Skutterudite (Var: Smaltite), Silver
Cobalt-Gowganda region, Timiskaming District, Ontario, Canada
Miniature, 4.4 x 3.4 x 1.4 cm
Smaltite is the arsenic-deficient variety of skutterudite and is quite uncommon worldwide and is rare in display-quality specimens. This is a very rich, sculptural and aesthetic specimen of bubbly/botryoidal, very sparkly, silvery-bright smaltite microcrystals on a thick vein of native silver. This is exceptional quality material from the renowned Cobalt-Gowganda area of Ontario. Weighs 49 grams.