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Stibnite; XTS.2223

Stibnite; XTS.2223
Name/Title
Stibnite
About this object
Stibnite; this specimen is in a rare fan formation.

Stibnite is a sulfide mineral. It is also the most important source of the metalloid element antimony. Commercial-grade antimony is used in many alloys and was once very important in printing. It was used as a type metal, an alloy of lead, used in hot metal typesetting. Antimony, like water, expands when it cools thus filling every corner of the mould used to prepare sharp type for printing.

For more information about Thames School of Mines, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.

Measurements
W: 4cm
L: 5cm

Credit Line
Collection of Thames School of Mines, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
Object Type
Stibnite
Object number
XTS.2223

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antimony
fan
stibnite


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