Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 6.2 x 3.7 cm
Czar Mine (Czar Shaft), Copper Queen Mine (Halero Mine), Queen Hill, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
An extremely rare and old Bisbee specimen of 2.2 cm of tarnished native leaf silver set on limestone matrix from the famous Czar Shaft. The silver is associated with the gray, drusy quartz above the silver. The Czar Shaft closed in 1944, but I would estimate that this piece probably dates to prior to World War I based on what other Arizona collectors have indicated to me. This is historic and very rare material from the Dennis Mullane Bisbee Collection. A Bisbee silver specimen is one of the rarest native silvers from a major ore mine in the USA to track down.