Antimony Broken crystal
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These are a few crystals from a box full I bought from Hall Mark Metals (who also sell on eBay, see source link). I was expecting bulk antimony in small, dull chunks, but it turned out that with a little washing up this material is beautiful just as it comes. The crystals are bright and shiny, similar in some ways to polycrystalline bismuth, though antimony does not form the interesting hopper crystals bismuth does.

I chose this sample to represent its element in my Photographic Periodic Table Poster. The sample photograph includes text exactly as it appears in the poster, which you are encouraged to buy a copy of.
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Source: eBay seller hallmarkmetals
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 28 February, 2004
Text Updated: 11 August, 2007
Price: $2.60/pound
Size: 1.5"
Purity: 99.65%