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RM2833   Native silver and pearceite-T2ac

Sarbaiskoe (Sarbai) deposit, Rudny, Kostanay, Kazakhstan

Rich specimen showing wire aggregates of native silver, curved, with curls, shiny and with a very aesthetic golden tone. Some have darker areas of acanthite. They are accompanied by small but well-formed hexagonal pearceite-T2ac crystals. With calcite matriz. This piece is surprising when looking at the cavities under magnification. It berlongs from the Sarbaiskoe deposit, the best known silver producing area in Kazakhstan. Very rare to find specimens from this locality.


Size: 5 x 4.8 x 3.1 cm.
Found in ±1990.

 
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