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Gold-Silver Series

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Crystal 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.


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Optical Data of Gold-Silver SeriesHide

Type:
Isotropic

Crystallography of Gold-Silver SeriesHide

Crystal System:
Isometric

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 Gold-Silver SeriesHide

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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.

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Localities for Gold-Silver SeriesHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

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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.
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
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