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Imiterite Silver & Acanthite

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Imiterite Silver & Acanthite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Imiter Mine, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.1 × 2 × 1.6 cm
Description

A single crystal of imiterite on proustite with silver grains and some acanthite crystals

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Imiterite

Formula: 
Ag2HgS2
Strunz: 
2.BD.05
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Colour: 
Black
Type Locality: 
Imiter Mine, Imiter District, Djebel Saghro (Jbel Saghro), Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco

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