Silver Specimen 4974Cbt

$165.00 Weight: 78 Grams
Length: 10.8 cm
Width: 7.5 cm
Height: 0.5 cm


Cobalt M.D.
Ontario, Canada


  Crystalline Silver specimen from the historic, Cobalt, Ontario, Canadian mines.  This .5 cm. thick slab has been cut with a diamond saw, with two polished sides.  Native Silver is hosted in a brecciated Dolomite matrix.  Dendritic Silver exhibits brilliant silver metallic luster. 

This specimen comes from the old, 1900s historic Hellens-Eplett Mine, mine dump.   Massive Native Silver was discovered in veins in Pre-Cambrian Greenstones in Cobalt Ontario in 1903 and hundreds of mines were eventually exploiting the metal. By 1915 the mines were essentially exhausted. Some minor mining occurred later.  Native Silver was found in several important American mining districts historically. Virginia City, Tonopah, Austin, and Rochester were the most productive Nevada mines. Today a few of these mines are still producing Silver...but not Native Silver. Moreover, only a few foreign countries still produce Silver and it's very difficult to obtain any Native specimens today. Weighs  2.5  OZ.