acanthite


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acanthite

[ə′kan·thīt]
(mineralogy)
Ag2S A blackish to lead-gray silver sulfide mineral, crystallizing in the orthorhombic system.
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The XRD diffraction patterns of these layers showed predomination of the phase of monoclinic silver sulphide acanthite [Ag.
Acanthite (silver sulphide) and stromeyerite (silver-copper sulphide) occur as veinlets, stringers and lenses in the High Grade and No 3 vein, giving rise to bonanza style grades.
Silver is also present as the mineral acanthite (Ag(2)S) with some native silver, pyrargyrite (3Ag(2)S.
At El Pino silver occurs as Acanthite (Ag2S) and electrum, a natural alloy of gold and silver (Au,Ag).
In the course of stripping of the High Grade vein using a small excavator in order to build the drill station, massive acanthite (argentite) stringers up to 15 cm wide were exposed along several meters of length in a fault zone that intersects the vein.
Mineral associations are commonly argentite, acanthite, native silver, sphalerite, galena, chalcopyrite and pyrite.
The mineralization consists of acanthite, sphalerite and galena within a silicified breccia, similar to the mineralization located in earlier drilling by Intrepid.