Acanthite, Quartz
Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Harz Mts, Lower Saxony, Germany
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 6.0 x 4.6 cm
A classic, old-time combination German specimen from the famous Clausthal area of the Harz Mountains. The very sculptural, 3-dimensional, mountain peak-like matrix of glassy, colorless quartz crystals is very richly covered with melted-look acanthite crystals. This specimen dates to the 1800s and comes from an old European collection, where everything dates to the 1800s.