1.8" Native Silver and Cerussite Association - Bunker Hill Mine, Idaho

This is an alluring association of native silver and cerussite that was collected from the Bunker Hill Mine in Shohone County, Idaho. Delicate native silver dendritic formations can be seen branching out from the cerussite crystals.

This specimen has been mounted to an acrylic display base.

Bunker Hill Mine is a combination of several properties that were mined primarily for lead, with zinc and silver produced as a by-product. Mining began around 1885 and continued for over 95 years. During this time, the mine yielded 165 million ounces of silver, 3.6 million tons of lead and 1.4 million tons of zinc. Following its closure in 1988, the area became a Superfund site due to lead contamination.

During the years that the Bunker Hill Mine was active, it produced some incredible mineral specimens that became highly sought after by mineral collectors. These minerals include, but are not limited to native silver, cerussite, anglesite and stunning pyromorphite clusters.
Native Silver & Cerussite
Bunker Hill Mine, Yreka Mining District, Shoshone Co., Idaho
1.8 x 1.6"