Acanthite

Acanthite

Regular price $36,000.00
SKU:40629
Locality: San Carlos Vein, Proano Mine, Mun. de Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
Dimensions: 5.5 x 6.3 x 4.8 cm

While the famous Fresnillo District in Mexico's Zacatecas State has long been known for superb examples of silver minerals, these acanthite crystals are truly something special. Their large size, complex crystal development, and sharp, jet-black faces rank them with the finest acanthites ever found. This specimen features large, cubic to hoppered crystals associated with small stephanite crystals on selective faces which add a pleasing contrast and association. This is an excellent acanthite specimen for the serious collector, from a small find unlikely to be rivaled. Tom Spann photo.