Silver Minerals – October 23

This is a gallery of silver bearing minerals. Silver has been known since ancient times, variously used as a precious metal, including jewelry and currency. While much silver is found naturally in its elemental form, silver also forms sulfide (chalcogenide) and halide minerals. This gallery celebrates the minerals of silver, including colorful iodides (miersite, iodargyrite), a chloride (chlorargyrite), colorful arsenic sulfides (fettelite, proustite, xanthoconite), a selenide (aguilarite), the gold bearing telluride (sylvanite), an odd sulfate (argentojarosite), and various sulfides (hocartite, imiterite, miargyrite, argentopyrite and sternbergite).

20 specimens found in this gallery