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Aurostibite Mineral Data

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General Aurostibite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: AuSb2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 440.47 gm
   Antimony  55.28 %  Sb
   Gold      44.72 %  Au
            ______ 
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: AuSb2
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermal gold-quartz veins, in portions deficient in sulfur and containing other antimony minerals.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1952
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Giant Yellowknife mine, Northwest Territories; in the Chesterville mine, Larder Lake; and the Hemlo gold deposit, Thunder Bay district, Ontario, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: In reference to its composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Aurostibite + Pronunciation Say AUROSTIBITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 40350
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Aurostibite Image

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  Criddleite   Aurostibite

Comments: B&W polished section image of criddleite (grey) surrounding and penetrating aurostibite (white) within quartz gangue. (MinMag, v52:691).
Location: Hemlo gold deposit, Hemlo, Ontario, Canada. Scale: See Image.
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Aurostibite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.66, Z = 4; V = 295.41 Den(Calc)= 9.90
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Diploidal H-M Symbol (2/m 3) Space Group: P a3
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.01(1), 2.98(0.75), 3.33(0.7),
 

Physical Properties of Aurostibite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Indistinct
Help on Color: Color: Lead gray.
Help on Density: Density: 9.98
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3 - Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: bronze
 

Optical Properties of Aurostibite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: White with pink tint.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Aurostibite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 400 nm   65.80   
 420 nm   65.00 
 440 nm   64.20 
 460 nm   63.50 
 480 nm   62.80 
 500 nm   62.40 
 520 nm   62.00 
 540 nm   61.80 
 560 nm   61.90 
 580 nm   62.20 
 600 nm   62.60 
 620 nm   63.20 
 640 nm   63.50 
 660 nm   63.60 
 680 nm   63.60 
 700 nm   63.50 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Aurostibite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Aurostibite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=8.14 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Aurostibite =9.90 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0
Boson Index = 1
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEAurostibite = 937.94 barns/electron
U=PEAurostibite x rElectron Density=7,631.46 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Aurostibite is Not Radioactive
 

Aurostibite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 02.12.01.11 (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.12)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:2
  (02.12.01)Pyrite Group (Isometric: Pa3)
 
02.12.01.01 Pyrite FeS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.02 Vaesite NiS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.03 Cattierite CoS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.04 Penroseite (Ni,Co,Cu)Se2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.05 Trogtalite CoSe2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.06 Villamaninite (Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.07 Fukuchilite Cu3FeS8 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.08 Krutaite CuSe2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.09 Hauerite MnS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.10 Laurite RuS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.11 Aurostibite AuSb2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.12 Krutovite NiAs2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.13 Sperrylite PtAs2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.14 Geversite Pt(Sb,Bi)2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.15 Insizwaite Pt(Bi,Sb)2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.16 Erlichmanite OsS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.17 Dzharkenite FeSe2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.18 Gaotaiite Ir3Te8 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.12.01.19 Mayingite IrBiTe P a3 2/m 3
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.EB.05a 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.E - Metal Sulfides, M:S � 1:2
  02.EB -M:S = 1:2, with Fe, Co, Ni, PGE, etc.
 
02.EB.05a Aurostibite AuSb2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Cattierite CoS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Hauerite MnS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Fukuchilite Cu3FeS8 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Dzharkenite FeSe2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Erlichmanite OsS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Geversite Pt(Sb,Bi)2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Gaotaiite Ir3Te8 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Insizwaite Pt(Bi,Sb)2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Laurite RuS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Krutaite CuSe2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Pyrite FeS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Penroseite (Ni,Co,Cu)Se2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Sperrylite PtAs2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Vaesite NiS2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Villamaninite (Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S2 P a3 2/m 3
 
02.EB.05a Trogtalite CoSe2 P a3 2/m 3
 

Other Aurostibite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic1) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Aurostibite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info
15 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Aurostibite

AuSb2
Dana No: 02.12.01.11 Strunz No: 02.EB.05a
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