Dims: 1.9" x 1.3" x 0.9" (4.8 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm)
Wt: 18.4 g
Uchuc-chaqua Mine, Lima Department, Peru
This Peruvian native Silver specimen is one of the prettiest that I have seen. It consists of at least 6 different sections of wire that permeate a quartzite host rock. The largest of these sections has a visible length of at least 1" (2.5 cm), and splits into 2 wires for slightly less than half of its length. The others are considerably shorter, and most of these are quite small. All show a tarnished silvery-white color and a metallic luster that is standard for silver, and the largest wire shows some lovely coloration due to oxidation. Though small, it is a splendid piece from a lesser-known locality.