Miniature, 3.6 x 2.6 x 2.2 cm
Evening Star, Neihart District (Montana District), Cascade Co., Montana, USA
Ex. California Institute of Technology
Stephanite and other silver species were found long ago in the early 1900s at this old silver district. I have never actually seen one for sale, until this came by. It was exchanged out of the reference collection of Cal Tech to me recently, and comes from one of their donor collections. Sharp stephanite crystals form a dramatic ridge atop the matrix of this historic specimen. Joe Budd photos