Stibine and calcite: elongated, often shiny crystals with a metallic sheen.
Stibine and calcite Cavnic Romania (298)
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Stibine and calcite: elongated, often shiny crystals with a metallic sheen.
Stibine and calcite Cavnic Romania (298)

Stibine and calcite Romania (298)

Minerals from Romania.

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Description

Stibine and calcite from the Cavnic mine in Romania (year 2017).

Stone dimensions: L: 39mm x W: 27mm x H: 64mm x weight with base: 51g.

This mineral is known for its elongated, often lustrous crystals that can display a beautiful metallic luster.

 Its chemical formula is Sb₂S₃ It is composed of antimony sulphide.

This item is fixed with a flexible mastic (easily detachable) on a bevelled acrylic base.

There's no shortage of stories about Stibine ...

 - In ancient Egypt, it was used to make kohl (a powder used to highlight the eye). It was not only a beauty product but also a cultural and spiritual element, supposed to offer protection against the evil eye and infectious diseases.

 - Stibin is in fact toxic, a property that was not well understood until more recent times. Its handling and use in cosmetics and remedies probably caused more harm than good to those who used it without knowing its toxicity.

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