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General Metastibnite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Sb2S3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 339.70 gm
   Antimony  71.68 %  Sb
   Sulfur    28.32 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Sb2S3
Help on Environment: Environment: Primary hydrothermal origin around fumarolic centers and as the result of stibnite oxidation.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1888
Help on Locality: Locality: Steamboat Springs, Washoe County, Nevada, USA Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek for "with" and stibnite, in allusion to its composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Metastibnite + Pronunciation Say METASTIBNITE

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  Metastibnite   Sulfur

Comments: Red coatings of metastibnite with yellow sulfur.
Location: Steamboat Springs, Washoe County, Nevada, USA. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Metastibnite Crystallography

Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Amorphous- No Crystals

Physical Properties of Metastibnite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Purple, Purple gray, Red, Reddish gray.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Translucent to Subopaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Encrustations - Forms crust-like aggregates on matrix.
Help on Habit: Habit: Mammillary - Larger "breast-like" rounded forms resembling botryoidal (e.g. malachite).
Help on Habit: Habit: Powdery - Forms a loose, poorly-coherent pulverulent mass.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2-3 - Gypsum-Calcite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Sub Metallic
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Help on Streak: Streak: red

Optical Properties of Metastibnite

Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic.
Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Moderate in air.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Bluish white with intense red internal reflections in oil.

Calculated Properties of Metastibnite

Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0021239012
Boson Index = 0.9978760988
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEMetastibnite = 240.35 barns/electron
U=PEMetastibnite x rElectron Density= . barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Metastibnite is Not Radioactive

Metastibnite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (02)Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides
  (02.11)where Am Bn Xp, with (m+n):p=2:3
  (02.11.03)Dana Group Metastibnite Sb2S3 None
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.DB.05a 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.D - Metal Sulfides, M:S = 3:4 and 2:3
  02.DB -M:S = 2:3 and similar
02.DB.05a Antimonselite Sb2Se3 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
02.DB.05a Bismuthinite Bi2S3 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
02.DB.05a Guanajuatite Bi2Se3 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m
02.DB.05a Metastibnite Sb2S3 None
02.DB.05a Stibnite Sb2S3 Pbnm 2/m 2/m 2/m

Other Metastibnite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic1) PHYS. PROP.(Dana) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Metastibnite :
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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