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acanthite

[uh-kan-thahyt] /əˈkæn θaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
the orthorhombic form of silver sulfide.
Compare argentite.
Origin
acanth- + -ite1
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a silver sulfide mineral (Ag2S) that is the most important ore of silver. It is abundant, with other silver minerals, in the sulfide mineral deposits of Kongsberg, Nor.; Kremnica, Slovakia; Zacatecas, Mex.; and the Comstock Lode, Nev., U.S

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