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About StibarsenHide

White, reddish gray, tarnishes gray
3 - 4
Specific Gravity:
5.8 - 6.2
Crystal System:
Member of:
The name reflects its composition: antimony (Latin = "STIBium") and ARSENic.
First recognized by P. E. Wretblad on samples found in 1935 by Dr. Olof Ödman of the Boliden Gruvaktiebolag from Varuträsk LCT pegmatite, Skellefteå, Västerbotten, Sweden.
Previously regarded as a variety of "allemontite" (= synonym of stibarsen).

Classification of StibarsenHide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)

1 : ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
C : Metalloids and Nonmetals
A : Arsenic group elements
Dana 7th ed.:

3 : Semi-metals and non-metals

1 : Elements and Alloys (including the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au)

Physical Properties of StibarsenHide

White, reddish gray, tarnishes gray
3 - 4 on Mohs scale
in one direction
5.8 - 6.2 g/cm3 (Measured)    6.307 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Chemical Properties of StibarsenHide

IMA Formula:
Common Impurities:

Crystallography of StibarsenHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
3m (3 2/m) - Hexagonal Scalenohedral
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 4.045 Å, c = 10.961 Å
a:c = 1 : 2.71
Unit Cell V:
155.32 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Indistinct crystals, reniform, mamillary, curved lamellar, finely granular.

Type Occurrence of StibarsenHide

Synonyms of StibarsenHide

Other Language Names for StibarsenHide

Simplified Chinese:砷锑矿

Varieties of StibarsenHide

Bismuthian StibarsenA bismuth-bearing variety of Stibarsen.

Relationship of Stibarsen to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
AntimonySbTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
ArsenicAsTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
BismuthBiTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Dyscrasite16 photos of Stibarsen associated with Dyscrasite on mindat.org.
Calcite15 photos of Stibarsen associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Pyrargyrite10 photos of Stibarsen associated with Pyrargyrite on mindat.org.
Antimony9 photos of Stibarsen associated with Antimony on mindat.org.
Symplesite7 photos of Stibarsen associated with Symplesite on mindat.org.
Stibnite5 photos of Stibarsen associated with Stibnite on mindat.org.
Realgar4 photos of Stibarsen associated with Realgar on mindat.org.
Arsenic3 photos of Stibarsen associated with Arsenic on mindat.org.
Arsenolite3 photos of Stibarsen associated with Arsenolite on mindat.org.
Safflorite2 photos of Stibarsen associated with Safflorite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

1.CA.05AntimonySbTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.CA.05ArsenicAsTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.CA.05BismuthBiTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.CA.10ArsenolampriteAsOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
1.CA.10Pararsenolamprite(As,Sb)Orth. mm2 : Pmn21
1.CA.15ParadocrasiteSb3AsMon. 2 : B2

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide 3m (3 2/m) : R3m 3m (3 2/m) : R3m 3m (3 2/m) : R3m 3m (3 2/m) : R3m 2 : B2

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
1.8ZincZnHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.9CadmiumCdHex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.12MercuryHgTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.14MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m)
1.19Weishanite(Au,Ag,Hg)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.21AluminiumAlIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
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
1.29TinSnTet. 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)
1.37DomeykiteCu3AsIso. 4 3m : I4 3d
1.38Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.40KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7 Iso.
1.41AntimonySbTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
1.43ParadocrasiteSb3AsMon. 2 : B2
1.44HorsforditeCu, Sb
1.45CuprostibiteCu2(Sb,Tl)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
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
1.57IronFeIso. 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
1.61NickelNiIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.63Taenite(Fe,Ni)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.65AwaruiteNi3FeIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.67PotaritePdHgTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/mmm
1.70CabriitePd2CuSnOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmmm
1.72Atokite(Pd,Pt)3SnIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
1.76Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
1.82PlatinumPtIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
Contains arsenic. Always wash hands after handling. Do not inhale dust when breaking or grind dry.

References for StibarsenHide

Reference List:
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American Mineralogist (1936) 21: 202.
Quensel,P., Ahlborg, Knut & Westgren, A. (1937) Minerals of the Varuträsk Pegmatite. II. Allemontite: With an X-ray Analysis of the Mineral and of other Arsenic-Antimony Alloys. Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlinger. 59, 135-144.
Trzebiatkowski, W., Bryjak, E. (1938): Röntgenanalyse des Systems Arsen-Antimon. Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie 238, 255-267.
Wretblad, P.E. (1941) Minerals of the Varuträsk Pegmatite XX. Die Allemontite und das System As-Sb. Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlinger. 63, 19-48.
Fleischer, M. (1974): New mineral names. American Mineralogist 59, 1330-1332. [Discreditation of allemontite]
Bayliss, P. (1991): Crystal chemistry and crystallography of some minerals in the tetradymite group. American Mineralogist 76, 257-265.

Internet Links for StibarsenHide

Localities for StibarsenHide

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.

