Stephanite With Pyrargyrite
Thumbnail, 2.8 x 1.9 x 1.8 cm
San Luis Mine, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
WOW! What a thumber! This BRILLIANTLY-LUSTROUS, MIRROR-BRIGHT, COMPLETE, STUNNING crystal of stephanite is perched upon a small knoll of white crystalline quartz matrix, and is complete all around save for two inconsequential dings. From its base protrudes a small pyrargyrite as a bonus. This is just as much of a smoker for the species as I have ever seen, and the big surprise is that it is miraculously in as good a condition as it is given the softness of the species. Ex. Dave Bunk specimen so you know it is what it says it is. Now, the matrix is darned hard to get to show up well when aiming for gettign a good pic of the crystal, so we are showing it in the upside-down pic to the lower-left for clarification. Note the bottom-right pics shows the gemmy red of the pyrargyrite when backlit.