2.45" Lustrous, Metallic Stibnite Crystal - China

This is a stunning, 2.45" lustrous, silver stibnite crystal from the Xikuangshan Mine in China.

The Xikuangshan Mine, located in the northern part of the Xiangzhong Basin near Lengshuijiang City, contains the world's largest deposit of antimony. It is unique in that there is a large deposit of stibnite in a layer of Devonian limestone.

Stibnite is a lead-gray mineral made up of antimony sulfide and is the main ore of antimony. It often forms groups of long, shiny metallic crystals radiating out at different angles, which look like something out of a sci-fi movie.

Toxicity Warning: Stibnite (antimony) is toxic and can be harmful if inhaled or swallowed. Most of the risk is long-term, chronic exposure to its dust. While a crystal sitting on your shelf doesn't pose a health risk, you should wash your hands after handling, keep out of reach of children, and please don't lick the stibnites.
Xikuangshan Mine, Lengshuijiang, Hunan, China
2.45" long