Specimen Silver 4511CO

$40.00 Weight: 2.7 Grams
Length: 2.5 cm
Width: 1 cm
Height: 0.8 cm


Specifications

Timiskaming- Gowganda
Cobalt, Ontario, Canada

NATIVE SILVER!!!!! Crystalline Silver specimen from historic, Cobalt, Ontario, Canadian mines. Nice piece, exhibits bright silver metallic luster, curious character. Few % Dolomite Matrix remains.This specimen comes from an old 1900s 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 its very difficult to obtain any Native specimens today.