• Acanthite
  • Acanthite


$1,200.00   €1,010  £870.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC19349
Acanthite is the low temperature silver sulphide dimorph of Argentite and in this rich example occurs as crude composite crystals of up to 2 cm across in a coarsely crystallised, pinkish, granitic matrix.  From the classic Freiberg mining district in Saxony, Germany, the Acanthite forms partly developed individual crystals to over 1 cm, each displaying several, often rounded faces with pitted and striated surfaces.  The specimen looks good stood vertically with the matrix sat horizontally forming the base.  A great specimen of this classic silver species from Freiberg.


4.1 × 5.0 × 1.6 cm
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Freiberg, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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