Stibnite is a sulfide mineral with a dull grey colouration but metallic lustre, giving specimens a glimmer when viewed at certain lighting angles. The crystals themselves are actually soft and they leave a grey streak, they do exhibit the fine needle like form as expected when viewed under a magnifying aid. Being a sulfide mineral, it can be harmful if ingested. Caution is advised and this mineral is not for those under 18 years old. However, it does have modern day uses, it is the main ore of antimony, a metaloid element which is used in the manufacture of many items including brake pads, safety matches, flame retardants, lead products and more. These particular stibnite specimens come from Morocco, they exhibit the metallic lustre very well but have a highly crystalline texture. Available in only 2" x 2" sizes and will come supplied in a card tray with an information label.
*Remember to wash your hands immediately after handling stibnite. It is a sulfide mineral and is highly toxic. Upon purchase of this particular mineral specimen, you confirm that you are at least 18 years old. This mineral is not suitable for children