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All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
      • Broken Hill district
Birch BH Book
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.
  • Western Australia
    • Upper Gascoyne Shire
      • Ullawarra Indigenous Community
Ferguson, K.M. (1999) Lead, Zinc and Silver Deposits of Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Mineral Resources Bulletin 15.
  • Carinthia
    • Friesach - Hüttenberg area
      • Hüttenberg
H.Meixner (1974)
H. Meixner: 32(3):85-97 (1981)
Meixner, H. (1950): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 2(3), 195-209.; R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
  • Styria
    • Schladming
      • Schladminger Tauern
        • Obertalbach valley
Pribitzer, F. (1956): Die Minerallagerstätte Zinkwand bei Schladming in Steiermark (Österreich). Aufschluss, 7 (3), 59-63.
  • Potosí
    • Antonio Quijarro Province
      • Agua de Castilla
        • Porco
Kempff, O., Paar, W.H., Tawackoli, S.: "Minerales de Bolivia", 115pp (La Paz, 2009)
  • British Columbia
    • Atlin Mining Division
      • Tagish Lake
Mark H.F. Mauthner, Groat, L.A. and Raudsepp, M. (1996). "The Engineer Mine, Tagish Lake, British Columbia." Mineralogical Record, 27(4),pp:263-273. G. W. Robinson, V. King (1993) Whats New in Minerals. Mineralogical Record 24:381-395
    • Skeena Mining Division
      • Queen Charlotte Islands
Dana 7:131
  • Manitoba
    • Lac-du-Bonnet area
      • Bernic Lake
Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 16, pp, 625-640 (1978)
    • Red Cross Lake
Cerny et al. 2012; Černý, O., Teertstra, D.K., Chapman, R., Selway, J.B., Hawthorne, F.C., Ferreira, K., Chackowsky, L.E., Wang, X.J. & and Meintzer, R.E. (2012); Černý, P., Teertstra, D. K., Chapman, R., Selway, J. B., Hawthorne, F. C., Ferreira, K., ... & Meintzer, R. E. (2012). Extreme Fractionation And Deformation Of The Leucogranite–Pegmatite Suite At Red Cross Lake, Manitoba, Canada. Iv. Mineralogy. The Canadian Mineralogist, 50(6), 1839-1875.
  • Ontario
    • Thunder Bay District
      • Bomby Township
Mineralogical Magazine 1988 52 : 691-697; Handbook of Mineralogy
Ann P.Sabina (1991), Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Sudbury to Winnipeg. GSC Misc. Report 49. p.86
HARRIS, D.C., ROBERTS, A.C. & CRIDDLE, A.J. (1989): Vaughanite (TlHgSb4S7), a new mineral from the Hemlo gold deposit, Hemlo, Ontario, Canada. Mineralogical Magazine 53, 79-83.
  • Gansu
    • Jiuquan
      • Subei Co.
Lei Wang, Jianguo Yang, Xiaohong Wang, and Xie Xie (2012): Gold Science and Technology 20(5), 28-33
Czech Republic
  • Central Bohemian Region
    • Příbram District
      • Březové Hory ore region (Birkenberg)
        • Březové Hory deposit
[Bull.N.M.Praha 2002, 10, p.43-77]
        • Černojamské deposit (Black pits deposit)
[Bull.N.M.Praha 2002, 10, p.43-77]
[Bull.N.M.Praha 2002, 10, p.43-77]
      • Háje
Ondruš, P., & Hyršl, J. (1989) New finds and revision of secondary minerals from Příbram district. Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Geologica 1989, 521-533.
Škácha, P., Sejkora, J., Knížek, F., Slepička, V., Litochleb, J., Jebava, I. (2012) Výskyty unikátního monometalického stříbrného zrudnění na žíle H14F3 mezi 7. a 9. patrem šachty č. 21 Háje, příbramský uran-polymetalický revír (Česká republika). Bull. mineral.-petrolog. Odd. Nár. Muz. (Praha) 20, 2, 230-254. ISSN 1211-0329.
No reference listed
No reference listed
Kašpar, P., Řídkošil, T., Šrein, V.: Minerogeneze žíly T 1 z Třebska u Příbrami. Acta Universitatis Carolinae – Geologica, 1983, vol. 27, nos. 1-2, s. 61-96.
  • Karlovy Vary Region
Ondruš P, Veselovský F, Gabašová A, Hloušek J, Šrein V, Vavrín I, Skála R, Sejkora J, Drábek M (2003) Primary minerals of the Jáchymov ore district, Journal of the Czech Geological Society 48, 19-147
  • Olomouc Region
    • Jeseník District
      • Javorník
Sejkora, J.: Uranové ložisko Zálesí v Rychlebských horách. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1994, roč. 2, s. 105-110.
  • South Ostrobothnia
    • Seinäjoki
Borodaev, Y., Mozgova, N., Ozerova, N., Bortnikov, N. Oivanen, P., Iletuinen, O. (1983): Associations Of Ore Minerals In The Deposits Of The Seinajöki District And The Discussion On The Ore Formation, Bull. Geol. Soc. Finland. 55 (1), 3-23; Aho, Lea 1980. Seinäjoki-Nurmo Sb mineralisatiosta. Geologian Tutkimuskeskus, arkistoraportti M19/2222/-80/1/10
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Isère
      • Allemont (Allemond)
Picot, P. and Johan, Z. (1977). Atlas des Minéreaux Métalliques, BRGM, Elsevier.; Dana 7:I:104 & 131.
