Pyrargyrite formula


Pyrargyrite is a popular silver bearing mineral for collectors. Its color is a dark red and is most commonly so dark that it appears black. The nickname "Ruby Silver" has been applied to pyrargyrite although it is typically applied to the related mineral proustite. Pyrargyrite is isostructural with proustite, a silver arsenic sulfide ... Pyrargyrite is a sulfosalt mineral consisting of silver sulfantimonide, AgSbS. Known also as dark red silver ore or ruby silver, it is an important source of the metal.. It is closely allied to, and isomorphous with, the corresponding sulfarsenide known as proustite or light red silver ore. Group of Pyrargyrite crystals with parallel growths, one of them clearly dominant, with very well defined faces and edges and with good terminal faces. They are translucent, extraordinarily bright, with vivid red reflections and are on a Quartz matrix. Please support our sponsor: AllMinerals -- JohnBetts-FineMinerals Online Mineral Museum. The minerals illustrated on this site were purchased from collectors or wholesale suppliers for resale purposes. Each of these is a distinct silver mineral. All of them are rare, but a few (such as acanthite, proustite, and pyrargyrite) can be found in sufficient quantities to warrant mining. Silver minerals can be sulfides, tellurides, halides, sulfates, sulfosalts, silicates, borates, chlorates, iodates, bromates, carbonates, nitrates, oxides, and ...