Acanthite, Silver
Imiter Mine, Boumalne-Dades, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco
Miniature, 4.1 x 3.0 x 1.8 cm
An EXCELLENT and AESTHETIC miniature of acanthite from the MAJOR MOROCCAN find shown at the 2005 St. Marie Show in France. The piece consists of medium luster, etched, octohedral acanthite crystals to 1.6 cm WITH a few silver wires. These acanthites come from the Imiter Mine in the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Seasoned European collectors liken these pieces to classic Freiberg acanthite, which were never common. Many collectors and dealers expect these to become an instant classic. 4.1 x 3.0 x 1.8 cm