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Native Silver With Proustite On Native Arsenic

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Native Silver With Proustite On Native Arsenic

ex Manfred Schaeffer coll.
Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Pöhla, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8 × 4.7 × 4.5 cm
Description

Classic German silver specimen with a curious layer of cherry-red proustite in native arsenic.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Silver

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

Proustite

Formula: 
Ag3AsS3
Strunz: 
2.GA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5

Arsenic

Formula: 
As
Strunz: 
1.CA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
Grey

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