Argentite with quartz

Nice Argentite comes from Peru, Lima Dept. from the Uchucchacua mine. Argentite forms gray metallic shiny crystals, which form a smaller druse of crystals in a small cavity on a specimen measuring 9.3 x 3.8 x 4.1 cm. The largest agent is approximately 0,9 cm in size.

Origin South America » Peru » Lima Department » Uchucchacua
Size category Small Cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size 9,3 x 3,8 x 4,1 cm
Weight 146 g


Argentite is a silver sulfide, Ag2S, a mineral more or less identical to acanthite. The old Czech name is silver polish. The name comes from the Latin argentum - silver. It occurs on hydrothermal ore veins. It has a metallic appearance, it is black-gray to black. It is usually solid, bushy, but also wire-like. Rarely do they form octahedral or cube-shaped crystals. In the past, it used to be the main silver red.


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