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Paracostibite

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Formula:
CoSbS
Hardness:
7
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
Named from the Greek 'para' for near, and costibite, for the polymorphic relationship to that mineral.
Dimorph of:
This page provides mineralogical data about Paracostibite.


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Classification of ParacostibiteHide

Approved
First Published:
1970
2.EB.10e

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.
2.12.7.2

2 : SULFIDES
12 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
3.10.14

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 ParacostibiteHide

Hardness:
Hardness:
VHN15=936 - 1031 kg/mm2 - Vickers

Chemical Properties of ParacostibiteHide

Formula:
CoSbS
Common Impurities:
Fe,Ni,As

Crystallography of ParacostibiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Cell Parameters:
a = 5.76 Å, b = 5.94 Å, c = 11.66 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 0.97 : 1 : 1.963
Unit Cell V:
398.94 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of ParacostibiteHide

General Appearance of Type Material:
Irregular and subhedral grains up to about 130 microns.
Place of Conservation of Type Material:
National Mineral Collection, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Reference:
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.

Synonyms of ParacostibiteHide

Other Language Names for ParacostibiteHide

Relationship of Paracostibite 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
NisbiteNiSb2Orth.
OeniteCoSbAsOrth.
Omeiite(Os,Ru)As2Orth.
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:
Costibite2 photos of Paracostibite associated with Costibite 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.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

2.12.7.1CostibiteCoSbSOrth. mm2 : Pmn21

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
3.10.15CostibiteCoSbSOrth. mm2 : Pmn21
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 ParacostibiteHide

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.
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.
Zakrzewski, M.A., Burke, E.A.J., Nugteren, H.W. (1980) Cobalt minerals in the Haellefors area, Bergslagen, Sweden; new occurrences of costibite, paracostibite, nisbite and cobaltian ullmannite. The Canadian Mineralogist: 18: 165.

Internet Links for ParacostibiteHide

Localities for ParacostibiteHide

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.
Australia
 
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
      • Broken Hill district
Worner, H. K. and Mitchell, R. W., eds. Birch, W. D. (et al) (1982) Minerals of Broken Hill, published by Australian Mining & Smelting Limited ISBN 0-909221-18-9
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.
Austria
 
  • Salzburg
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Habach valley
        • Nasenkopf
matrixx 5, p.50-54
Canada (TL)
 
  • Ontario
    • Kenora District
      • Mulcahy Township
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.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Tohoku Region
      • Iwate Prefecture
        • Kamaishi City
Ichikawa and Matsueda (1980) Kouzan Chishitsu, 30, 37.
Sweden
 
  • Närke
    • Askersund
      • Hammar
Zakrzewski, M.A., M.A. & Makovicky, E. (1986): Izoklakeite from Vena, Sweden, and kobellite homologous series. Canadian Mineralogist 24, 7-18.
  • Värmland
    • Filipstad
      • Persberg district
        • Getön
No reference listed
        • Gruvåsen mines
No reference listed
  • Västmanland
    • Hällefors
      • Grythyttan
Burke, E. A., & Zakrzewski, M. A. (1990). Herzenbergite and associated antimony minerals from Björkskogsnäs, Hällefors, Sweden. GFF, 112(1), 85-86.
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • St Just
        • Botallack
          • Botallack Mine
Golley, P. & Williams, R. (1995): Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications (Truro), 104 pp.
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