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Re: Falhers ore

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Rod Goslin <[log in to unmask]>

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Date:

Wed, 5 Mar 2008 20:40:45 +0000

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Strictly speaking, fahlerz is not a lead mineral, being a copper/iron 
antimonial sulphide. It's possible that the grey colour of this 
argentiferous galena is the reason for the original (local) naming.

Rod Goslin

Uwe Meyerdirks wrote:
> Dear Trevor,
> 
> thanks for the link.
> Maybe you would be interested on a more precise information on the term?
> The German word (linguistically, Austrian is really nothing more than a German dialect, but do not tell that an Austrian) Fahlerz is composed of the word "fahl" meaning pale or dull and "Erz" meaning ore.
> The term Fahlerz summarises the whole range of possible compositions from tennantite to tetraedrite and has been used by 16th century miners as well as by present-day mineralogists.
> 
> Best Wishes,
> Uwe
> 
> 
> 
> Dear List,
> 
> You may be interested in viewing a piece of recently excavated Falhers ore 
> (which contained up to 16% silver) from the Combe Martin excavations.
> 
> Click on the like below and then the XML link from the first page, or enter the 
> website and click on 'Quick link site map' and go to Newsround.
> 
> Kindest regards,
> 
> Trevor
> 
> http://www.cmsmrps.org.uk - a community archaeology initiative.
> 
> 
> 

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