DescriptionNATIVE SILVER SPECIMEN - "THE DRAGON"
Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu Co., Datong Prefecture, Shanxi Province, People's Republic of China
Like a metallic Dragon rising from a dark Sea, this massive Native Silver wire rises in sinuous curves from a black Acanthite matrix. The massive central wire is complimented by a delicately entwined cluster of recurved wires at one side of the base. This is an example of a rarely seen type of specimen coming from a very atypical part of the World: China. The luster is silver-white without any patina; indicating that it is probably the product of recent mining operations. The central 'wire' measures a hefty and impressive ¾ inch across and the specimen overall measures 3 x 3 ¼ x 2 inches. A rare and exotic specimen that is accompanied by a custom labeled base.
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