• Acanthite
  • Acanthite
  • Acanthite
  • Acanthite
  • Acanthite
  • Acanthite
  • Acanthite
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Acanthite

$3,500.00   €3,431  £2,920.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC10972
A magnificent mass of platy Acanthite and Acanthite crystals, lightly dusted with microcrystalline Pyrite, all enveloping a matrix of massive and crystallised Quartz.  From Banská Štiavnica in the Banská Bystrica Region of Slovakia, the Acanthite forms 1 to 2 mm equant crystals that richly cover a film of micro-crystalline Pyrite.  The Pyrite coats large Acanthite plates measuring up to 5 cm long, but of irregular shape.  A 2 cm long, crude and slightly milky quartz crystal sits amongst the Acanthite on the top surface.  A very rich example of Acanthite from Banská Štiavnica with many well-formed crystals.  The specimen is accompanied with a very fragile, old handwritten label, protected by a mount of thin card within a protective translucent envelope.  

Details

Dimensions
7.7 × 7.1 × 4.5 cm
Categories
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Banska Stiavnica (Schemnitz), Stiavnica Mts, Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Acanthite

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