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What is horn silver??????

What is horn silver??????

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Gurwinder Kaur
65 Points
11 years ago

Chlorargyrite is the mineral form of silver chloride (AgCl). Chlorargyrite occurs as a secondary mineral phase in the oxidation of silver mineral deposits. It crystallizes in the isometric - hexoctahedral crystal class. Typically massive to columnar in occurrence it also has been found as colorless to variably yellow cubic crystals. The color changes to brown or purple on exposure to light. It is quite soft with a Mohs hardness of 1 to 2 and dense with a specific gravity of 5.55. It is also known as cerargyrite and, when weathered by desert air, as horn silver. Bromian chlorargyrite (or embolite) is also common. Chlorargyrite is water insoluble.

Chlorargyrite

Bromian chlorargyrite (embolite), Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Chile. Size: 5.0 x 4.7 x 1.0 cm.
General
Category Halide
Chemical formula AgCl
Strunz classification 03.AA.15

 

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Ashwin Sinha
520 Points
11 years ago

It's AgCl dude!!!!!!

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