• Acanthite on Quartz epimorph after Calcite
  • Acanthite on Quartz epimorph after Calcite
  • Acanthite on Quartz epimorph after Calcite
  • Acanthite on Quartz epimorph after Calcite
  • Acanthite on Quartz epimorph after Calcite
Pseudomorphs

Acanthite on Quartz epimorph after Calcite

$2,500.00   €2,147  £1,810.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC14194
A showy cabinet specimen composed of 3 to 7 mm tall Quartz crystals that form a drusy epimorph shell after Calcite.  Across one end, and a good third of the reverse side, are large and thick areas of  micro-crystallised Acanthite, silver sulphide, which forms as sub-mm granular metallic silver-grey crystals.  The underside of the Quartz shell retains the angular habit of former Calcite rhombohedral crystals.  The drusy Quartz crystals on the upper surface display areas of reasonably good Amethyst of mid-mauve to lilac crystals.  The specimen comes with a very fragile, but beautifully handwritten old label.

Details

Dimensions
12.9 × 9.0 × 5.1 cm
Categories
Pseudomorphs, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Banska Stiavnica (Schemnitz), Stiavnica Mts, Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Acanthite, Quartz

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