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Tellurantimony Mineral Data

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General Tellurantimony Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Sb2Te3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 626.30 gm
   Antimony   38.88 %  Sb
   Tellurium  61.12 %  Te
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Sb2Te3
Help on Environment: Environment: In a zinc-rich deposit of stratiform massive sulfide type of volcanogenic origin in Archean Volcanics. Generally included in altaite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1973
Help on Locality: Locality: Mattagami Lake mine, Mattagami area, Galinee township, Abitibi Co., Quebec, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tellurantimony + Pronunciation Say TELLURANTIMONY
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 2084
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  Mattagamite   Altaite   Tellurantimony

Comments: Silvery metallic intergrowths of mattagamite with tellurantimony and altaite.
Location: Mattagami Lake Mine, Quebec, Canada. Scale: See Photo.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species

Tellurantimony Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:7.16674
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 4.258, c = 30.516, Z = 3; V = 479.15 Den(Calc)= 6.51
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): 3.156(1), 2.129(0.8), 2.348(0.7),

Physical Properties of Tellurantimony

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {???} Perfect
Help on Color: Color: Silver white.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Lath - Shaped like a small, thin plaster lath, tabular (rectangular) in shape.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 2-2.5 - Gypsum-Finger Nail
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic

Optical Properties of Tellurantimony

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Moderate, in pink and light gray.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Pinkish cream.
Help on RL Pleochroism: RL Pleochroism: Weak, from pink to cream.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Tellurantimony in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 400 nm   54.50   56.80 
 420 nm   57.00   58.60 
 440 nm   59.50   60.40 
 460 nm   61.00   61.50 
 480 nm   62.30   62.40 
 500 nm   63.10   63.10 
 520 nm   63.70   63.70 
 540 nm   64.30   64.10 
 560 nm   64.80   64.40 
 580 nm   65.00   64.80 
 600 nm   65.10   64.90 
 620 nm   65.30   65.10 
 640 nm   65.40   65.20 
 660 nm   65.40   65.20 
 680 nm   65.30   65.10 
 700 nm   65.00   65.00 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Tellurantimony in Air
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Calculated Properties of Tellurantimony

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=5.36 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Tellurantimony =6.51 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.04
Boson Index = 0.96
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PETellurantimony = 366.27 barns/electron
U=PETellurantimony x rElectron Density=1,964.49 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Tellurantimony is Not Radioactive

Tellurantimony 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
  (02.11.07)Tetradymite Group (Trigonal: R-3m) Tetradymite Bi2Te2S R 3m 3 2/m Tellurobismuthite Bi2Te3 R 3m 3 2/m Tellurantimony Sb2Te3 R 3m 3 2/m Paraguanajuatite Bi2(Se,S)3 R 3m 3 2/m Kawazulite Bi2(Te,Se,S)3 R 3m 3 2/m Skippenite Bi2Se2(Te,S) R 3m 3 2/m Vihorlatite! Bi24Se17Te4 P 3m1 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 02.DC.05c 02 - SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulf
  02.D - Metal Sulfides, M:S = 3:4 and 2:3
  02.DC -Variable M:S
02.DC.05c Kawazulite Bi2(Te,Se,S)3 R 3m 3 2/m
02.DC.05c Paraguanajuatite Bi2(Se,S)3 R 3m 3 2/m
02.DC.05c Skippenite Bi2Se2(Te,S) R 3m 3 2/m
02.DC.05c Tetradymite Bi2Te2S R 3m 3 2/m
02.DC.05c Tellurantimony Sb2Te3 R 3m 3 2/m
02.DC.05c Tellurobismuthite Bi2Te3 R 3m 3 2/m

Other Tellurantimony 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 Tellurantimony :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
7 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
8 - MinDAT
9 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
10 - Online Mineral Museum
11 - QUT Mineral Atlas
12 - Ruff.Info

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