• Electrum
  • Electrum
  • Electrum
  • Electrum


$2,500.00   €2,061  £1,780.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20408
An interesting and historic specimen of Electrum, the intermediate member within the gold-silver solid solution series.  The Electrum forms a rich, roughly 1.2 x 0.6 cm hackly golden patch on a pale light-grey cryptocrystalline Quartz matrix.  This specimen is from the Zmeinogorsk mine on the Korbalikha River in Western-Siberian Region, Russia, a massive sulphide mined between 1745 and 1871; hence prior to, throughout and a little after the Archduke’s lifetime.

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 9.9 x 8.1 cm; it is complete (untrimmed) and is numbered 428/40.  A small label bearing this same number (but partly disfigured) is glued to the base of the specimen together with a Carl Rumpff label, dated 1889 stuck to one side.  The Archduke label is in reasonably good condition; it has been folded twice, leaving one vertical and one horizontal crease.  This specimen is accompanied with a white card label from the Mineralogical Museum of the Humboldt University of Berlin.


6.6 × 5.5 × 3.2 cm
Native Elements
Zmeinogorsk Mine, Zmeevka Stream, Korbalikha River, Alei River Basin, Rudnyi Altai, Altai Krai, Russia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen