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Acanthite

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Locality: 
Balcoll Mine, Falset, Priorat, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.2 × 3 × 1.8 cm
Description

Several well-formed acanthite crystals are set on matrix with very minor native silver, which is the specie that made famous this locality.

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
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