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PostPosted: Mar 04, 2023 11:35    Post subject: Chinese wire Silver. From where?  

I got this silver specimen shown below a few years ago (2020), and it was sold to me as coming from the Hongda mine near Datong. Now that i see those new Jizishan mine silvers on the Fabre Minerals website, it seems to me that my piece is actually from this new locality as well? The association with calcite looks pretty similar to the new specimens. Does anyone have more information about this new find?


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 Mineral: Silver
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Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou, Lingqiu, Datong Prefecture, Shanxi Province, China
 Dimensions: 46 x 42 x 25 mm
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native silver with grey calcite
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PostPosted: Mar 04, 2023 17:47    Post subject: Re: Chinese wire Silver. From where?  

SunYi wrote:

...it seems to me that my piece is actually from this new locality as well? The association with calcite looks pretty similar to the new specimens.


Yes, it is from Jizishan.
It was told to me that in about 2014 all these Silvers came out and they were sold by weight and not as mineral specimens.
When the local discover found that they could be sold at higher prices to mineral collectors, they recovered all they could and offered them to the collectors market.
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PostPosted: Mar 05, 2023 06:07    Post subject: Re: Chinese wire Silver. From where?  

Great, thanks for the information! I'll update the location in my catalogue then
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