Sylvanite Sylvanite Sylvanite Sylvanite Sylvanite
Click photos to view larger versions.

Sylvanite (Ref: 212)

Roşia Montană | Verespatak | Baia de Arieș | Alba | Transylvania | Romania
68mm x 45mm x 40mm
minID: 8QW-9KC
$1634 *
Here we see a superfine specimen with numerous of well developed, sharp and mirror bright crystlas of Sylvanite scattered over the matrix. Sylvanite, the rare silver and gold telluride, was discovered here at this type locality in 1835. It is known at its best for this surreal, metallic-organic growth that seems to have pattern, when crystallized at we see here. More technically speaking, these are flat-lying crystals in the form of typical graphic intergrowths (´Schrifterz´). The effect is bizarre, and beautiful. Good handsized specimens from this type locality, most surely dating to the 1800s, are extremely hard to obtain today on the market. According to MINDAT: Named after the Transylvania region of Romania, where it was first found, and Sylvanium, one of the names proposed for the newly discovered element tellurium, which it contains.
Data last checked on 14th Jan 2022 - specimen may no longer be available

Buy now from Wendel Minerals

To purchase this mineral you need to click the button above to transfer to the dealer's website. This will open in a new window. Price shown here does not include shipping costs, always confirm price on dealer website before ordering.

Please tell the dealer you found this mineral on minfind.com - help keep minfind.com alive again!

All photos for this item are copyright © Wendel Minerals and may not be used for any other purpose without permission.

See Also

Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
70mm x 50mm x 45mm
La Cabaña | Berbes-Caravia | Ribadesella | Asturias | Spain
$1684 *
110mm x 81mm x 57mm
Baia Sprie Mine (Felsobánya Mine) | Baia Sprie | Maramureș | Romania
$1387 *
69mm x 44mm x 42mm
Merkur Mine | Bad Ems | Lahn Valley | Koblenz | Rhineland-Palatinate | Germany
$1585 *
40mm x 31mm x 21mm
Sta. Eulalia | Aquiles Serdan | Chihuahua | Mexico
$1585 *
69mm x 51mm x 34mm
Deo Darrah | Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan District | Badakhshan | Afghanistan
$1387 *
66mm x 61mm x 41mm
Las Vigas de Ramírez | Veracruz | Mexico
$1387 *
145mm x 83mm x 74mm
Native Arsenic
Baia de Aries (Offenbanya), Alba Co., Romania
110mm x 80mm x 50mm
Wathlingen | Celle | Lower Saxony | Germany
$1783 *
51mm x 33mm x 21mm
Aghbar Mine | Bou Azzer | Quarzazate | Draa-Tafilalet Region | Morocco
$1783 *
87mm x 51mm x 45mm
Silver on Acanthite
Schlema | Erzgebirge | Saxony | Germany
$1436 *
81mm x 66mm x 40mm
Pfaffenberg Mine | Neudorf | Harz | Saxony-Anhalt | Germany
$1882 *
43mm x 33mm x 20mm
Merkur Mine | Bad Ems | Lahn Valley | Koblenz | Rhineland-Palatinate | Germany
$1882 *
40mm x 21mm x 25mm
Rosasite psm Azurite
Tsumeb Mine | Tsumeb | Otjikoto Region | Namibia
$1387 *
63mm x 38mm x 22mm
La Cabaña | Berbes-Caravia | Ribadesella | Asturias | Spain
$1189 *
78mm x 72mm x 56mm
* price is an approximate conversion and may not be accurate.

Please note that all information shown on this site may be subject to change. Information and photos are taken automatically from dealer websites and because of this errors may creep in from time to time. If there is a difference shown in price, details or availability between this site and the dealer website, you should always assume the dealer website is correct. Some of these minerals may no longer be available as our indexing of dealer websites is not real-time.

If you want to have your mineral website listed on minfind.com, click here to find out how.

Website copyright © J.Ralph and minfind.com 2009-2022. All photographs and mineral descriptions remain copyright of the mineral dealers. All Rights Reserved.