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Allargentum

$450.00   €409  £340.00 approx.  

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ID: CC8953
Allargentum is a natural alloy of silver and antimony. This impressive small cabinet specimen is from Shaft 371 in the Schlema-Hartenstein District of Saxony, Germany, the main shaft of the former Aue Mining Company. This 10 cm long specimen emits a dull metallic ring when flicked with a finger and has the gnarled ropey appearance of lava or slag, with an overall hackly texture. The upper surface is dull silver battleship grey speckled golden bronze where the silver content is high. The reverse side is predominantly composed of this more silver-rich alloy. The composition of Allargentum places it in a range of chemical classifications which include elements, alloys and at a higher level, in the Sulphide and Sulphosalt supergroups. Whatever the complexities, it remains an excellent example of this rather rare silver-antimony species.

Details

Dimensions
3.8 × 10.1 × 2.3 cm
Categories
Latest Additions, Native Elements, Rare Minerals, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Shaft 371, Schlema, Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Allargentum

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