However, ask what else comes from the Sweet Home mine and, at best, the answer might be pyrite, fluorite and quartz; few people know of the brilliant orange hubnerite or the microscopic stromeyerite. This was not the scenario last century, when lead-silver mining began at the Sweet Home in 1872.
Electron microprobe analyses for 28 elements were completed on 468 crystals of barite, bornite, chalcopyrite, dickite, digenite, dolomite, fluorapatite, fluorite, galena, hubnerite, illite, jalpaite, muscovite, pyrite, quartz, rhodochrosite, sphalerite, stromeyerite, tennantite, tetrahedrite, topaz and triplite.
Even where the galena is "argentiferous," the concentration of silver is [less than] 0.45 weight % - significantly lower than that contained in most of the copper sulfides, bornite, digenite, and tetrahedrite (Table 8), and certainly less than that in the Ag-Cu-sulfides, stromeyerite and jalpaite (?).