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Costibite

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About CostibiteHide

Formula:
CoSbS
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
6
Specific Gravity:
6.89 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
In allusion to its composition, containing CObalt and antimony (Latin = STIBium).
Dimorph of:
This page provides mineralogical data about Costibite.


Classification of CostibiteHide

Approved
2.EB.10d

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
E : Metal Sulfides, M: S <= 1:2
B : M:S = 1:2, with Fe, Co, Ni, PGE, etc.
2.12.7.1

2 : SULFIDES
12 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
3.10.15

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
10 : Sulphides etc. of Co

Physical Properties of CostibiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Hardness:
Hardness:
VHN15=781 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Density:
6.89 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of CostibiteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
Weak, reddish brown or orange to bluish
Colour in reflected light:
Grayish
Pleochroism:
Weak
Comments:
Gray-white with bluish to brownish tints.

Chemical Properties of CostibiteHide

Formula:
CoSbS
Common Impurities:
Fe,Ni,As

Crystallography of CostibiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mm2 - Pyramidal
Space Group:
Pmn21
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.603 Å, b = 4.868 Å, c = 5.838 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.74 : 1 : 1.199
Unit Cell V:
102.40 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2
Morphology:
Lamellar inclusions in loellingite, intergrown with paracostibite.

Type Occurrence of CostibiteHide

Synonyms of CostibiteHide

Other Language Names for CostibiteHide

German:Costibit
Spanish:Costibita

Relationship of Costibite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
AlloclasiteCo1-xFexAsSMon. 2 : P21
Anduoite(Ru,Os)As2Orth.
ClinosaffloriteCoAs2Mon. 2/m : P21/m
LöllingiteFeAs2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
NisbiteNiSb2Orth.
OeniteCoSbAsOrth.
Omeiite(Os,Ru)As2Orth.
ParacostibiteCoSbSOrth.
PararammelsbergiteNiAs2Orth.
RammelsbergiteNiAs2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
Unnamed (Fe-Ni Antimonide Arsenide)(Fe,Ni)SbAs

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Paracostibite2 photos of Costibite associated with Paracostibite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.EB.05aAurostibiteAuSb2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05bBambollaiteCu(Se,Te)2Tet.
2.EB.05aCattieriteCoS2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05aErlichmaniteOsS2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05aFukuchiliteCu3FeS8Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05aGeversitePtSb2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05aHaueriteMnS2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05aInsizwaitePt(Bi,Sb)2
2.EB.05aKrut'aiteCuSe2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05aLauriteRuS2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05aPenroseite(Ni,Co,Cu)Se2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05aPyriteFeS2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05aSperrylitePtAs2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05aTrogtaliteCoSe2
2.EB.05aVaesiteNiS2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.05aVillamaninite(Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S2
2.EB.05aDzharkeniteFeSe2Iso.
2.EB.05aGaotaiiteIr3Te8Iso.
2.EB.10bAlloclasiteCo1-xFexAsSMon. 2 : P21
2.EB.10aFerroseliteFeSe2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.EB.10aFrohbergiteFeTe2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.EB.10cGlaucodot(Co0.50Fe0.50)AsSOrth. mm2 : Pmn21
2.EB.10aKulleruditeNiSe2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.EB.10aMarcasiteFeS2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.EB.10aMattagamiteCoTe2Orth.
2.EB.10eParacostibiteCoSbSOrth.
2.EB.10ePararammelsbergiteNiAs2Orth.
2.EB.10fOeniteCoSbAsOrth.
2.EB.15aAnduoite(Ru,Os)As2Orth.
2.EB.15aClinosaffloriteCoAs2Mon. 2/m : P21/m
2.EB.15aLöllingiteFeAs2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.EB.15aNisbiteNiSb2Orth.
2.EB.15aOmeiite(Os,Ru)As2Orth.
2.EB.15cPaxiteCuAs2Mon.
2.EB.15aRammelsbergiteNiAs2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.EB.15aSafflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.EB.15bSeinäjokite(Fe,Ni)(Sb,As)2Orth.
2.EB.20ArsenopyriteFeAsSMon. 2/m : P21/b
2.EB.20GudmunditeFeSbSMon. 2/m : P21/b
2.EB.20Osarsite(Os,Ru)AsSMon.
2.EB.20Ruarsite(Ru,Os)AsSMon.
2.EB.25CobaltiteCoAsSOrth. mm2 : Pca21
2.EB.25GersdorffiteNiAsSIso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.25Hollingworthite(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsSIso. m3 (2/m 3)
2.EB.25Irarsite(Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsSIso.
2.EB.25JolliffeiteNiAsSeIso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.25KrutoviteNiAs2Iso.
2.EB.25MaslovitePtBiTe
2.EB.25MicheneritePdBiTe
2.EB.25PadmaitePdBiSeIso.
2.EB.25PlatarsitePtAsSIso.
2.EB.25TestibiopalladitePdTe(Sb,Te)Iso.
2.EB.25TolovkiteIrSbSIso.
2.EB.25UllmanniteNiSbSIso. 2 3 : P21 3
2.EB.25Willyamite(Co,Ni)SbS
2.EB.25ChangchengiteIrBiSIso.
2.EB.25MayingiteIrBiTeIso.
2.EB.25Hollingsworthite(Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS
2.EB.25KalungaitePdAsSeIso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
2.EB.25MilotaitePdSbSeIso. 2 3 : P21 3
2.EB.30UrvantsevitePd(Bi,Pb)2Tet.
2.EB.35RheniiteReS2Tric.

