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Stephanite & Acanthite

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Stephanite & Acanthite

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Locality: 
ABH Consols Lode, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.8 × 2.1 × 1.8 cm
Description

An oldtime ABH Consols stalactitic silver specimen with some small pseudohexangonal platelets of stefanite with metallic gunmetal grey to black acanthite crystals , masses and hollow boxwork after galena(?) with remanents of tan siderite, small calcite, pyrite and cerussite. Specimen would have been collected in the late 1880's or 1890's

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Stephanite

Formula: 
Ag5SbS4
Strunz: 
2.GB.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic - Pyramidal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

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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