Smaltite on native Silver

Cobalt-Gowganda Region, Ontario, Canada
Miniature, 4.4 x 3.4 x 1.4 cm
Start Time: 01/30/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/04/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Smaltite is the arsenic-deficient variety of skutterudite and is quite uncommon worldwide and is rare in display-quality specimens. This is a very rich, sculptural and aesthetic specimen of bubbly/botryoidal, very sparkly, silvery-bright, smaltite microcrystals on a thick vein of native silver! Rich ore here. This is exceptional quality material from the renowned Cobalt-Gowganda area of Ontario. 49 grams.

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