Silver and Acanthite Cebada Mine, Guanjuato, GTO, Mexico
This is one of the most aesthetic native silver and acanthite specimen I got from the Cebada mine in Guanajuato, Mexico. They came out about 7 to 10 years ago for a few years. I haven't had any more since. I am not sure they are still mining there. This piece features a myriad of wires both thick and thin, with patinas ranging from white to golden yellow. The two largest wires look like ram's horns. The matrix is pure acanthite. The acanthite is pitted, perhaps some of the silver was robbed from it to form the silver wires. This is a natural specimen as opposed to the silvers on acanthite out of Morocco which are offered every year at Tucson for thousands of dollars and are actually silver wires grown on acanthite by baking the acanthite in an oven. 3.9 x 3 x 2 cm. Sorry for the bit of cotton I missed before I made the video!