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

2.12.7.2ParacostibiteCoSbSOrth.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

3.10.1Cobaltpentlandite(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
3.10.2LinnaeiteCo2+Co3+2S4Iso.
3.10.3CattieriteCoS2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
3.10.4FrebolditeCoSeHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
3.10.5BornhardtiteCo2+Co3+2Se4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
3.10.6TrogtaliteCoSe2
3.10.7HastiteFeSe2Orth.
3.10.8MattagamiteCoTe2Orth.
3.10.9Modderite(Co,Fe)AsOrth.
3.10.10Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
3.10.11ClinosaffloriteCoAs2Mon. 2/m : P21/m
3.10.12SkutteruditeCoAs3Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Im3
3.10.13CobaltiteCoAsSOrth. mm2 : Pca21
3.10.14ParacostibiteCoSbSOrth.
3.10.16AlloclasiteCo1-xFexAsSMon. 2 : P21
3.10.17Glaucodot(Co0.50Fe0.50)AsSOrth. mm2 : Pmn21
3.10.18CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m

Other InformationHide

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 CostibiteHide

Reference List:
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Cabri, L.J., Harris, D.C., Stewart, J.M. (1970) Costibite (CoSbS) A new mineral from Broken Hill, N.S.W., Australia. American Mineralogist: 55: 10-17.
Rowland, J.F., Gabe, E.J., Hall, S.R. (1975) The crystal structures of costibite (CoSbS) and paracostibite (CoSbS). The Canadian Mineralogist: 13: 188-196.

Internet Links for CostibiteHide

Localities for CostibiteHide

ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Australia (TL)
 
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
      • Broken Hill district
        • Broken Hill
AM 1970, 10-17; L.Lawrence, A.R.Ramsden & I.T.Graham 1999. On oxidation of Dyscrasite and associated minerals of the Consols Lode, Broken Hill, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy Vol.5, No.2, Dec.1999, pp. 63-68; Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
  • Queensland
[MinRec 19 p469-490 - "Sielecki, R: The Mount Isa-Cloncurry mineral field"]
    • Mount Isa City Shire
      • Mount Isa
Sielecki, R. (1988) The Mount Isa-Cloncurry mineral field. Mineralogical Record, Vol. 19, pg. 469-490.
Canada
 
  • Manitoba
    • Flin Flon District
Healy, R.E. & Petruk, W. (1990) Petrology of Au-Ag-Hg and "invisible" gold in the Trout Lake massive sulfide deposit, Flin Flon, Manitoba. Canadian Mineralogist 28, 189-206.
China
 
  • Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
    • Bayan Nur League (Bayannao'er Prefecture)
      • Urad Rear Banner (Wulate Houqi)
Pi, Q., Zhong, R., & Hu, R. (2015). Tracing the ore-formation history of the shear-zone-controlled Huogeqi Cu–Pb–Zn deposit in Inner Mongolia, northern China, using H, O, S, and Fe isotopes. Ore Geology Reviews, 71, 263-272.
Finland
 
  • Southwestern Finland Region
    • Huittinen
http://www.gsf.fi/explor/gold/jokisivu.htm; Eilu, P. (2003). Exploration for orogenic gold deposits. Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining 2003. Rovaniemi, Finland
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Tohoku Region
      • Iwate Prefecture
        • Kamaishi City
Ichikawa and Matsueda (1980) Kouzan Chishitsu, 30, 37.
Norway
 
  • Nordland
    • Fauske
      • Sulitjelma
        • Sulitjelma Cu Mines
Cook, N. J. (1996): Mineralogy of the sulphide deposits at Sulitjelma, northern Norway. Ore Geology Reviews 11: 303-308
Russia
 
  • Karelia Republic
    • Northern Karelia
Safonov, Y. G., Volkov, A. V., Vol’fson, A. A., Genkin, A. D., Krylova, T. L., & Chugaev, A. V. (2003). The Maisk Quartz Gold Deposit (Northern Karelia): Geological, Mineralogical, and Geochemical Studies and Some Genetic Problems. Geol. Rudn. Mestorozhd, 45(5), 429-451.
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Rimavská Sobota Co.
Koděra et all.,1990: Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, I-III, 1590p
Sweden
 
  • Gästrikland
    • Sandviken
GFF (1984) 106:4, 305-317
  • Närke
    • Askersund
      • Hammar
Zakrzewski, M.A., M.A. & Makovicky, E. (1986): Izoklakeite from Vena, Sweden, and kobellite homologous series. Canadian Mineralogist 24, 7-18.
      • Zinkgruvan
Andersen, C. (2009): The mineralcomposition of the Burkland Cu-sulphide deposit at Zinkgruvan, Sweden- a supplementary study:Examensarbeten i Geologi vid Lunds Universitet- Bergrundsgeologi NR 249, 41 p
  • Södermanland
    • Nyköping
      • Tunaberg
NJMAh (1994) 166 (3), 261-294; NJMAh 165, 123
  • Värmland
    • Filipstad
      • Långban district
No reference listed
Kjell Gatedal
      • Persberg district
        • Getön
Handbook of Mineralogy
        • Gruvåsen mines
Handbook of Mineralogy
  • Västmanland
    • Hällefors
      • Grythyttan
Burke, E. A., & Zakrzewski, M. A. (1990). Herzenbergite and associated antimony minerals from Björkskogsnäs, Hällefors, Sweden. GFF, 112(1), 85-86.
    • Sala
Kieft, C., Holmgren, J. & Eriksson, G.: (1987): The Silver-Mercury-Antimony minerals of Sala, Sweden. Canadian Mineralogist. 25 :647-658
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