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Describe Technologies Used To Mine Antimony

Antimony and its compounds were known to the ancients and there is a 5,000-year old antimony vase in the Louvre in Paris. Antimony sulfide Sb 2 S 3 is mentioned in an Egyptian papyrus of the 16 th century BC. The black form of this pigment, which occurs naturally as the mineral stibnite, was used as mascara and known as khol.The most famous user was the temptress Jezebel whose exploits are ...

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