  • Corsica
    • Haute-Corse
      • Corte
        • Moïta
          • Matra
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Alpirsbach
Lapis 1987(7/8), 15ff.
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
      • Bad Harzburg
        • Radau valley
No reference listed
      • St Andreasberg District
        • Beerberg
No reference listed
Naumann, Zirkel: "Elemente der Mineralogie", 13th ed., Leipzig (1898)
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge District
      • Marienberg District
        • Gehringswalde
Strübel, Zimmer: "Lexikon der Minerale", 2nd Ed., 1991
        • Lauta
Hajek, W. (2010): Kristallwelten Marienberg. Weise Verlag, München.
  • Attica
    • East Attica
      • Lavreotiki
        • Lavrion District Mines
          • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
Meixner, H. & Paar, W. (1982): New observations on ore formation and weathering of the Kamariza deposit, Laurion, SE Attica (Greece). Special Publication of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits 2 (Ore Genesis: State of the Art), 760-767.
          • Plaka
Voudouris, P., Tsolakos, A., Papanikitas, A. & Solomos, C. (2004): Nicht nur Mikromounts: Neufunde aus Lavrion 2003. Lapis, 29 (4), 13-15; 50.
Blaß, G., Fabritz, K. H., Mühlbauer, W. and Prachar, I. (1998): … Immer wieder Neues aus Lavrion (2). Mineralien-Welt 9 (6), 48-55 (in German).
P. Voudouris (2005) Gold and silver mineralogy of the Lavrion deposit, Attika, Greece. Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge 2005, pp 1089-1092; Voudouris, P. (2005). Gold and silver mineralogy of the Lavrion deposit, Attika, Greece. In Mineral deposit research: meeting the global challenge (pp. 1089-1092). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  • Lombardy
    • Sondrio Province
      • Valtellina
        • Sondalo
AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
  • Hokkaidō
    • Oshima Subprefecture
      • Yakumo
(Originally recorded as "allemontite") Introduction to Japanese Minerals, Geological Survey of Japan, 1970; Harada, Zyunpéi (1954) Chemical Analyses of Japanese Minerals (III) Journal of the Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University. Series 4, Geology and mineralogy = 北海道大學理學部紀要, 8(4):289-348
  • Oita
    • Hayami district
      • Yamaga
Dr. Kameki Kinoshita collection (curated at Geological Survey of Japan)
  • Lower Silesian Voivodeship
    • Ząbkowice Śląskie Co.
      • Gmina Ząbkowice Śląskie
        • Szklary
Geologia Sudetica, 33 (1): 23-31. ; Pieczka, A.; Grew, E.S.; Groat, L.A.; Evans, R.J. (2011): Holtite and dumortierite from the Szklary Pegmatite, Lower Silesia, Poland. Mineralogical Magazine 75, 303-315.; Pieczka, A., Evans, R. J., Grew, E. S., Groat, L. A., Ma, C., & Rossman, G. R. (2013). The dumortierite supergroup. II. Three new minerals from the Szklary pegmatite, SW Poland: Nioboholtite,(Nb0. 6⃞0. 4) Al6BSi3O18, titanoholtite,(Ti0. 75⃞0. 25) Al6BSi3O18, and szklaryite, ⃞Al6BAs33+ O15. Mineralogical Magazine, 77(6), 2841-2856.
  • Primorsky Krai
    • Dalnegorsk Urban District
[MinRec 32:8]
        • Dal'negorsk B deposit
Pavel M. kartashov data
  • Prešov Region
    • Prešov Co.
Duda et. all.,1981:Minerály severnej časti Slanských vrchov. Min.Slovca,Monografia 2,Bratislava, 98 p
  • Värmland County
    • Filipstad
      • Nordmark district
        • Jakobsberg ore field
Kjell Gatedal
      • Nordmark Odal Field (Nordmarksberg)
Mineralogical Magazine (1998) 62 (3), 395-407
  • Västerbotten County
    • Skellefteå
      • Skellefte mining district
Grensman, F. & Langhof, J. (1991): Åkerberget. Guldgruva med litiumpegmatite. STEIN 18(2), 20-22; Billström, K., Mattson, B., Söderlund, U., Årebäck, H., & Broman, C. (2012). Geology and Age Constraints on the Origin of the Intrusion-Related, Sheeted Vein-Type Åkerberg Gold Deposit, Skellefte District, Sweden. Minerals, 2(4), 385-416.
Wretblad, P.E. (1941): Minerals of the Varuträsk Pegmatite XX. Die Allemontite und das System As-Sb. Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlinger,63, 19-48.; Am Min 59 (1974), 1331
  • Sughd
    • Adrasman
Pavel M. Kartashov data
  • Colorado
    • Gunnison Co.
      • Elk Mountain Mining District (Snowmass Mountain Mining District)
Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
  • Nevada
    • Storey Co.
      • Comstock Mining District
        • Virginia City
          • Comstock Lode
Dana 7:I:131; NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
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