Definition of stibnite in English:

stibnite

Line breaks: stib|nite
Pronunciation: /ˈstɪbnʌɪt
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A lead-grey mineral, typically occurring as striated prismatic crystals, which consists of antimony sulphide and is the chief ore of antimony.
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    • Commonly associated minerals include orpiment, stibnite, a variety of sulfides and sulfosalts, calcite, and barite.
    • There will be azurite, pyromorphite, marvelous twinned calcite, stibnite that rivals that from Japan, stibiconite, scheelite, hematite with lightly tinted quartz, cinnabar, hemimorphite, and a range of other colorful minerals.
    • There were shops full of green and purple fluorite, ferberite and arsenopyrite, and spessartine and stibnite.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin stibium 'black antimony' + -ine4 + -ite1.

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