Small Cabinet, 8.5 x 4.8 x 3.5 cm
Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA

A sizable, impressive, very 3-dimensional silver that came out of an old attic collection in Michigan. It formerly belonged to Robert Rann, well-known collector and co-author of an upcoming book on Michigan's mining history and the Seaman Museum. He obtained it in a lucky find, from an attic collection belonging to the descendants of a miner, and thinks this would have come out in the early 1900s. It is complete all around, very robust, and has sharp crystals to 1.2 cm flying out from the central, more massive stalk. Hefty piece, at 200 grams. Joe Budd photos