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Native Silver Acanthite & Quartz

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Native Silver Acanthite & Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 5.3 × 3.5 cm
Weight: 
164.00gr
Description

Good sample of silver and acanthite on quartz from the famozs Freiberg district. Pretty heavy for its size - means a lot of silver.

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

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White
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