• Acanthite
  • Acanthite
  • Acanthite
  • Acanthite
  • Acanthite
  • Acanthite
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides

Acanthite

$950.00   €929  £790.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC7571
Rounded, metallic grey crystals of Acanthite measuring to 1.2 cm overgrow, and are partly embedded, in a matrix of crystalline Calcite from the old Gesegnete Bergmannshoffnung mine (closed around 1898) in Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany. The Acanthite, a silver sulphide, forms rich crystallised mounds whose surfaces display rounded, rather hazy terminations and partial crystal faces; possibly ‘blurred’ by fluid-cutting by fast ground water-flow. The specimen is accompanied with an old German, beautifully handwritten label.

Details

Dimensions
5.0 × 3.7 × 1.1 cm
Categories
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Gesegnete Bergmannshoffnung Mine, Obergruna, Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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