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Stibioenargite

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Formula:
Cu3(Sb,As)S4
Lustre:
Metallic
Hardness:
3
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Name:
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

Notes:
Rejected by the IMA
Approval History:
Rejected by IMA: 1959
2/C.14-15

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

Physical Properties of StibioenargiteHide

Metallic
Hardness:

Chemical Properties of StibioenargiteHide

Formula:
Cu3(Sb,As)S4

Crystallography of StibioenargiteHide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic

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.
Austria
 
  • 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
China
 
  • Gansu Province
    • Dingxi Prefecture
      • 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 Autonomous Region
    • 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 Province
    • 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 Province
    • 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
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium; Lavreotiki Municipality)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
          • Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines)
            • Hilarion area
Strunz (1957) (?)
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Rudawy Janowickie Mts
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.
Slovakia
 
  • 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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