Stibnite – The Knipe
Rare specimens of stibnite from the Knipe, Hare Hill, New Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, U.K. These specimens are from the Knipe mine and so are uncommon to obtain in large quantities now. All specimens are sold in a 1.5″ x 1.5″ card tray with an information label.
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Stibnite is a sulfide mineral with a dullgrey colouration but metallic lustre, giving specimens a glimmer when viewed at certain lighting angles. The crystals themselves are actualy 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 elemnet which is used in the manufacture of many items including brake pads, safety matches, flame retardents, lead products and more. These particular stibnite specimens are rare as they come from the Knipe, Hare Hill, New Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, U.K where deposits have since been exhausted. Unlike our Moroccan samples, these pieces have a dull grey colour and almost no lustre, but the rareness of such a British mineral more than makes up for this. Available in only 1.5" x 1.5" 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