• Argentite on Quartz
  • Argentite on Quartz
  • Argentite on Quartz
  • Argentite on Quartz
  • Argentite on Quartz
  • Argentite on Quartz
  • Argentite on Quartz
Classic Minerals

Argentite on Quartz

$4,000.00   €3,912  £3,330.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC9264
An old-time specimen from the Banská Štiavnica mining area in the Banská Bystrica Region of Slovakia. Dark, metallic grey Argentite crystals are over-grown by similar coloured, smooth to botryoidal Argentite, with areas of micro-Pyrite crystals, formed on a prismatic crystal of translucent off-white Quartz. The Quartz crystal stands 7.5 cm tall above the clear acrylic base to which it is glued, with the sooty, matt black masses of Argentite draped and folded around approximately half its diameter. The Quartz crystal is a fine example of the Muzo habit, in which alternating faces of the hexagonal prism are broad and narrow. This crystal tends to the extreme form where the narrow faces are almost negligible, resulting in a prism which appears to have three faces and therefore of a near trigonal habit. A rare specimen of Slovakian Argentite on Quartz from the Huber collection.

Details

Dimensions
8.1 × 2.5 × 2.0 cm
Categories
Ex. Huber Collection, Classic Minerals
Locality
Banska Stiavnica (Schemnitz), Stiavnica Mts, Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Argentite

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