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TitlePyrargyrite from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
DescriptionPyrargyrite, Ag3SbS3 (silver antimony sulfide), is isostructural with proustite, a silver arsenic sulfide. Isostructural means that the two minerals have the same structure, but a different chemistry. Pyrargyrite is the more common of the two minerals and is usually found in the same ore veins with proustite, silver and other silver sulfides.
LocationGermany ▹ Saxony. Near Freiberg.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-18.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #425.
Key wordspyargyrite, Germany
Tech details675 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1267