Stibnite



Stibnite, an antimony sulfide mineral, was first reported as 0.1 mm acicular crystals, radiated groups, and aggregates from Sterling Hill by Hendricks (1960). It was later found at Sterling Hill in 1990 and verified using X-ray powder methods. The new material is opaque and gray. It occurs on the 800 and 900 levels, as microscopic crystals associated with locally abundant zinkenite, and also with arsenopyrite, realgar, calcite, quartz, pyrite, and silicates. "Needles of an antimony compound" were reported from the 900 level by Palache (1941b), but re-examination of Palache's crystals showed them to be zinkenite and berthierite. Stibnite is not known from Franklin. (Dunn, 1995)

 Location Found: Ogdensburg
     
 
     
 Formula: Sb2S3
 Essential Elements: Antimony, Sulfur
 All Elements in Formula: Antimony, Sulfur
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
     
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 References:
Dunn, Pete J. (1995). Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits. Franklin, NJ.: The Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society. p.544

Frondel, Clifford (1972). The minerals of Franklin and Sterling Hill, a checklist. NY.: John Willey & Sons. p.78


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
View IssueV. 32, No. 2 - Fall 1991, pg. 3Notes from the Laboratory & Changes to the List of Species From Franklin and Sterling Hill, Pete J. Dunn, John L. Baum, Stibnite
View IssueV. 29 No. 1 - Spring 1988, pg. 7Notes from the Laboratory & Changes to the List of Species From Franklin and Sterling Hill, Pete J. Dunn, John L. Baum, Deletions from the list, Stibnite
View IssueV. 28, No. 1 - Spring 1987, pg. 3From the Laboratory, Dr. Pete J. Dunn, John L. Baum, Stibnite
View IssueV. 17, No. 2 - September 1976, pg. 8The Post Palache Minerals - Stibnite (small article)
View IssueV. 12, No. 2 - August 1971, pg. 7New Minerals for Franklin-Sterling Validated List - Stibnite (small article)
     
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