aguilarite


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aguilarite

[‚äg·ə′lä‚rīt]
(mineralogy)
Ag4SeS An iron-black mineral associated with argentite and silver in Mexico.
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He discovered the new minerals yttrialite and thorogummite (at Barringer Hill, Texas) and aguilarite (at Guanajuato, Mexico) and was the namesake for the mineral "nivenite"--now considered a variety of uraninite.
He spent time at the San Carlos silver mine in Guanajuato, acquiring many silver specimens including a new silver selenide which, at his recommendation, was later named aguilarite by Frederick Genth in honor of the mine's superintendant, J.
The principal minerals found are argentite, aguilarite, naumanite, and guanajuatite, and it has been shown that contaminants such as arsenic, selenium, and antimony decrease with depth; thus minerals such as pyrargyrite and proustite also become rarer as mining goes deeper into the Earth.
Peter Megaw's case was enhanced by a choice aguilarite, one of the really rare silver minerals.
35 and harmotome) (1997), 1571 Redefinitions Aguilarite Pending Armalcolite Bowles: Am.
5-cm cubes; Peter Megaw's thumbnail of aguilarite with stacked skeletal crystals, and his Guanajuato wire silver; Evan Jones' 6-cm Fresnillo pyrargyrite, his huge and brilliant and stibnite-mimicking Zacatecas jamesonite, and his unearthly-beautiful San Francisco mine wulfenite.