Rich deposits of sulphuret
of antimony, an easily worked ore from which antimony is readily isolated, were first found in Sarawak in 1842.
Centuries ago merchants added burnt peas, beans and chicory to what was sold as coffee, and painted sweets with toxic substances like red oxide of lead, red sulphuret
of mercury, or lead chromate to give them appealing, bright colors.
This previously little known country, was brought into notice in 1842, by the accidental discovery within it of the richest, the most easily worked, and the most easily transported supply of sulphuret
of antimony in the world, and which has ever furnished Europe and America with their principal supply.
He remarked that it was the only locality in the United States at which could be found crystals of "white augite [diopside] in nearly rectangular prisms." He also noted that "the limestone of Kingsbridge embraces pyroxene, tremolite, mica, fetid quartz, oxide of titanium, adularia, tourmaline and sulphuret
of iron." Samuel Robinson, M.D., in his A Catalogue of American Minerals With Their Localities (1825), devoted a full page to Kingsbridge minerals, and in 1842, Lewis Caleb Beck, M.D.
The galena showed "the presence of silver to the extent of 7 per cent," and the copper ore was described as "green carbonate of copper, sulphuret
, and grey copper; fine copper, 21.3 per cent."
CXVI in which the author thanks "Professor Herrmann" for a drawing of (or, possibly, for the crystal itself) a specimen of"sulphuret
of antimony" (= stibnite) illustrated as part of the plate.
Program aims to build high-grade resource in newly identified structure at Sulphurets
In the Sulphurets
Hydrothermal System, which encompasses the Treaty Creek property as well as the KSM property of Seabridge Gold and the Brucejack-Snowfield property of Pretium Resources, Teuton holds various royalty interests in 10 distinct areas (interested readers can refer to our website for details).
Those are complex fields with a big concentration of sulphureted
Seabridge Chairman and CEO Rudi Fronk commented: "Iron Cap has clearly become one of the best deposits in the KSM cluster, not only for its superior grade but also due to its proximity to infrastructure, which we expect will require less capital to develop than the Kerr and Sulphurets
deposits, and also its size and orientation which favour efficient, cost-effective underground block cave mining.