Fresnillo, Fresnillo Mun., Zacatecas, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 8.1 x 6.7 x 3.4 cm
Ex. Ruben Avila

Dozens of brilliantly metallic crystals to just over 1 cm, grace a large display face of this rich specimen of pyrargyrite from a classic locality. Fresnillo is one of the most famous mines ever for silver species, and is still producing specimens rarely today - but big pieces like this have always been uncommon. 

This really was one of the top few specimens in the Avila collection. Ruben Avila, based in Mexico City, had one of the top collections assembled by a Mexican collector at the time these things were coming out and was a major scout and buyer for Ojuela material in the most important decades of the 1980s-2010 or so. He was the main scout and Mexico-based associate for the late Mike New, owner of Top Gem Minerals. He took the access and money flowing through him and used it to carefully build a VERY choice collection of minerals! We bought the entire collection in COVID years, and are slowly putting it to market now.