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General Stistaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: SnSb
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 240.46 gm
   Tin       49.37 %  Sn
   Antimony  50.63 %  Sb
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: SnSb
Help on Environment: Environment: In heavy mineral concentrates from placer deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1970
Help on Locality: Locality: Elkiaidan River, Uzbekistan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the composition of stibium (antimony) and stannum (tin).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Stistaite + Pronunciation Say STISTAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 52294
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Comments: Minute stistaite crystal.
Location: Edjej River, Kyrgyzstan. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

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  Sorosite   Tin   Stistaite

Comments: Back-scattered electron image of large sorosite crystal (So=partly skeletal) adjacent to stistaite (St). Tn=native tin. Note abundant microcrystals of sorosite isolated within native tin. (AmMin 83:903).
Location: Baimka gold-platinum group mineral placer deposit, Chukotka, Russian Far East. Scale: Image Size 1.5 cm.
© American Mineralogist

Stistaite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:1.23438
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 8.648, c = 10.675, Z = 12; V = 691.40 Den(Calc)= 6.93
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral H-M Symbol (3 2/m) Space Group: R 3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 3.07(1), 2.16(0.3), 2.18(0.3),1.37(0.1), 1.38(0.1), 1.53(0.1), 1.77(0.1), 1.78(0.1),

Physical Properties of Stistaite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Light gray.
Help on Density: Density: 6.91
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Elastic - Fragments which spring back after bending.
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Habit: Habit: Pseudo Cubic - Crystals show a cubic outline.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3 - Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Stistaite

Help on RL Color: RL Color: Creamy white.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Stistaite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 460 nm   78.00   
 480 nm   79.30 
 500 nm   80.50 
 520 nm   81.20 
 540 nm   81.60 
 560 nm   81.50 
 580 nm   81.30 
 600 nm   81.50 
 620 nm   81.80 
 640 nm   82.00 
 660 nm   82.50 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Stistaite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Stistaite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.82 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Stistaite =6.93 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.08
Boson Index = 0.92
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEStistaite = 338.95 barns/electron
U=PEStistaite x rElectron Density=1,973.25 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Stistaite is Not Radioactive

Stistaite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.03)with semi-metallic and non-metallic elements
  (01.03.01)Arsenic group Arsenic As R 3m 3 2/m Antimony Sb R 3m 3 2/m Stibarsen SbAs R 3m 3 2/m Bismuth Bi R 3m 3 2/m Stistaite SnSb R 3m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.AA.45 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.A - Simple Sulfides, Selenides, etc
  02.AA -Alloys of metalloids with Cu, Ag, Sn, Au
02.AA.45 Stistaite SnSb R 3m 3 2/m

Other Stistaite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Stistaite :
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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