- Silver on Calcite
- Toenail, 2.6 x 2.1 x 1.0 cm
- Highland Bell Mine, Beaverdell, British Columbia, Canada
- Ex. Dr. Art Soregaroli
The Highland-Bell mine has been operational for well over a century and is known among collectors for its rich, arborescent Silvers. And for quality, this piece is no exception. Rather than an arborescent habit, the Silver wires curl this way and that in and around the Calcites, creating a lovely and very aesthetic snake-like appearance. The luster of the Silver wires is a deep, matte gray, with a small amount of bright metallic shimmer in places. Interestingly, the Calcite has a brilliant orange fluorescence. Overall, an eye-catching, aesthetic Silver specimen from a classic locality!