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Silver Acanthite

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Silver Acanthite

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Description
Locality: 
Příbram District, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 2.5 × 2.5 cm
Description

You know, wire silver from Pribram is anything but common. Most available silver is pseudomorph after dyscrasite. This one shows a thick, massive silver wire on matrix in association with achantite on matrix. The item is in perfect condition and free of damage.

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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