David K. Joyce


8.1x4.3x5.8 cm
Nipissing Mine
Ontario, Canada


Item number: 22054

A large mass of spongy native silver. For some reason, the Nipissing Mine had a lot of spongy silver strewn about the surface, near the veins. The silver was probably removed from the veins by gravity and ice over the millennia and the carbonates and much of the arsenides naturally etched away to reveal the silver. Impressive! r