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Acanthite Mineral Data

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General Acanthite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ag2S
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 247.80 gm
   Silver  87.06 %  Ag
   Sulfur  12.94 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ag2S
Help on Environment: Environment: Low-temperature sulfide veins and in zones of secondary enrichment.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1855
Help on Locality: Locality: Freiberg, Schneeberg, Annaberg, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek, akanta, meaning "arrow." After the Latin, argentum, meaning "silver". Argentite is stable above 179 C. Acanthite is stable below 179 deg. C.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Acanthite + Pronunciation Say ACANTHITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 30445
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