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Cervantite

Oxide mineral

Cervantite is an antimony with formula Sb3+Sb5+O4 (antimony tetroxide).

It was first described in 1850 for an occurrence in Cervantes, Galicia The mineral was questioned and disapproved, but re-approved and verified in 1962 based on material from the Zajaca-Stolice district, Brasina It occurs as a secondary alteration product of antimony bearing minerals, mainly stibnite

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow
White

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

4

The streak

Yellow
White

Density ( specific gravity )

2
2.1

Luster ( interacts light )

Greasy
Pearly

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic