a very soft mineral, silver chloride, AgCl, used as an ore of silver; horn silver.
Origin of cerargyrite
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In the oxide zone the most abundant minerals are cerargyrite (silver chloride) and native or "horn" silver.
Silver is often represented in the outcrop by silver chloride or cerargyrite, which may be easily identified.
Word Origin for cerargyrite
C19: from Greek keras horn + arguros silver + -ite 1
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