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Tellurantimony

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Formula:
Sb2Te3
Colour:
Pink, cream, gray
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
2
Crystal System:
Trigonal
Name:
The name reflects its composition: tellurium and antimony.
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Classification of TellurantimonyHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1972
2.DC.05

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
D : Metal Sulfides, M: S = 3 :4 and 2:3
C : Variable M:S
2.11.7.3

2 : SULFIDES
11 : AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
3.7.16

3 : Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)
7 : Sulphides etc. of V, As, Sb and Bi

Physical Properties of TellurantimonyHide

Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Pink, cream, gray
Hardness:

Chemical Properties of TellurantimonyHide

Formula:
Sb2Te3

Crystallography of TellurantimonyHide

Crystal System:
Trigonal

Type Occurrence of TellurantimonyHide

Synonyms of TellurantimonyHide

Other Language Names for TellurantimonyHide

Relationship of Tellurantimony to other SpeciesHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Altaite7 photos of Tellurantimony associated with Altaite on mindat.org.
Chalcopyrite3 photos of Tellurantimony associated with Chalcopyrite on mindat.org.
Mattagamite2 photos of Tellurantimony associated with Mattagamite on mindat.org.
Petzite1 photo of Tellurantimony associated with Petzite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.DC.05HedleyiteBi7Te3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
2.DC.05IkunoliteBi4(S,Se)3Trig.
2.DC.05IngoditeBi2TeSTrig.
2.DC.05Joséite-BBi4Te2STrig.
2.DC.05KawazuliteBi2Te2SeTrig.
2.DC.05LaitakariteBi4Se2STrig. 3m : R3m
2.DC.05NevskiteBi(Se,S)Trig.
2.DC.05ParaguanajuatiteBi2Se3Trig.
2.DC.05PilseniteBi4Te3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
2.DC.05SkippeniteBi2TeSe2Trig.
2.DC.05SulphotsumoiteBi3Te2STrig.
2.DC.05TellurobismuthiteBi2Te3Trig.
2.DC.05TetradymiteBi2Te2STrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
2.DC.05TsumoiteBiTeTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3 1m
2.DC.05BaksaniteBi6Te2S3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
2.DC.05Joséite-CBi16Te3S9
2.DC.05ProtojoséiteBi3(Te,S)2Trig.
2.DC.05SztrókayiteBi3TeS2
2.DC.05VihorlatiteBi24Se17Te4Trig.
2.DC.05TelluronevskiteBi3TeSe2Trig.
2.DC.05UM1983-09-S:BiPbTePbBi3S2Te

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

2.11.7.1TetradymiteBi2Te2STrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
2.11.7.2TellurobismuthiteBi2Te3Trig.
2.11.7.4ParaguanajuatiteBi2Se3Trig.
2.11.7.5KawazuliteBi2Te2SeTrig.
2.11.7.6SkippeniteBi2TeSe2Trig.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

3.7.1PatróniteVS4Mon.
3.7.2DuranusiteAs4SOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pmna
3.7.3DimorphiteAs4S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
3.7.4RealgarAs4S4Mon. 2/m
3.7.5PararealgarAs4S4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
3.7.6AlacrániteAs8S9Mon. 2/m : P2/b
3.7.7UzoniteAs4S5Mon.
3.7.8OrpimentAs2S3Mon. 2/m
3.7.9JeromiteAmor.
3.7.10LaphamiteAs2(Se,S)3Mon. 2/m
3.7.11GetchelliteAsSbS3Mon. 2/m : P21/b
3.7.12Wakabayashilite[(As,Sb)6S9][As4S5]Orth. mm2 : Pna21
3.7.13PääkköneniteSb2AsS2Mon. 2/m : B2/m
3.7.14StibniteSb2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
3.7.15MetastibniteSb2S3Amor.
3.7.17BismuthiniteBi2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
3.7.18NevskiteBi(Se,S)Trig.
3.7.19GuanajuatiteBi2Se3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
3.7.21IkunoliteBi4(S,Se)3Trig.
3.7.22LaitakariteBi4Se2STrig. 3m : R3m
3.7.23PoubaitePbBi2(Se,Te,S)4Trig.
3.7.24TellurobismuthiteBi2Te3Trig.
3.7.25SoučekitePbCuBi(S,Se)3Orth.
3.7.26TsumoiteBiTeTrig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3 1m
3.7.27PilseniteBi4Te3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
3.7.28HedleyiteBi7Te3Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
3.7.29TetradymiteBi2Te2STrig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
3.7.30JoséiteBi4TeS2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : R3m
3.7.31Joséite-BBi4Te2STrig.
3.7.32IngoditeBi2TeSTrig.
3.7.33SulphotsumoiteBi3Te2STrig.
3.7.34KawazuliteBi2Te2SeTrig.
3.7.36SkippeniteBi2TeSe2Trig.
3.7.37KochkaritePbBi4Te7Trig.
3.7.38RucklidgeitePbBi2Te4Trig.
3.7.39AleksitePbBi2Te2S2Trig.
3.7.40JunoiteCu2Pb3Bi8(S,Se)16Mon. 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 TellurantimonyHide

