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Stibnite Mineral Data

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General Stibnite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Sb2S3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 339.70 gm
   Antimony  71.68 %  Sb
   Sulfur    28.32 %  S
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Sb2S3
Help on Environment: Environment: Dimorphous with metastibnite, compare bismuthinite, guanajuatite, animonselite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
Help on Locality: Locality: Ichinokawa, Shikoku, Japan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek, stimmi or stibi, "antimony," thence to the Latin, stibium. Also from the Greek anthemon, "flower" in allusion to the form of crystal druses.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Stibnite Say STIBNITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Antimonite
  Antimony Glance
  Gray Antimony
  ICSD 15236
  PDF 42-1393