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In this regular feature, we will display an elite specimen and discuss its merits as a masterpiece. We firmly believe that a masterpiece can cost $100 or $1,000,000 and transcends categories such as size.

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Silver Kearsage #4 Michigan

Native Silver
Kearsage #4 Mine, Kearsage, Michigan
16 x 7 cm

- Irv Brown Collection

An iconic specimen of crystallized native silver from Michigan's copper country. Sharp, lustrous and arborescent crystals to 2 cm show a gorgeous patina with a slight rose tint. This specimen can easily vie for the finest crystallized silver from any locality in the world. Pictured in Peter Bancroft's Gem & Crystal Treasures and featured on the back cover of the Mineralogical Record Volume 5, Issue 1.

–Provenance: Richard Webster, Ed David, Daniel Trinchillo

–Key Attributes: Crystal Size, Patina, Aesthetics

Thomas Spann photo


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