Diaphorite (Type Locality)
Small Cabinet, 6.6 x 4.7 x 2.6 cm
Pribram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Ex. Swedish Museum of Natural History
This is an incredibly good and very historic specimen of diaphorite from the type locality at Pribram! Diaphorite is a rare lead-silver-antimony sulfosalt and this piece displays a very fine, 8 mm cluster of diaphorite crystals composed of highly lustrous, metallic and striated crystals that display prominently on drusy quartz that partially covers a sphalerite matrix. A perfect and bright, 3 mm galena cluster is situated just a centimeter away. Rare and excellent old-time material, impossible to find on the market, and a true antique treasure. Ex. Swedish National Museum with number on the specimen (200067) and ex. Leif Engman collection with label and notes. I have seen lesser pieces at higher prices, for crystals so sharp as this.
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