Chinese Acanthite Specimens

 

   Great silver and acantite specimens are now available from Huang Tong Xiang Mine, Town of Lu Jiang, Anhui Prov., China   Great silver and acantite specimens are now available from Huang Tong Xiang Mine, Town of Lu Jiang, Anhui Prov., China   Great silver and acantite specimens are now available from Huang Tong Xiang Mine, Town of Lu Jiang, Anhui Prov., China   

                                                                                    The specimens seen above are all native Silvers and Acanthites

 

Silver, and silver ore mineral specimens, are never common on the mineral market.  This silver sulfide, acanthite, rarely forms nice crystals so the ones that have come from the Huang Tong Xiang Mine, Town of Lu Jiang, Anhui Prov., China are certainly exceptional.  They form clusters between one and 12 cm in size sometimes with small silver wires attached.  They are nothing short of ugly looking in many cases, more like meteorites than crystal specimens, when the crystals are crudely formed.  When well formed they can create aesthetic displays worthy of note.  The largest of these specimens can get very expensive.  I have seen a great number of these at Tucson that were in the many thousands of dollars in cost.  I try to choose good specimens to post here that were excellent examples yet would not break the bank.  Because I purchased hundreds of these I have always been able to work out a fair price on these expensive specimens.  Price these on the other guy’s web sites and see what you find… a few pieces, mostly at outrageous prices.  There are examples here for all levels of collectors. 

 

Also see Silver and Acanthite Specimen

 

 

 

OKK-623

OKK-623     Acanthite and Silver    Huang Tong, Xiang Mine, China.  This one is a beautiful hoppered crystal of acanthite measuring 2.8 x 2 x 1.2 cm.  Floater, no damage.  Curls of silver here and there on both sides.  Very high quality TN for one of these specimens.  I have lots of these but few this nice for this value.  $100

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-624

OKK-624     Acanthite and Silver    Huang Tong, Xiang Mine, China.  Single crystal, damage free floater with little detail to the crystal.  Minor silver wires.  Good example.  3.1 x 1.3 x .7 cm.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-625

OKK-625     Acanthite    Huang Tong, Xiang Mine, China.  A nice acanthite but lots of contacts on one end.  2.7 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm.  Very nice acanthite grouping with no silver wires.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-626

OKK-626     Acanthite and Silver    Huang Tong, Xiang Mine, China.  3 x 2 x 1.7 cm grouping which is a floater with well dispersed silver wires.  Excellent damage free piece.  $85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-131

OKJ-131    Silver and Acanthite    Huang Tong Xiang Mine, Lu Jiang, Anhui Province, China.   Small silver wires evenly scattered on a matrix of acanthite crystals.  This floater measures 2.9 x 2.4 x 1.7 cm overall.  No damage and some of the small acanthites are very nicely formed.  $60

 

 

 

 

OKJ-132

OKJ-132   Acanthite    Huang Tong Xiang Mine, Lu Jiang, Anhui Province, China.  A large, complex acanthite crystal with only minor base contact and no damage.  On it are a few tiny secondary growth crystals.  $50

 

 

 

 

OKJ-138

OKJ-138    Silver and Acanthite    Huang Tong Xiang Mine, Lu Jiang, Anhui Province, China.    Complex acanthite floater with attractive curled wires on much of its surface.  Floater with no damage.  2.4 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm overall.  Very nice.  $90

 

 

 

 

OKJ-139

OKJ-139    Silver and Acanthite    Huang Tong Xiang Mine, Lu Jiang, Anhui Province, China.  A really impressive TN of silver and acanthite.  Good aesthetics, form and dispersion of silver on the specimen.  Two small contacts on one side, could be the back, all sides display great.  3 x 2.5 x 2 cm.  Floater.  Sharp!  $190

 

 

 

 

OKJ-144

OKJ-144    Silver and Acanthite    Huang Tong Xiang Mine, Lu Jiang, Anhui Province, China.   Small crystals of acanthite that are well defined and have pitted surfaces compose the matrix to this one.  The silver wires are in a saddle like area at the top of the piece.  2.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm with no damage or attachments.  $95

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