• Native Silver on Native Arsenic
  • Native Silver on Native Arsenic
  • Native Silver on Native Arsenic
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Native Silver on Native Arsenic

$7,500.00   €6,429  £5,880.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20221
The German state of Saxony is rightly renowned for its world-class Native Silver and the Pöhla-Tellerhäuser mine equally so for its fine dendritic Native Silver specimens. On this specimen the Native Silver coats a large heavy matrix of sooty, mid-grey Native Arsenic, a classic combination characteristic of this mine. This specimen really requires only one word to describe it, sublime! It is awe-inspiring and breath-taking, terms neither of which over-hype this magnificent Native silver. Almost two entire faces of the Native Arsenic are hidden by perfectly formed arborescent crystallised Native Silver, almost all herringbone-like but with the side branches at ninety degrees to each stem. These fern-like fronds commonly measure to over 2 cm long and are a metallic white-silver with a frosted specular lustre. Under low magnification the Silver branches and dendrites are overgrown with the most delicate feather-like druses of Native Silver needles. This is a remarkably fine cabinet specimen, and is for sure will be a spectacular addition to any type of collection, be it Saxony, Germany, Elements, or any other category!

Details

Dimensions
7.0 × 10.0 × 5.5 cm
Categories
Native Elements, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Pohla, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Native Arsenic, Native Silver

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