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  • Native Silver 2808CN
    Native Silver 2808CN
    Weight: 30 Grams
    Size: 4 x 3 x 2cm
    Mining District: Lu Jiang City
    County: An Hui Province, China
    $175.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    CHINESE NATIVE SILVER!!!!! RARE!!!  Beautiful crystallized wire Silver specimen from the Huang Jun mine, exhibiting brilliant silver metallic luster. Beautifully presented specimen.  Exhibits several small, dense clusters of very fine Native Silver wires and Acanthite with other matrix. Some curved tiny "Rams Head" wire. Very minor oxidation.    Small trace of Quartz/Calcite matrix remains.  Housed in a 2" X 2" perky box.  I obtained these specimens at an International Gem and Mineral Exhibition in Changsha China in May, 2014.  These were the ONLY Native Silver specimens in the entire show. Seems the Chinese Government does not allow miners to sell precious metals to anyone other than the Government owned and controlled refiners. (That is my interpretation) I am sorry they are sooo expensive...but I had to pay dearly to get them myself. Only through my Chinese wifes' wonderful negotiating skills was I able to obtain these pieces. I dont know very much geologic detail about the deposit. Only does Mexico produce any Native Silver and its very difficult to obtain today.


  • Native Silver 2807CN
    Native Silver 2807CN
    Weight: 16.3 Grams
    Size: 3 x 2.4 x 2.4cm
    Mining District: Lu Jiang City
    County: An Hui Province, China
    $350.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    CHINESE NATIVE SILVER!!!!! RARE!!!  Beautiful crystallized wire Silver specimen from the Huang Jun mine, exhibiting soft silver-grey metallic luster. Beautifully presented specimen.  Exhibits a spray of six long, curving wires on a base of native silver and other matrix. Some "Rams Head" wire. Very minor oxidation.  Very sturdy piece.  Small trace of Quartz/Calcite matrix remains.   I obtained these specimens at an International Gem and Mineral Exhibition in Changsha China in May, 2014.  These were the ONLY Native Silver specimens in the entire show. Seems the Chinese Government does not allow miners to sell precious metals to anyone other than the Government owned and controlled refiners. (That is my interpretation) I am sorry they are sooo expensive...but I had to pay dearly to get them myself. Only through my Chinese wifes wonderful negotiating skills was I able to obtain these pieces. I dont know very much geologic detail about the deposit. Only does Mexico produce any Native Silver and its very difficult to obtain today.


  • Native Silver 2809CN
    Native Silver 2809CN
    Weight: 11.6 Grams
    Size: 2.5 x 1.5 x 2cm
    Mining District: Lu Jiang City
    County: An Hui Province, China
    $300.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    CHINESE NATIVE SILVER!!!!! RARE!!!  Beautiful crystallized wire Silver specimen from the Huang Jun mine, exhibiting soft silver metallic luster with a champagne tone.  Beautifully presented specimen.  Exhibits a spray of three long, curving wires on a base of native silver and other matrix. A beautiful "Rams Head" wire cluster in calcite. Very minor oxidation.  Very sturdy piece.  Small trace of Calcite matrix remains.   I obtained these specimens at an International Gem and Mineral Exhibition in Changsha China in May, 2014.  These were the ONLY Native Silver specimens in the entire show. Seems the Chinese Government does not allow miners to sell precious metals to anyone other than the Government owned and controlled refiners. (That is my interpretation) I am sorry they are sooo expensive...but I had to pay dearly to get them myself. Only through my Chinese wifes wonderful negotiating skills was I able to obtain these pieces. I dont know very much geologic detail about the deposit. Only does Mexico produce any Native Silver and its very difficult to obtain today.


  • 3236silver
    Silver 3236
    Weight: 2.4 Grams
    Size: 3 x 2 x 1cm
    $35.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    Crystallized Silver!!   This beautiful specimen was created in a refinery-- so is man-made. But it is sooo perfect I include here with other Silver specimens. Gorgeous curled-dendritic structures with dodecaheral crystal terminations. Brilliant luster.


  • 3237silver
    Silver 3237
    Weight: 7.1 Grams
    Size: 8 x 0.8 x 0.5cm
    $75.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    Crystallized Silver!!   This beautiful, long and spikey specimen was created in a refinery-- so is man-made. But it is sooo perfect I include here with other Silver specimens. Gorgeous dendritic structures with striated surfaces, and dodecaheral crystal terminations. Brilliant luster.


