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Acanthite

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Description
Locality: 
Imiter Mine, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.2 × 3.5 × 2.4 cm
Largest Crystal: 
3.50cm
Description

An superb and very aesthetic example of acanthite from the major Moroccoan find in 2005.

Uniaxial and parallel growth of octahedral Acanthite pseudomorphous after Argentite crystals with very well defined faces and edges.

This specimen has an exceptional luster, much better than other Acanthite specimens from Imiter we have seen before.

The specimen has also an unusal ceter of deepred pyrargyrite.

Very good display and aesthetic!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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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