Proustite, Calcite, Siderite
Miniature, 3.5 x 3.4 x 1.7 cm
Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Gemmy, sparkly and lustrous, dark cherry-red proustite microcrystals are FESTOONED on both sides of the sculptural, vuggy crust of this CLASSIC, OLD-TIMER from the famed Schneeberg District of the Erzgebirge. The two, glassy, colorless, nail-head calcite crystals are a beautiful compliment to this highly representative and showy "ruby silver" from this historic mining district. There are even some brown siderite crystals on one corner.