Meaning of AGUILARITE in English

AGUILARITE

General Information:

Chemical Formula:

Ag4SeS

Composition:

(Molecular Weight = 542.50 gm)

Silver 79.53 % Ag

Selenium 14.55 % Se

Sulfur 5.91 % S

Empirical Formula:

Ag4SeS

Environment:

Low temperature silver mineral in deposits rich in selenium.

Locality:

TL: Mexico, Guanajuato, San Carlos mine.

Name Origin:

Named for Ponciano Aguilar (1853-1935), superintendent of the San Calos mine, Guanajuato, where the mineral was found.

Physical Properties:

Cleavage:

None

Color:

gray, iron gray, or black.

Density:

7.4 - 7.56, Average = 7.48

Diaphaniety:

Opaque

Habits:

Massive - Uniformly indistinguishable crystals forming large masses., ,

Hardness:

2-3 - Gypsum-Calcite

Luminescence:

Non-fluorescent.

Luster:

Adamantine - Metallic

Streak:

grayish black

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