  • 3239silver
    Native Silver 3239CO.
    Weight: 6.8 Grams
    Size: 3 x 2 x 0.7cm
    Mining District: Timiskaming
    County: Cobalt, Ontario, Canada
    $15.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    NATIVE SILVER!!!!! RARE!!! (but cheap) Crystallized Silver specimen from historic, Cobalt, Ontario, Canadian mines. Nice piece, exhibits bright silver metallic luster, curious character.  There are other dark grey Silver minerals present, perhaps Acmite, perhaps Cobalt minerals?  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.


  • 3615co
    Native Silver 3615Co
    Weight: 32.3 Grams
    Size: 5.8 x 3 x 0.5cm
    Mining District: Timiskaming
    County: Cobalt, Ontario
    $30.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    NATIVE SILVER!!!!!  RARE!!!    Beautiful crystallized  Silver specimen from the historic, Cobalt, Ontario, Canadian mines. Specimen exhibits bright silver metallic luster.  Small trace of Dolomite, and Chloritized Greenstone matrix remains.  Many other silver sulfides, and arsenide minerals are also present in many of these specimens, however their identification is very complex. Most of the dark gray mineral is Acanthite, (Ag2S) 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 the 1920s the mines were essentially exhausted. Some minor mining occurred later.  Over 600 million ounces were produced from this area. Today only a few countries have historically produced Native Silver and its very difficult to obtain today.


  • 3616co
    Native Silver 3616Co
    Weight: 25.4 Grams
    Size: 3.7 x 3 x 0.9cm
    Mining District: Timiskaming
    County: Cobalt, Ontario
    $30.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    NATIVE SILVER!!!!!  RARE!!!    Beautiful crystallized  Silver specimen from the historic, Cobalt, Ontario, Canadian mines. Specimen exhibits bright silver metallic luster.  Small trace of 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 the 1920s the mines were essentially exhausted. Some minor mining occurred later.  Over 600 million ounces were produced from this area. Today only a few countries have historically produced Native Silver and its very difficult to obtain today.


  • 3618co-c
    Native Silver 3618Co
    Weight: 9.3 Grams
    Size: 5 x 1.3 x 0.2cm
    Mining District: Timiskaming
    County: Cobalt, Ontario
    $25.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    NATIVE SILVER!!!!!  An exceptionally beautiful crystallized  Silver specimen from the historic, Cobalt, Ontario, Canadian mines. Specimen exhibits brilliant silver metallic luster.  Small trace of 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 the 1920s the mines were essentially exhausted. Some minor mining occurred later.  Over 600 million ounces were produced from this area. Today only a few countries have historically produced Native Silver and its very difficult to obtain today.


  • 3621co
    Wire Silver 3621Co
    Weight: 0.9 Grams
    Size: 2 x 1.8 x 0.2cm
    Mining District: Timiskaming
    County: Cobalt, Ontario
    $30.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    NATIVE WIRE SILVER!!!!!  Interesting, small, complex, crystallized wire Silver specimen from the historic Silver mines of Cobalt, Ontario, Canada.   Specimen exhibits a mass of tangled, fine, dark gray native Silver wires. Some un-oxidided portions exhibit bright luster. Wire Silver is very un-common.

    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 the 1920s the mines were essentially exhausted. Some minor mining occurred later.  Over 600 million ounces were produced from this area. Today only a few countries have historically produced Native Silver and its very difficult to obtain today.


  • 3623co
    Wire Silver 3623Co
    Weight: 0.6 Grams
    Size: 1.7 x 1 x 0.2cm
    Mining District: Timiskaming
    County: Cobalt, Ontario
    $15.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    NATIVE WIRE SILVER!!!!!  Interesting, very small, complex, crystallized wire Silver specimen from the historic Silver mines of Cobalt, Ontario, Canada.   Specimen exhibits a mass of tangled, fine, and larger, dark gray native Silver wires. The specimen sits on a base of Dolomite.  Wire Silver is very un-common.

    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 the 1920s the mines were essentially exhausted. Some minor mining occurred later.  Over 600 million ounces were produced from this area. Today only a few countries have historically produced Native Silver and its very difficult to obtain today.


  • 3625co
    Wire Silver 3625Co
    Weight: 0.57 Grams
    Size: 1.3 x 1 x 0.2cm
    Mining District: Timiskaming
    County: Cobalt, Ontario
    $20.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    NATIVE WIRE SILVER!!!!!  Interesting, very small, complex, crystallized wire Silver specimen from the historic Silver mines of Cobalt, Ontario, Canada.   Specimen exhibits a mass of tangled, fine, and larger, dark gray native Silver wires. The specimen sits on a base of Dolomite.  Wire Silver is very un-common.

    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 the 1920s the mines were essentially exhausted. Some minor mining occurred later.  Over 600 million ounces were produced from this area. Today only a few countries have historically produced Native Silver and its very difficult to obtain today.


