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Cetineite

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About CetineiteHide

Formula:
(K,Na)6Sb3+12(Sb3+S3)2O18(OH)0.5 · 5,5H2O
Colour:
Orange-red
Lustre:
Resinous
Hardness:
Specific Gravity:
4.21 (Calculated)
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Name:
Named by C. Sabelli, G. Vezzalini in 1987 after the type locality of Le Cetine di Cotorniano Mine, Italy.
This page provides mineralogical data about Cetineite.


Classification of CetineiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1986
2.MA.05

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
M : Oxysulfosalts
A : Oxysulfosalts of Alkalies and Alkali Earths
Dana 7th ed.:
2.13.3.1
2.13.3.1

2 : SULFIDES
13 : Oxysulfides
24.1.2

24 : Antimonates and Antimonites
1 : Antimonates and antimonites of Na, Cu or Ag

Physical Properties of CetineiteHide

Resinous
Transparency:
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
Orange-red
Streak:
Orange
Hardness:
3½ on Mohs scale
Hardness:
VHN20=127 - 156 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Tenacity:
Sectile
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
on {1000}
Density:
4.21 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of CetineiteHide

Type:
Uniaxial (+)
Pleochroism:
Weak
Comments:
From orange to slightly orange-brown

Chemical Properties of CetineiteHide

Formula:
(K,Na)6Sb3+12(Sb3+S3)2O18(OH)0.5 · 5,5H2O
IMA Formula:
NaK5Sb14S6O18(H2O)6
Common Impurities:
S,Si

Crystallography of CetineiteHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Class (H-M):
6 - Pyramidal
Space Group:
P63
Cell Parameters:
a = 14.2513(3) Å, c = 5.5900(1) Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.392
Unit Cell V:
983.22 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
2
Morphology:
Tufts of acicular crystals.

Type Occurrence of CetineiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Smithsonian
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Antimony deposit on roasted ore that has been weathered.

Synonyms of CetineiteHide

Other Language Names for CetineiteHide

German:Cetineit
Spanish:Cetineita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Mopungite6 photos of Cetineite associated with Mopungite on mindat.org.
Antimony3 photos of Cetineite associated with Antimony on mindat.org.
Stibiconite2 photos of Cetineite associated with Stibiconite on mindat.org.
Valentinite1 photo of Cetineite associated with Valentinite on mindat.org.
Senarmontite1 photo of Cetineite associated with Senarmontite on mindat.org.
Marcasite1 photo of Cetineite associated with Marcasite on mindat.org.
Quartz1 photo of Cetineite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.MA.05Ottensite(Na,K)3Sb3+6(Sb3+S3)O9 · 3H2OHex. 6 : P63
2.MA.10SarabauiteCaSb3+10S6O10Mon. 2/m : B2/b

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

2.13.3.2Ottensite(Na,K)3Sb3+6(Sb3+S3)O9 · 3H2OHex. 6 : P63

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

24.1.1MopungiteNa[Sb5+(OH)6]Tet. 4/m : P42/n
24.1.3CuproroméiteCu2Sb2(O,OH)7Iso.
24.1.4CualstibiteCu2Al(OH)6[Sb5+(OH)6]Trig. 3 : P3
24.1.5StetefeldtiteAg2Sb2(O,OH)7Iso.

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 CetineiteHide

Reference List:
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Sabelli, C., Vezzalini, G. (1987) Cetineite, a new antimony oxide-sulfide mineral from Cetine mine, Tuscany, Italy. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte: 1987: 419-425.
Sabelli, C., Nakai, I., Katsura, S. (1988) Crystal structures of cetineite and its synthetic Na analogue Na3.6(Sb2O3)3(SbS3)(OH)0.6·2.4H20. American Mineralogist: 73: 398-404.
Jambor, J.L., Burke, E.A.J. (1989) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 74: 1399-1404.

Internet Links for CetineiteHide

Localities for CetineiteHide

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.

Locality ListHide

- 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.
China
 
Hedegaard, K. (2004): Ethics on the rocks: Mineralientage München 2004. Mineral News, 20, 1-6.
Italy
 
  • Sardinia
    • South Sardinia Province
      • Sarrabus-Gerrei
        • Gerrei
          • Ballao
Conti - Vecchi, G., Stara, P., (1991) :Minerali della Sardegna.Della Torre editore.Cagliari, 276 pp.
          • Villasalto
Montrasio, A., Sciesa, E., Vignola, P. (1996) Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work Italiana Editrice, Bresso (Milano), 800 pp.
  • Tuscany
    • Grosseto Province
      • Manciano
        • La Campigliola
Nat. Hist. Mus. Vienna collection
AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
    • Siena Province
      • Chiusdino
Brizzi G., Ciselli I, Santucci A. (1988) - Cetineite ed altre novità dalle Cetine di Cotorniano - Riv. Miner. Ital., Milano, fasc. 3, pp.73-82; Menchetti, S., Batoni, M., Batacchi, C., Borselli, G., Brogi, A., Ceccantini, L., Fassina, B., Marchesini, M., Rossellini, A. & Ruggieri, G. (2015): Le Cetine di Cotorniano. Miniera e minerali. Associazione Micro-Mineralogica Italiana, Cremona, 354 p.
Luxembourg
 
  • Diekirch District
    • Wiltz
      • Goesdorf commune
        • Goesdorf
Simon Philippo analysis (to be published)
Mineral and/or Locality  
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