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Polybasite Silver & Acanthite

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Polybasite Silver & Acanthite

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Description
Locality: 
Imiter Mine, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.7 × 4.1 × 3.2 cm
Description

A group of large crystals of polybasite in the meedle of acanthite and silver wires

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Polybasite

Formula: 
[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Strunz: 
2.GB.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic - Prismatic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Streak: 
black

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