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Silver (wire crystals) with Ruby Silver from Colquechaca, Potosi Department, Bolivia

 
Silver (wire crystals) with Ruby Silver from Colquechaca, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Silver (wire crystals) with Ruby Silver from Colquechaca, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Silver (wire crystals) with Ruby Silver from Colquechaca, Potosi Department, Bolivia

DESCRIPTION:No. 30171
Mineral:Silver (wire crystals) with Ruby Silver
Locality:Colquechaca, Potosi Department, Bolivia
Description:Old specimen of dark sulfide (galena, pyrite, etc.) matrix with rich areas covered with wire crystals of native silver. The silver covers almost half the specimen. Also dark crystals of ruby silver, an old name for proustite or pyrargyrite.
Overall Size:7x6x4.5 cm
Crystals:1-4 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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