Reference List:
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THORPE, R.I. & HARRIS, D.C. (1973): Mattagamite and tellurantimony, two new telluride minerals from Mattagami Lake mine, Mattagami area, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist 12, 55-60.
EFFENBERGER, H. & PERTLIK, F. (1987): Hydrothermalsynthese und Kristalstruktur von stöchiometrischem Tellurantimon, Sb2Te3, und Tellurobismutit, Bi2Te3. Mitteilungen Österreichen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft, 132, 157-161.

Internet Links for TellurantimonyHide

Localities for TellurantimonyHide

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.
Armenia
 
  • Gelark'unik' Province (Geghark'unik')
    • Vardenis
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data (2013)
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Kalgoorlie-Boulder Shire
      • Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Canadian Mineralogist (2003) 41, 1503-1524; Noble, R.J. (2017): The Golden Mile. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 18 (1), 5-20.
Noble, R.J. (2017), The Golden Mile, Australian Journal of Mineralogy, Vol. 18 (1), pp 15, June 2017
Noble, R.J. (2017), The Golden Mile, Australian Journal of Mineralogy, Vol. 18 (1), pp 14, June 2017
    • Laverton Shire
      • Mount Weld Station
Sung, Y.-H., et al., "Tellurides from the Sunrise Dam gold deposit, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia: a new occurrence of nagyagite", Mineralogy & Petrology 91, 249-270(2007)
Canada (TL)
 
  • Québec
    • Nord-du-Québec
      • Matagami
THORPE, R.I. & HARRIS, D.C. (1973): Mattagamite and tellurantimony, two new telluride minerals from Mattagami Lake mine, Mattagami area, Quebec. Canadian Mineralogist 12, 55-60. EFFENBERGER, H. & PERTLIK, F. (1987): Hydrothermalsynthese und Kristalstruktur von stöchiometrischem Tellurantimon, Sb2Te3, und Tellurobismutit, Bi2Te3. Mitteilungen Österreichen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft, 132, 157-161. Econ.Geol.: 83; 395-404
Finland
 
  • Western and Inner Finland Region
    • Orivesi
Kinnunen, Aulis 2008. A paleoproterozoic high-sulfidation epithermal deposit at Orivesi, Southern Finland. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis, Series A. Scientiae Rerum Naturalium 507.
Greece
 
  • Thraki Department (Thrace; Thracia)
    • Évros Prefecture
      • Alexandroupoli (Alexandroupolis)
        • Pefka
Repstock, A. (2011): Ore mineralogical investigation of the Au, Ag, Te, Cu, Pb, Zn-bearing epithermal veins at Pefka mine, western Thrace, northeastern Greece. Unpubl. Diploma Thesis, University of Hamburg, Germany, 97 pp. (in German).
Japan
 
  • Hokkaido
    • Iburi Province
Mineralogical Journal Vol. 14 (1989) , No. 7 pp 299-302
    • Sapporo
      • Nishi-ku
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990; Yamada, S. (2004) Nihonsan-koubutsu Gojuon-hairetsu Sanchi-ichiranhyou (111 pp.); 中田正隆, 鄭在一, 本間久英, & 櫻井欽一. (1985). On tellurantimony from the Kobetsuzawa mine, Sapporo, Hokkaido. 鉱物学雜誌, 17(2), 79-83.; 井伊博行, & 岡田昭彦. (1991). 北海道札幌市小別沢鉱山産のテルル鉱物 (Poughite, Frohbergite, Melonite) について. 鉱物学雜誌, 20(3), 89-92.; Nakata et al (1989) Mineralogical Magazine, 53, 387-388
Romania
 
