• Native Iridium-osmium
  • Native Iridium-osmium
  • Native Iridium-osmium
  • Native Iridium-osmium
  • Native Iridium-osmium
  • Native Iridium-osmium
  • Native Iridium-osmium
Classic Minerals

Native Iridium-osmium

$3,500.00   €2,984  £2,540.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC6131
A rare old red wax-sealed glass miniature bottle filled with metallic silver-grey grains of Native Iridium-Osmium, a natural alloy.  From the Urals Region of Russia, the grains of Native Iridium-Osmium measure to around 1 mm and the accompanying old label states “10 drs”, an old unit of weight, the dram or drachm used by apothecaries.  I cannot weigh the contents as this would break the seal, but the weight of bottle plus content is 12.6 grammes.  Iridium is atomic number 49 and Osmium, 76.  This is the most charming of objects and a gorgeous piece of mineralogical history.  

Details

Dimensions
3.8 × 2.1 × 1.0 cm
Categories
Classic Minerals, Rare Minerals, Native Elements
Locality
Urals Region, Russia, Asia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Native

Related Mineral Specimens

Native Gold
$5,500
 Liberty, Swauk District, Kittitas Co, Washington, USA, North America
A super specimen of inter grown dendrictic-herringbone structure Native Gold from an uncommon USA...
Native Gold
$1,750
 Rosia Montana, Alba Co, Romania, Europe
Bright ribbons of crystallised Native Gold populate the centre of a light grey matrix with light...
Native Silver
$1,425
 Freiberg District, Saxony, Germany, Europe
A superb dendritic specimen of Native Silver from the famous Freiberg District, Germany. The Native...
Native Silver
$400
 Balcoll Mine, Falset, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain, Europe
A dense specimen consisting of a complete coverage of interwoven wires and filigrees of Native...