|Crystal symmetry||Tetragonal - ditetragonal dipyramidal
H-M symbol: (4/m 2/m 2/m)
Space group: P 41/mnm
|Unit cell||a = 4.63 Å, c = 9.14 Å; Z = 2|
|Color||Yellowish brown, lemon-yellow, brown-black|
|Crystal habit||Fibrous to ﬁne-grained aggregates|
|Mohs scale hardness||6 - 7|
|Luster||Dull to earthy|
|Streak||Canary-yellow to dark brown with a greenish tinge|
|Optical properties||Uniaxial (+)|
|Refractive index||nω = 2.190 nε = 2.330|
|Birefringence||δ = 0.140|
The name of the mineral comes from the localilty of Tripuhy, Minas Gerais, Brazil, where it was discovered. Hussak and Prior  first described the mineral tripuhyite as an oxide of iron and antimony, and assigned it the composition Fe2Sb2O7. When a mineral with composition FeSbO4 was later discovered in Squaw Creek, New Mexico (USA), it was considered erroneously as a new mineral and it was given the name squawcreekite. However, other studies had shown that the original tripuhyite was also FeSbO4. In 2002, the Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names (CNMMN) of the International Mineralogical Association (IMA), approved the redefinition of tripuhyite as FeSbO4 and the discreditation of squawcreekite.
- Handbook of Mineralogy
- Webmineral data
- Hussak, E.; Prior, G. T. (1897). Mineralogical Magazine 11: 302–303.
- Foord, E. E.; P. F. Hlava, J. J. Fitzpatrick, R. C. Erd and R. W. Hinton (1991). Neues Jahrbuch Fur Mineralogie-Monatshefte 8: 363–384.
- Tavora, E. (1955). "X-ray diffraction powder data for some minerals from Brazilian localities". Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias 27: 7–27.
- Berlepsch, P.; T. Armbruster, J. Brugger, A. J. Criddle and S. Graeser (2003). "Tripuhyite, FeSbO4, revisited.". Mineralogical Magazine 67: 31–46. doi:10.1180/0026461036710082.
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