Silver and Copper
Wolverine Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
Miniature, 4.1 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
Ex. Ernest Schlichter
Ernie Schlichter had a well-known Michigan copper country collection, from which this is one of the choice silver miniatures. It is much more elegant than most Michigan silvers you normally see, because of the sharp crystallization and sttark isolation of those crystals on contrasting matrix. It shows several habits of silver crystals, you will note, including the rare elongated spinel twin.