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Nisbite

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Formula:
NiSb2
Colour:
Tin white
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
5
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
In allusion to its composition, being comprised of nickel (Ni) and antimony (Sb).
This page provides mineralogical data about Nisbite.


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Classification of NisbiteHide

Approved
2.EB.15a

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.
2.12.2.13

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

Physical Properties of NisbiteHide

Metallic
Colour:
Tin white
Hardness:

Chemical Properties of NisbiteHide

Formula:
NiSb2

Crystallography of NisbiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.17 Å, b = 6.31 Å, c = 3.83 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.819 : 1 : 0.607
Unit Cell V:
124.94 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of NisbiteHide

Synonyms of NisbiteHide

Other Language Names for NisbiteHide

German:Nisbit
Russian:Нисбит
Simplified Chinese:斜方锑镍矿
Spanish:Nisbita
Traditional Chinese:斜方銻鎳礦

Relationship of Nisbite to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
AlloclasiteCo1-xFexAsSMon. 2 : P21
Anduoite(Ru,Os)As2Orth.
ClinosaffloriteCoAs2Mon. 2/m : P21/m
CostibiteCoSbSOrth. mm2 : Pmn21
LöllingiteFeAs2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
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:
Breithauptite1 photo of Nisbite associated with Breithauptite 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.10dCostibiteCoSbSOrth. mm2 : Pmn21
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.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

2.12.2.1MarcasiteFeS2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.12.2.2FerroseliteFeSe2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.12.2.3FrohbergiteFeTe2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.12.2.5MattagamiteCoTe2Orth.
2.12.2.6KulleruditeNiSe2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.12.2.7Omeiite(Os,Ru)As2Orth.
2.12.2.8Anduoite(Ru,Os)As2Orth.
2.12.2.9LöllingiteFeAs2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.12.2.10Seinäjokite(Fe,Ni)(Sb,As)2Orth.
2.12.2.11Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm
2.12.2.12RammelsbergiteNiAs2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnnm

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 NisbiteHide

Reference List:
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Cabri, L.J., Harris, D.C., Stewart, J.M. (1970) Paracostibite (CoSbS) and nisbite (NiSb2), new minerals from the Red Lake Area, Ontario, Canada. The Canadian Mineralogist: 10: 232–246.
Fleischer, M. (1971) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 56: 631-632.
Kjekshus, A., Rakke, T., Andresen, A. (1974) Compounds of the marcasite type crystal structure. IX. Structural data for FeAs2, FeSe2, NiAs2, NiSb2, and CuSe2. Acta Chemica Scandinavica: A28: 996-1000.
Kjekshus, A., Peterzéns, P.G., Rakke, T., Andresen, A.F. (1979) Compounds with the marcasite type crystal structure. XIII. Structural and magnetic properties of CrtFe1-tAs2, CrtFe1-tSb2, Fe1-tNitAs2 and Fe1-t NitSb2. Acta Chemica Scandinavica: A33: 469-480.
Jambor, J.L., Roberts, A.C. (1995) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 80: 1073-1077.

Internet Links for NisbiteHide

Localities for NisbiteHide

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.
Canada
 
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Newfoundland
      • Baie Verte Peninsula
        • Baie Verte
          • Consolidated Rambler mine (Rambler Mine)
Stefanie M. Brueckner, Stephen J. Piercey, Jean-Luc Pilote, Graham D. Layne, Paul J. Sylvester (2016): Mineralogy and mineral chemistry of the metamorphosed and precious metal-bearing Ming deposit, Canada. Ore Geology Reviews 72, 914–939.
  • Ontario
    • Kenora District
[Canadian Mineralogist(1970) 10, 232-246; Hey CIM p498]
Cabri, L.J., D.C. Harris, and J.M. Stewart (1970): Paracostibite (CoSbS) and nisbite (NiSb2), new minerals from the Red Lake Area, Ontario, Canada. Can. Mineral., 10, 232–246; ontariominerals.com
Finland
 
  • Northern Finland Region
    • Vihanti
Sergeeva, N. E., Eremin, N. I., & Dergachev, A. L. (2011, February). Vanadium mineralization in ore of the Vihanti massive sulfide base-metal deposit, Finland. In Doklady Earth Sciences (Vol. 436, No. 2, pp. 210-212). SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica.; Geological Survey of Finland 2007 Vihanti - ZINC Database
    • Ylivieska
Kojonen Kari 1989. The early Proterozoic Zn-Cu-Zn sulphide deposit of Rauhala in Ylivieska Western Finland. Geological Survey of Finland, Special Paper 11
Germany
 
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Siegerland
      • Niederfischbach
EDS Holger Adelmann
Kazakhstan
 
  • Eastern Kazakhstan Province (Shyghys Qazaqstan Oblysy; Vostochno-Kazakhstanskaya Oblast')
    • Altai Mts (Rudnyi Altai)
      • Zyryanovsk Rayon
        • Zyryanovsk complex
Mozgova, N. N., Nenasheva, S. N., Borodaev, Y. S., & Yudovskaya, M. A. (1994). Nuffieldite from the Maleevskoe massive sulfide deposit, Russia. Canadian Mineralogist, 32, 359-359.
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
Cook, N. J. (1996): Mineralogy of the sulphide deposits at Sulitjelma, northern Norway. Ore Geology Reviews 11: 303-308
Cook, N. J. (1996): Mineralogy of the sulphide deposits at Sulitjelma, northern Norway. Ore Geology Reviews 11: 303-308
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Chitinskaya Oblast'
        • Vershino-Darasunskiy
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.
  • Far-Eastern Region
    • Khabarovskiy Kray
      • Komsomolski ore District
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.
    • Magadanskaya Oblast'
      • Kolyma River Basin
        • Ducat District
          • Omsukchan
            • Ducat ore field
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.
  • 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
      • Tunaberg
Dobbe, R. T. M. (1991): Ullmannite, cobaltian ullmannite and willyamite from Tunaberg, Bergslagen, central Sweden, The Canadian Mineralogist. 29, 199-205
Dobbe, R. T. M., Lustenhouwer, W. and Zakrzewski, M. A. (1994): Kieftite, CoSb3, a new member of the Skutterudite group from Tunaberg, Sweden. Canadian Mineralogist. 32, 179-183
  • Värmland
    • Filipstad
No reference listed
      • Persberg district
        • Getön
Zakrzewski, M.A., Burke, E.A.J. & Nugteren, H.W. (1980): Cobalt Minerals in the Hällefors area, Bergslagen, Sweden: New occurences of costibite, paracostibite, nisbite and cobaltian ullmannite. Canadian Mineralogist. 18,165-171
Zakrzewski, M.A., Burke, E.A.J. & Nugteren, H.W. (1980): Cobalt Minerals in the Hällefors area, Bergslagen, Sweden: New occurences of costibite, paracostibite, nisbite and cobaltian ullmannite. Canadian Mineralogist. 18,165-171
Zakrzewski, M.A., Burke, E.A.J. & Nugteren, H.W. (1980): Cobalt Minerals in the Hällefors area, Bergslagen, Sweden: New occurences of costibite, paracostibite, nisbite and cobaltian ullmannite. Canadian Mineralogist. 18,165-171
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