Huge, 7.6" Native Silver Formation in Calcite - Morocco

This is a large mass of calcite that is filled with aggregations of native silver. It was mined from the Bouismas Mine in the Zagora Province of Morocco. The silver has been acid etched free of the calcite which was originally surrounding it, revealing the beautiful plant-like branching structure.

The entire specimen weighs over 7 lbs and measures 7.6" long, 5.25" tall and 5.15" wide.

Native silver (Ag) is an uncombined form of silver which occurs as a natural mineral. Silver is one of the few precious metallic elements to occur in native form, although it most commonly occurs naturally mixed with other elements like gold, mercury, arsenic and antimony.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Silver (Ag) & Calcite
LOCATION
Bouismas Mine, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
SIZE
7.6 x 5.25 x 5.15"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#152621