Silver

Silver


Composition: Ag
Crystal System : Cubic
Lustre : Metallic
Hardness : 2.5-3.0
Specific Gravity : 10.5

Occurrence

  • Supergene
  • 1st Oxidation Zone
  • 2nd Oxidation Zone
  • 3rd Oxidation Zone

Notable Finds

The best specimens of silver are from 43 and 44 levels in the third oxidation zone, with small, euhedral octahedral crystals to 5 mm. Gebhard (1999) describes a visit to 43 Level, and observing leaves of silver amalgam protruding from a face of massive cuprite ore.