stibnite

noun
stib·​nite | \ ˈstib-ˌnīt How to pronounce stibnite (audio) \

Definition of stibnite

: a mineral that consists of the trisulfide of antimony and occurs in orthorhombic lead-gray crystals of metallic luster or in massive form

Examples of stibnite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The most common method of mining for stibnite is via open pit mining, a process that U.S. green groups have traditionally opposed when use for mining of coal, copper and other important minerals. David Blackmon, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of stibnite

circa 1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stibnite

alteration of obsolete English stibine stibnite, from French, from Latin stibium antimony, from Greek stibi, from Egyptian sṭm

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The first known use of stibnite was circa 1854

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“Stibnite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stibnite. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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