Silver deposits in quartzite

Silver deposits in quartzite

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Credit: DIRK WIERSMA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Silver deposits in quartzite. Polished slab of silver (grey) deposited in a dentritic pattern in a matrix of the mineral quartzite (white). The term dentritic refers to the branching shape of the deposit. Silver is a precious metal used in jewellery and also in industry. This slab is about 9 centimetres across.

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Keywords: cross-section, cut, dendritic, earth science, geological, geology, metal, mineral, mineralogy, native silver, nature, ore, polished, precious metal, silver

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