Silver, Copper
Kearsarge Mine, Kearsarge, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
Small Cabinet, 9.2 x 5.2 x 2.4 cm
An OLD-TIME, showy specimen from the famous Kearsarge Mine, probably early to mid 1900s. It is made of robust silver wires and sharp bladelike crystals, growing out of and set in copper crystals mixed with a green basalt matrix. The silver wires and large silver blade give the piece a nice sculptural look. And the elongated silver crystal is SIGNIFICANT at almost 2 cm length. This is extremely rich ore from this historic mine, with extremely good crystals and good pedigree from an exchange with the Seaman Museum Collection.