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. 

 

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OKP-164

OKP-163     Acanthite and Silver    Huang Tong, Xiang Mine, Town of Lu Jiang, Anhui Province, China.  This piece measures 3.6 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm.  It is composed of poorly formed and well formed crystals.  It has nice quantities of wire silver in attractive coils on all sides of the specimen.  Minor dolostone.  No damage.  $190

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-164

OKP-164     Acanthite and Silver    Huang Tong, Xiang Mine, Town of Lu Jiang, Anhui Province, China.  This piece measures 3.5 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm.  It is composed of poorly formed formed crystals.  It has nice quantities of wire silver in attractive coils on all sides of the specimen.  Minor dolomite crystals.  No damage.  $220

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-165

OKP-165     Acanthite and Silver    Huang Tong, Xiang Mine, Town of Lu Jiang, Anhui Province, China.  This piece measures 4.4 x 3.4 x 2.1 cm.  It is composed of poorly formed and a couple of nicely formed crystals.  It has large quantities of wire silver in attractive coils on all sides of the specimen.  Minor dolomite.  No damage.  A really nice quality piece in all regards.  $325

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-166

OKP-166     Acanthite and Silver    Huang Tong, Xiang Mine, Town of Lu Jiang, Anhui Province, China.  This piece measures 5 x 3.7 x 3.5 cm.  It is composed of nicely formed, blocky crystals to 1.3 cm each.  It has nice quality wire silver filling a seam on one side of the piece.  This one is on dolostone matrix.  A couple of contacts are present on the underside.  A really nice quality piece.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-167

OKP-167     Acanthite and Silver    Huang Tong, Xiang Mine, Town of Lu Jiang, Anhui Province, China.  This piece measures 4 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm cm.  It is composed of one crude, blocky crystal on massive acanthite.  It has large amounts of nice quality wire silver filling a depression on one side of the piece.  A bottom edge contact.  A really nice example.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-168

OKP-168     Acanthite     Huang Tong, Xiang Mine, Town of Lu Jiang, Anhui Province, China.  This piece measures 2.6 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm.  It is composed of beautifully formed crystals to 1.4 cm each.  It has nice quality wire silver filling a seam on one side of the piece.  No damage to this fine thumbnail sized example.  $180

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-169

OKP-169     Acanthite and Silver    Huang Tong, Xiang Mine, Town of Lu Jiang, Anhui Province, China.  This piece measures 4.4 x 2 x .6 cm.  It is composed of nicely formed, tabular crystals.  Most of the wire silver is on one side of the piece.  Minor dolomite.  This one has no damage and is more aesthetic in-hand.  $275

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-170

OKP-170     Acanthite and Silver    Huang Tong, Xiang Mine, Town of Lu Jiang, Anhui Province, China.  This piece measures 3.8 x 2 x 1.7 cm.  It is composed of crude crystals with an almost complete coating of wire silver.  This one has no damage or contacts.  Great piece!  $300

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-171

OKP-171     Acanthite and Silver    Huang Tong, Xiang Mine, Town of Lu Jiang, Anhui Province, China.  This piece measures 2.8 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm.  It is composed of several well formed, blocky crystals to 2.3 cm each.  Limited wire silver on all sides of the piece.  There is also a fair amount of crystallized dolomite on one side.  A really nice quality piece.  $190

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-172

OKP-172     Acanthite and Silver    Huang Tong, Xiang Mine, Town of Lu Jiang, Anhui Province, China.  This piece measures 3 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm.  It is composed of one nicely formed, blocky crystal.  On this large crystals are small dabs of wire silver.  There is no damage or contacts on the specimen.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-173

OKP-173     Acanthite and Silver    Huang Tong, Xiang Mine, Town of Lu Jiang, Anhui Province, China.  This piece measures 3.9 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm.  It is composed of crude and nicely formed, crystals.  It has great, quality wire silver on both side of the piece.  This one is on dolostone matrix.  A contact on the backside.   $225

 

 

 

 

 

Back view.

OKP-174     Acanthite and Silver    Huang Tong, Xiang Mine, Town of Lu Jiang, Anhui Province, China.  This exceptional cluster measures 9.2 x 8 x 6.2 cm.  It is a complex network of crudely formed acanthite crystals to 2 cm each with fine wire silvers scattered about over all the surfaces of the piece with the exception of the matrix rock.  Most of the photos show the crystallization vs. the matrix which composes approximately 20% of the piece (its base).  This is seen best in the back view photo.  Comes with a custom engraved acrylic base.  The specimen sits on tits matrix in the base.  This is a very fine silver/acanthite specimen, especially for this location.  $1,500

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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