• Native Silver with Sternbergite
  • Native Silver with Sternbergite
Rare Minerals

Native Silver with Sternbergite

$500.00   €406  £350.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC19904
This miniature, rich in Native Silver and the silver-iron sulphide Sternbergite, is a rare combination of mineral species from the Eliáš mine close to Jáchymov in the Czech Republic.  Eliáš was a deep silver mine and from the end of World War 2 produced uranium. The specimen is a complex mix of what appear to be brecciated rock fragments cemented by various sulphides with, probably, Sternbergite being the most dominant.  Creamy to pale lemon coloured Quartz also occurs in the matrix as blocky fragments.  The Sternbergite forms dull metallic light grey crystals, often exhibiting a layered platy tabular habit.  Amongst and over these are black oxidised curled wires of Native Silver which sit flat again the top surface.

Details

Dimensions
5.4 × 6.9 × 3.0 cm
Categories
Native Elements, Rare Minerals, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Eliáš Mine, Jáchymov, Karlovy Vary District, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Native Silver, Sternbergite

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