• Pyrargyrite and Stephanite with Argentopyrite
  • Pyrargyrite and Stephanite with Argentopyrite
  • Pyrargyrite and Stephanite with Argentopyrite
  • Pyrargyrite and Stephanite with Argentopyrite
Rare Minerals

Pyrargyrite and Stephanite with Argentopyrite

$9,500.00   €7,988  £7,210.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20503
This museum grade miniature displays magnificent crystals of Pyrargyrite, a silver-antimony sulphosalt, from the classic and historic mining district around Freiberg in Mittelsachsen, Saxony, Germany.  Pseudo-hexagonal crystals to 1.3 cm high by 1.3 cm wide (between flats) dominate the specimen, with small crystals of lead-grey Stephanite and granular Argentopyrite infilling in between.  The overall appearance of all species is metallic black, however, when held against a strong light source, various edges and areas of the Pyrargyrite transmit its familiar deep translucent claret to cherry red colour.  The Stephanite, another silver-antimony sulphosalt, manifests as heavily striated crystals to a few mm with a dull bronze-gunmetal patina.  A first-class specimen of these rare, typically German sulphosalts, which would elegantly grace any important collection.

Details

Dimensions
3.3 × 4.4 × 2.7 cm
Categories
Rare Minerals, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Freiberg, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Argentopyrite, Pyrargyrite, Stephanite

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