• Hessite on Quartz
Gallery

Hessite on Quartz

$15,000.00   €12,275  £10,600.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20815
This quite remarkable specimen is an extremely rare example of superbly crystallised Hessite over a druse of iron-stained Quartz crystals from Botés in Alba County, Romania. Hessite is a di-silver telluride (Ag2Te) and crystalises in the monoclinic system. Probably 40 to 50, 2 to 4 mm lead-grey Hessite crystals are scattered individually or as small, clustered groups over a triangular 4.5 x 3 cm thin Quartz plate. This is covered in a druse of 1 to 2 mm Quartz crystals and separated larger tapering milky Quartz crystals to about 7 mm tall and fine acicular Quartz needles. The Hessite has a specular metallic lustre and displays beautifully set on the Quartz. This is a museum-quality specimen of a rare silver telluride.

Details

Dimensions
3.1 × 4.7 × 1.8 cm
Categories
Latest Additions, Rare Minerals, Exceptional Specimens
Locality
Botes, Alba Co, Romania, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Hessite, Quartz

Related Mineral Specimens

Quartz var Amethyst
$1,080
 Banska Stiavnica (Schemnitz), Stiavnica Mts, Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia, Europe
Lustrous particularly rich purple specimen of Amethyst from Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia,...
Schorl Tourmaline with Albite and Quartz
$9,500
 Shengus, Haramosh Mts, Skardu, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan, Asia
Three well-formed prismatic crystals of lustrous black Schorl measuring to 8.4cm stand upright on...
Fluorite on Quartz
$500
 Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China, Asia
Gemmy lustrous crystals of Fluorite displaying purple colour zoning to great advantage from the...
Quartz Japan Law Twin
$1,500
 Gunyahang quartz mine, Sankhuwasabha District, Kosi Zone, Nepal
An excellent display of the Japan Law twinning on a mat of prismatic Quartz crystals from the...