2.95" Lustrous, Metallic Stibnite Crystal Spray On Matrix - China

This is a stunning, 2.95" wide spray of lustrous, slender, grey stibnite crystals from the Xikuangshan Mine in China. The entire piece measures 4.4 x 2.8 x 2"

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, usually occurring as striated prismatic crystals, that are 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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Stibnite
LOCATION
Xikuangshan Mine, Lengshuijiang, Hunan, China
SIZE
Entire Piece 4.4 x 2.8 x 2", Spray 2.5" tall
CATEGORY
ITEM
#175843