Tiny Mining

Native Silver

filed under: Silver Uncategorized written by: Alfonso

 

The improbability of finding pure silver grains in nature made us think that locating them must be fiction. This precious metal is usually found hybridised with gold, copper, lead or zinc. Silver is impure, but humans make it pure. Its name refers to its reflection and essence of colour. Argentum is a mirror.

 

Ag

eleven

forty-seven protons in the nucleus

one hundred and seven point eight six eight grams per molecule

ten point five grams per cubic centimetre

ten point three cubic centimetres per molecule in an atom

two thousand two hundred and twelve degrees Celsius to boil

sixty-one neutrons

three point two five Mohs of resistance

face-centred cubic crystals

soft

ductile

tarnishes

five shells per atom

two

eight

eighteen

eighteen

one

relatively abundant in the solar system:

minus zero point three one three L.O.G.

minus one point two L.O.G. in the earths crust