Native Silver wires on native Arsenic

Pöhla, Schwarzenberg District, Saxony, Germany

Native Silver wires on native Arsenic
Native Silver wires on native Arsenic
Native Silver wires on native Arsenic
Native Silver wires on native Arsenic
Native Silver wires on native Arsenic
Native Silver wires on native Arsenic
Native Silver wires on native Arsenic
Native Silver wires on native Arsenic
Native Silver wires on native Arsenic
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Article codeI.A.0120.006

A big cabinet specimen with few hundreds or more short silver wires on big piece of arsenic from Pöhla, Schwarzenberg District, Saxony, Germany.
Pöhla  is located in the southwestern part of the federal state of saxony within the western part of the Erzgebirge (literally translates into “Ore Mountains”) near to border with Czech Republic.
The area is one of the most renowned historical mining districts in Germany (perhaps in Europe) with a 800 year long history of silver mining and many other minerals (like bismuth, uranium, e.o.).
Found in 1991. Measures approximately 140x90x50 mm and weighs approximately 1,4 kilogramme.


Warning; Arsenic is a native element and is toxic. Arsenic is usually a dull gray or black and usually mammillary or botryoidal. I cleaned the mineral.
The arsenic and the silver crystals now are bright metallic and shiny, but that’s only temporary arsenic and silver quickly turn black again.
Some magnification is needed for enjoying the beauty of the natural silver wires. The detailed pictures are made with a canon-macro lens.