About Stibnite


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  • Mineralogy and geology*
  • Metaphysical, Spiritual and Healing** Properties***
  • Common Associations

Mineralogy and Geology of Stibnite

Mineral formula: Sb2S3

Grouping: member of the stibnite group

Crystal system: orthorhombic

Crystal habit: Slender to stout crystals, often forming radiating, elongated sheafs of crystals.

Cleavage: perfect on {010}, imperfect on {100} {110}

Fracture: sub-conchoidal

Color: lead-gray with a soft blue tint

Luster: metallic

Diaphaneity: opaque

Moh’s scale hardness: 2

Specific gravity: 4.63

Named after: its chemistry. The symbol for antimony is “Sb” after the original Latin name for the element, stibium.

Geological occurrence: a hydrothermal mineral that occurs with realgar, orpiment, cinnabar, galena, pyrite, marcasite, arsenopyrite, and calcite. The world’s biggest known deposit is the Xikuangshan Mine in China.


Spiritual, Metaphysical and Healing Properties

Stibnite has been termed a “storm” mineral by some energy workers, referring to its energies that support clearing of unwanted relationships. It is considered to be a totem stone for the wolf, with qualities of fidelity and endurance, as well as the “wildness” of animals, such as the wold, in nature.

According to Judy Hall (see below), stibnite offers the power of the shaman.

Common Associations

  • Numerology - vibrates to the number 8
  • Zodiac – Scorpio, Capricorn
  • Birthstone – no traditional associations
  • Wedding Anniversary – no traditional associations


* Mineralogical information is from mindat.org

** Always consult with your medical professional for any physical or long-term healing issues.

*** Metaphysical properties come from: 

Love Is in the Earth (1995) Melody, Earth-Love Publishing House, 726 pp.

The Crystal Bible, A Definitive Guide to Crystals (2003) Judy Hall, Walking Stick Press, 399 pp.