Antimony
Sb

     Antimony is extremely rare at MSH.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Color is usually dark grey.
Luster is sub-metallic.
Diaphaneity is opaque.
Crystal System is hexagonal; R3m.
Crystal Habits include irregular grains.
Cleavage: {0001} is perfect.
Fracture is not observed.
Hardness is 3 - 3.5
Specific Gravity is approximately 6.7 g/cm3.
Streak is gray.
Associated Minerals include (??).
Distinguishing Features: Crystal habit, color and luster.
Origin: Known since antiquity and recognized as a mineral in 1748,
   it was named from the Latin antimonium, against solitude, because
   of its common association with other minerals.

CLASSIFICATION:

Dana System
# 1.3.1.2

Strunz Classification
# I/B.1-30

REFERENCES:
Dana 8:27-28 (1997)

DISTRIBUTION AND RARITY AT MONT SAINT-HILAIRE:

MSH
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PE
--

AP
--

MX
--

SS
--

MC
--

HF
--

BR
--

SX
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FR
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