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About AntimonseliteHide

Crystal System:
Member of:
The name alludes to the composition, containing Antimony and Selenium.
This page provides mineralogical data about Antimonselite.

Classification of AntimonseliteHide


2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
D : Metal Sulfides, M: S = 3 :4 and 2:3
B : M:S = 2:3

11 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3

Physical Properties of AntimonseliteHide

3½ on Mohs scale

Optical Data of AntimonseliteHide

420nmR1=43.8%R2= 44.7%
440nmR1=42.4%R2= 43.2%
460nmR1=40.8%R2= 42.9%
480nmR1=40.1%R2= 42.1%
500nmR1=40.5%R2= 42.6%
520nmR1=42.2%R2= 44.6%
540nmR1=39.3%R2= 42.1%
560nmR1=39.0%R2= 41.7%
580nmR1=39.1%R2= 42.0%
600nmR1=38.3%R2= 41.8%
620nmR1=39.6%R2= 42.4%
640nmR1=39.7%R2= 42.8%
660nmR1=42.7%R2= 45.2%
680nmR1=45.5%R2= 47.6%
700nmR1=47.6%R2= 50.0%

Reflectance graph
Graph shows reflectance levels at different wavelengths (in nm). Top of box is 100%. Peak reflectance is 50.0%.
R1 shown in black, R2 shown in red
Colour in reflected light:
White to very pale grey

Chemical Properties of AntimonseliteHide

Common Impurities:

Crystallography of AntimonseliteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Cell Parameters:
a = 11.59 Å, b = 11.74 Å, c = 3.39 Å
a:b:c = 0.987 : 1 : 0.289
Unit Cell V:
461.27 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Euhedral acicular crystals in radiating aggregates, to 1 mm; as very fine granular aggregates.
space group Pbnm

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
3.70 (70)
3.25 (30)
3.17 (50)
2.870 (100)
2.625 (60)
1.930 (30)
1.746 (35)

Type Occurrence of AntimonseliteHide

Synonyms of AntimonseliteHide

Other Language Names for AntimonseliteHide

Simplified Chinese:硒锑矿

Relationship of Antimonselite to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
BismuthiniteBi2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
GuanajuatiteBi2Se3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
StibniteSb2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.DB.05BismuthiniteBi2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.DB.05GuanajuatiteBi2Se3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
2.DB.05PääkköneniteSb2AsS2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
2.DB.05StibniteSb2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.DB.10Ottemannitebeta Sn2S3
2.DB.10SuredaitePbSnS3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.DB.15Bowieite(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2.DB.25EdgariteFeNb3S6Hex. 6 : P63
2.DB.30Tarkianite(Cu,Fe)(Re,Mo)4S8Iso. 4 3m
2.DB.35CameroniteCu5-x(Cu,Ag)3+xTe10 (x = 0.43)Mon. 2/m : B2/b

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma

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 AntimonseliteHide

Reference List:
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Tideswell, N.W., Kruse, F.H., McCullough, J.D. (1957) The crystal structure of antimony selenide, Sb2Se3. Acta Crystallographica: 10: 99-102.
Chen, L., Zhang, Q., Li, D., Wang, G. (1993) Antimonselite - A new mineral. Acta Mineralogica Sinica: 13(1): 7-11. [in Chinese with English abstract]
New Minerals 1990-1994, 6 [abstract]
Jambor, J.L., Grew, E.S. (1994) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 79: 387-391.
Min, M. (1994) Antimonselite, a new mineral. Chinese Science Bulletin: 14: 891.
Min, M., Li, D., Shi, N., Liu, Q., Cao, Y. (1995): Some new data on antimonselite. Acta Mineralogica Sinica: 15(3): 303–304. [in Chinese with English abs]
Jambor, J.L., Kovalenker, V.A., Roberts, A.C. (1996) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 81: 1013-1017.
Min, M., Zhai, J., Wang, X., Shen, B., Wen, G., Fan, T. (1998) Refinement of the crystal structure for a new mineral – antimonselite. Chinese Science Bulletin: 43(5): 413–416.
Škácha, P., Plášil, J., Sejkora, J., Goliáš, V. (2015) Sulfur-rich antimonselite, Sb2(Se,S)3 in the Se-bearing mineral association from the Příbram uranium and base metal ore district, Czech Republic. Journal of Geosciences: 60: 23-29.

Internet Links for AntimonseliteHide

Localities for AntimonseliteHide

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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.
  • Gansu
    • Gannan
      • Luqu Co.
Minzhi Yang (2000): Bulletin of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry 19(4), 381-383; Caixia Feng, Jiajun Liu, and Shen Liu (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(suppl.), 812-815; Hanjie Wen, Yuzhuo Qiu, and Shirong Liu (2003): Geochimica 32(1), 21-28; Hanjie Wen, Carignan, J., Yuzhuo Qiu, and Shirong Liu (2006): Environmental Science and Technology 40(4), 1126-1132
  • Guangxi
    • Wuzhou
      • Teng Co.
Maozhong Min and Junqi Wu (1992): Geochemical Journal 32(2), 103-115.
  • Guizhou
    • Guiyang
      • Kaiyang Co.
Chen Luming, Zhang Qifa, Li Deren, and Wang Guanxin (1993): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 13(1), 7-11. ; Jingxian Li and Jiajun Liu (2014): Resources & Industries 16(2), 90-97
  • Hunan
    • Yongzhou
      • Lanshan Co.
Maoshong Min, Deren Li, Nicheng Shi, Quanlin Liu, and Yawen Cao (1995): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 15(3), 303-304.; Maozhong Min and Junqi Wu (1992): Geochemical Journal 32(2), 103-115.
  • Sichuan
    • Ngawa Autonomous Prefecture (Aba Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Zoigê Co. (Ruo'ergai Co.)
Jiajun Liu, Jianming Liu, Wenquan Lu, Minghua Zheng, Yufeng Zhou, Xuexiang Gu, and Bin Zhang (1998): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 18(4), 445-451
Czech Republic
  • Central Bohemian Region
    • Příbram
      • Háje
Pavel Škácha, Jakub Plášil, Jiří Sejkora, Viktor Goliáš (2015): Sulfur-rich antimonselite, Sb2(Se,S)3 in the Se-bearing mineral association from the Příbram uranium and base metal ore district, Czech Republic. Journal of Geosciences, 60, 23-29.
Škácha P., Plášil J., Sejkora J. a Goliáš V. (2015): Sulphur-rich antimonselite, Sb2(Se,S)3 in the Se-bearing mineral association from the uranium and base metal ore district Příbram, Czech Republic. Journ. of Geosci., 60, 1, 23-29.
  • Hradec Králové Region
    • Trutnov (Trautenau)
      • Radvanice
Gábor Koller Specimen, EDS Sándor Szakáll
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