Byströmite

bystromite

antimony

stibiconite

quartz

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Formula: MgSb5+2O6
Antimonate, byströmite group
Specific gravity: 5.5 measured, 5.8 calculated
Hardness: 7
Streak: Light grey
Colour: Bluish grey
Solubility: Dissolves completely in concentrated hydrochloric acid containing KI as a reducing agent (Mindat)
Environments

Hydrothermal environments

Localities

At the type locality, La Fortuna Mine, El Antimonio, Caborca Municipality, Sonora, Mexico, byströmite occurs in quartz veins in an oxidised antimony deposit associated with stibiconite and quartz (HOM).

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