argentite

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a valuable silver ore consisting of silver sulfide (Ag2S)

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Gold and silver continue to occur in these intersections as very fine grains of electrum, native gold and acanthite, a leachable silver sulfide.
8 feet) zone locally rich in the silver bearing mineral acanthite (argentite).
As in previous results, gold and silver occur in these intersections as very fine grains of electrum, native gold and acanthite, a cyanide soluble silver sulfide.
Silver is contained mostly in acanthite (Ag2S) and silver halides, both of which are very soluble in cyanide.
Silver minerals are primarily silver halides and acanthite, and zinc occurs primarily in smithsonite.
Assay results for the holes are still pending, however the sections have coarse grain galena, sphalerite and rare ruby silver as well as electrum and acanthite, which is usually an indication of promising metal grades.
Silver in the Northside silver zone occurs primarily as native silver, acanthite, and a variety of halide minerals including cerargyrite, embolite, and iodargyrite, and others, based upon mineralogical studies completed to date.
Within the structure of the quartz vein, narrow high grade zones with visible acanthite (silver sulfide) and gold contain up to 1,485 g/t Ag and 61.