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General Stibiconite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Sb+++Sb+++++2O6(OH)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 478.25 gm
   Antimony  76.37 %  Sb   96.44 % SbO2
   Hydrogen   0.21 %  H     1.88 % H2O
   Oxygen    23.42 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       98.33 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Sb3O6(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: Associated as an alteration product of stibnite and other antimony minerals.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1862
Help on Locality: Locality: Altar, Sonora, Mexico. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Latin stibium - "antimony" and the Greek konis - "powder."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Stibiconite + Pronunciation Say STIBICONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 25552
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  Stibiconite

Comments: Yellowish druses of microscopic stibiconite pseudomorphic after sharply terminated stibnite crystals.
Location: Xi Kuang Shang mine, Len Shui Jiang, Hunan Province, China. Scale: 31x11x8 cm.
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Stibiconite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 10.27, Z = 8; V = 1,083.21 Den(Calc)= 5.86
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F d3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.96(1), 5.93(0.9), 1.81(0.8),
 

Physical Properties of Stibiconite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Brown, Gray, Lemon white, Light yellow, Orange brown.
Help on Density: Density: 4.1 - 5.8, Average = 4.94
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to translucent
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Earthy - Dull, clay-like fractures with no visible crystalline affinities, (e.g. howlite).
Help on Habit: Habit: Earthy - Dull, clay-like texture with no visible crystalline affinities, (e.g. howlite).
Help on Habit: Habit: Encrustations - Forms crust-like aggregates on matrix.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 4-5 - Fluorite-Apatite
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous - Dull
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Nonmagnetic
Help on Streak: Streak: light yellow
 

Optical Properties of Stibiconite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -23.765 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -19.919 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.134,KPDmeas= 0.1586,KC= 0.0064
Ncalc = 1.03 - 1.04
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic, n=1.6-1.97.
 

Calculated Properties of Stibiconite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.15 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Stibiconite =5.86 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.0001127209
Boson Index = 0.9998872791
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEStibiconite = 255.78 barns/electron
U=PEStibiconite x rElectron Density=1,316.30 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Stibiconite is Not Radioactive
 

Stibiconite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 44.01.01.01 (44)Antimonates
  (44.01)(A)2 (X2 O6) (O,OH,F)
  (44.01.01)Stibiconite Group
 
44.01.01.01 Stibiconite SbSb2O6(OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
44.01.01.02 Bindheimite Pb2Sb2O6(O,OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
44.01.01.03 Romeite (Ca,Fe,Mn,Na)2(Sb,Ti)2O6(O,OH,F) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
44.01.01.03a Lewisite? (Ca,Fe,Na)2(Sb,Ti)2O7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
44.01.01.04 Monimolite (Pb,Ca)2Sb2O7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
44.01.01.05 Stetefeldtite Ag2Sb2O6(O,OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
44.01.01.06 Bismutostibiconite Bi(Sb,Fe)2O7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
44.01.01.07 Partzite Cu2Sb2(O,OH)7(?) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.DH.20 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.D - Metal:Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
  04.DH -With large (� medium-sized) cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra
 
04.DH.20 Bismutostibiconite Bi(Sb,Fe)2O7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.20 Bindheimite Pb2Sb2O6(O,OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.20 Monimolite (Pb,Ca)2Sb2O7 F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.20 Partzite Cu2Sb2(O,OH)7(?) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.20 Stetefeldtite Ag2Sb2O6(O,OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.20 Romeite (Ca,Fe,Mn,Na)2(Sb,Ti)2O6(O,OH,F) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.DH.20 Stibiconite SbSb2O6(OH) F d3m 4/m 3 2/m
 

Other Stibiconite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Duda&Rejl90) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Ford32)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Stibiconite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
3 - Athena
4 - EUROmin Project
5 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
6 - GeoScienceWorld
7 - Google Images
8 - Google Scholar
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
11 - MinDAT
12 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
13 - Online Mineral Museum
14 - QUT Mineral Atlas
15 - Ruff.Info
16 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Stibiconite

Sb+++Sb+++++2O6(OH)
Dana No: 44.01.01.01 Strunz No: 04.DH.20
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