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About PeretaiteHide

Ca(SbO)4(SO4)2(OH)2 · 2H2O
3½ - 4
Specific Gravity:
4.06 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
From the type locality.
This page provides mineralogical data about Peretaite.

Classification of PeretaiteHide

Approval year:
First published:

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
D : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
F : With large and medium-sized cations

6 : (AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O

25 : Sulphates
8 : Sulphates of Sb, V, Cr and U

Physical Properties of PeretaiteHide

Can be pink due to encrustations of valentinite
3½ - 4 on Mohs scale
VHN15=170 - 190 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Perfect on {100}
4.06 g/cm3 (Calculated)
Measured > 3.8

Optical Data of PeretaiteHide

Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 1.841(1) nγ = 1.935(1)
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.094
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
relatively strong
Beta not determined. 2V is very large

Chemical Properties of PeretaiteHide

Ca(SbO)4(SO4)2(OH)2 · 2H2O
IMA Formula:
CaSb3+4O4(SO4)2(OH)2 · 2H2O

Crystallography of PeretaiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 24.665(4) Å, b = 5.6006(9) Å, c = 10.185(1) Å
β = 95.98(1)°
a:b:c = 4.404 : 1 : 1.819
Unit Cell V:
1,399.29 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Divergent sprays of laths, botyroidal, massive.
Very common on {100}

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0000796PeretaiteMenchetti S, Sabelli C (1980) Peretaite, CaSb4O4(OH)2(SO4)2*2H2O: Its atomic arrangement and twinning American Mineralogist 65 940-94619800293
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Geological EnvironmentHide

Geological Setting:
Formed by the action of sulfuric acid on oxidizing stibnite deposits.

Type Occurrence of PeretaiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC 148481, 148482
Cipriani, N., Menchetti, S., Orlandi, P., Sabelli, C. (1980) Peretaite, CaSb4O4(OH)2(SO4)2·2H2O, a new mineral from Pereta, Tuscany, Italy. American Mineralogist: 65: 936-939.

Synonyms of PeretaiteHide

Other Language Names for PeretaiteHide


Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
13 photos of Peretaite associated with KlebelsbergiteSb4O4(SO4)(OH)2
8 photos of Peretaite associated with StibniteSb2S3
3 photos of Peretaite associated with KermesiteSb2S2O
2 photos of Peretaite associated with MetastibniteSb2S3
1 photo of Peretaite associated with SulphurS8
1 photo of Peretaite associated with TripuhyiteFe3+Sb5+O4
1 photo of Peretaite associated with QuartzSiO2

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

7.DF.Aldridgeite(Cd,Ca)(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O Mon. 2/m : B2/b
7.DF.ChromschieffelinitePb10Te6+6O20(OH)14(CrO4)(H2O)5Orth. 2 2 2 : C2 2 21
7.DF.AlcaparrosaiteK3Ti4+Fe3+(SO4)4O(H2O)2Mon. 2/m : B2/b
7.DF.BairditePb2Cu2+4Te6+2O10(OH)2(SO4) · H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.DF.Carlsonite(NH4)5Fe3+3O(SO4)6 · 7H2OTric. 1 : P1
7.DF.Ammoniomathesiusite(NH4)5(UO2)4(SO4)4(VO5) · 4H2OTet. 4/m : P4/n
7.DF.05UklonskoviteNaMg(SO4)F · 2H2OMon.
7.DF.10KainiteKMg(SO4)Cl · 3H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
7.DF.15NatrochalciteNaCu2(SO4)2(OH) · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
7.DF.20MetasideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
7.DF.20SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
7.DF.25DespujolsiteCa3Mn4+(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6 m2 : P62c
7.DF.25FleischeritePb3Ge(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
7.DF.25SchaurteiteCa3Ge(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2OHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
7.DF.25MallestigitePb3Sb5+(SO4)(AsO4)(OH)6 · 3H2OHex. 6 : P63
7.DF.30Slavíkite(H3O+)3Mg6Fe15(SO4)21(OH)18 · 98H2OTrig. 3 : R3
7.DF.35MetavoltineNa6K2FeFe6(SO4)12O2 · 18H2OTrig.
7.DF.40LannoniteMg2Ca4Al4(SO4)8F8 · 24H2O Tet. 4/m : I4/m
7.DF.40VlodavetsiteAlCa2(SO4)2F2Cl · 4H2OTet. 4/m : I4/m
7.DF.50GordaiteNaZn4(SO4)(OH)6Cl · 6H2OTrig. 3 : P3
7.DF.55Clairite(NH4)2Fe3(SO4)4(OH)3 · 3H2OTric.
7.DF.60ArzruniteCu4Pb2(SO4)(OH)4Cl6 · 2H2O (?)Orth.
7.DF.65ElyitePb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4 · H2OMon. 2/m
7.DF.70LautenthalitePbCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
7.DF.70YecoraiteFe3+3Bi5(Te6+O4)2(Te4+O3)O9 · 9H2O
7.DF.75RiomarinaiteBi(SO4)(OH) · H2OMon. 2/m
7.DF.80DukeiteBi3+24Cr6+8O57(OH)6 · 3H2OTrig. 3m : P3 1c

