Simple oxide, dimorph of senarmontite
Specific gravity: 5.76
Hardness: 2½ to 3
Colour: Colourless, white, light gray, light yellow
Solubility: Soluble in hydrochloric acid; easily fusible in a closed tube
Valentinite is an oxidation product of various antimony minerals in the oxidised
zone of hydrothermal antimony deposits.
Associated minerals include stibnite, antimony, stibiconite, cervantite, kermesite and tetrahedrite.
At Příbram, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic, valentinite occurs in galena.
At the type locality, Les Chalanches Mine, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, valentinite occurs as an oxidation product of antimony and stibarsen.
At the Picahotes mine, San Benito county, California, USA, valentinite occurs with stibnite
Common impurities: As
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