• Pyrargyrite
  • Pyrargyrite


$650.00   €545  £470.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21237
The Schlema-Hartenstein District in Saxony, Germany, is a silver and uranium mining region.  This fine large thumbnail is richly coated with well developed, blocky crystals of the silver-antimony sulphosalt Pyrargyrite to 1.2 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm, all attractively embedded yet well exposed from a bed of micro-granular Pyrite or Chalcopyrite, probably the latter.  This is a particularly attractive        Pyrargyrite because despite its part surface alteration to a silver-lead-grey oxidation film, much of the actual blood-red colour pervades, so producing a tantalisingly delicious silver-red patina.  A lovely specimen of this highly collectable silver sulphosalt from Saxony.


2.8 × 3.4 × 1.8 cm
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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