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Native Silver On Acanthite

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Native Silver On Acanthite

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Description
Locality: 
Huasco, Huasco Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.8 × 4.5 × 2.9 cm
Description

Very interesting and old specimen from the famous Dr. W. Fuchs collection, Germany:

Silver wires on black acanthite very rich on matrix. Beautiful and unusual specimen.

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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