STIBNITE CRYSTAL SPECIMEN
Stibnite Crystal Specimen, striated along the sides and some lustrous Crystals and some terminated Crystals on this piece make it great for collecting. Mounted on a perspex display pad. These are getting harder to come by and this one is from old stock.
Wu Ling Mine, Jiangxi, China.
10.9cm x 6.5cm x 4.5cm, 181g.
Stibnite is a classic mineral species with fine crystal clusters and long curved crystals being the pride of many collectors. The slender curved metallic blades of Stibnite can resemble Arabian swords. The curving of the long bladed crystals is due to twinning where one twin plane bends the crystal one direction and another twin plane bends it in the other direction. This can occur numerous times down the length of one crystal. Stibnite’s crystal clusters are admired for their distinctive look with accicular or bladed crystals jutting out in many divergent directions. Stibnite is an ore of Antimony. Possibly one ingredient of the Philosophers Stone.