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Silver & Acanthite

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Silver & Acanthite

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Description
Locality: 
Balcoll Mine, Falset, Catalonia, Spain
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4.4 × 2.8 × 1.8 cm
Description

In this specimen we can observe very aerial growths of skeletal native silver, accompanied by acanthite. Intense luster. These specimens come from the findings of the last years of the XXth century, being today very difficult to find them in the market and less with this quality.
Found in ±1998 in the shaft #2.

Mined: 
1998
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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