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Valentinite

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Obernberg, Wipptal, Tirol, Österreich. Bildbreite 1,7 mm

Collection: Wilhelm Böttcher
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Größe: 1,64 mm; Fundort: Poggio Peloso, Paganico, Grosseto, Toskana, Italien

Collection: Domenico Preite
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Obernberg, Wipptal, Tirol, Österreich. Bildbreite 1,5 mm

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Bildbreite: 5 mm; Fundort: Djebel Nador, Provinz Constantine, Algerien

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Größe: 3,82 mm; Fundort: Pereta Mine, Pereta, Scansano, Toscana, Italien

Collection: Domenico Preite
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Bildbreite: 2,02 mm; Fundort: Fosso del Tafone, Manciano, Provinz Grosseto, Toskana, Italien

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Collectors Summary

Color bräunlich rötlich, farblos, grauweiß, graulich, gelblich
Streak color weiß
Hardness (Mohs) 2.5 - 3
Solubility +++ HCl, Säuren
Crystal System orthorhombisch, Pccn
Morphology prismatisch, säulig, nadelig, blättrig, tafelig; einzelne prismatische xx eher selten, häufig büschelig, strahlig oder in wirren Aggregaten

Chemism

Chemical formula

Sb2O3

Chemical composition

Antimon, Sauerstoff

Unit weight: 291.51849 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 5

Info

Empirical formula:

Sb2O3

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Oxygen

O

16.46

3

60.00

15.9994300

47.9982900

Antimony

Sb

83.54

2

40.00

121.7601000

243.5202000

Analysis wt%

? Sb2O3 : 99.00

Strunz 9th edition incl. updates

4.CB.55

4: Oxide, Hydroxide (Oxide, Hydroxide, V[5,6]-Vanadate, Arsenite, Antimonite, Bismutite, Sulfite, Selenite, Tellurite, Iodate)
C: Metall: Sauerstoff = 2: 3,3: 5, und vergleichbare
B: Mit mittelgroßen Kationen
55:Valentinit-Gruppe

Lapis Classification

IV/C.01-020

IV: OXIDE
C: Oxide mit Verhältnis Metall : Sauerstoff = 2:3 (M2O3 und ver-wandte Verbindungen)

Classification by Hölzel

4.CA.160

4: OXIDES
C: R2O3 Sesquioxides
A: Arsenolite-Group

Dana 8th edition

04.03.11.01

04: Oxide Minerals
03: Simple Oxides with a cation charge of 3+ (A+++2 O3)

IMA status

Anerkannt von der CNMNC

Mineral status

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

bräunlich rötlich, farblos, grauweiß, graulich, gelblich

Streak color

weiß

Diaphaneity (Transparency)

transparent

max. Birefringence

0.17

Birefringence chart\! Valentinite title=Birefringence chart Valentinite

Michel-Levy Color Chart viewed according to the maximum birefringence (at 30μm). Mineral color is not taken into account. Click on the image to enlarge or change thickness.

RI value α / ω / n

2.18

RI value β

2.35

RI value γ / ε

2.35

Ri mean

2.293

2V angle

Biaxial (-) v.sm

Optical Data Luminescence

Luminescence

keine Fluoreszenz bekannt

Crystallography

Crystal System

orthorhombisch

Class (H-M)

mmm

Space Group number

56

Space Group

Pccn

Cell parameters a (Å)

4.914

Cell parameters b (Å)

12.468

Cell parameters c (Å)

5.421

Cell parameters a/b or c/a

0.394

Cell parameters c/b

0.435

Cell parameters α

90°

Cell parameters β

90°

Cell parameters γ

90°

Z

4

Volumne (ų)

332.132

X-Ray Powder Diffraction

4.571(20),
3.494(20),
3.174(20),
3.142(100),
3.118(70),
2.650(10),
1.929(10),
1.805(20)

XRD chart Valentinite

Calculated from d-spacing and intensity at 0.1541838 nm (Cu)

Morphology

prismatisch, säulig, nadelig, blättrig, tafelig; einzelne prismatische xx eher selten, häufig büschelig, strahlig oder in wirren Aggregaten

