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Wadley, Mun. de Catorce, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
© 2002 John H. Betts
|Colour:||White, creamy-white, ...||Hardness:||5½ - 7|
|Name:||From Greek "stibi", antimony, plus "konis", powder, alluding to its composition and habit.|
Stibiconite was for a long time an acknowledged species, but is now considered questionable, in line with the revised nomenclature of pyrochlore-supergroup minerals (Atencio et al. 2010). Stibiconite is not a discredited mineral. The stibiconite problem is discussed in [pubsites.uws.edu.au].(A. G. CHRISTY, AND D. ATENCIO, (2013))
Classification of Stibiconite
|Explanation of status:||IMA status: Questionable. Awaiting further work.|
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||4/C.11-50|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||4.DH.20|
4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
H : With large (+- medium-sized) cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
|Dana 8th edition ID:||18.104.22.168|
44 : ANTIMONATES
1 : A2X2O6(O,OH,F)
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||7.13.6|
7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
13 : Oxides of As, Sb and Bi
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Type Occurrence of Stibiconite
|Type Locality:||Brandholz - Goldkronach District, Fichtelgebirge, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany|
|Year of Discovery:||1862|
Occurrences of Stibiconite
|Geological Setting:||Secondary mineral in hydrothermal deposits, mainly replacing stibnite.|
Physical Properties of Stibiconite
|Colour:||White, creamy-white, light to sulphur-yellow, orange, light brown; colourless to cloudy in transmitted light|
|Hardness (Mohs):||5½ - 7|
|Density (measured):||3.5 - 5.5 g/cm3|
Relationship of Stibiconite to other Species
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Other Names for Stibiconite
|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 Stibiconite
Blum and Delffs (1847), Journal pr. Chem.: 40: 318.
Brush (1862), American Journal of Science: 34: 207.
Natta and Baccaredda (1933) Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Mineralogie und Petrographie, Leipzig: 85: 271 (as Hydroroméite).
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: 597-598 (as Stibiconite), 1022 (as Hydroroméite).
Fornaseri (1946) Periodico de Mineralogia-Roma: 15: 47 (as Hydroroméite).
American Mineralogist (1952): 37: 982-999.
Anthony, J.W., Bideaux, R.A., Bladh, K.W., and Nichols, M.C. (1997) Handbook of Mineralogy, Volume III. Halides, Hydroxides, Oxides. Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson, AZ, 628pp.: 528.
Atencio D., Andrade M.B., Christy A.G., Giere R., Kartashov P.M. (2010): The pyrochlore supergroup of minerals: nomenclature. Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 569-594.
Christy A.G., Atencio D. (2013): Clarification of status of species in the pyrochlore supergroup. Mineralogical Magazine, February 2013, Vol. 77(1), pp. 13–20
Internet Links for Stibiconite
|Specimens:||The following Stibiconite specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.|
Localities for Stibiconite
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