Definition of Stibnite

1. Noun. A soft grey mineral; the chief ore of antimony.

Terms within: Antimony, Atomic Number 51, Sb
Generic synonyms: Mineral



Definition of Stibnite

1. n. A mineral of a lead-gray color and brilliant metallic luster, occurring in prismatic crystals; sulphide of antimony; -- called also antimony glance, and gray antimony.

Definition of Stibnite

1. Noun. A grey mineral, Sb2S3, that is the main ore of antimony; used in ancient times as the cosmetic kohl. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stibnite

1. an ore of antimony [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stibnite

stibines
stibinidene
stibinidenes
stibio-
stibiobetafite
stibiocolumbite
stibiocolusite
stibiomicrolite
stibiopalladinite
stibiopalladinites
stibiotantalite
stibious
stibium
stibiums
stibivanite
stibnite (current term)
stibnites
stiboan
stibonium
sticcado
sticcados
sticcato
sticcatos
stich
sticharia
sticharion
sticharions
stiched
stichera
sticheron

Literary usage of Stibnite

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1. Mineral Deposits by Waldemar Lindgren (1919)
"stibnite (Sb2S3 with 71.4 per cent. Sb) is the principal ore mineral of antimony. ... While stibnite occurs in many deposits in small quantities, ..."

2. Mineralogy: An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Minerals by Henry Alexander Miers (1902)
"Massive specimens often have a fibrous structure ; the softness and fusibility of stibnite also serve to distinguish it from other sulphides containing ..."

3. Guide to the Mineral Collections in the Illinois State Museum by Illinois State Museum, Alja Robinson Crook (1920)
"stibnite crystals are often twisted, curved, and warped. ... stibnite crystal. stibnite is found with other sulphides (argentite, galena, sphalerite, ..."

4. Guide to the Mineral Collections in the Illinois State Museum by Alja Robinson Crook, Illinois State Museum (1920)
"stibnite crystals are often twisted, curved, and warped. ... stibnite stibnite is found with other sulphides (argentite, galena, sphalerite, cinnabar) and ..."

5. An Introductory Course of Quantitative Chemical Analysis: With Explanatory by Henry Paul Talbot (1908)
"Cover the beakers and pour over the stibnite 5 cc. of hydrochloric acid (sp. gr. 1.20) and warm gently on the water bath. When the residue is white, ..."

6. An Introductory Course of Quantitative Chemical Analysis: With Explanatory by Henry Paul Talbot (1908)
"Cover the beakers and pour over the stibnite 5 cc. of hydrochloric acid (sp. gr. 1.20) and warm gently on the water bath. When the residue is white, ..."

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