• Native Silver on Calcite
  • Native Silver on Calcite
  • Native Silver on Calcite
  • Native Silver on Calcite
  • Native Silver on Calcite
  • Native Silver on Calcite
Native Elements

Native Silver on Calcite

$4,500.00   €3,792  £3,420.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC8941
A delightful specimen of crystallised wire Native Silver emerging from and contorting over a matrix of snow-white Calcite capping a base of mixed sulphides, most likely including silver sulphides and sulphosalts.  This lovely specimen is from the world-famous Freiberg mining district around Erzgebirge in Saxony, Germany. The Native Silver wires, especially the thicker ones, are built from individual strands twisted around one another to form a single, strong thick strand.  The appearance is analogous to wire rope, the cable of which is spun from smaller individual wires.  The highlight is a single wire, about 1 mm in diameter, which loops over the crest of the specimen and then reattaches to the Calcite matrix.  An excellent and beautiful Freiberg Native Silver.

Details

Dimensions
6.0 × 4.5 × 4.5 cm
Categories
Native Elements
Locality
Freiberg, Saxony, Germany, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite, Native Silver

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