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Acanthite

$4,000.00   €3,357  £3,030.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC10102
The magnificently named Gesegnete Bergmannshoffnung mine at Obergruna, near to Freiberg in Saxony, Germany, was one of the richest silver mines in the area and is famed for its superb suite of silver minerals.  This museum-grade miniature of crystallised Acanthite is a marvellous example of this low temperature form of silver sulphide, with chunky crystals to almost 2 cm clustered over a matrix of coarsely-granular vein Quartz.  The Acanthite crystals have multiple-stepped faces and are graphite-grey with a slightly greasy metallic lustre.  An excellent, high-grade miniature of superbly crystallised Acanthite from Saxony mounted on a square acrylic base.

Details

Dimensions
3.9 × 4.8 × 2.8 cm
Categories
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Gesegnete Bergmannshoffnung Mine, Obergruna, Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Acanthite

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