Antimonite

Antimonite

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Up to 4 cm, long radially blades of antimony grow on an aesthetic mat made of crystals of quartz covered with calcite. Very beautiful and old antimony sample comes from Baia Sprie in Romania.

Formula:

Sb2S3

Group:,
Group:

Sulfides

Country:

Locality:

Baia Sprie

Dimensions:

13 x 6.5 x 6 cm

Color:

,

Categories: Minerals,

Description

Antimonite is also the most important antimony Sb ore and is often mined for large amounts of gold, silver, selenium or bismuth. The name comes from the Greek word anthémon-flower, according to the crystal form. It belongs to the orthorhombic-dipyramidal system. Its colour may be steel grey to lead with blue to green.

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Formula:

Sb2S3

Group:,
Group:

Sulfides

Country:

Locality:

Baia Sprie

Dimensions:

13 x 6.5 x 6 cm

Color:

,

Categories: Minerals,