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English: Acanthite, Argentite
Locality: Imiter Mine, Boumalne-Dadès, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: small cabinet, 8.3 x 5.2 x 3.4 cm
Acanthite ps. Argentite
This is a larger version of the previous specimen and even more spectacular. This new find has lustre - bright sparkling lustre that is hard to convey in photos and quite another world from the appearance of previous finds here. It is a complete floater with no visible point of attachment. The acanthite after argentite crystals are octahedral in form, elegantly elongated to over 3 cm in length. They have splendent luster and a dark jet black color, with individual crystals reaching 3 cm in length. Most of the crystals have grown on top of each other and the overall appearance is that of a city of Chinese pagodas or even South African hausmannite specimens. Absolutely a world class example of acanthite, and frankly inexpensive compared to what similar-sized examples of the species in this relative quality level might cost from old Germany, classic old Mexican, and the new China finds (all in the multi-five-figure range)! In person, i will guarantee this to be as mesmerizing as my hyperbole here claims.
Deutsch: Akanthit, Argentit
Fundort: Imiter Mine, Boumalne-Dadès, Provinz Ouarzazate, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Marokko (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 8.3 x 5.2 x 3.4 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source Image: http://www.irocks.com/db_pics/pics/acn-03a.jpg, Description: http://www.irocks.com/render.html?species=Argentite&page=0
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