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    NATIVE SILVER
    Batopilas, Andres del Rio District, Mun. de Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
    Deep in the Barranca country of Chihuahua lie the rich Silver mines of Batopilas. Here "pods" of pure Silver were extracted from within veins of white Calcite. The best examples of this valuable metal were mined before 1900. Very characteristic of Batopilas material is the flattened and feather-like reticulated forms seen in this specimen. The largest crystals are some 2½ inches in length showing Silver "herringbones" emerging from the white enclosing Calcite along with some black carbonaceous material on obverse. This is an extremely fine example of pre-1900 material from this remote locality. From the Robert Hauck collection, it measures 4 inches long x 2 7/8 inches wide x 1 3/8 inches thick.

    Provenance: ex. Robert Hauck Collection




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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    12th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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