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Acanthite pseudomorphs after Argentite from Guanajuato Silver Mining District, Guanajuato, Mexico

 
Acanthite pseudomorphs after Argentite from Guanajuato Silver Mining District, Guanajuato, Mexico

Acanthite pseudomorphs after Argentite from Guanajuato Silver Mining District, Guanajuato, Mexico

Acanthite pseudomorphs after Argentite from Guanajuato Silver Mining District, Guanajuato, Mexico

Acanthite pseudomorphs after Argentite from Guanajuato Silver Mining District, Guanajuato, Mexico

DESCRIPTION:No. 62444
Mineral:Acanthite pseudomorphs after Argentite
Locality:Guanajuato Silver Mining District, Guanajuato, Mexico
Description:Lustrous gray-metallic acanthite pseudomorphs after pseudo-cubo-octahedral argentite crystals. The argentite crystallized first but is stable only above 179 C. It altered to acanthite when it cooled below that temperature resulting in pseudomorphs. Ex. W. Frech (1913-1998) collection #629
Overall Size:20x16x15 mm
Crystals:1-14 mm pseudos
Status: For reference only
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