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Stibnite

Sulfide mineral

Stibnite, sometimes called antimonite, is a sulfide mineral with the formula 3. This soft grey material crystallizes in an orthorhombic space group. It is the most important source for the metalloid antimony The name is from the Greek στίβι stibi through the Latin stibium as the old name for the mineral and the element antimony.

Identification

Color of mineral

Grey
Black
White

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic