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Cuprostibite

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Formula:
Cu2(Sb,Tl)
Colour:
Steel grey to violet-rose on fresh fracture
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
4
Specific Gravity:
8.42 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Name:
Named in 1969 by C. Sorensen, Evgeny Ivanovich Semenov Semenov, Marianna Sergeevna Bezsmertnaya, and E. B. Khalezova from the Latin roots of the chemical composition, cupro- and stibium.
See also Unnamed (Cu Antimonide) (identical?).


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Classification of CuprostibiteHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
2.AA.20

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
A : Alloys
A : Alloys of metalloids with Cu, Ag, Au
2.4.11.1

2 : SULFIDES
4 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
1.45

1 : Elements and Alloys (including the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au)

Physical Properties of CuprostibiteHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Steel grey to violet-rose on fresh fracture
Hardness:
Hardness:
VHN50=216 - 249 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
In one direction
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven
Density:
8.42 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of CuprostibiteHide

Type:
Anisotropic
Anisotropism:
strong
Colour in reflected light:
Violet-rose
Pleochroism:
Visible
Comments:
Creamy white to dark rose-violet

Chemical Properties of CuprostibiteHide

Formula:
Cu2(Sb,Tl)
Common Impurities:
Zn,Ag,Pb,Fe,As,S

Crystallography of CuprostibiteHide

Crystal System:
Tetragonal
Class (H-M):
4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal
Space Group:
P4/nmm
Setting:
P4/nmm
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.990 Å, c = 6.09 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 1.526
Unit Cell V:
96.95 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2
Morphology:
Fine grained aggregates
Twinning:
Platy

Type Occurrence of CuprostibiteHide

Geological Setting of Type Material:
Ussingite vein cutting sodalite syenite.
Associated Minerals at Type Locality:

Other Language Names for CuprostibiteHide

Simplified Chinese:锑铊铜矿

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Ussingite4 photos of Cuprostibite associated with Ussingite on mindat.org.
Chalcothallite1 photo of Cuprostibite associated with Chalcothallite on mindat.org.
Silver1 photo of Cuprostibite associated with Silver on mindat.org.
Avicennite1 photo of Cuprostibite associated with Avicennite on mindat.org.
Aegirine1 photo of Cuprostibite associated with Aegirine on mindat.org.
Gold1 photo of Cuprostibite associated with Gold on mindat.org.
Aurostibite1 photo of Cuprostibite associated with Aurostibite on mindat.org.
Chalcopyrite1 photo of Cuprostibite associated with Chalcopyrite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.AA.Domeykite-βCu3-xAs
2.AA.10aAlgodonite(Cu1-xAsx)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
2.AA.10bDomeykiteCu3AsIso. 4 3m : I4 3d
2.AA.10dKoutekiteCu5As2Hex.
2.AA.15NovákiteCu20AgAs10Mon.
2.AA.25KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7 Iso.
2.AA.30Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)Hex.
2.AA.35DyscrasiteAg3SbOrth. mm2 : Pmm2
2.AA.40MaldoniteAu2BiIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
2.AA.45StistaiteSnSbTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

1.1CopperCuIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.2SilverAgIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.5GoldAuIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.6AuricuprideCu3AuOrth.
1.7Tetra-auricuprideAuCuTet.
1.8ZincZnHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.9CadmiumCdHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.10DanbaiteCuZn2Iso.
1.11ZhanghengiteCuZnIso.
1.12MercuryHgTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.13KolymiteCu7Hg6Iso.
1.14MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
1.15EugeniteAg11Hg2Iso.
1.16SchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9Hex.
1.17ParaschachneriteAg3Hg2Orth.
1.18LuanheiteAg3HgHex.
1.19Weishanite(Au,Ag)3Hg2Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.20IndiumInTet.
1.21AluminiumAlIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.22Khatyrkite(Cu,Zn)Al2Tet.
1.23Cupalite(Cu,Zn)AlOrth.
1.24DiamondCIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
1.25GraphiteCHex. 6mm : P63mc
1.26ChaoiteCHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P6/mmm
1.27LonsdaleiteCHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.28SiliconSi
1.29TinSnTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
1.30LeadPbIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.31AnyuiiteAuPb2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mcm
1.31NovodnepriteAuPb3Tet. 4 2m : I4 2m
1.32LeadamalgamPb0.7Hg0.3Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I4/mmm
1.33ArsenicAsTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.34ArsenolampriteAsOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
1.35PaxiteCuAs2Mon.
1.36KoutekiteCu5As2Hex.
1.37DomeykiteCu3AsIso. 4 3m : I4 3d
1.38Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.39NovákiteCu20AgAs10Mon.
1.40KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7 Iso.
1.41AntimonySbTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.42StibarsenAsSbTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.43ParadocrasiteSb3AsMon. 2 : B2
1.44HorsforditeCu, Sb
1.46Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)Hex.
1.47AurostibiteAuSb2Iso. m3 (2/m 3) : Pa3
1.48DyscrasiteAg3SbOrth. mm2 : Pmm2
1.49BismuthBiTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.50MaldoniteAu2BiIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
1.51SulphurS8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Fddd
1.52RosickýiteSMon. 2/m : P2/b
1.53SeleniumSeTrig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
1.54TelluriumTeHex.
1.55ChromiumCrIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Im3m
1.56RheniumReHex.
1.57IronFeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Im3m
1.58ChromferideFe3Cr1-x (x=0.6)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m
1.59FerchromideCr3Fe1-xIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Pm3m
1.60WairauiteCoFe
1.61NickelNiIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.62Kamacite(Fe,Ni)Iso.
1.63Taenite(Fe,Ni)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.64TetrataeniteFeNiTet.
1.65AwaruiteNi3FeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.66Palladium(Pd,Pt)
1.67PotaritePdHgTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
1.68PaolovitePd2SnOrth.
1.69Stannopalladinite(Pd,Cu)3Sn2Hex.
1.70CabriitePd2CuSnOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
1.71Taimyrite(Pd,Cu,Pt)3SnOrth.
1.72Atokite(Pd,Pt)3SnIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.73Rustenburgite(Pt,Pd)3Sn
1.74ZvyagintsevitePd3PbIso.
1.75PlumbopalladinitePd3Pb2Hex.
1.76Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.77Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)Iso.
1.82PlatinumPtIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.83HongshiitePtCuTrig.
1.84NiggliitePtSnHex.
1.85IsoferroplatinumPt3FeIso.
1.86TetraferroplatinumPtFeTet.
1.87TulameenitePt2CuFeTet.
1.88FerronickelplatinumPt2FeNiTet.
1.89Rhodium(Rh,Pt)Iso.

