• Acanthite
  • Acanthite
  • Acanthite
  • Acanthite
  • Acanthite


ID: CC12094
Acanthite is a silver sulphide and in this superb specimen forms a open, porous mass of octahedral crystals which range between dull lead-grey and greyish-silver with a bright silky lustre.  This specimen is from the Imiter mine at Djebel Saghro in the Souss-Massa-Drâa Region of Morocco and occurs with three included granular patches of metallic blood-red Proustite or Pyrargyrite of between 1 and 2.5 cm wide.  The Acanthite crystals form octahedral four sided bi-pyramids of between 3 mm and 1.5 cm.  An excellent crystallised Acanthite from the Imiter mine.

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10.0 × 8.8 × 5.0 cm
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco, Africa

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