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Native silver and copper/silver half breeds from Michigan, and one from Canada.
This specimen is about 98/99% silver and 5 small spots of copper. It is actually two kernels hooked together as there is space between the two nuggets. It has a super nice frosty patina to it and weighs in at 9 grams.
Item #B46, cost is $70
This is my only piece of silver from Thunder Bay Canada. It is a concave shaped piece of sheet silver with some small spots of bornite on it. The one area of bornite also has a small area of some metal with a gold or pyrite color on it. It weighs in at 6 grams.
Item #B48, cost is $75 sold
Is a nice micro crystal branch of native silver. Nice clear sharp definition. It weighs less than one gram.Item #B51, cost is $45
Is a nice silver/copper half breed with a small mix of matrix is from the Central mine. It has the crystal impressions left from absent quartz. There is some nice micro crystallization on parts of some silver. There is also some copper in the matrix. This piece weighs in at 12 grams.
Item #B49, cost is $75
Is a copper/silver half breed that has 3 nice buds of silver on it. It weighs in at 10 grams.
Item #B45, cost is $50
This tri-breed specimen has silver, copper and what looks like bornite. All of these are in a matrix of quartz and basalt. A great mix of metals and minerals and weighs in at 8 grams.
Item #B47, cost is $45
We call this piece of silver the “bird”. It has a shape that looks like a bird head and a beak. It has some micro copper on the patina of the silver. It specimen sits on a small spot of matrix. The matrix has a darker looking metal in the small spot of matrix. I have no idea what this additional metal/metals are. It also has some very nice formed crystals in the main body. This also is from the Kearsarge #4 mine dump and weighs in at 5 grams.
Item #B43, cost is $60
A nice silver, quartz, copper crystal infused half breed. Where some of the quartz crystals are missing you can see the crystal pattern in the silver. Some of the silver has a nice slight copper tinge to it. Lots of great character in this piece. It is from the Kearsarge #4 and weighs in 4 grams.
Item #B44, cost is $60
This is a very nice specimen of copper crystals with silver buds on the one end of the piece. This is from the White Pine Mine in Ontonagon County which is a copper in sedimentary formation. It is one of the few of this type of formation. The entire piece is all micro crystalline/crystal copper with at least nine buds or blooms of silver. This piece still has its original patina and is a super nice piece from White Pine. It weighs in at 67 grams or 2.4 Ounces.
Item #G114, cost is $110 sold
This is a very nice silver and copper specimen from the Kearsarge lode from upper Michigan. It has two larger areas of pure silver along with silver throughout the specimen. It has unusual micro crystalline copper with some quartz. There is also drusy quartz and quartz that has copper inclusions. Super nice specimen for the silver collector. It weighs in at 2.1 ounces.
Item #B20, cost is $175
Is a native silver specimen with some quartz still attached from Keweenaw County Michigan. Super nice and bright silver with loads of character. There is an opening thru the middle of the specimen. A great specimen or wire wrap piece. It weighs in at 13 grams.
Item #B24, cost is $95
Is a nice solid chunk of native silver from Keweenaw County Michigan. It looks like a silver Christmas tree and it weighs 18 grams.
Item #B21, cost is $175 sold
Another super nice half breed from Keweenaw County Michigan. It looks to be about 80/85% silver, the rest is copper and quartz. It looks like it was chiseled off a larger piece of copper. For sure a relic from the old copper mine days. It also has a small area of chrysocolla as well. This nice specimen weighs in at 26 grams.Item #B22, cost is $150
Is an old miners half breed from a Keweenaw County Mine. You can see several areas where they chiseled off the pure pieces of native silver. They left 6 more areas of native silver. There is a nice large segment of silver in a top cavity and on the one side of the specimen. The true treasure is a ridge of silver on quartz, which has been protected by the sheet copper being folded over the silver ontop of the specimen. I put a thread to show where this folded sheet is located. I left this as is as the buyer can either open up the cavity and spread the copper sheets or leave it as is. This whopper weighs in at 291 grams or 10.3 ounces.Item #B37, cost is $150 SOLD!
Is a half breed of native copper and native silver from Keweenaw County Michigan. It has 4 copper crystalline fingers coming out of the base. Two fingers have larger areas of native silver and one has a small spot of silver. The fingers are folded inwards but there is a tiny area that separates all of them. The very tip of one finger is slightly folded inward. It weighs in at 18 grams.Item #B38, cost is $40 sold
Is a 2 inch long piece of native silver, matrix and copper from Keweenaw County Michigan. It is about 85/90% native silver, with a small amount of matrix, quartz and a little bit of copper. The back side has a small area of dark color but you can still see silver underneath that color. It weighs in at 22 grams.
