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Tellurantimony

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Formula:
Sb2Te3
System:
Trigonal
Colour:
Pink, cream, gray
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
2
Name:
The name reflects its composition: tellurium and antimony.

Classification of Tellurantimony

Approved 1972
2.DC.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
C : Variable M:S
2.11.7.3

2 : SULFIDES
11 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
3.7.16

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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First Recorded Occurrence of Tellurantimony

Physical Properties of Tellurantimony

Metallic
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Opaque
Colour:
Pink, cream, gray
Hardness (Mohs):
2

Crystallography of Tellurantimony

Crystal System:
Trigonal

Chemical Properties of Tellurantimony

Formula:
Sb2Te3
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Tellurantimony to other Species

Series:
Forms a series with Tellurobismuthite (see here)
2.DC.05HedleyiteBi7Te3
2.DC.05IkunoliteBi4(S,Se)3
2.DC.05IngoditeBi2TeS
2.DC.05Joséite-BBi4Te2S
2.DC.05KawazuliteBi2Te2Se
2.DC.05LaitakariteBi4Se2S
2.DC.05NevskiteBi(Se,S)
2.DC.05ParaguanajuatiteBi2Se3
2.DC.05PilseniteBi4Te3
2.DC.05SkippeniteBi2TeSe2
2.DC.05SulphotsumoiteBi3Te2S
2.DC.05TellurobismuthiteBi2Te3
2.DC.05TetradymiteBi2Te2S
2.DC.05TsumoiteBiTe
2.DC.05BaksaniteBi6Te2S3
2.DC.05Joséite-CBi16Te3S9
2.DC.05ProtojoséiteBi4TeS2
2.DC.05SztrókayiteBi3TeS2
2.DC.05VihorlatiteBi24Se17Te4
2.DC.05TelluronevskiteBi3TeSe2
2.DC.05UM1983-09-S:BiPbTePbBi3S2Te
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
3.7.15MetastibniteSb2S3
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 Tellurantimony

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 Tellurantimony

Reference List:
THORPE, R.I. & HARRIS, D.C. (1973): Mattagamite and tellurantimony, two new telluride minerals from Mattagami Lake mine, Mattagami area, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist 12, 55-60.

EFFENBERGER, H. & PERTLIK, F. (1987): Hydrothermalsynthese und Kristalstruktur von stöchiometrischem Tellurantimon, Sb2Te3, und Tellurobismutit, Bi2Te3. Mitteilungen Österreichen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft, 132, 157-161.

Internet Links for Tellurantimony

Localities for Tellurantimony

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.
Armenia
 
  • Gelark'unik' Province (Geghark'unik')
    • Vardenis
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (2013)
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Kalgoorlie-Boulder Shire
      • Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Canadian Mineralogist (2003) 41, 1503-1524
    • Laverton Shire
      • Mount Weld Station
Sung, Y.-H., et al., "Tellurides from the Sunrise Dam gold deposit, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia: a new occurrence of nagyagite", Mineralogy & Petrology 91, 249-270(2007)
Canada
 
  • Québec
    • Nord-du-Québec
      • Matagami
THORPE, R.I. & HARRIS, D.C. (1973): Mattagamite and tellurantimony, two new telluride minerals from Mattagami Lake mine, Mattagami area, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist 12, 55-60. EFFENBERGER, H. & PERTLIK, F. (1987): Hydrothermalsynthese und Kristalstruktur von stöchiometrischem Tellurantimon, Sb2Te3, und Tellurobismutit, Bi2Te3. Mitteilungen Österreichen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft, 132, 157-161. Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404
Finland
 
  • Western and Inner Finland Region
    • Orivesi
Kinnunen, Aulis 2008. A paleoproterozoic high-sulfidation epithermal deposit at Orivesi, Southern Finland. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis, Series A. Scientiae Rerum Naturalium 507.
Greece
 
  • Thraki Department (Thrace; Thracia)
    • Évros Prefecture
      • Alexandroupoli (Alexandroupolis)
        • Pefka
Repstock, A. (2011): Ore mineralogical investigation of the Au, Ag, Te, Cu, Pb, Zn-bearing epithermal veins at Pefka mine, western Thrace, northeastern Greece. Unpubl. Diploma Thesis, University of Hamburg, Germany, 97 pp. (in German).
Japan
 
  • Hokkaido
    • Iburi Province
Mineralogical Journal Vol. 14 (1989) , No. 7 pp 299-302
    • Sapporo
      • Nishi-ku
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Yamada, S. (2004) Nihonsan-koubutsu Gojuon-hairetsu Sanchi-ichiranhyou (111 pp.)
Romania
 
  • Hunedoara Co.
    • Brad
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
    • Deva
Simon, G., Alderton, D. H. M., Stumpfl, E. F., & Bleser, T. (1995). Tellurantimony in Romania: first occurrences in Europe. Mineralogy and Petrology, 53(1-3), 115-124.
Simon, G., Alderton, D. H. M., Stumpfl, E. F., & Bleser, T. (1995). Tellurantimony in Romania: first occurrences in Europe. Mineralogy and Petrology, 53(1-3), 115-124.
M. Lupulescu (1996) Tellurantimony and frohbergite from Stanija ore deposit (Apuseni Mtns.): a discussion. Anal.Univ.Buc., Geol., XLV, p. 3-9.; Simon, G., Alderton, D. H. M., Stumpfl, E. F., & Bleser, T. (1995). Tellurantimony in Romania: first occurrences in Europe. Mineralogy and Petrology, 53(1-3), 115-124.
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
    • Žiar nad Hronom Co.
Ďuďa R., 1993 : Die mineralien der Gold und Silber - lagersttäte von Kremnitz ( Kremnica) in der Slowakei. Mineralien Welt /Haltern,Nemecko/,5, s. 20 - 32
Sweden
 
  • Hälsingland
    • Ljusdal
Nysten, P. & Annersten, H. (1984): The gold mineralization at Enåsen, central Sweden. Geologiska Foereningens i Stockholm Foerhandlingar 106, 245-256.
USA
 
  • Colorado
    • Boulder Co.
      • Balarat District
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
      • Gold Hill District
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
        • Gold Hill
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
      • Jamestown District
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
      • Sunshine
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
  • North Carolina
    • Montgomery Co.
      • Carolina Slate Belt
Callahan,J.E,Craig,J.R Solberg,T.N,1995, Telluride mineralization of the southeastern United States,Southeastern Geology,v.35, no.3, pg.139-151
Uzbekistan
 
  • Tashkent Viloyati (Toshkent)
    • Angren Region
      • Chatkal-Kuraminskii Range
Kovalenker, V. et al New Data on Minerals (2003): 38: 45-56
Rustam Koneev, Evgeniy Ignatikov, Arpay Turesebekov, Umid Aripov, Rustam Khalmatov, Obidjon Kodirov, Miraziz Usmanov (2005) Gold ore deposits of Uzbekistan: Geochemistry and nanomineralogy of tellurium and selenium. IGCP Project 486, 2005 Field Workshop, Kiten, Bulgaria, 14-19 September 2005; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
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