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Chalcocite, Silver

Chalcocite : Cu2S, Silver : Ag
minID: 2TX-C2V

Photo Copyright © Rob Lavinsky & irocks.com  - This image is copyrighted. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.
Dimensions: 1.7 cm x 1.5 cm x 1.3 cm

1.7 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm. Allan Young has won the prestigious Desautels Award for Best Rocks at the Tucson Show with thumbnails, such as this. This very aesthetic thumb consists of a super-sharp, matte, dark gray chalcocite crystal proudly perched upright on massive chalcocite matrix and beautifully wreathed on one side by two, curved silver wires.

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Photo added: 23rd May 2008

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