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Tellurantimony

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Formula:
Sb
 
2
Te
 
3
System:TrigonalColour:Pink, cream, gray
Lustre:MetallicHardness:2
Name:The name reflects its composition: tellurium and antimony.

Classification of Tellurantimony

IMA status:Approved 1972
Strunz 8th edition ID:2/D.09-10
Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID: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
Dana 8th edition ID:2.11.7.3

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

Type Locality:Mattagami Lake mine, Matagami, Nord-du-Québec, Québec, Canada

Physical Properties of Tellurantimony

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

Crystallography of Tellurantimony

Crystal System:Trigonal

Chemical Properties of Tellurantimony

Formula:
Sb
 
2
Te
 
3
Simplified for copy/paste:Sb2Te3
Essential elements:Sb, Te
All elements listed in formula:Sb, Te

Relationship of Tellurantimony to other Species

Series:Forms a series with Tellurobismuthite (see here)
Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping):

- +
2.DC.05Hedleyite
Bi
 
7
Te
 
3
2.DC.05Ikunolite
Bi
 
4
(S,Se)
 
3
2.DC.05Ingodite
Bi
 
2
TeS
2.DC.05Joséite-B
Bi
 
4
Te
 
2
S
2.DC.05Kawazulite
Bi
 
2
Te
 
2
Se
2.DC.05Laitakarite
Bi
 
4
Se
 
2
S
2.DC.05Nevskite
Bi(Se,S)
2.DC.05Paraguanajuatite
Bi
 
2
(Se,S)
 
3
2.DC.05Pilsenite
Bi
 
4
Te
 
3
2.DC.05Skippenite
Bi
 
2
TeSe
 
2
2.DC.05Sulphotsumoite
Bi
 
3
Te
 
2
S
2.DC.05Tellurobismuthite
Bi
 
2
Te
 
3
2.DC.05Tetradymite
Bi
 
2
Te
 
2
S
2.DC.05Tsumoite
BiTe
2.DC.05Baksanite
Bi
 
6
Te
 
2
S
 
3
2.DC.05Joséite-C
Bi
 
16
Te
 
3
S
 
9
2.DC.05Protojoséite
Bi
 
4
TeS
 
2
2.DC.05Sztrókayite
Bi
 
3
TeS
 
2
2.DC.05Vihorlatite
Bi
 
24
Se
 
17
Te
 
4
2.DC.05Telluronevskite
Bi
 
3
TeSe
 
2
2.DC.05UM1983-09-S:BiPbTe
PbBi
 
3
S
 
2
Te
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
3.7.15Metastibnite
Sb
 
2
S
 
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 Tellurantimony

Synonyms:
IMA1972-002
Other Languages:
German:Tellurantimon
Japanese:テルルアンチモニー
Russian:Теллурантимон

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 Tellurantimony

Reference List:

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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.

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  • Localities for Tellurantimony

    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.
    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.
    Japan
     
    • Hokkaido
      • Iburi Province
    Mineralogical Journal Vol. 14 (1989) , No. 7 pp 299-302
      • Sapporo
    Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
    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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