Hessite With Gold
Thumbnail, 1.8 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm
Botes, Transylvania, Romania

A stunning, superbly crystallized thumbnail specimen of hessite crystals. Hessite, a silver telluride, is one of the very rarest silver species minerals from this region, and specimens are generally quite old and prized. When they come to market, it is only out of old collections. What is more, there are small flecks of gold attached at a few places, a rare association indeed!