Silver, Acanthite
Miniature, 4.5 x 3.1 x 0.9 cm
Kongsberg Silver Mining District, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway
Silver specimens from the historic mines at Kongsberg are certainly one of the most desirable localities for the species. This fine, flattened, old-time specimen is an interesting tangled nest of curled, thick silver wires nicely accented with acanthite. The silver wires are beautifully burnished to tarnished. The thick wires on one end and a side are striking. Highly representative material from this classic locale. Ex. Wes Parker Collection.