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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

Essential elements:Ag
All elements listed in formula:Ag, Hg

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Health Warning: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

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

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  • Localities for Arquerite

    (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.
    • British Columbia
      • Omenica Mining Division
        • Kwanika Creek
    Eur. J. Mineral. , 1993, 5, pp. 903-914.
    • 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.
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