View Full Version : various manifestations of stibium

solomon levi
10-22-2009, 04:38 AM
I can finally get online again with my PC at home, so I was taking some pics
and decided to compile some various works of antimony, just for fun.

1. Antimony ore. Notice there are some interesting crystals besides the
blades of antimony. They're kind of purplish - not sure what they are.
The base rock may be a basalt I think.

http://i88.servimg.com/u/f88/12/78/17/61/th/stibi_10.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=179&u=12781761)

The other side is much more orderly. This is actually a small piece that broke
off of a bigger one. I didn't realise it had broken off and just found it today.

http://i88.servimg.com/u/f88/12/78/17/61/th/stibi_11.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=180&u=12781761)

2. The martial regulus. This still needs to be cleaned up with nitre. But when
I made it the weather wasn't right for the star so I waited and now it's
just been sitting.

http://i88.servimg.com/u/f88/12/78/17/61/th/stibi_12.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=181&u=12781761)

3. Spielzglas - glass of antimony. I actually got a pretty nice red with this
when it's polished. I was happy about that. I think I used 2 parts oxide to
one of sulphide. You may be able to make out the redness on the lower right.

http://i88.servimg.com/u/f88/12/78/17/61/th/stibi_13.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=182&u=12781761)

4. Kermes mineral. I'm pretty sure I showed this pic before. I think the kermes
can be used for making antimony triacetate without the radical vinegar, among other things.

http://i88.servimg.com/u/f88/12/78/17/61/th/stibi_14.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=183&u=12781761)

No pics of antimony butter - haven't done that one yet.