Silver wires on Quartz pebble conglomerate (Whitmore Coll.)

Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico
Miniature, 5.4 x 4.6 x 1.8 cm
Start Time: 06/03/2010 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/10/2010 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A showy, highly unusual, very rich silver ore specimen from the famous mines at Guanajuato. A nifty nest of nicely burnished silver wires covers one end of the matrix, which is actually a dispersed rounded quartz-pebble conglomerate totally infused with tiny silver wires, acanthite and polybasite! Undoubtably old-time material, this is super-rich silver ore. Hefty at 69 grams. Ex Robert Whitmore Collection. I have never seen a wire silver specimen quite like this from any locale.

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