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About HorobetsuiteHide

(Bi,Sb)2S3 to (Sb,Bi)2S3
Crystal System:
From the type locality: Horobetsu sulfur mine.
A variety of Bismuthinite-Stibnite Series

Intermediate compositions of the bismuthinite-stibnite series, ranging from antimony-rich bismuthinite to bismuth-rich stibnite.

Originally reported from Horobetsu mine, Iburi Province, Hokkaido Island, Japan.

Physical Properties of HorobetsuiteHide


Chemical Properties of HorobetsuiteHide

(Bi,Sb)2S3 to (Sb,Bi)2S3

Crystallography of HorobetsuiteHide

Crystal System:

Other Language Names for HorobetsuiteHide

Simplified Chinese:辉锑铋矿

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.

Internet Links for HorobetsuiteHide

Localities for HorobetsuiteHide

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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- 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.
  • Heilongjiang
    • Yichun
      • Tieli City
Mingxuan Xue, Ming Liu, and Bao Shuang (2001): World Geology 20(1), 34-39
  • Henan
    • Luoyang
      • Luoning County
Yanjing Chen, Pirajno, F., and Jinping Qi (2008): Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 33(3/4), 252-266
  • Hokkaidō Prefecture
    • Iburi Subprefecture
      • Usu District
        • Sobetsu
Hayase, K. (1955): Minerals of bismuthinite-stibnite series with special reference to horobetsuite from the Horobetsu Mine, Hokkaido, Japan. Mineralogical Journal (Japan), 1, 189-197.
  • Altai Republic
    • Yustid ore cluster
Pavlova, G.G., and Borisenko, A.S. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 164-185.
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Poltár District
Maťo,Ľ., Maťová, 1994: Mineralizácia v okolí Ozdína, výskyt zlata s obsahom Sb-Ni v tmavých bridliciach, JZ časti veporského kryštalinika (stredné Slovensko). Min.Slovaca, 26,1,30 – 37
  • Bratislava Region
    • Pezinok District
Pauliš,P.,Ďuďa,R.,2002: Nejzajímavejší mineralogická naletište Slovenska. Kuttna,K.Hora, 136p
  • Košice Region
    • Rožňava Co.
      • Dobšiná (Dobschau; Topschau)
Andrusovová-Vlčeková G. & Chovan M., 1991: Izoštruktúrne fázy Cu-Sb-Bi sulfosolí (chalkostibit-emplektit). Mineralia Slovaca, 23, 369.
      • Rožňava (Rosenau; Rozsnyó)
        • Čučma
Peterec D., Ďuďa R., 2003 : Zriedkavé minerály Mn – ložiska pri Čučme. Natura Carpatica (Košice), 44, s.229-236
    • Smolník mining district
      • Smolnícka Huta (Schmöllnitzhütte; Schmöllnitzer Hütte; Szomolnokhuta; Szomolnokhutta)
Macinsky, P. & Antal, B. (1994): Bi-​sulfosalts from the Fichtenhübel deposit. Acta Geologica Universitatis Comenianae 49, 16.
  • Žilina Region
    • Liptovský Mikuláš District
Chovan, M., Majzlan, J., Ragan, M., Siman, P., Krištín, J. (1998): Pb-Sb and Pb-Sb-Bi sulfosalts and associated sulphides from Dúbrava antimony deposit, Nízké Tatry Mts. Acta Geologica Universitatis Comenianae, 53, 37-49.
  • Gorno-Badakhshan
    • Pamir Silver District
      • Bazardara ore cluster
Pavlova, G.G., and Borisenko, A.S. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 164-185.
  • Jendouba
    • Jendouba
      • Souk-el-Arba
Slim-Shimi, N., Moëlo, Y. & Tlig, S. (1990): Caractérisaton minéralogique et signifiance métallogénique des sulfures bismuthifères des minéralisations de La Galite et du Jebel Chouichia (NW de la tunisie). Comptes rendus de l'Académie des sciences, Série 2, 311, 127-132.
  • Nevada
    • Nye Co.
      • Paradise Peak Mining District
        • Paradise Peak [summit]
          • Paradise Peak [town]
Econ Geol (1994) 89:1228-1248
Econ Geol (1989) 84:631-649
  • Samarqand
    • North Nuratau Mountains
      • Zarmitan
Eshimov, T. E. & Khamrabaeva, Z. I. (1987): Bismuth ore mineralization of Zarmitan. Uzbekiston Geologiya Zhurnali 1987 (4), 78-82 (in Russian).; Gromova, E. I.; Glotov, A. M.; Khrenov, V. A.; Lipskaya, V. I. (1980): Gold-​silver-​antimony mineralization in Charmitan deposits. Uzbekiston Geologiya Zhurnali 1980 (5), 8-11 (in Russian).
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