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Gold-Silver Series

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System:
Isometric
Series Formula:
Au to Ag
A series between Gold and Silver

Gold and silver have the same crystal structure and similar atomic size, so are completely miscible and there is a complete solid solution between gold and silver. When gold predominates (Au,Ag) the mineral species is called gold (native gold) and when silver predominates (Ag,Au) it is termed silver (native silver). The variety electrum is usef for compositions between about 20-80% gold or 20-80% silver atoms. Highly pure gold is rarely found, it almost always contains some silver.


Classification of Gold-Silver Series

Optical Data of Gold-Silver Series

Type:
Isotropic

Crystallography of Gold-Silver Series

Crystal System:
Isometric

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 Gold-Silver Series

Reference List:
Sachs and Weerts (1930) Zeitschrift für Physik, Brunswick, Berlin: 60: 481.

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 89.

Internet Links for Gold-Silver Series

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Localities for Gold-Silver Series

(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.
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Ząbkowice District
      • Szklary massif
Sadłowska, K. (2014): Ore minerals assemblages in serpentinized ultramafic rocks from the southern part of the Szklary massif (Bobolice). Mineralogia Special Papers: 42: 100
Mineral and/or Locality  
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