Species: Native Silver
Locality: Kearsarge Lode, Kearsarge, Houghton County, Michigan USA
Dimensions: 9.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm.
Crystallized silver specimens from Michigan’s fabled Keweenaw Peninsula have been prized by collectors and museums for over a century, and fine examples are becoming harder and harder to find with each passing year it seems. This is an outstanding cabinet-size group of beautifully branching, twinned silver crystals with a rich patina and wonderful overall form, from the well-known Kearsarge Lode in Houghton County Michigan. The Kearsarge lode was the source of some of the Keweenaw Peninsula’s best silver specimens, and this excellent large example features a “crown” of classic herringbone-style twinned silver crystal “plates” atop of a “matrix” of more elongated silver crystals. A fine old classic which would enhance any collection. Comes with a custom engraved acrylic display base by the Sunnywood Collection. From the noted private collection of Dr. Neal Luppescu. Annette Slade photo. Please inquire for a video of this highly 3-dimensional specimen.