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    NATIVE SILVER
    Kronprins Fredrik Mine, Jondalen, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway

    Atypical for Kongsberg (King's Mountain) is this arborescent group of Native Silver crystals partially enclosed in white Calcite, with some dark Sphalerite crystals in association. The matrix appears to be a dark gneiss with a few small Quartz crystals dusting its 'fissure' side. Unlike virtually all of the extant Kongsberg specimens, this one has a very recent history, having been found by Øyvind Jeppesen in January of 1992. Some contact with a fissure wall is apparent in some of the Sphalerites, but the Native Silver is in pristine condition.
    Overall measurements: 5 x 5 x 2.5 inches (12.7 x 12.7 x 6.4 cm). Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Dave Bunk, ex. Øyvind Jeppesen, mined in January 1992 per label. [Hoppel Catalog # D1524]


    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


    Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    2nd Sunday
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