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RARE08-2-58
Imiterite
Miniature, 4.0 x 3.0 x 2.6 cm
Imiter Mine, Boumalne-Dad
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A fine specimen of this very rare species with EYE-VISIBLE crystals to several millimeters in size, indisputably imiterite just from eye examination because they are so large and easily found. The large crystal shown is 5mm, although probably it delves deeper as well. Imiterite is an extremely rare silver mercury mineral species - unusually not an amalgam like luanheite but with discrete chemistry and crystallography. I have seen only a few specimens for sale, of this material, and a friend of mine found this piece for me by looking with a loupe at something like 800 pieces of silver mined from the Imiter mine in 2007. He found only 2 specimens such as this one, amidst all. (TYPE LOCALITY)