Antimony was discovered about 1450. It is a brittle, lustrous metalloid. Most antimony, like arsenic and bismuth , occur in nature in the form of sulfide minerals. Most Antimony is obtained from the sulfide ore, stibnite, and hence is given the symbol Sb. It is sometimes found in minor amounts in ores of various metals, such as:

For many years, antimony is used for cosmetic purposes such as eyebrow pencil. The principal uses of antimony include:

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