Availability: 1 in stock
We were both surprised and excited to be offered the opportunity to purchase the first find of native silvers from Arizona in the past century. All it took was knowing the area and some metal detectors, and the specimens were found somewhat near old workings where they likely were stamped. Precious few isolated attractive dendrites or spinels were found, but over 100 specimens (mostly thumbnails) were discovered and we (Leonard Himes, IC, Geokrazy) bought the lot. To price them we had several experts assist us including Dick Morris and Mark Hay. The top 10 pieces sold as fast as they were seen. This one piece is what I have left! Rugged short dendrites embedded in host rock cover a good portion. Some work at U of A noted cobalt present, and more work is being done in that regard. The dusty patina is a result of silver oxide, which cannot be cleaned but will result in the specimen never tarnishing. One and only chance here. See Leonard Himes for any additional pieces he may still have.
Locality: Mc Millanville Mining District, Globe, Gila County, Arizona