Proustite
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 09.14.2022 | Filed under:

Proustite

Specimen # 102729
Mineral: Proustite
Location: Bad Schlema, Aue-Bad Schlema, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony, Germany
Size: 2.1 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm
Price: $900.00 CAD

Quantity:

1 in stock

Description

From one of the world’s classic localities for top proustite, this is a beautiful red proustite crystal group. The crystals are truly red (no backlighting required to see the red colour), and they are magnificently so when backlit, showing why proustite is known as “ruby silver”. Even though this is an old piece, it has obviously been looked after by prior collectors (kept in the dark), retaining its colour. The crystals are sharp and brilliantly lustrous. The larger vertical crystal is about 1 cm and the crystal across the top is about 0.9 cm. An excellent, quality specimen, some incomplete areas. From the Tracy Kimmel collection, with¬† some additional provenance – ex. The Arkenstone, ex. Martin Lewadny collection, ex. Georg Gebhard collection (photographed on mindat, Min ID NWR-32G). This is a super German proustite.

 

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