ⓘ Proustite


ⓘ Proustite

Proustite is a sulfosalt mineral consisting of silver sulfarsenide, Ag 3 AsS 3, known also as light red silver or ruby silver ore, and an important source of the metal. It is closely allied to the corresponding sulfantimonide, pyrargyrite, from which it was distinguished by the chemical analyses of Joseph L. Proust in 1804, after whom the mineral received its name.

The prismatic crystals are often terminated scalenohedron and the obtuse rhombohedron, thus resembling calcite dog-tooth Spar habit. Scarlet-Scarlet and the glitter of the diamond crystals are transparent and very brilliant, but on exposure to light they soon become dull black and opaque. The Scarlet streak, hardness of 2.5 and specific gravity 5.57.

Proustite occurs in hydrothermal deposits as a phase in the oxidized and supergene zones. It is associated with other silver minerals and sulfides such as native silver, native arsenic, xanthoconite, stefanita, acentic, tetrahedrite and chloramphenicol.

Magnificent groups of large crystals have been found at Chañarcillo in Chile and other settlements, which gave wonderful examples of Freiberg and Marienberg in Saxony, Joachimsthal in Bohemia and Sainte-Marie-AUX-mines in Alsace.

  • is relatively common mineral proustite Ag3AsS3. Mindat Webmineral Trevelyan B. 1969: The electro - optic effect in proustite Optical and Quantum Electronics
  • allied to, and isomorphous with, the corresponding sulfarsenide known as proustite or light red silver ore. Ruby silver or red silver ore German Rotgultigerz
  • Depending on the locality it is found accompanied by arsenic, tennantite, proustite chalcopyrite, galenite, and baryte in the type locality by kutinaite
  • Red silver ore may refer to: Proustite also known as light red silver or ruby silver ore Pyrargyrite, also known as dark red silver ore or ruby silver
  • Magnificent groups of large crystals have been found at Chañarcillo, including proustite stephanite, chlorargyrite and adamite. Chanarcillo is on the south flank
  • tellurantimony, coloradoite, krennerite, native arsenic, native gold, proustite rhodochrosite, arsenopyrite, sphalerite, tetrahedrite, calaverite, tellurobismuthite
  • illustrated by this specimen of proustite sulfosalt minerals are often deeply colored. A3BX3 type Pyrargyrite Ag3SbS3 Proustite Ag3AsS3 Tetrahedrite Cu12Sb4S13
  • enrichment. It occurs in association with native silver, pyrargyrite, proustite polybasite, stephanite, aguilarite, galena, chalcopyrite, sphalerite
  • other ores of silver in hydrothermal veins. Associated minerals include proustite acanthite, native silver, tetrahedrite, galena, sphalerite and pyrite
  • so - called ruby silvers pearceite Cu Ag, Cu 6Ag9As2S11, pyrargyrite Ag3SbS3, proustite Ag3AsS3 and miargyrite AgSbS2. It was discovered in 1896 and named after
  • back to France. On July 5, 1826 he died in Angers, France. The mineral proustite Ag3AsS3 is named in his honour. Proust s largest accomplishment in the