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Cesstibtantite

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In allusion to its assumed composition, containing CESium, antimony (Latin = STIBium), and TANTalum.
Cesstibtantite was described originally at Vasin Myl’k Mountain in Voronie Tundry, the Kola Peninsula, Russia, by Voloshin et al. (1981). Other occurrences were described in Manitoba, Canada, by Ercit et al. (1985), at Mt. Holland, Australia, by Nickel & Robinson (1985), and at Utö, Sweden, by Smeds et al. (1999).

The crystal structure of cesstibtantite from Vasin Myl’k Mountain and Manitoba was solved by Ercit et al. (1993).

Both are now to be classified as hydroxykenomicrolite.

The two other samples are also zero valent dominant members of the microlite group, but it is not possible prove that they are hydroxykenomicrolite.


Classification of Cesstibtantite

Discredited
4.DH.15

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
H : With large (+- medium-sized) cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
8.2.4.1

8 : MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
2 : A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
18.1.32

18 : Niobates and Tantalates
1 : Niobates and tantalates containing neither rare earths nor U

Physical Properties of Cesstibtantite

Hardness (Mohs):

First Recorded Occurrence of Cesstibtantite

Relationship of Cesstibtantite to other Species

4.DH.05Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
4.DH.05OrthobranneriteU4+U6+Ti4O12(OH)2
4.DH.05Thorutite(Th,U,Ca)Ti2(O,OH)6
4.DH.10KassiteCaTi2O4(OH)2
4.DH.10Lucasite-(Ce)CeTi2(O,OH)6
4.DH.15Bariomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Bariopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
4.DH.15Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)A2-mB2X6-wY1-n
4.DH.15Bismutomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Calciobetafite (of Mazzi & Munno)(Ca,Na)2(Nb,Ti)2(O,OH)7
4.DH.15Ceriopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
4.DH.15JixianitePb(W,Fe3+)2(O,OH)7
4.DH.15Hydropyrochlore(H2O,□)2Nb2(O,OH)6(H2O)
4.DH.15Natrobistantite
4.DH.15Plumbopyrochlore (of Skorobogatova et al.)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
4.DH.15Plumbomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Plumbobetafite (of Hogarth 1977)A2-mB2X6-wY1-n
4.DH.15Stibiomicrolite (of Groat et al.)
4.DH.15Strontiopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
4.DH.15Stannomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
4.DH.15Stibiobetafite (of Černý et al.)A2-mB2X6-wY1-n
4.DH.15Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)(U,Ca,Ce)2(Nb,Ta)2O6(OH,F)
4.DH.15Yttrobetafite (of Hogarth 1977)A2-mB2X6-wY1-n
4.DH.15Yttropyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
4.DH.15Fluornatromicrolite(Na1.5Bi0.5)Ta2O6F
4.DH.15Bismutopyrochlore (of Chukanov et al.)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
4.DH.15Hydrokenoelsmoreite2W2O6(H2O)
4.DH.20BismutostibiconiteBi(Sb5+,Fe3+)2O7
4.DH.20BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O
4.DH.20Monimolite
4.DH.20CuproroméiteCu2Sb2(O,OH)7
4.DH.20StetefeldtiteAg2Sb2(O,OH)7
4.DH.20Stibiconite(Sb,O,OH) ?
4.DH.25RosiaitePbSb25+O6
4.DH.30ZirconoliteCaZrTi2O7
4.DH.35LiandratiteU(Nb,Ta)2O8
4.DH.35PetscheckiteUFe(Nb,Ta)2O8
4.DH.40IngersoniteCa3Mn2+Sb45+O14
4.DH.45PittongiteNa0.22(W,Fe3+)(O,OH)3 · 0.44H2O
18.1.1LithiotantiteLiTa3O8
18.1.2LueshiteNaNbO3
18.1.3NatroniobiteNaNbO3
18.1.4FranconiteNa(Nb2O5)(OH) · 3H2O
18.1.5NatrotantiteNa2Ta4O11
18.1.6IrtyshiteNa2(Ta,Nb)4O11
18.1.7Rankamaite(Na,K)3(Ta,Nb,Al)11(O,OH)31
18.1.8Hydropyrochlore(H2O,□)2Nb2(O,OH)6(H2O)
18.1.9CalciotantiteCaTa4O11
18.1.10RynersoniteCaTa2O6
18.1.11Microlite Group
18.1.12BelyankiniteCa1-2(Ti,Nb)5O12 · 9H2O (?)
18.1.13LatrappiteCa2NbFe3+O6
18.1.14Hochelagaite(Ca,Na,Sr)(Nb,Ti,Si,Al)4O11 · 8H2O
18.1.15Bariomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
18.1.16ParabariomicroliteBaTa4O10(OH)2 · 2H2O
18.1.17Bariopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
18.1.18AlumotantiteAlTaO4
18.1.19SimpsoniteAl4(Ta,Nb)3O13(OH,F)
18.1.20Sosedkoite(K,Na)5Al2(Ta,Nb)22O60
18.1.21Thoreaulite(Sn2+,Pb)(Ta,Nb)2O6
18.1.22Stannomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
18.1.23FoorditeSn2+(Nb,Ta)2O6
18.1.24ChangbaiitePbNb2O6
18.1.25Plumbopyrochlore (of Skorobogatova et al.)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
18.1.26Plumbomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
18.1.27StibiocolumbiteSb(Nb,Ta)O4
18.1.28StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
18.1.29Natrobistantite
18.1.30Cesplumtantite(Cs,Na)2(Pb,Sb3+)3Ta8O24
18.1.31Stibiomicrolite (of Groat et al.)
18.1.34BismutotantaliteBi(Ta,Nb)O4
18.1.35Bismutomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
18.1.36Tantalite-(Mn)MnTa2O6
18.1.37Gerasimovskite(Mn,Ca)(Nb,Ti)5O12 · 9H2O
18.1.38Tapiolite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
18.1.39Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
18.1.40WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
18.1.41Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
18.1.42Columbite-(Fe)FeNb2O6
18.1.43Tantalite-(Fe)FeTa2O6
18.1.44Columbite
18.1.45Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
18.1.46Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
18.1.47Tapiolite-(Fe)(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
18.1.48Columbite-(Mg)(Mg,Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)2O6
18.1.50Strüverite(Ti,Ta,Fe)O2
18.1.51 Staringite(Fe,Mn)x(Ta,Nb)2xSn6-3xO12

