Silver

Silver

Price available upon request. $999,999.00
SKU:53736
Locality: Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.7 x 3.4 cm

Some of the world's finest crystallized silver specimens come from the Lake Superior Copper District in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula, whose rich history of mining spans nearly 200 years and has resulted in over eleven billion pounds of copper and millions of ounces of silver pulled out of the earth. This classic and superb silver specimen features a very aesthetic, elegant "tree" of elongated, blocky silver crystals showing the twinned tetrahexahedral form, on minor copper and quartz matrix. The patina is a rich, silvery-gray hue and the individual isolation and perfection of the silver crystals is exceptional for Michigan silver. Well-crystallized, cabinet-size silver specimens from the Keweenaw have always been in short supply and high demand by advanced collectors and museums, and this choice example would compliment any collection. This specimen comes from the collection of noted Denver Colorado mineral dealer and collector E. Mitch Gunnell (1903-1986). Gunnell, while primarily a dealer, assembled a private collection of over 4000 specimens, rich in old classics, that was rumored to be one of the finest in the western United States. Riley Owen photo. Ex - Mitch Gunnell Collection

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