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Mineral Information on:
antimony

Chemical Group:    native element

Chemical Formula:   
Sb

Color:  tin-white            Streak:  tin-white

Luster:  metallic

 

Hardness:  3 to 3.5             Specific Gravity:  9.8                 

Fracture:  uneven      Tenacity:  brittle

Cleavage:  - direction, perfect

 

Crystal Forms and Habits:  Rhombohedral  (crystals rare)
     Usually massive

Mineral Associations:

Identifying Characteristics:

Uses:  antimony ore

Occurrences: 

Toxicity:      when- very high              when inhaled- very high

Additional Information:  distinctly cleavable