• Amalgam
  • Amalgam
  • Amalgam
  • Amalgam
  • Amalgam
Native Elements

Amalgam

$1,600.00   €1,341  £1,210.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20390
An interesting old time specimen labelled Amalgam, forming a tiny 5 x 2 mm golden tinted plate on an unusual tan to white foliated matrix.  From the famous Moschellandsberg mercury mining district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, this specimen from the Archduke Stephan Collection is a very early example of the mercury-silver alloy Moschellandsbergite, only recognised as a distinct species and named in 1938, some 71 years after the Archduke’s death.  Landsberg (Moschellandsberg) is the type locality for this species.  Carmine-red microcrystals and earthy patches are prevalent over the specimen, most likely being Cinnabar, but possibly one of the other red mercury species from this locality.

Ex. the Mineral Collection of Archduke Stephan Franz Viktor of Hungary (1817 to 1867), with a historic Archduke (Erzherzog) Stephan label incorporating his coat of arms.  This label measures 8.6 x 4.8 cm; it is complete (untrimmed) and is numbered 425/3.  A Carl Rumpff label, dated 1889 is glued to one side of the specimen plus.  This smaller sized Archduke label is in near perfect condition.
 

Details

Dimensions
7.8 × 7.4 × 4.5 cm
Categories
Native Elements
Locality
Landsberg, Alsenz-Obermoschel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Amalgam

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