Acanthite – Attractive Crystal Formation from the Imiter Mine


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This acanthite is from the Imiter Mine in the Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region of Morocco. This is a large silver mine that contains 70 minerals including acanthite. It is a silver sulfide found in the oxidation zones of silver ore deposits and It  contains the elements Ag and S. This specimen consists of what looks like a chain-like formation with links composed of silver grey acanthite crystals. The crystals are dipyramidal octahedrons with well defined corners and edges. The largest crystal is 16 mm across. The rear of the piece is the former matrix attachment point. The piece measures 1 1/4 x 11/16 x 1/2 inches or 32 x 18 x 12 mm

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Weight4 oz

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