3.4" Metallic Stibnite Crystal Cluster with Quartz - China

This is a remarkable cluster of stibnite crystals from the famous Wuling Mine, China. The crystals have great metallic luster, fine striations, and are in overall good shape. The matrix is coated in an aggregation of druzy quartz, from which the stibnite formed. There is also a small unidentified cubic crystal that formed from the quartz.

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 & Quartz
LOCATION
Wuling Mine, Jiangxi Province, China
SIZE
3.3" long, 2" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#97810