Silver, Acanthite, Pharmacolite
Chanarcillo, Copiapo Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Miniature, 4.3 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm
An old-time, very rich silver ore specimen UNUSUAL and UNCOMMON associations from the very famous Chanarcillo mines of Chile. The 3-dimensional specimen is nearly solid silver with a scattering of black acanthite. One end is RICHLY covered by white tufts of pharmacolite, an UNCOMMON hydrated arsenate. Ex. Carl Davis Collection.