• Native Silver ps. after Stephanite
  • Native Silver ps. after Stephanite
  • Native Silver ps. after Stephanite
  • Native Silver ps. after Stephanite

Native Silver ps. after Stephanite

ID: CC19590
Including this specimen in a sulphide/sulphosalt update is perhaps cheating a little as the Stephanite, a rare silver antimony sulphosalt, is now replaced by Native Silver.  It was once a sulphosalt, so hopefully sufficient excuse to include this magnificent pseudomorph!  Embedded in a snow-white etched Calcite matrix, the Native Silver pseudomorphing after Stephanite crystals are typically 2 to 2.5 cm long and do reach 3 cm.  They form long orthorhombic crystals, often showing tin-white Native Silver, and also coated in a microscopic layer of, most probably, black Acanthite.  A superb pseudomorph of Native Silver replacing Stephanite from the Uranium Mine No. 21 at Háje, Příbram, in the Czech Republic.

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9.1 × 7.2 × 3.8 cm
Native Elements, Pseudomorphs
Uranium Mine No. 21 (Shaft No. 21), Háje, Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Native Silver

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