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Native Silver Acanthite & Chlorargyrite

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Native Silver Acanthite & Chlorargyrite

ex B.A. Jürgen Schmitt, Frankfurt
Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Freiberg, Mittelsachsen, Saxony, Saxony, Germany
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.7 × 2.2 × 2.4 cm
Description

Very nice silver locks on dolomite matrix with black acanthite and little chlorargyrite crystals (possibly - not analyzed). Very rare old classic specimen from the Schmitt stock. You'll get a little extra lock with the specimen, which unfortunately got loose.

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

Chlorargyrite

Formula: 
AgCl
Strunz: 
3.AA.15
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Marienberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

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