Bismuth (Argentiferous)
Toenail, 3.0 x 2.6 x 2.0 cm
El Carmen Mine, Mun. del Oro, Durango, Mexico
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.