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Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery William Hunter Collections:
GLAHM M526


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GLAHM M526: acanthite ('argentite'); cluster of large cubic crystals, with small transparent barite crystals - click to view larger image

acanthite ("argentite"); cluster of large cubic crystals, with small transparent barite crystals

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Dimensions:
5x4.5x3.5cm
Locality:
*non loc.*
Context:
unknown
References:
CIT Trustees Catalogue (FORDYCE) 1797 [42] CIT FORDYCE,George, and ALCHORNE,Stanesby 1779 P527-536
Notes:
From William Hunter's original bequest. Very fine. Museum catalogue says only "Hunterian" but this is almost certainly No. 42 in the Silver Ores section of the Trustees catalogue of 1794-7: " No. 42 Black or Vitreous Silver Ore in imperfect Cubical Crystals. One specimen from Freyberg, two others, and a specimen of the Silver contained in the Ore". The analysis of this ore is described ed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society in 1779, under experiments V and VI. The authors remark: "Dr. HUNTER not refusing to subject the ore to an assay although scarce and expensive".
Keywords:
SULPHIDE : SULPHATE : DISPLAY : MINERAL : ORIGINAL BEQUEST : TUCSON EXHIBIT 2006 : : HUNTER 2007 : EH_HUNTER_MINERALS :

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