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|Name:||This superficial silver ore is polished by desert wind and dust to the dull luster of a cow horn, hence the name "horn silver".|
Surface crusts of heavy gray silver chloride resulting from supergene enrichment and polished to the dull luster of a cow horn.
|Industrial Uses:||Ore of silver|
References for Horn Silver
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: Halides, Nitrates, Borates, Carbonates, Sulfates, Phosphates, Arsenates, Tungstates, Molybdates, Etc. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 11.
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Localities for Horn Silver
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(TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.