Silver (Crystallized) with Argentite
Saggrenda Mine, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway
Miniature, 4.7 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm
Ex. Peter Farquhar

CRYSTALLIZED Kongsberg specimens are much more rare than are the classic wires and "ropes" from this ancient locale. Closely resembling an old war club in shape, this is an extremely aesthetic, thick, extended crystal of silver, which is superbly and unusually crystallized. It is particularly dramatic at the top, with a euhedral and well-terminated crystal perched right atop, that looks like a crystal you might expect to see from Michigan rather than from Europe. It is hefty, and masses in at 47 grams. On the side, it exhibits a 9 mm across, black, acanthite crystal hanging on to the stalk which helps prove it is not from Michigan (no acanthite there), or I might have my doubts. Ex. Peter Farquhar's well-known silver species and silver collection, by exchange. Comes with a custom lucite base for display. This is a remarkable specimen, and a competitive level silver miniature.