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Mineral Information on:
acanthite

Chemical Group:    sulfide

Chemical Formula:   
AgS2

Color:  iron-black                    Streak: 

Luster: 

 

Hardness:              Specific Gravity:  7.2 to 7.3                 

Tenacity:  sectile

Cleavage: 

 

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Identifying Characteristics:

Uses:  silver ore

Occurrences: 

Toxicity:      when-               when inhaled-

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