Proustite-classic ruby Silver
Shaft 207, Niederschelm, Schelma, Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebir
1.6 x .7 x .6 CM (thumbnail)
Late Summer 2018
A complex single crystal of bright red Proustite and just a tiny speck of adhering matrix. Classic Ruby-Silver, from the German Erzgebirge, this has very good luster and the red color shows no sign of fading. Close exam with magnification finds some chipping but most of the crystal faces show good form with glassy striations. Much better in person, this is a choice thumbnail at a very reasonable cost for this highly desired Silver mineral.