silver

By: Elite Honor Guard

mineral identification

  • Color: silver, but often with black tarnish
  • Luster: metallic white
  • cleavage/fracture: none ; malleable ; hooky fracture
  • Hardness: harder then gold! 2.5-3
  • density: 10-12
  • special properties: highest electrical and thermal conductivity


Atomic number 47!

Description of silver

Use for...

  • ornaments
  • coins
  • silver jewelry
  • photographic
  • electronics

Birth stone

garnet

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This stone is the birth stone of January. Egyptians used garnet as jewelry. The best place to find garnet is Africa, Sri Lanka, and India.