Acanthite

Acanthite

Regular price $32,000.00
SKU:43877
Locality: San Carlos Vein, Proano Mine, Mun. de Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
Dimensions: 5.5 x 7.5 x 5.0 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 on quartz crystal matrix. Very few of these fine matrix examples were found, and this is a very choice example with large, well-developed acanthite crystals aesthetically perched on contrasting white quartz crystals. The luster, form and overall presence of the acanthite crystals on this piece is exceptional. This is a significant acanthite specimen for the serious collector, from a small find unlikely to be rivaled any time soon.

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