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A valuable silver ore, Ag2S, with a lead-gray color and metallic luster that is often tarnished a dull black.


(Minerals) a dark grey mineral that consists of silver sulphide, usually in cubic crystalline forms, and occurs in veins, often with native silver. It is found esp in Mexico, Nevada, and Saxony and is an important source of silver. Formula: Ag2S


(ˈɑr dʒənˌtaɪt)

a dark, lead-gray, sectile mineral, silver sulfide, Ag2S, occurring in crystals and as formless aggregates: an important ore of silver.
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Noun1.argentite - a valuable silver ore consisting of silver sulfide (Ag2S)
Ag, atomic number 47, silver - a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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The mineralisation occurs as Co-Fe-Ni Arsenides, argentite, niccolite and native Silver.
The most important mineral is native silver followed by cobaltite, niccolite, ruby silver, argentite, bismuth and chalcopyrite.
Tennantite, tetrahedrite, argentite, pyrrhotite and native gold occurred sporadically and sparingly.
The deposits contain the important silver ore minerals, argentite and pyrargyrite, as well as argentiferous galena and antimonial silver minerals, the latter in their deeper portions.
Pedrazzini to the Egleston Collection at the Columbia School of Mines, where there are also a number of other specimens of polybasite and stephanite, as well as a remarkable specimen representing the transition of an argentite crystal into cerargyrite and a fine embolite.
From here, Prospect Avenue, Argentite Street, and Haileybury Road (renamed Lang Street in 1911) radiated out to the west, northwest, and north respectively.
To the extreme south of the area under consideration, MMDC's Agau claim includes the old Poder de Dios mine of narrow epithermal bonanza type veins with argentite and gold.
Silver occurs in the galena, as electrum, and in tetrahedrite, argentite, and pyrargyrite.
6 metres in a volcanoclastic breccia mineralized with sphalerite, argentite and galena.
In addition to pyrite, pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite, and sphalerite, Dolmage (1922) noted the presence of magnetite, arsenopyrite, native silver, and possible argentite, and mentioned that Bancroft had found small amounts of galena.