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Arquerite

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Formula:
(Ag,Hg)
A variety of Native 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.


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Chemical Properties of ArqueriteHide

Formula:
(Ag,Hg)

Other Language Names for ArqueriteHide

German:Arquerit
Spanish:Arquerita

Other InformationHide

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 ArqueriteHide

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

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
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.
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