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Acanthite & Native Silver In Siderite

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Acanthite & Native Silver In Siderite

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Description
Locality: 
Junction Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.6 × 1.7 × 1 cm
Description

A matrix of light tan siderite with veinlets of altered galena and acanthite as sugary dark grey crystals with small thick twisted wires of silver that are encrusted with acanthite from the early days at Broken Hill from the Junction Mine near the British Shear zone

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

Silver

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

Siderite

Formula: 
FeCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.5
Streak: 
White
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