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Pearceite

Mineral

Pearceite is one of the four so-called "ruby silvers", pearceite Cu(Ag,Cu)6Ag9As2S11, pyrargyrite Ag3SbS3, proustite It was discovered in 1896 and named after Dr Richard Pearce (1837–1927), a Cornish–American chemist and metallurgist from Denver

Identification

Color of mineral

Black

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3

Density ( specific gravity )

2.7

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic