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In this regular feature, we will display an elite specimen and discuss its merits as a masterpiece. We firmly believe that a masterpiece can cost $100 or $1,000,000 and transcends categories such as size.

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Acanthite Valencia Guanajuato Mexico

Acanthite coated by Chalcopyrite
Valenciana Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
4.0 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm

- Irv Brown Collection

Sharp, lustrous crystals of acanthite to 1.8 cm are partially coated by chalcopyrite, giving the specimen a very attractive peacock coloration. Several of the crystals have a slightly hoppered appearance. With good form from any angle, this is an outstanding example of a silver mineral from the famous deposits of Guanajuato, Mexico.

–Key Attributes: Crystal Perfection, Aesthetics

Thomas Spann photo


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