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Cuprostibite

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About CuprostibiteHide

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?).


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:
4 photos of Cuprostibite associated with UssingiteNa2AlSi3O8OH
1 photo of Cuprostibite associated with ChalcothalliteTl2(Cu,Fe)6SbS4
1 photo of Cuprostibite associated with SilverAg
1 photo of Cuprostibite associated with AvicenniteTl2O3
1 photo of Cuprostibite associated with AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
1 photo of Cuprostibite associated with GoldAu
1 photo of Cuprostibite associated with AurostibiteAuSb2
1 photo of Cuprostibite associated with ChalcopyriteCuFeS2

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.25KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7Iso.
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,Hg)Hex. 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.
1.40KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7Iso.
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
1.54TelluriumTeTrig. 3 2 : P31 2 1
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
 
  • Central Bohemian Region
    • Příbram District
      • 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.)
Denmark
 
  • 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
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
France
 
  • Brittany
    • Finistère
      • Poullaouen
P Le Roch self collected
  • Occitanie
    • Lozère
      • Pont-de-Montvert
        • Vialas
No reference listed
Kazakhstan
 
  • Akmola Region
P.M. Kartashov data
Russia
 
  • Chelyabinsk Oblast
    • Karabash
      • 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.; Murzin, V. V., Chudnenko, K. V., Palyanova, G. A., Varlamov, D. A., Naumov, E. A., & Pirajno, F. (2018). Physicochemical model for the genesis of Cu-Ag-Au-Hg solid solutions and intermetallics in the rodingites of the Zolotaya Gora gold deposit (Urals, Russia). Ore Geology Reviews, 93, 81-97.; Murzin, V. V., Varlamov, D. A., Ronkin, Y. L., & Shanina, S. N. (2013). Origin of Au-bearing rodingite in the Karabash massif of alpine-type ultramafic rocks in the southern Urals. Geology of Ore Deposits, 55(4), 278-297.
  • Kamchatka Krai
Sandimirova, E. I., Sidorov, E. G., Chubarov, V. M., Ibragimova, E. K., & Antonov, A. V. (2014). Native metals and intermetallic compounds in heavy concentrate halos of the Ol’khovaya-1 River, Kamchatsky Mys Peninsula, eastern Kamchatka. Geology of Ore Deposits, 56(8), 657-664.
  • Sakha 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
Sweden
 
  • Södermanland County
    • Nyköping
      • Långsjön
NJMMh 1982, 201
  • Värmland County
    • 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 ore district
No reference listed
UK
 
  • England
    • County Durham
      • 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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