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Cesstibtantite

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In allusion to its assumed composition, containing CESium, antimony (Latin = STIBium), and TANTalum.
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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 to prove that they are hydroxykenomicrolite.


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Am. Mineral. (1977) 62: 403-410.
Voloshin, A.V., Menshikov, Yu.P., Pakhomovsky, Ya.A., and 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.
Can. Mineral. (1985) 23, 573-576.
Ercit, T.S., Černý, P., and Hawthorne, F.C. (1993) Cesstibtantite: a geologic introduction to the inverse pyrochlores. Mineralogy and Petrology: 48: 235-255.
Mineral. Zhurnal (1996) 18(6): 9-14
Novak and Srein (1998) Niobian cesstibtantite from Dobra Voda lepidolite pegmatite, western Moravia, Czech Republic. Neues Jahrbuch Miner., Mh., 1998, 354-360.
Christy, A.G. and Atencio, D. (2013) Clarification of status of species in the pyrochlore supergroup. Mineralogical Magazine: 77: 13-20.

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