Himmelsfurst Mine, Brand-Erbisdorf, Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
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Argyrodite is one of the rarest collectible silver species to obtain in a good display specimen. Argyrodite is an extremely rare GERMANIUM-containing silver sulfosalt and occurs at its best from this Type Locality (late 1800s) and from Bolivia as well (same era, into the early 1900s). This particular specimen is actually "beautiful" as far as they go, because it has some 3-dimensionality, with the intergrown, botryoidal aggregates. Ex. Edward Braiman Collection to Bill Pinch Collection. Bill X-RAYED it to confirm identity.