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TitleStibnite from Manhattan, Nevada
DescriptionThis sample, 10 cm across, contains radiating needles of stibnite in a fine grained stibnite matrix. Stibnite, Sb2S3 (antimony sulfide), is a silvery gray mineral with a metallic luster. When it crystallizes as clusters of gray needles, it is fairly easy to identify. When fine grained and massive it looks like many other gray minerals. It is commonly deposited by alkaline waters and occurs in association with quartz, calcite, sulfides of the base metals, arsenic, gold, and silver.
LocationUSA ▹ Nevada. Near Manhatten.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-11.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #74.
Key wordsstibnite, Nevada
Tech details1.09 MB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1144