Dims: 1.2 x 1.0 x 0.6" (3.0 x 2.6 x 1.5 cm)
Wt: 0.3 oz. (9 g) w/ foam base
Veta Grande, Zacatecas, Mexico
At least 2 misshapen and likely incomplete Pyrargyrite crystals rest on the edge of the quartz base of this thumbnail piece. The crystals are in good condition, showing light fresh damage and considerable older, healed damage. The crystals do not exceed 0.2" (5 mm) in either length or diameter and show rather warped, incomplete hexagonal forms that are difficult to define. Both show the standard dark gray color and dull metallic luster, and are opaque in bright light. Several other Pyrargyrites rest on the underside of the piece- they are all misshapen and incomplete. The quartz base consists of a druse of many crystals, a few of which show slight sceptering. The piece is hot-glued into a plastic thumbnail box.