  • Hunedoara Co.
    • Brad
      • Crișcior (Criștior; Zarándkristyor; Kristyor; Körösfalva; Kreischquell)
        • Brad Muşariu (Brád; Muşariu)
          • Mustari (Muszàri)
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
    • Deva
Simon, G., Alderton, D. H. M., Stumpfl, E. F., & Bleser, T. (1995). Tellurantimony in Romania: first occurrences in Europe. Mineralogy and Petrology, 53(1-3), 115-124.
Simon, G., Alderton, D. H. M., Stumpfl, E. F., & Bleser, T. (1995). Tellurantimony in Romania: first occurrences in Europe. Mineralogy and Petrology, 53(1-3), 115-124.
M. Lupulescu (1996) Tellurantimony and frohbergite from Stanija ore deposit (Apuseni Mtns.): a discussion. Anal.Univ.Buc., Geol., XLV, p. 3-9.; Simon, G., Alderton, D. H. M., Stumpfl, E. F., & Bleser, T. (1995). Tellurantimony in Romania: first occurrences in Europe. Mineralogy and Petrology, 53(1-3), 115-124.
Russia
 
  • Urals Region
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
        • Plast
          • Kochkar' District
Vikent'eva, O., & Vikentev, I. (2016, April). Occurrence modes of As, Sb, Te, Bi, Ag in sulfide assemblages of gold deposits of the Urals. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (Vol. 123, No. 1, p. 012028). IOP Publishing.; Vikent'eva, O., & Vikentev, I. (2016, April). Occurrence modes of As, Sb, Te, Bi, Ag in sulfide assemblages of gold deposits of the Urals. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (Vol. 123, No. 1, p. 012028). IOP Publishing.
Vikent’eva, O. V., & Bortnikov, N. S. The Large Svetlinsk Au-Te Deposit, South Urals: Telluride Mineralization for Genetic Reconstructions. MINERAL RESOURCES IN A SUSTAINABLE WORLD • 13th SGA Biennial Meeting 2015. Proceedings, Volume 2 pp851-854
Slovakia
 
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Brezno Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590
    • Žiar nad Hronom Co.
Ďuďa R., 1993 : Die mineralien der Gold und Silber - lagersttäte von Kremnitz ( Kremnica) in der Slowakei. Mineralien Welt /Haltern,Nemecko/,5, s. 20 - 32
Sweden
 
  • Hälsingland
    • Ljusdal
Nysten, P. & Annersten, H. (1984): The gold mineralization at Enåsen, central Sweden. Geologiska Foereningens i Stockholm Foerhandlingar 106, 245-256.
USA
 
  • Colorado
    • Boulder Co.
      • Balarat District
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
      • Gold Hill District
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
        • Gold Hill
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
      • Jamestown District
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
      • Sunshine
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
  • North Carolina
    • Montgomery Co.
      • Carolina Slate Belt
Callahan,J.E,Craig,J.R Solberg,T.N,1995, Telluride mineralization of the southeastern United States,Southeastern Geology,v.35, no.3, pg.139-151
Uzbekistan
 
  • Tashkent Viloyati (Toshkent)
    • Angren Region
      • Chatkal-Kuraminskii Range
Kovalenker, V. et al New Data on Minerals (2003): 38: 45-56; Plotinskaya, O. Y., Kovalenker, V. A., Seltmann, R., & Stanley, C. J. (2006). Te and Se mineralogy of the high-sulfidation Kochbulak and Kairagach epithermal gold telluride deposits (Kurama Ridge, Middle Tien Shan, Uzbekistan). Mineralogy and Petrology, 87(3-4), 187-207.
Rustam Koneev, Evgeniy Ignatikov, Arpay Turesebekov, Umid Aripov, Rustam Khalmatov, Obidjon Kodirov, Miraziz Usmanov (2005) Gold ore deposits of Uzbekistan: Geochemistry and nanomineralogy of tellurium and selenium. IGCP Project 486, 2005 Field Workshop, Kiten, Bulgaria, 14-19 September 2005; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.; Plotinskaya, O. Y., Kovalenker, V. A., Seltmann, R., & Stanley, C. J. (2006). Te and Se mineralogy of the high-sulfidation Kochbulak and Kairagach epithermal gold telluride deposits (Kurama Ridge, Middle Tien Shan, Uzbekistan). Mineralogy and Petrology, 87(3-4), 187-207.; Kovalenker, V. A., Safonov, Y. G., Naumov, V. B., & Rusinov, V. L. (1997). The Epithermal Gold-Telluride Kochbulak Deposit. Geology of Ore Deposits C/C of Geologiia Rudnykh Mestorozhdenii, 39, 107-128.
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