Crystals 3D

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Crystal Structure 3D

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Physical Properties

Hardness (Mohs)

2.5 - 3

VHN (Hardness Vickers)

192 (100g)

Density (g/cm³)

5.6 - 5.8 / Durchschnittlich = 5.69

5.83 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Radioactivity

nicht radioaktiv

Instability

+++ HCl, Säuren

Preface

Occurrences

als Verwitterungsprodukt antimonhaltiger Mineralien in den oxidierten Zonen hydrothermaler Antimonlagerstätten

Generation conditions

Oxidation von Sb-Sulfiden

Associations

Stibnit, Antimon, Stibiconit, Kermesit, Cervantit, Tetraedrit

Rareness

in geringen Mengen recht verbreitet auf vielen Sb-Lagerstätten, in einigen Lagerstätten auch in größeren Mengen vorkommend

Name from

Basilius Valentinus, Alchimist (Person umstritten, wohl Deckname mehrerer Alchimisten) und Entdecker

Author (Name, Year)

Haidinger, 1845

References

Handbook of Mineralogy (Anthony et al.), 3 (1997), 590

Related minerals "Strunz Classification" (9. Edition) [Mineral | Chemical formula | Crystal system : Class (H-M) : Space Group | Indenture number]

Valentinite

Sb2O3

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pccn

4.CB.55

Related minerals "Lapis Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula | Crystal system : Class (H-M) : Space Group | Indenture number]

Claudetite

As2O3

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

IV/C.01-010

Valentinite

Sb2O3

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pccn

IV/C.01-020

'Auroantimonate'

AuSbO3

IV/C.01-030

Related minerals "Hoelzel Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula : Crystal system : Class (H-M) | Space Group | Indenture number]

Arsenolite

As2O3

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.CA.100

Sénarmontite

Sb2O3

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

4.CA.110

Sillénite

Bi12SiO20

kubisch : 23 : I23

4.CA.120

Avicennite

Tl2O3

kubisch : m3 : Ia3

4.CA.140

Valentinite

Sb2O3

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pccn

4.CA.160

Claudetite

As2O3

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

4.CA.170

Lucabindiite

(K,NH4)As4O6(Cl,Br)

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P6/mmm

4.CA.172

Stibioclaudetit

AsSbO3

monoklin : 2m : P21/n

4.CA.174

Bismite

Bi2O3

monoklin : 2/m : P21/c

4.CA.180

Sphaerobismoite

Bi2O3

tetragonal : 422 : P42212

4.CA.190

Related minerals "Dana 8. Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula : Crystal system : Class (H-M) | Space Group | Indenture number]

Claudetite

As2O3

monoklin : 2/m : P21/n

04.03.10.01

Bismite

Bi2O3

monoklin : 2/m : P21/c

04.03.10.02

Stibioclaudetit

AsSbO3

monoklin : 2m : P21/n

04.03.10.03

Valentinite

Sb2O3

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pccn

04.03.11.01

Sillénite

Bi12SiO20

kubisch : 23 : I23

04.03.12.01

Sphaerobismoite

Bi2O3

tetragonal : 422 : P42212

04.03.13.01

Chrombismite

Bi16CrO27

04.03.13.02

Other languages

German

Valentinit

Spanish

Valentinita

English

Valentinite

French

Valentinite

Russian

Валентинит

Simplified Chinese

锑华

Alternative Name

French

Antimoine oxydé

German

Antimon-Phyllit

Swedish

Antimonblomma

German

Antimonblüte

German

Antimonige Säure

Italian

Antimonio bianco

Italian

Antimonio blanco

Antimonious acid

Latin

Antimonium spatosum album

German

Antimonophyllit

Spanish

Antimonophyllita

Antimonophyllite

German

Antimonphyllit

German

Antimonspat

German

Antimonspath

Antimony Bloom

Antimony trioxide

Spanish

Antmonio blanco

French

Chaux d'antimoine natif

French

Chaux d'antimoine natif

Exitlite

French

Exitèle

Exitèlite

English

Exitèlite

German

Weißspießglanzerz

White Antimony

Simplified Chinese

白锑矿

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