3.4" Very Lustrous, Metallic Stibnite Crystals - Jiangxi, China

This is a 3.4" long, shiny spray of slender, metallic stibnite crystals. It is part of a new stibnite find in the Jiangxi Province of China. The stibnite from this find is probably the most lustrous/shiny stibnite specimens I've seen.

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
Jiangxi Province, China
SIZE
3.4 x .8"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#182584