Dims: 0.9" x 0.6" x 0.6" (2.3 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm)
Wt: 10.3 g
Santo Nino vein, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
There appear to be 4 or 5 intergrown Pyrargyrite crystals that make up this thumbnail specimen. Four of them are more than 70% complete, though their crystal form is somewhat warped due to their intergrowth and moderate damage. One crystal is broken and incomplete, and is not as completely intergrown as the others. Three of the crystals make up the bulk of the specimen's mass- they are all of nearly similar size, and the only way to easily discern them is by examining their terminations. Two smaller crystals can be seen along the prism lengths of these larger crystals; their form is nearly tabular in appearance, and their terminations are somewhat rounded. All have a dark gray color and metallic luster with hints of a deep red color that is quite visible in a bright light. If the light is bright enough, their opacity turns into a dim translucence. I have affixed the specimen inside a domed thimble box.