• Native Silver with Stephanite and Erythrite
  • Native Silver with Stephanite and Erythrite
Native Elements

Native Silver with Stephanite and Erythrite

$950.00   €776  £670.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC19931
This quite gorgeous thumbnail of beautifully crystallised Native Silver with Stephanite and Erythrite is from the copper mines at Měděnec in the Krušné Hory Mountains of the Czech Republic.  These mines worked a skarn deposit.  The specimen is exquisite, formed from a skeletal array of arborescent Native Silver crystals with gradually tapering horizontal branches along the centre of which is a similar vertical fin of crystals.  The overall appearance is like the Space Shuttle in miniature.  The Native Silver has tarnished to dark grey but is tinted subtle blush pink by a delicate and tenuous coating of Erythrite.  Against the Native Silver crystals on the flat side are scattered several bright metallic silver crystals of the silver antimony sulphosalt Stephanite, the main cluster measuring 4 mm across.  Without doubt this is a delightful Native Silver thumbnail from Měděnec.

Details

Dimensions
1.3 × 2.4 × 2.6 cm
Categories
Native Elements, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Medenec (Kupferberg), Klášterec nad Ohrí, Krušné Hory Mts, Ústí Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Erythrite, Native Silver, Stephanite

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