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Valentinite with Sulphur and Stibnite

#PD33569

Valentinite with Sulphur and Stibnite

#PD33569
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 4 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
Sb2O3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Xikuangshan Sb deposit, Lengshuijiang Co., Loudi, Hunan, China

Paragenetically an interesting specimen with an overgrowth of Sulfur upon Stibnite and Barite. Associated with these are numerous 2mm Valentinite crystals, an alteration product of Stibnite.

Valentinite

Formula
Sb2O3 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Euhedral Crystals, Divergent, Striated 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, None 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
brownish reddish, colorless, gray white, grayish, yellowish 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
2.5-3 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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