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Native Silver & Acanthite

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Native Silver & Acanthite

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Description
Locality: 
Schneeberg, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 3 × 2 cm
Description

A very fine classic specimen from Schneeberg with a good coverage of wires of native silver and tiny black lustrous acicular acanthite crystals.
Several silver wires are completely covered with acanthite needles.
Beautiful under magnification.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Silver

Formula: 
Ag
Strunz: 
1.AA.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0

Acanthite

Formula: 
Ag2S
Strunz: 
2.BA.35
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic - Prismatic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Streak: 
lead grey
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

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