• ACANTHITE (ARGENTITE)
  • ACANTHITE (ARGENTITE)
  • ACANTHITE (ARGENTITE)
  • ACANTHITE (ARGENTITE)
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ACANTHITE (ARGENTITE)

$800.00   €722  £660.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC10137
A vuggy mass of intergrown, crude, metallic silvery-black Acanthite crystals on a thin granular matrix of sandy-tan quartz.  Acanthite is the low-temperature paramorph of the silver sulphide Argentite; at ambient room temperature, only Acanthite can exist.  By convention, the crude crystals resembling Argentite in this specimen may be more properly named “Acanthite after the octahedral high-temperature phase Argentite”, although this may require a longer label!  This is a great specimen from Schlema in Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany.

Details

Dimensions
4.3 × 3.6 × 2.7 cm
Categories
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Schlema, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Acanthite, Argentite

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