veselovský F, Gabašová A, Hloušek J, Šrein V, Vavrín I, Skála R, Sejkora J, Drábek M (2003) Primary minerals of the Jáchymov ore district, Journal of the Czech Geological Society 48, 19-147
Germany
 
  • Saxony-Anhalt
    • Harz
      • Stolberg
        • Wolfsberg
Hans-Jürgen Haas Collection
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
No reference listed
Italy
 
  • Tuscany
    • Lucca Province
      • Apuan Alps
        • Seravezza
Franzini M., Orlandi P., Pasero M., 1992. Morphological, chemical and structural study of robinsonite (Pb4Sb6S13) from Alpi Apuane, Italy. Acta Vulcanologica, Marinelli Volume, 2: 231-235; Orlandi et al., 1996. Minerals of the Seravezza Marble, Tuscany, Italy. Min. Rec., 27: 47-58. ; Orlandi, P. & Criscuolo, A. (2009). Minerali del marmo delle Alpi Apuane. Pacini editore, Pisa, 180 pp.
        • Stazzema
          • Ponte Stazzemese
Orlandi P., 2003. Buca della Vena: i solfosali aciculari di piombo e antimonio (Alpi Apuane, Toscana, Italia). Riv. Miner. Ital., 4: 224-229.
Japan
 
  • Hokkaido
    • Abuta-gun
      • Takarada
Matsubara et al (1996) Koubutsu-Gakkai Kou'en-Youshi, 20.
Luxembourg
 
  • Goesdorf commune
    • Goesdorf
Simon Philippo analysis (to be published)
Peru
 
  • Huancavelica Department
    • Castrovirreyna Province
      • Castrovirreyna District
American Mineralogist 87:753-764
  • La Libertad Department
    • Santiago de Chuco Province
      • Quiruvilca District
Min.Rec. 28, #4 (1997)
Serbia
 
  • Podrinje District
    • Boranja orefield
      • Krupanj
Moelo, Yves; Borodaev, Youri S.; Mozgova, Nadja N. (1983): The twinnite-zinckenite-plagionite association from the antimony-lead-zinc deposit, Rujevac (Yugoslavia). Bull. Minéral. 106, 505-510.; Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Slobodan A. Radosavljević, Jovica N. Stojanović, Aleksandar M. Pačevski, Hg-bearing sphalerite from the Rujevac polymetallic ore deposit, Podrinje Metallogenic District, Serbia: Compositional variations and zoning, Chemie der Erde - Geochemistry, Volume 72, Issue 3, September 2012, Pages 237-244, ISSN 0009-2819, 10.1016/j.chemer.2011.12.003.
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Brezno Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
    • Poltár Co.
Maťo,Ľ., Maťová, 1994: Mineralizácia v okolí Ozdína, výskyt zlata s obsahom Sb-Ni v tmavých bridliciach, JZ časti veporského kryštalinika (stredné Slovensko). Min.Slovaca, 26,1,30 – 37
    • Revúca Co.
      • Chyžné
Bálintová T., Ozdín D.,2006:Sulphosalts from Chyžné-Herichová in the Western Carpathians (Slovakia). Acta Miner.-Petrograph.,Abstract Series 5, Szeged, p.8
  • Prešov Region
    • Prešov Co.
Duda et. all.,1981:Minerály severnej časti Slanských vrchov. Min.Slovca,Monografia 2,Bratislava, 98 p
  • Žilina Region
    • Liptovský Mikuláš Co.
Chovan, M., Majzlan, J., Ragan, M., Siman, P., Krištín, J. (1998): Pb-Sb and Pb-Sb-Bi sulfosalts and associated sulphides from Dúbrava antimony deposit, Nízké Tatry Mts. Acta Geologica Universitatis Comenianae, 53, 37-49.
      • Liptovské Kľačany
Bakoš, F., Chovan, M., Michálek, J., 2000 : Minerálne zloženie hydrotermálnej Sb, Cu, Pb, Zn, As mineralizácie na SV od Magurky v Nízkych Tatrách. Mineralia Slovaca, 32, 6,497 – 506 ; Topa, D., Sejkora, J., Makovicky, E., Pršek, J., Ozdín, D., Putz, H., Dittrich, H. & Karup-Møller, S. (2012): Chovanite, Pb15-2xSb14+2xS36Ox (x ~ 0.2), a new sulphosalt species from the Low Tatra Mountains, Western Carpathians, Slovakia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 24, 727-740.
Bakoš, F., Chovan, M., Michálek, J., 2000 : Minerálne zloženie hydrotermálnej Sb, Cu, Pb, Zn, As mineralizácie na SV od Magurky v Nízkych Tatrách. Mineralia Slovaca, 32, 6,497 – 506
      • Partizánska Lupča
No reference listed
Pauliš, P., Ďuďa, R.: Nejzajímavější mineralogická naleziště Slovenska. Kutná Hora: Kuttna, 2002, s. 41 - 42. ; Topa, D., Sejkora, J., Makovicky, E., Pršek, J., Ozdín, D., Putz, H., Dittrich, H. & Karup-Møller, S. (2012): Chovanite, Pb15-2xSb14+2xS36Ox (x ~ 0.2), a new sulphosalt species from the Low Tatra Mountains, Western Carpathians, Slovakia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 24, 727-740.
Spain
 
  • Catalonia
    • Girona (Gerona)
      • Ripollès
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Switzerland
 
  • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
    • Calanda
      • Taminser Calanda
Bächtiger K. (1986): Der alte Goldbergbau an der «Goldenen Sonne» am Calanda bei Chur. Bergknappe 38, 2-14.
UK
 
  • Wales
    • Conwy
      • Deganwy
BMS Database; R. E. Bevins (1988) Sixth Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Welsh). Mineralogical Magazine 52:121-124; Bevins, R.E., Alderton, D.H.M. & Horak, J.M. (1988): Lead-antimony mineralization at Bwlch Mine, Deganwy, Wales. Mineralogical Magazine, 52, 391-394.
USA
 
  • Idaho
Jambor (1967a) Can. Min. 9, 7-24
  • Nevada
    • Humboldt Co.
      • Iron Point District
        • Valmy
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • Lander Co.
      • McCoy District
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
    • Pershing Co.
      • Antelope District
        • Lovelock
BERRY, L.G., FAHEY, J.J. & BAILEY, E.H. (1952): Robinsonite, a new lead antimony sulfide. American Mineralogist 37, 438-446.
  • Washington
    • Stevens Co.
      • Huckleberry Range
        • Deer Trail & Cedar Canyon Districts
          • Huckleberry Mountain
Bart Cannon, personal communication.
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