Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
Thumbnail, 2.3 x 1.2 x 1.7 cm
Ex. Ron Pellar
Acanthite thumbnails are common enough, but this piece has a symmetry and form that really makes it leap out, even amongst all the examples out there. I found it mesmerizing when I first saw this on exhibit in the Pellar collection competitive cases when I lived in California in the early 1990s. It is 360-degree complete all around, and is more than just a "small example," transcending to be superb thumbnail way beyond the norm for a relatively common species. Ex Star van Scriver collection, in 1983, to thumbnail collector Ron Pellar. Was in his 1989 National Award winning trophy case of thumbnails. Joe Budd photos.