A mix of jumbled wires and elongated crystals of Silver with some chunks of Calcite enclosing some of the wires. From Batopilas, a famed old Silver mine in Northern Mexico. The locality is known for the herringbone habit of crystals but other habits like these are known too. The larger crystals here have a more metallic patina than the wires and seem to be elongated octahedra with sharply pointed terminations.
Silver with Calcite
Batopilas, Andres del Rio District
4 x 3.1 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
A very delicate cluster of wires, herringbone crystals and tiny spinel twins of native Silver. From the now classic locale of Batopilas, this has several small bits of adhering Calcite much like ornaments on tree branches. Due to the fragility of this piece it is best to make a by hand delivery or we will ship in soap powder, insured. Ex Larry White collection.