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Rare Mineral Specimens

Friday, 25 November 2022 02:00 PM

Introducing the "Rare Mineral Specimens" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including metastibnite and more from places like Steamboat Springs, Washoe Co., Nevada, United States.

Metastibnite

with Sulphur - #BW58957
Locality
Steamboat Springs, Washoe Co., Nevada, United States 
Formula
Sb2S3 
Availability
Available
Price
$75.00
Size
5 x 4.5 x 1 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
sulfide  
Special Info
Type Locality 

Red coating of rare Metastibnite on one side with Sulfur crystals on the flip side. I have not seen a specimen of Metastibnite in quite a while. Fortunately this specimen was found in the Bill Wilson collection along with hundreds of surprise minerals.


Metastibnite

Formula
Sb2S3 
Crystal System
No Crystals 
Crystal Habit
Mammillary, Powdery, Encrustations 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Sub Metallic 
Color
purple, purple gray, red, reddish gray 
Streak
red 
Class
Amorphous - No Crystals 
Hardness
2-3 
Collection
Bill Wilson Collection
Special Info
Type Locality

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