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General Costibite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CoSbS
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 212.75 gm
   Cobalt    27.70 %  Co
   Antimony  57.23 %  Sb
   Sulfur    15.07 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CoSbS
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermal deposits formed at moderate temperatures but also found in contact metasomatic replacements, and epithermal replacements as well as in pegmatites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1970
Help on Locality: Locality: Deer Park, Stevens County, Washington, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the composition, Cobalt and STIBium (Latin name for Antimony).
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 40044
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Comments: B&W polished section image of ullmannite-willyamite zoned crystal (Ul-Wi) surrounded by lollingite (Lol) containing lamellae of costibite (Co) in a siderite (Sid) matrix. AmMin v55:10.
Location: Consols Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia. Scale: See Image.
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Costibite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.7401:1:0.9938
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 3.603, b = 4.868, c = 4.838, Z = 2; V = 84.86 Den(Calc)= 8.33
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Pyramidal H-M Symbol (mm2) Space Group: P mn21
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.596(1), 2.503(0.9), 1.908(0.8),

Physical Properties of Costibite

Help on Color: Color: Steel gray.
Help on Density: Density: 6.89
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Inclusions - Generally found as inclusions in other minerals.
Help on Habit: Habit: Lamellar - Thin laminae producing a lamellar structure.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 6 - Orthoclase
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Costibite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Weak, reddish brown or orange, to bluish.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Grayish.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: Weak, gray-white with bluish and brownish tints.

Calculated Properties of Costibite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=7.36 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Costibite =8.33 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0011304155
Boson Index = 0.9988695845
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PECostibite = 201.52 barns/electron
U=PECostibite x rElectron Density=1,483.36 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Costibite is Not Radioactive

Costibite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.12)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=1:2
  (02.12.07)Costibite Group (Orthorhombic Cobalt Arsenides or Antimonides) Costibite CoSbS P mn21 mm2 Paracostibite CoSbS P bca 2/m 2/m 2/m Oenite! CoSbAs Unk Ortho
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.EB.10d 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.10d Costibite CoSbS P mn21 mm2

Other Costibite 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 Costibite :
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

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