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Crystal System:
Named as the Sb-analogue of enargite.
Described by Strunz (1957), not approved by the IMA in 1959.

The empirical formula, Cu3Sb0.75As0.25S4, would correspond to the Sb-analogue of enargite. However, the material is probably only Sb-bearing enargite.

The most Sb-rich enargite was found to have the composition Cu3As0.8Sb0.2S4 (Pósfay & Buseck, 1998).

May be considered a hypothetical orthorhombic polymorph of famatinite.

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Classification of StibioenargiteHide

Rejected by the IMA
Approval History:
Rejected by IMA: 1959

2 : Sulphides
C : Sulphides with metal: sulphur, selenium and tellurium = 1:1
14 : Cubanite series

Physical Properties of StibioenargiteHide


Chemical Properties of StibioenargiteHide


Crystallography of StibioenargiteHide

Crystal System:

Other Language Names for StibioenargiteHide

Simplified Chinese:硫锑铜矿

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz Grouping (8th Edition)Hide

2/C.14-10EnargiteCu3AsS4Orth. mm2 : Pmn21
2/C.14-20CubaniteCuFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2/C.14-30SternbergiteAgFe2S3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
2/C.14-40ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3Mon. 2/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 StibioenargiteHide

Reference List:
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Strunz (1957)
Tanelli G. (1970): Ricerche sui minerali del gruppo dell'enargite (enargite, stibioenargite, luzonite, famatinite, stibioluzonite). Periodico di mineralogia – Roma, pp. 561-583.
Pósfay, M. & Buseck, P. (1998): Relationships between microstructure and composition in enargite and luzonite. American Mineralogist, 83, 373–382. [http://www.minsocam.org/msa/ammin/toc/Articles_Free/1998/Posfai_p373-382_98.pdf]

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Localities for StibioenargiteHide

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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.
  • Tyrol
    • North Tyrol
      • Inn valley
        • Brixlegg - Schwaz area
          • Schwaz
Gstrein, P. (1981): Prähistorischer Bergbau am Burgstall bei Schwaz (Tirol). Veröffentl. d. Tiroler Landesmuseums Ferdinandeum 61, 25-46
  • Gansu
    • Dingxi
      • Min Co.
Jiajun Liu, Guangjian Mao, Shenghua Wu, Xinghua Ma, Lixing Li, Guangzhi Liu, Yanfu Liao, and Weijun Zheng (2010): Gold Science and Technology 18(1), 11-15
  • Inner Mongolia
    • Hulunbuir League (Hulunbei'er Prefecture)
      • New Barag Right Banner (Xin Barag Youqi)
        • Jiawula Ag-polymetallic ore field
Zhitian Wang, Kezhang Qin, Longju Pang, and Weishi Li (1993): Mineral Deposits 12(3), 212-220
  • Qinghai
    • Gyêgu Autonomous Prefecture (Yushu Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Zhidoi Co. (Zhiduo Co.)
        • Fenghuoshan Cu ore field
Zhiyong Liu, Kaicheng Zhang, Zhongbao Song, Shuying Liu (2006): Northwestern Geology 39(4), 24-32
  • Sichuan
    • Garzê Autonomous Prefecture (Ganzi Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Baiyu Co.
        • Maqiong
Qingmin Jin, Huaguang Xie, and Wenguang Wang (1992): Volcanology and Mineral Resources 13(2), 48-58
  • Attica
    • East Attica
      • Lavreotiki
        • Lavrion District Mines
          • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
            • Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines)
              • Hilarion area
Strunz (1957) (?)
  • Lower Silesian Voivodeship
Mochnacka, K., Oberc-Dziedzic, T., Mayer, W., & Pieczka, A. (2012). Ore mineralization in the Miedzianka area (Karkonosze-Izera Massif, the Sudetes, Poland): new information. Mineralogia Polonica, 43(3-4), 155-178.
  • Košice Region
    • Spišská Nová Ves Co.
Ďuďa R., Peterec D., 1995 : Die Mineralien der siderit - baryt lagersttäte von Rudňany ( Kotterbach ) in der Slowakei. Mineralien Welt /Haltern/, 1, s.20 - 31
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