View Full Version : stibnite as mercury

solomon levi
08-03-2009, 09:01 AM
I was doing some work with stibnite and discovered a possible explanation
why it could have been referred to as mercury:

http://i88.servimg.com/u/f88/12/78/17/61/th/pict0315.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=111&u=12781761)

When gently shaken, these move just like globules of mercury.

This is a certain preparation of stibium, vinegar and alcohol (plus one more undisclosed ingredient).