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RM2821   Native silver, herringbone-patterned

Mina La Nevada, Cerro San Antonio, San Miguel, Batopilas, Andrés del Rio, Chihuahua, México

Specimen of native silver from this more than classic Mexican locality such as Batopilas. This specimen shows numerous herringbone-patterned, arborescent and skeletal silver aggregates formed by crystals spinel-twin, very elegant and with luster and colour. They are disposed aerially on a matrix with calcite. Finding specimens of this quality and size (and price) from this mine is not easy at all. It belongs from a former Austrian collection.

Size: 4.6 x 4.4 x 3.1 cm.
Main crystal: 32 mm.
Found in ±1960.

Col. F. Schweiger (Wien).
Classic locality