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Arquerite

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Formula:
(Ag,Hg)
A variety of Amalgam

A variety of Amalgam containing 13% of Mercury, applied to the malleable amalgam described by I. Domeyko (1841).
Originally described from Arqueros Ag Mining District, La Serena, Elqui Province, Coquimbo Region, Chile.

Classification of Arquerite

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Chemical Properties of Arquerite

Formula:
(Ag,Hg)
Essential elements:
All elements listed in formula:

Other Names for Arquerite

Name in Other Languages:
German:Arquerit
Spanish:Arquerita

Other Information

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Arquerite

Reference List:
Chambers’s Mineralogical Dictionary (1964) Chemical Publishing Co., Inc., New York, NY, USA (reprint): 11.

Internet Links for Arquerite

Localities for Arquerite

(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? 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.
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Omenica Mining Division
      • Kwanika Creek
www.em.gov.bc.ca/cf/minfile/search/search.cfm?mode=capbib&minfilno=093N%20%20043
Eur. J. Mineral. , 1993, 5, pp. 903-914.
Chile
 
  • Atacama Region
    • Copiapó Province
      • Cerro Blanco district
        • Yerbas Buenas
I. Domeyko collection, Mineralogical Museum in La Serena, Chile
  • Coquimbo Region
    • Elqui Province
      • La Serena
Oyarzun, R., Ortega, L., Sierra, J., Lunar, R., and Oyarzun, J. (1998): Mineralium Deposita 33, 547-559.
Mineral and/or Locality  
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