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Acanthite

EtymologyEdit

Named in 1855, from the Greek ἄκανθα (akantha) "thorn", because of the crystal shapes.[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

acanthite ‎(uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) A mineral form of silver sulfide, Ag2S, that is a major ore of silver, that forms slender prisms.

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External linksEdit

  • acanthite Barthelmy, David (accessed 29 August 2016) Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1]
  • acanthite mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016
  1. ^ James D. Dana:Dana's System of Mineralogy. Volume I, seventh edition, revised by Charles Palache, Harry Berman, and Clifford Frondel. John Wiley & Sons, 1944
  2. ^ Richard V. Gaines, H. Catherine W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason, and Abraham Rosenzweig: Dana's new mineralogy, John Wiley & Sons, 1997

FrenchEdit

NounEdit

acanthite f ‎(plural acanthites)

  1. (mineralogy) acanthite