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SOLD Proustite
stock #SOLD 12.1-247
Imiter Mine, Imiter District, DjebelSaghro, Ouarzazate Province
Souss Massa Draa Region, Morocco
3 x 2.9 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $0
Spring 2013

A very bright and very red crystallized ruby silver specimen from the great Imiter Mine in Morocco. This looks great on all sides and is a really attractive example of this "noble" mineral. Always uncommon especially in this quality, there may not be any more since the mine owners now strictly prohibit any collecting with some miners getting long jail terms.
Acanthite (chain growth of stacked octahedra)
stock #7FE- 171
Imiter Mine, Imiter District, DjebelSaghro, Ouarzazate Province
Souss- Massa- Draa Region, Morocco
7.4 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $400
Spring 2013

Some of the weirdest habit Silver minerals and especially Acanthites have come out of Morocco from time to time. This is a very nice example with a sizable chain of oriented stacked octahedrons that displays very well. Somewhat crude as are all of these but undamaged and a complete floater. This came out over a decade ago. The new restrictions have cut off most everything from these great silver mines.
Proustite (ruby- silver crystals )
stock #12.1-002
Imiter Mine, Imiter District, DjebelSaghro, Ouarzazate Province
Souss- Massa- Draa Region, Morocco
6.7 x 4.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $1350


Proustite is a "noble" silver mineral. It is rare, sometimes beautiful, expensive and highly desirable. From the classic locations in Germany and Chile good pieces often sell for more than double their weight in gold. Recent finds in Morocco produced a lot of low end, affordable specimens but only a few fine pieces. This specimen stands out as fine, with unusually large crystals, excellent ruby color and dense coverage. The largest crystal here is about a centimeter in size, but most are smaller. The matrix is a silver rich Galena/ Acanthite. A real attractive, fine piece well below market for a good example of this "holy grail" specie!
3 specimens found
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