Bismuth (Argentiferous)
El Carmen Mine, Mun. del Oro, Durango, Mexico
Toenail, 3.0 x 2.6 x 2.0 cm
Ex. Marilyn Dodge
Fabulous old Bismuth specimen composed of intergrown and highly lustrous crystals. The definition between the individual grains is so sharp that this really gives the appearance of a classic etched iron-nickel meteorite, just golden in color. Silver content also makes this unusual, as does the locality from which we do not see bismuth specimens today and haven't in a LOOOONG time.