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 CuprostibiteHide

Reference List:
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Arkiv för Kemi, Mineralogi och Geologi: 12B(1): 1-6.
Sørensen, H., Semenov, E.I., Bezsmertnaya, M.S., Khalezova, E.B. (1969): Cuprostibite, a new natural compound of copper and antimony. Zapiski Vserossijskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 98, 716-724.
Pearson, W. B. (1985): The Cu2Sb and related structures. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 171, 23-39
Nuss, J., Jansen, M. (2002): Zur Abgrenzung der PbFCl- und Cu2Sb-Strukturfamilien: Neubestimmung und Verfeinerung der Kristallstrukturen von CuMgSb, Cu2Sb und CuMgAs. Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie, 628, 1152-1157.

Internet Links for CuprostibiteHide

Localities for CuprostibiteHide

This 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.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - 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.
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Central Bohemia Region
      • Příbram
        • Háje
Škácha P., Sejkora J., Litochleb J., Hofman P.: Výskyt cuprostibitu v příbramském uran-polymetalickém revíru (šachta 16, Příbram - Háje), Česká republika. Bulletin Mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 2009, roč. 17, č. 1, s. 73-78.
(Pavel Škácha coll.)
France
 
  • Brittany
    • Finistère
      • Poullaouen
P Le Roch self collected
  • Occitanie
    • Lozère
      • Pont-de-Montvert
        • Vialas
No reference listed
Greenland
 
  • Kujalleq
    • Narsaq
Petersen, O.V. (2001): List of all minerals identified in the Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin. 190, 25-33
Karup-Moeller, S., Makovicky E. (2001): Thalcusite from Nakkaalaaq, the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland, South Greenland, Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin, 190, 127-130
Petersen, O. V. & Johnsen, O. (2005): Mineral species first described from Greenland. Canadian Mineralogist, Special publication no. 8.; Fleischer M, Pabst A, Mandarino J A (1980) New mineral names, American Mineralogist 65, 205-210
        • Taseq area
Karup-Moeller, S., Makovicky E. (2001): Thalcusite from Nakkaalaaq, the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland, South Greenland, Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin, 190, 127-130
Karup-Moeller, S., Makovicky E. (2001): Thalcusite from Nakkaalaaq, the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland, South Greenland, Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin, 190, 127-130
Kazakhstan
 
  • Akmola Province (Aqmola Oblysy; Akmolinskaya Oblast')
P.M. Kartashov data
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Sakha Republic (Saha Republic; Yakutia)
      • Northern Yakutia
        • Olenyok (Olenek) river basin
Koval'skii, V.V., Oleinikov, O.B. (1985): Native metals and natural polymineralic alloys of copper, zinc, lead, tin and antimony in rocks from the "Leningrad" kimberlite pipe. Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR: 285: 203-208; in: Hawthorne, F.C., Bladh, K.W., Burke, E.A.J., Grew, E.S., Langley, R.H., Puziewicz, J., Roberts, A.C., Shigley, J.E., Vanko, D.A. (1987): New mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 72: 227
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
        • Karabash (Karabasch)
          • Soimon Valley
http://maurice.strahlen.org/ural/srednji.htm; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Bryzgalov, I. A., Krivitskaya, N. N., & Spiridonov, E. M. (2007, November). First finding of nisbite and aurostibite in the eastern Transbaikal region. In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 417, No. 1, pp. 1265-1267). MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica.
Sweden
 
  • Södermanland
    • Nyköping
      • Långsjön
NJMMh 1982, 201
  • Värmland
    • Filipstad
Nysten, P., Holtstam, D. and Jonsson, E. (1999) The Långban minerals. In Långban - The mines,their minerals, geology and explorers (D. Holtstam and J. Langhof, eds.), Swedish Museum of Natural History and Raster Förlag, Stockholm & Chr. Weise Verlag, Munich, pp. 89-183.
      • Långban district
No reference listed
UK
 
  • England
    • Co. Durham
      • North Pennines
        • Derwent Valley
          • Castleside
R. S. W. Braithwaite, R. P. H. Lamb & A. L. Nattrass (2006): Heavy metals and their weathering products in residues from Castleside Smelting Mill, County Durham, including a new slag mineral, copper antimonate. Journal of the Russell Society, 9, 54-61. ; Norman Wilson collection
USA
 
  • New Jersey
    • Sussex Co.
      • Franklin Mining District
        • Franklin
Burke, E.A.J. & Dunn, P.J.: Neues Jahrbuch für Min. Monatshefte (1988):145-148; Dunn(1995):Pt4:545.
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