Herja Mine (Kisbanya), Baia Mare (Nagybanya), Maramures Co., Romania
Large Cabinet, 18.0 x 13.0 x 3.5 cm
Fizelyite is a rare silver-containing sulfide species, and to my knowledge the best of them have historically come from this region. Josef Vajdak exchanged for two specimens like this from an old collection in Europe and confirmed their identity himself. This was the larger of the two pieces by quite a bit. This specimen is almost solid Fizelyite, with FREESTANDING CRYSTALS to almost 2 cm (though most are smaller) shooting up and out of the matrix every which way. This is, to me, a novel presentation of the species which normally looks kinda like semseyite (and both are often mislabeled as the other), and there is no mistaking THESE crystals for semseyite. 18 x 13 x 3.5 cm