Mineralogy Database

Argentite Mineral Data

Search Webmineral :

General Argentite 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 ore veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Not Approved IMA
Help on Locality: Locality: Mexico, Saxony, Great Britain and Kongsberg, Norway are notable localities. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: After the Latin, argentum, meaning "silver". From the Greek, akanta, meaning "arrow." Argentite is stable above 179 C. Acanthite is stable below 179 C.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Argentite + Pronunciation Say ARGENTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 9586
  PDF 4-774
  Silver Glance