Acanthite Ag2S Monoclinic

Description: Acanthite is a low temperature hydrothermal mineral. It can form from inversion of argentite, a mineral that forms in higher temperature hyrothermal deposits.

ONEIDA COUNTY: Acanthite occurs with gold, silver and other silver minerals in the Lynn massive sulfide deposit. Galena, sphalerite, and chalcopyrite are the major ore minerals in this deposit (Kennedy et. al., 1991).

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