Silver on Acanthite
Imiter Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco
Small Cabinet, 7.3 x 4.2 x 3.0 cm
From a 2008 find at the famous Imiter Mine, this is a stashed specimen picked from the original lots that came out at the time. We call this one the "haircut" for obvious reasons. This specimen features a thick nest of silver wires shooting up from the acanthite matrix, with small curlicues at the base of the silver. Extremely rich, this is DENSE material, almost as much as I have seen in one spot, for silver from this mine. It is very impressive in person and the contrast of extremely bright silver vs the black matrix is striking