Dims: 4.2 x 0.4 x 0.2" (10.7 x 1.0 x 0.5 cm)
Wt: 13.2 g
Hunan Province, China
This specimen consists of a single Stibnite crystal that is in very good condition- it shows only a small amount of human-induced damage near its termination. Its orthorhombic prismatic form is very good, with well-defined edges and striated but generally clean faces. It has the standard moderately dark silvery-gray color and metallic luster that one expects of this piece, and shows an interesting little quirk that sometimes occurs in this mineral. There is a "kink" in the crystal about 0.5" (1.3 cm) from its termination, where it angles slightly- this inconsistency is a result of twinning. Besides a few smatterings of a dull, cream-colored crust along its prism length, there is no other material or host present.