Other Names for Cesstibtantite

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Other Information

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 Cesstibtantite

Reference List:
Voloshin, A.V., Menshikov, Yu.P., Pakhomovsky, Ya.A., Polezhaeva, L.I. (1981): Cesstibtantite, (Cs,Na)SbTa4O12 – a new mineral from granite pegmatites. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 110, 345-351.

American Mineralogist (1982): 67: 413-414.
Amer.Mineral. (1977) 62, 403-410
Canad.Mineral. (1985) 23, 573-576
Mineral.Zhurnal (1996) 18(6), 9-14

Ercit, T.S., Černý, P., Hawthorne, F.C. (1993) Cesstibtantite: a geologic introduction to the inverse pyrochlores. Mineralogy and Petrology: 48: 235-255.

Novak & Srein (1998) Niobian cesstibtantite from Dobra Voda lepidolite pegmatite, western Moravia, Czech Republic. Neues Jahrbuch Miner., Mh. August: 354-360.

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Localities for Cesstibtantite

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(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Yilgarn shire
      • Mount Holland pegmatite field
Ercit, T.S., Černý, P., Hawthorne, F.C. (1993) Cesstibtantite: a geologic introduction to the inverse pyrochlores. Mineralogy and Petrology: 48: 235-255.
Canada
 
  • Manitoba
    • Lac-du-Bonnet area
      • Bernic Lake
Ercit, T.S., Černý, P., Hawthorne, F.C. (1993) Cesstibtantite: a geologic introduction to the inverse pyrochlores. Mineralogy and Petrology: 48: 235-255.
Czech Republic
 
  • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
    • Vysočina Region
      • Velké Meziříčí
Novák, M., Staněk, J.: Lepidolitový pegmatit od Dobré Vody u Velkého Meziříčí, západní Morava. Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae geologicae, 1999, roč. 84, s. 3 - 44.
Madagascar
 
  • Antananarivo Province
    • Vakinankaratra Region
      • Sahatany Pegmatite Field (Mt Ibity area)
        • Manandona Valley
C. Stefano photo & Specimen -obtained from Al Falster
Russia (FRL)
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaja Oblast'
      • Kola Peninsula
        • Voron'i Tundry
Ercit, T.S., Černý, P., Hawthorne, F.C. (1993) Cesstibtantite: a geologic introduction to the inverse pyrochlores. Mineralogy and Petrology: 48: 235-255.; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow; Voloshin, A.V., Menshikov, Yu.P., Pakhomovsky, Ya.A., Polezhaeva, L.I. (1981): Cesstibtantite, (Cs,Na)SbTa4O12 – a new mineral from granite pegmatites. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 110, 345-351.
Sweden
 
  • Södermanland
    • Haninge
      • Utö
        • Utö Mines
Smeds, S.-A. & Černý, P. & Chapman, R. (1999): Niobian calciotantite and plumboanstannoan cesstibtantite from Utö, Sweden. Canadian Mineralogist 37, 665–672.
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