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

25.8.1KlebelsbergiteSb4O4(SO4)(OH)2Orth. mm2
25.8.2CoquanditeSb6+xO8+x(SO4)(OH)x(H2O)1- x (x = 0.3)Tric. 1 : P1
25.8.4CannoniteBi2(SO4)O(OH)2Mon. 2/m : P21/b
25.8.5Minasragrite(V4+O)(SO4) · 5H2OMon. 2/m
25.8.6Stanleyite(V4+O)(SO4) · 6H2OOrth.
25.8.7Redingtonite(Fe2+,Mg,Ni)(Cr,Al)2(SO4)4 · 22H2OMon.
25.8.8Metauranopilite(UO2)6(SO4)(OH)10 · 5H2O
25.8.9Uranopilite(UO2)6(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 14H2OMon.
25.8.10NatrozippeiteNa5(UO2)8(SO4)4O5(OH)3 · 12H2OMon. 2/m : P21/m
25.8.11ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2OMon. 2 : B2
25.8.12JohanniteCu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2OTric. 1
25.8.13MagnesiozippeiteMg(UO2)2(SO4)O2 · 3.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
25.8.14ZinczippeiteZn(UO2)2(SO4)O2 · 3.5H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m

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 PeretaiteHide

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Cipriani, N., Menchetti, S., Orlandi, P., Sabelli, C. (1980) Peretaite, CaSb4O4(OH)2(SO4)2·2H2O, a new mineral from Pereta, Tuscany, Italy. American Mineralogist: 65: 936-939.
Menchietti, S., Sabelli, C. (1980) Peretaite, CaSb4O4(OH)2(SO4)2·2H2O: its atomic arrangement and twinning. American Mineralogist: 65: 940-946.
Majzlan, J., Števko, M., Lánczos, T. (2016): Soluble secondary minerals of antimony in Pezinok and Kremnica (Slovakia) and the question of mobility or immobility of antimony in mine waters. Environmental Chemistry, 13, 927-935.

Internet Links for PeretaiteHide

Localities for PeretaiteHide

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.
  • Attica
    • East Attica
      • Lavreotiki
Skarpelis, N. and Argyraki, A. (2009): The geology and origin of supergene ores in Lavrion (Attica, Greece). Resource Geology, 59, 1-14.
Italy (TL)
  • Tuscany
    • Grosseto Province
      • Scansano
        • Pereta
Cipriani, et al (1980); Am.Min.:65:936(1980); Min.Rec.:15 (1): 19-26.
    • Pisa Province
      • Pomarance
Nannoni R., Capperi M., 1985. I minerali della "Sorgente Solfurea" di Micciano (PI). Quad. Mus. Storia Nat. Livorno, 6: 11-25.; Duchi G. (1983) - Il deposito antimonifero di Micciano(Comune di Pomarance, Pisa)- Atti Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali - Memorie, serie A, 90, pp. 141-163; Bardi, T., Biagioni, C., & Orlandi, P. (2009). Aggiornamento sui minerali della Sorgente Solfurea di Micciano (Pomarance, Pisa, Toscana). MICRO (località), 1/2009, 261-276.
    • Siena Province
      • Chiusdino
Mineralogical Record, 15 (1), 27-36.; Menchetti, S., Batoni, M., Batacchi, C., Borselli, G., Brogi, A., Ceccantini, L., Fassina, B., Marchesini, M., Rossellini, A. & Ruggieri, G. (2015): Le Cetine di Cotorniano. Miniera e minerali. Associazione Micro-Mineralogica Italiana, Cremona, 354 p.
  • Canton Wiltz
    • Goesdorf
Simon Philippo analysis (to be published); [Filella M., Philippo S., Belzile N., Chen Y. and Quentel F. (2009) Natural attenuation processes applying to antimony: A study in the abandoned antimony mine in Goesdorf, Luxembourg - Science of the total environment (in press)]; Filella, M., Philippo, S., Belzile, N., Chen, Y., & Quentel, F. (2009). Natural attenuation processes applying to antimony: a study in the abandoned antimony mine in Goesdorf, Luxembourg. Science of the Total Environment, 407(24), 6205-6216.
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Žiar nad Hronom District
      • Kremnica
Majzlan, J., Števko, M., Lánczos, T. (2016): Soluble secondary minerals of antimony in Pezinok and Kremnica (Slovakia) and the question of mobility or immobility of antimony in mine waters. Environmental Chemistry, 13, 927-935.
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