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Clinocervantite

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Formula:
Sb3+Sb5+O4
System:
Monoclinic
Lustre:
Vitreous
Name:
The name reflects its symmetry and relationship to cervantite.
Dimorph of:
This page provides mineralogical data about Clinocervantite.

Classification of Clinocervantite

Approved
4.DE.30

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
E : With medium-sized cations; with various polyhedra
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First Recorded Occurrence of Clinocervantite

Physical Properties of Clinocervantite

Vitreous

Crystallography of Clinocervantite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
3.244 (vs)
2.920 (m)
2.877 (s)
1.619 (m)
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Optical Data of Clinocervantite

Type:
Biaxial
RI values:
nα = 1.720 nγ = 2.100
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.380
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Moderate
Dispersion:
r < v moderate

Chemical Properties of Clinocervantite

Formula:
Sb3+Sb5+O4
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Relationship of Clinocervantite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
BismutocolumbiteBi(Nb,Ta)O4
BismutotantaliteBi(Ta,Nb)O4
CervantiteSb3+Sb5+O4
StibiocolumbiteSb(Nb,Ta)O4
StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
4.DE.05DowneyiteSeO2
4.DE.10Koragoite(Mn2+,Fe3+)3(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(Nb,Mn)2(W,Ta)2O20
4.DE.15KoechliniteBi2MoO6
4.DE.15RusselliteBi2WO6
4.DE.15TungstibiteSb23+WO6
4.DE.20TelluriteTeO2
4.DE.25ParatelluriteTeO2
4.DE.30BismutotantaliteBi(Ta,Nb)O4
4.DE.30BismutocolumbiteBi(Nb,Ta)O4
4.DE.30CervantiteSb3+Sb5+O4
4.DE.30StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
4.DE.30StibiocolumbiteSb(Nb,Ta)O4
4.DE.35BaddeleyiteZrO2

Other Names for Clinocervantite

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 Clinocervantite

Reference List:
Basso, R., Lucchetti, G., Zefiro, L., and Palenzona, A. (1999): Clinocervantite, β-Sb2O4, the natural monoclinic polymorph of cervantite from the Cetine mine, Siena, Italy. European Journal of Mineralogy 11, 95-100.

Internet Links for Clinocervantite

Localities for Clinocervantite

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.
Italy
 
  • Tuscany
    • Grosseto Province
      • Manciano
Ciriotti, M.E., Fascio, L., Pasero, M. (2009): Italian Type Minerals. PLUS - University of Pisa, Ed., Pisa, 357 pp.
    • Siena Province
      • Chiusdino
Palenzona A., Pierini G., Prandoni P. G., 1998. Una nuova specie dalle Cetine di Cotorniano, Siena: clinocervantite. Riv. Mineral. Ital., 22, 4: 55-56
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