Spinel-twinned Silver (Canada!)

El Bonanza Mine, Port Radium, NW Territories, Canada
Small Cabinet, 6.7 x 6.5 x 3.0 cm
Start Time: 01/07/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/14/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Exquisite filigrees of beautifully burnished, herringbone-patterned, spinel-twinned silver crystals very richly cover the greenstone matrix plate on this outstanding specimen from the famous El Bonanza Mine at Port Radium, NW Territories, Canada. I am told these wre found over 50 years ago, and I have seldom seen them for sale. The very dense spinel-twins are in a 1.3 cm thick vein of solid silver! This is VERY high grade ore, so no wonder few survived the smelter. Valued $1250

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