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acanthite ("argentite"); cluster of large cubic crystals, with small transparent barite crystals
Trustees Catalogue (FORDYCE) 1797  CIT
FORDYCE,George, and ALCHORNE,Stanesby 1779 P527-536
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".
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