PRIMARY ANTIMONY MINERALS

Primary antimony minerals can be separated into three categories sulfides, oxides, and mixed sulfides-oxides as follows:     
 

Sulfides

Chemical Formula

%Sb

Stibnite

Sb2S3

71.7

Tetrahedrite

3 Cu2S. Sb2S3

29.8

Jamesonite

2 PbS. Sb2S3

29.8

Oxides

Chemical Formula

%Sb

Senarmontite

Sb2O3

83.5

Valentinite

Sb2O3

83.5

Cervantite

Sb2O3. Sb2O5

79.2

Stibiconite

H2 Sb2O5

74.8

Mixed Oxides-Sulfides

Chemical Formula

%Sb

Kermasite

2 Sb2S3. Sb2O3

83.5


 

 

   

 

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