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Crystal News — Stibnite

Stibnite: The Crystal of the Underworld

Posted by Colette Weeks on

Stibnite forms some of nature’s most outstanding natural crystals that arrange themselves in complex, elegant shapes. Stibnite crystals are long, slender and prismatic. They have at first a silver, metallic luster and over time, take on colorful Iridescence. Stibnite is the primary ore of antimony, which is an important mineral in the modern world for scientific and industrial applications. It also has very specific medical uses. The ancient Egyptians used Stibnite to create a shimmery eye make up and aid in curing eye infections. A vase made from Stibnite derived antimony was found at Telloh, Chaldea, and dates back to...

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