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Chalcostibite Mineral Data

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General Chalcostibite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuSbS2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 249.43 gm
   Copper    25.48 %  Cu
   Antimony  48.81 %  Sb
   Sulfur    25.71 %  S
            ______ 
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuSbS2
Help on Environment: Environment: Associated with other sulfosalts and sulfides in hydrothermal veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1847
Help on Locality: Locality: Wolfsberg, in the Hartz Mountains. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek chalkos - "copper" and stibi - "antimony."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Chalcostibite + Pronunciation Say CHALCOSTIBITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 85133
  PDF 44-1417
  Wolfsbergite
 

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  Chalcostibite

Comments: Partial crystal of chalcostibite. The crystal is partially altered to blue azurite and green malachite.
Location: Gar El Anz, Morocco. Scale: 3 x 1.8 cm.
© John Veevaert

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  Chalcostibite

Comments: Dark gray crystals of chalcostibite on white quartz matrix.
Location: Boldut mine, Cavnic Maramures, Rumania. Scale: 7 x 7 x 3.5 cm.
© Fabre Minerals

Chalcostibite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.4149:1:0.2618
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 6.0211, b = 14.509, c = 3.7992, Z = 4; V = 331.90 Den(Calc)= 4.99
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: Pnam
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.14(1), 3(0.9), 1.762(0.5),
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Forms: ( 1 3 0) ( 0 1 0) ( 1 2 0) ( 1 1 0) ( 0 1 1)

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Physical Properties of Chalcostibite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {001} Good
Help on Color: Color: Lead gray, Blue gray, Dark gray.
Help on Density: Density: 4.75 - 5, Average = 4.87
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Brittle - Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Euhedral Crystals - Occurs as well-formed crystals showing good external form.
Help on Habit: Habit: Massive - Granular - Common texture observed in granite and other igneous rock.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5 - Copper Penny
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: black
 

Optical Properties of Chalcostibite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Observed.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: Feeble in air, somewhat stronger in oil.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Chalcostibite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 400 nm   37.40   41.80 
   
 420 nm   38.20   43.80 
 440 nm   39.00   45.80 
 460 nm   39.40   47.00 
 480 nm   39.40   47.20 
 500 nm   39.00   46.70 
 520 nm   38.40   45.20 
 540 nm   37.50   43.70 
 560 nm   36.50   42.30 
 580 nm   35.50   41.00 
 600 nm   34.80   39.80 
 620 nm   34.50   39.00 
 640 nm   34.30   38.40 
 660 nm   34.10   38.30 
 680 nm   33.80   38.20 
 700 nm   33.50   38.20 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Chalcostibite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Chalcostibite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.48 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Chalcostibite =4.99 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0019283721
Boson Index = 0.9980716279
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEChalcostibite = 173.24 barns/electron
U=PEChalcostibite x rElectron Density= 776.33 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Chalcostibite is Not Radioactive
 

Chalcostibite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 03.07.05.01 (03)Sulfides - Sulfosalts
  (03.07)where z/y = 2 - (A+)i (A++)j [By Cz], A=metals, B=semi-metals, C=non-metals
  (03.07.05)Dana Group
 
03.07.05.01 Chalcostibite CuSbS2 Pnam 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
03.07.05.02 Emplectite CuBiS2 Pnam 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.HA.05 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.H - Sulfosalts of SnS Archetype
  02.HA -With Cu, Ag, Fe (without Pb)
 
02.HA.05 Emplectite CuBiS2 Pnam 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
02.HA.05 Chalcostibite CuSbS2 Pnam 2/m 2/m 2/m
 

Other Chalcostibite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Duda&Rejl90) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Chalcostibite :
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 - HyperPhysics
11 - MinDAT
12 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
13 - Online Mineral Museum
14 - QUT Mineral Atlas
15 - Ruff.Info
16 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Chalcostibite

CuSbS2
Dana No: 03.07.05.01 Strunz No: 02.HA.05
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