|ACANTHITE MINERAL FACTS|
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Acanthite Mineral Facts:
Chemical Formula: Ag2S (Previously known as Argentite) 87.1% Silver by weight
Colors: Mineral and streak are blackish to lead-gray. Streak sometimes has metallic shine.
2.0 to 2.5
Cleavage: Imperfect, but it is easily sectile, and can be cut with a knife like lead.
Luster:. Metallic luster. Easily sectile, and can be cut with a knife like lead.
Optics: (Refractive Index): Opaque
Identification and Diagnostics
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