Metastibnite (rare)

San Jose mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
Toenail, 3.5 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm
Start Time: 05/14/2009 5:15:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/21/2009 5:15:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Metastibnite is a relatively rare antimony sulfide and is dimorphous with Stibnite. I was very proud to obtain a few of these wonderful, unique and interesting Metastibnite specimens from Bolivia, which were collected in the Fall of 2003. Before this discovery, Metastibnite was only known as amorphous reddish "smears" on matrix and was never considered to be a colletor's species, although it has been around for over 100 years. These new specimens redefined the species for quality and size, but the fact that these are crystallized specimens, make them truly desirable for collectors. This features fantastic, lustrous, bright silver color, botryoidal crystal aggregates on pyritohedral Pyrite matrix. The "spheres" on this specimen are very good for quality and crystal size. If you're a species collector, this one is for you. There are no more of these specimens, so I suggest if you want one, do not hesitate.

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