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The mineralogy of a silver-rich area in the Edwards zinc-lead mine, New York

Curtis R. Serviss, C. MacDonald Grout and Richard D. Hagni
The mineralogy of a silver-rich area in the Edwards zinc-lead mine, New York (in Applied mineralogy in science and technology, Donovan Abbott (prefacer))
The Canadian Mineralogist (June 1986) 24, Part 2: 239-245


The ore of the zinc-lead deposits of the Balmat-Edwards district in northern New York is mainly composed of very coarse-grained sphalerite, galena and pyrite. Galena concentrates (60% lead) contain an average of 514 g/t of silver, presumably in solid solution. An unusual silver-rich zinc-lead ore pocket at the Edwards mine contains nearly 1% silver. Fine-grained sphalerite, native silver, argentite, freibergite and arsenopyrite occur in association with chalcopyrite and pyrite as fracture-fillings in calcite. Electron-microprobe analyses indicate that freibergite contains = or <25.8% Ag, with an average composition of Cu (sub 1.87) Ag (sub 1.26) Sb (sub 0.98) As (sub 0.22) S (sub 3.25) .

ISSN: 0008-4476
EISSN: 1499-1276
Coden: CAMIA6
Serial Title: The Canadian Mineralogist
Serial Volume: 24, Part 2
Title: The mineralogy of a silver-rich area in the Edwards zinc-lead mine, New York
Title: Applied mineralogy in science and technology
Author(s): Serviss, Curtis R.Grout, C. MacDonaldHagni, Richard D.
Author(s): Abbott, Donovanprefacer
Affiliation: Molycorp, Englewood, CO, United States
Affiliation: N.B. Res. and Prod. Counc., Canada
Pages: 239-245
Published: 198606
Text Language: English
Summary Language: French
Publisher: Mineralogical Association of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Meeting name: GAC-MAC annual meeting
Meeting location: Fredericton, NB, CAN, Canada
Meeting date: 198505May, 1985
References: 6
Accession Number: 1986-076548
Categories: Economic geology, geology of ore deposits
Document Type: Serial Conference document
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. table, sect., sketch map
N44°15'00" - N44°19'60", W75°25'00" - W75°15'00"
Secondary Affiliation: St. Joe Resour. Co., USA, United StatesUniv. Mo.-Rolla, USA, United States
Country of Publication: Canada
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United KingdomTwickenhamUKUnited Kingdom
Update Code: 1986
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