  • 3706co
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    Specimen Silver 3708Crd
    Weight: 103 Grams
    Size: 8.5 x 4.5 x 0.6cm
    Mining District: Creede
    County: Mineral Co. CO
    $25.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    CREEDE, Colorado SILVER!!!!   Bulldog Mine High-Grade!!!  Slab .5 mm thick cut from a Barite vein with high-grade Silver mineralization. Creede was mined from the 1870s to 1960s. A revival was made in 1969 when the Homestake Mining Co.  opened up the Bulldog Mine and produced millions of ounces of Silver. The mine was shut down in 1985 due to low Silver prices.  Hecla is currently active on this property.

    This slab shows distinct banding of white Barite matrix with numerous bands of gray, Silver sulfides, probably Argentite/Acmite.  Most of the bands contain Native Silver,  especially on the crests of the anticlinal bands.

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  • 3626co
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    Wire Silver 3626Co
    Weight: 0.55 Grams
    Size: 1.2 x 1 x 0.3cm
    Mining District: Timiskaming
    County: Cobalt, Ontario
    $25.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    NATIVE WIRE SILVER!!!!!  Interesting, very small, complex, crystallized wire Silver specimen from the historic Silver mines of Cobalt, Ontario, Canada.   Specimen exhibits a mass of tangled, fine, and larger, dark gray native Silver wires. The specimen  has traces of Dolomite.  Wire Silver is very un-common.

    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 the 1920s the mines were essentially exhausted. Some minor mining occurred later.  Over 600 million ounces were produced from this area. Today only a few countries have historically produced Native Silver and its very difficult to obtain today.

    SOLD!
  • 3749mrc
    Silver specimen 3749Mrco
    Weight: 33 Grams
    Size: 7 x 3 x 1.5cm
    Mining District: Imiter M.D.
    County: Morocco, Africa
    $95.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    DYSCRASITE!!!!!!  A beautiful, large specimen of the rare and unique Silver-Antimony mineral named Dyscrasite, with Native Silver.  These crystals are intricate and well formed in a fine arborescent (branching) habit. Exhibits gleaming luster and a fine silvery-grey color. The matrix is Calcite. Found in the Imiter mine, Morocco, Africa.


  • 3750mrc
    Silver Specimen 3750Mrco
    Weight: 43.5 Grams
    Size: 5 x 3 x 3cm
    Mining District: Imiter M.D.
    County: Morocco, Africa
    $100.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    DYSCRASITE!!!!!!  (Ag3Sb) A beautiful, specimen of the rare and unique Silver-Antimony mineral named Dyscrasite, with Native Silver.  These crystals are intricate and well formed in a fine arborescent (branching) habit. Exhibits gleaming luster and a fine silvery-grey color. The matrix is Calcite. Found in the Imiter mine, Morocco, Africa.


  • 3754crde
    Specimen Silver 3753Crd.
    Weight: 58 Grams
    Size: 5.5 x 4 x 1cm
    Mining District: Creede
    County: Mineral Co. CO
    $20.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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       Bulldog Mine High-Grade SILVER!!!   Small slab 1 Cm. thick, cut from a Barite vein with high-grade Silver mineralization. Creede was mined from the 1870s to 1960s. A revival was made in 1969 when the Homestake Mining Co.  opened up the Bulldog Mine and produced millions of ounces of Silver. The mine was shut down in 1985 due to low Silver prices.  Hecla is currently active on this property.

    This slab shows distinct banding of white Barite matrix with  bands of gray, Silver sulfides, probably Argentite/Acmite.  Some of the bands contain finely divided native Silver.  Native Silver occurs as bright, silvery lustered grains.


  • 3757crde
    Silver Specimen 3755Crd.
    Weight: 100 Grams
    Size: 7 x 7 x 0.7cm
    Mining District: Creede
    County: Mineral Co. CO
    $30.00 (Click or mouse over for description)
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    CREEDE, Colorado SILVER!!!!   Bulldog Mine High-Grade!!!  Large slab 2 Cm. thick cut from a boulder of a Barite vein with high-grade Silver mineralization. One side has been polished. Creede was mined from the 1870s to 1960s. A revival was made in 1969 when the Homestake Mining Co.  opened up the Bulldog Mine and produced millions of ounces of Silver. The mine was shut down in 1985 due to low Silver prices.  Hecla is currently active on this property.

    This slab shows distinct banding of white Barite matrix with numerous bands of gray, Silver sulfides, probably Argentite/Acmite.  Some of the bands contain finely divided native Silver.


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