Item #B23, cost is $225
Is a nice silver/copper half breed from the Cliff mine. It has two major areas of native silver over native copper. It also has a small amount of quartz on the specimen. It weighs in at 25 grams.
Item #B25, cost is $70 sold
Is a half breed of native copper and native silver from Keweenaw County Michigan. All of the silver is at the upper smaller end of the half breed. This would make a very nice wire wrapped piece. It weighs in at 9 grams.
Item #B35, cost is $30 SOLD
Is a very nice half breed that is about 95/98% native silver. The rest is a bit of native copper which is at the wide end of the specimen. There is also a bit of stained quartz with black and a bit of green crystals. The one end has a “burnt” look to it. The stain looks like tenorite. It weighs I at 9 grams. This is one of the few native silver pieces found at the wolverine mines on the kearsarge basaltic flow.
Item #B36, cost is $70
This is a half breed of native copper and native silver from Keweenaw County Michigan. There is silver at two spots on the side of this half breed. It could use a good cleaning to brighten up the silver. It weighs in at 23 grams.
Item #B40, cost is $30
Is a half breed of native copper and native silver from Keweenaw County Michigan. The area of silver goes from one end to the other. It is being shown as it was found without any cleaning. It weighs in at 5 grams.
Item #B32, cost is $25 SOLD
Is a nice specimen of copper crystals with areas of silver on top of the copper. It has at least 5/6 spots of silver. The main large top of the one copper crystal looks to be a half smooth silver crystal. Great combo of silver on copper from the Keweenaw County Michigan. It weighs in at 19 grams.
Item #B983, cost is $70
Is a nice silver on matrix specimen from the Houghton Michigan area. About 95% is silver on a small knob of matrix. That matrix also has some very unusual red chalcedony in small spots. The silver looks to have worn down crystals on it. There is also very small bubbles of silver in multiple areas as well. It weighs in at 7 grams.
Item #B889, cost is $40 sold
This is a nice large tumbled copper/silver half breed from Houghton County Michigan. It has 4 areas of silver. It has been treated after tumbling with copper polish. It weighs in at 6.4 ounces.
Item #B0024, cost is $40 sold
This is a pair of copper/silver halfbreeds from upper Michigan. The one on the left is a natural “float copper” half breed. It has a knob of silver located at the top of the specimen. The back side has a cavity and in that cavity are several copper features. One is a small length of a smooth copper wire shaped piece, and then there is two spaghetti size pieces of copper smoothed over an area of copper. Neither is big, but it does add the character of the piece. It weighs in at 30 grams. The second half breed was tumbled to make it a totally smooth specimen that could be used in jewelry, and it weighs 38 grams. It has a spot of silver about 1/8” one on side and a small spot of silver on a high point of one of the ridges.
Is a unusual type of half breed of native copper and native silver from Keweenaw County Michigan. It has the shape of a half walnut sitting on a matrix base. The whole half walnut part is all stratified native copper with native silver spread around the apex of the specimen. It is as it was found, no cleaning as this has some nice micro features. It weighs in at 53 grams or 1.9 ounces.Item #B39, cost is $45
This is a very nice native silver specimen from the Kearsarge mine dumps in Kearsarge Michigan. It has two forks coming out of a mass of native silver. There is a small area of matrix in the main mass along with a small area of calcite with copper on it. There is several small areas of formed crystal as they look like ridge lines in sequence. It weighs 11 grams and is 1 ¼” long. Buyer pays $5.15 for one or multiple small specimens. We accept paypal, personal checks or money orders.
Item #B703, Cost is $150 sold
This specimen is from one of the miners who worked at the White Pine mine. It is a small sheet of copper with silver on one side, and solid copper on the other from the white pine. It weighs in at 3 grams.
This is a large tumbled piece of Michigan copper/silver half breed from the Isle Royale mine. It has a nice end of silver on the one end and a smaller second spot of silver is just below the larger spot. It weighs 265 grams or 9.3 ounces.
Item #B30, cost is $40 sold
Is a nice Michigan knob of silver on matrix with a bit of quartz and epidote from the Seneca mine. The silver chunk is ¾” long and ½” wide. It has a small hole in the center of the silver. There is many small squared pink crystals below the silver knob. The weight of the specimen is 51 grams.
Item #B32, cost is $50 sold