Crystal System: Trigonal
Status of Occurrence: Unconfirmed Occurrence
Chemical Composition: Native antimony
Chemical Formula: Sb
Method(s) of Verification: none.
- Elements & Alloys
Introduction: antimony is typically found in hydrothermal veins, associated with silver, arsenic and other antimony ores. A particular association is that of native antimony with native arsenic, silver and Co-Ni sulpharsenides/sulphantimonides: however, this association is not known from Wales.
Occurrence in Wales: native antimony is one of a number of minerals that were reported from the Dolgellau Gold-belt by Readwin (1888) and have not been observed since, although, conversely, antimony-bearing minerals occur widely in Wales.
There are no key localities for this specimen.
- Readwin, T.A., 1888. Gold in Wales. London, 12pp.