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Valentinite

Oxide mineral

Valentinite is an antimony oxide mineral with formula Sb 3. Valentinite crystallizes in the orthorhombic system and typically forms as radiating clusters of euhedral crystals or as fibrous masses. It is colorless to white with occasional shades or tints of yellow and red. It has a Mohs hardness of 5.76. Valentinite occurs as a weathering and other antimony minerals. It is dimorphous with the isometric antimony oxide senarmontite

Identification

Color of mineral

White
Yellow
Pink
Grey
Brown

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2.5

Density ( specific gravity )

2.18
2.35
2.35

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine
Pearly

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic